Savory Oatmeal with Vegetables (Vegan)

Packed full of healthy vegetables, this Savory Oatmeal is quick, simple and delicious – the perfect breakfast! It’s also vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

a bow of savory oatmeal with vegetables


Oatmeal is the ultimate breakfast for any day. It can be enjoyed hot or cold, and it’s healthy, quick and cheap. While many tend to think of oatmeal as a sweet breakfast (like these Overnight Oats, for example), did you know that you could make your oatmeal a savory dish?

Savory oatmeal is very satisfying and comforting. In my opinion, its saltiness makes it taste more like real food than sweet oatmeal. If you want to include oats in your diet but aren’t a fan of sweet breakfast, or need a change from the traditional sweet toppings, you’ll love this savory oatmeal with vegetables. And, of course, the fact that it takes just 15 minutes to cook.  Very manageable in the morning!


This savory oatmeal recipe uses rolled oats because they cook fast enough and hold their shape pretty well, compared to instant oats. If you already have instant oats, you can use them. Just know that the texture of your oatmeal will be a bit different. As for vegetables, you’ll need asparagus, kale and shiitake. Each of these vegetables offers a different texture and flavor, but they’re all delicious. Then, there’s the garlic and salt that makes this dish as tasty and satisfying as it is.


Oats are very nutritious and a good source of carbs and fiber themselves. But rolled oats with asparagus, kale and shiitake – that’s gonna take your fiber intake game to a whole new level. If you can get your greens in early in the morning, there’s no reason not to, right? Fiber is great for your digestive system and definitely going to keep you full until lunch.

two bowls of savory oatmeal with vegetables


This savory oatmeal is dairy free, gluten free, vegan and vegetarian – making it a great choice for anyone cooking for a family with a variety of dietary requirements.

For those who want some extra protein, you can top this oatmeal with a fried/boiled egg. If you feel you need meat, you can add some chicken (or any type of meat you want) after the garlic is fragrant and cook it before you add the vegetables.

two bowls of savory oatmeal with vegetables


You want to add the asparagus once the oats reach your desired texture and consistency, so that it remains crunchy. Adding it too early will make it soft.

If you prefer to use other types of vegetable, you can certainly do so. Note that you want to use vegetables that cook fast so that this savory oatmeal can still be ready in 15 minutes.



Savory Oatmeal with Vegetables (Vegan) Recipe

a bow of savory oatmeal with vegetables

Packed full of healthy vegetables, this Savory Oatmeal is quick, simple and delicious – the perfect breakfast! It’s also vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

  • Author: Cooking with Nart
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1 cup chopped shiitake mushroom
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup chopped asparagus
  • salt to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add garlic and stir until fragrant.
  2. Add the kale and mushroom and stir until the kale is wilted.
  3. Add water and oats and bring to a simmer, stirring frequently.
  4. Once the oats reach your desired texture and consistency, add the asparagus and stir for another minute or so.
  5. Season with salt to taste and serve.


Asparagus should be added when the oats reach your desired texture and consistency so that it remains crunchy.

Keywords: savory oatmeal, oatmeal breakfast bowl

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