The Best Savory Bacon Cheddar And Chive Porridge Recipes We Can Find

Please, don’t start your day with sugar loaded cereal. 

Instead, you should try to incorporate energy packed oatmeal into your diet. Oatmeal has a low GI index score, which basically means that it provides slow-release carbs that won’t cause your blood sugar to spike. In fact, it can really help to keep your blood sugar levels more even.

And you don’t have to eat it in the traditional way with high sugar syrups, or even fruit. I’ve found some really great savory oatmeal recipes, made with great ingredients, that are really comforting, satisfying, and can really fill you up.

I’m going to present to you a shortlist of my favorite savory porridge recipes that contain at least one or two of my favorite savory porridge ingredients, namely bacon, cheddar, and chives. Here goes!

Cheesy Bacon Savory Oatmeal (By Nick – Macheesmo)

Source: Macheesmo

As Nick says, the trick to this recipe is to keep the bacon grease in the skillet before you add the diced onion, oats and chives, to really get all that flavor in there. 

The recipe yields enough for 2 servings and can be ready in just 30 minutes (including both prep and cooking time). 

For the full recipe, please click here. There you will find a handy video which will guide you step-by-step through the recipe. You will also find lots of hints and tips, topping ideas, and a complete nutritional breakdown.

Savory Oatmeal With Turkey Bacon And Eggs (By Laura Fuentes)

Source: Laura Fuentes

This recipe is quite similar to the first one I showed you in that it uses bacon and cheddar, but using turkey bacon instead of regular bacon, so it’s a somewhat healthier version. 

I also like how Laura Fuentes serves hers with a fried egg on top, ready to unleash all that additional flavor when you cut through the yolk. Yum! Especially with that sprinkle of chopped chives for a garnish.

It’s an easy recipe to follow, and it’s only 301 calories per serving.

For the full recipe, please click here. There you will find plenty of hints and tips, and a complete nutritional breakdown.

Oatmeal With Cheddar and Scallion (By Charlyne Mattox – Real Simple)

Source: Real Simple

One of the things I love about this recipe is just how easy and straightforward it is to make. You can even have your teenage kids make it for their breakfast or supper.

All you have to do is prepare the oats according to the package directions, and stir in the other ingredients before topping it all off with the chopped scallion.

The shredded cheddar blends perfectly with the oatmeal, and the touch of paprika really adds something to the flavor. And it takes a mere 10 minutes to both prep and cook.

Please click here for the full recipe, where you will also find a complete nutritional breakdown.

Savory Porridge With Bacon, Cheddar, Fresh Tomatoes, And Chives (By Shape Magazine – STL Today)

I just love this savory porridge recipe – it has all my favorite ingredients, bacon, oatmeal, cheddar and chives. And I love those contrasting flavors of cheddar and fresh cherry tomatoes.

Better yet, the recipe yields a total of 4 servings, so you can accommodate enough breakfast for a small family. And, moreover, it’s just 250 calories per serving!

Please click here for the full recipe, where you will also find a complete nutritional breakdown.

Savory Cheddar Oatmeal With Bacon, Garlicky Greens, & Eggs (By Molly – Ye To Yolks)

Source: Ye To Yolks

OMG, this recipe is to die for! This is the perfect recipe for all those garlic lovers out there!

The recipe uses Swiss chard for the greens, but you could try it with other healthy greens if that’s not for you. But it’s the 3 cloves of garlic that really makes it. That and the red pepper flakes and the drizzle of toasted sesame oil.

The recipe yields enough for servings for four people. For the full recipe, please click here.

Savory Cheddar Oatmeal With Bacon & Avocado (By Emily Weeks – Zen And Spice)

Source: Zen And Spice

Here’s another great savory cheddar and bacon oatmeal recipe. But this one has a great twist – I just love the addition of healthy, nutritious avocado! What else would you expect from a registered dietician and nutritionist?

It’s really filling  and despite being so healthy, it’s not at all bland, thanks to the use of sriracha hot sauce.

The recipe yields between 4 and 6 servings, and can be ready in just 35 minutes.

For the full recipe, please click here.

Slow Cooker Savory Oatmeal With Bacon, Scallions, And Cheddar (By Sarah Digregorio – Epicurious)

Source: Epicurious

If you want to wake up to a gorgeous savory oatmeal dish in the morning, this is hands down the way to do it! You do the prep the night before, and just leave it in the slow cooker to cook overnight. 

It’s deliciously rich and creamy, and for extra texture, there’s little bits of crispy bacon – yum! 

For the full recipe, please click here.

Cheddar & Herb Savory Overnight Oats (By Emily Cooper – Sinful Nutrition)

I wanted to include at least one vegetarian option in my shortlist, and on trying it, I knew that this had to be the one. It’s not vegan, though, of course.

And it’s not only delicious, but it’s also healthy, too. You can basically use whatever combination of chopped fresh herbs that you like, You could go for chives, which I love, or you could try parsley, dill or basil. And the garlic powder really makes it!

It’s really simple to make, too. All you have to do is place all the ingredients in a jar, stir to combine, replace the lid, and leave it to refrigerate overnight.

The recipe only takes 10 minutes to prepare, and it serves one, so it’s perfect for those who eat breakfast alone. Or you can double up on the ingredients if you have company. 

For the full recipe, please click here. There, you will also find hints and tips, a handy FAQ section, and a complete nutritional breakdown.

Savory Corn And Chive Oatmeal (By Lauren Smith – One Green Planet)

So, this recipe doesn’t have bacon or cheese in it, because it’s vegan. But, it does have chives, and I can assure you it’s delicious. It’s 100% dairy-free. And, better yet, it only takes 5 minutes to cook.

Unfortunately, you can’t print out the full recipe, but if you just click here you can listen to it.

Savory Oatmeal With Cheddar And Fried Egg (By Lisa Lin – Healthy Nibbles)

Source: Healthy Nibbles

This recipe packs in even more goodness than the other cheddar based savory oatmeal recipes in my shortlist because it also uses diced red pepper. And you can also add chopped walnuts or sliced green onions.

What I love about this recipe is how you can cook it in the microwave – so easy.

For the full recipe, please click here, where you will also find a complete nutritional breakdown.