Savory Oatmeal with a Fried Egg and Bacon | Sip and Spice

Savory Oatmeal with a Fried Egg and Bacon

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2


  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt divided
  • 2/3 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 slices thick-cut bacon diced
  • 1/4 cup red pepper diced
  • 1/4 cup green pepper diced
  • 1/4 cup onion diced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon everything bagel seasoning divided (optional)


  1. In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil with 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Once boiling, add in the oats, then lower to a simmer. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently until desired thickness is reached. Then add in the other 1/4 teaspoon salt and the olive oil, thyme, basil, garlic powder and black pepper. Stir well, cover and set aside.

  2. In a medium saute pan over medium heat, add the diced bacon. Let cook for 4-5 minutes until starting to render, then add in the diced red and green pepper and onion. Stir well and let cook for another 6-8 minutes until bacon is cooked through and vegetables are softened. Pour the sauteed bacon and veggies into the oatmeal, then return the pan to the medium-low heat.

  3. Crack the egg into the hot pan and let cook for about 3-4 minutes until the white sets. Remove to a plate and repeat with the second egg.

  4. Split the oatmeal between two bowls, then top each with an egg and a shake of everything bagel seasoning, if desired!