Savory oats recipes are a new take on the stick to your ribs meal

Beef Sausage savory oats recipe, photo provided by Beef It's What's for Dinner
Beef Sausage savory oats recipe, photo provided by Beef It's What's for Dinner /

Growing up, cold mornings often came with a bowl of oatmeal. That mantra of stick to your ribs was often said before packing up the backpack for the school day. While oatmeal was often flavored with cinnamon or maple syrup, the sweetness brought smiles all around. Now, savory oats recipes are all the rage, and it is time to embrace that flavorful offering.

As TikTok continues to influence food trends, the popularity of savory oats recipes grows. Even though those quick food demos make the dishes seem effortless, people have to buy into the concept. The idea of skipping the sweet for something more robust on oatmeal has taken off.

Oatmeal, like Quaker Oats, have been a great source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Even just ½ a cup can boost the daily intake.

On the Quaker website, there are a variety of savory oats recipes. From a savory breakfast bowl to a Cuban-Style Black Bean Oatmeal with Plantains, the options are many.

In addition, these recipes can spark some culinary creativity. It could be as easy as swapping oatmeal for rice or polenta in a favorite dish. Or, simply adding the favorite toppings and experiment with flavors. Sometimes the familiar can be quite satisfying.

Are savory oats recipes a great way to boost protein intake?

Since healthy eating or balanced food choices do not have to tedious, home cooks often look to experts for some food inspiration. Amy Goodson, registered dietitian, sports nutrition consultant, and author of The Sports Nutrition Playbook, suggests that 30 grams of high-quality protein in a meal can help boost balanced nutrition. A savory oats recipe is great options.

According to Goodson, “Many people struggle to consume adequate protein in the morning, but the reality is it’s essential to break the nighttime fast and give your muscles fuel. Beef Sausage Savory Oats is a top pick for me because one serving contains 39 grams of high-quality protein as well as fiber from oats and tomatoes. Plus, the savory flavor makes it perfect for the winter months. This is a recipe you can batch cook on the weekend, making it easy to get protein as you run out the door in the morning.”

In partnership with Beef, It’s What for Dinner, Goodson shared this Beef Sausage Savory Oats recipe.

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Beef Sausage savory oats recipe, photo provided by Beef It’s What’s for Dinner /

Beef Sausage Savory Oats


  • 1 recipe Basic Country Beef Breakfast Sausage
  • 1-1/2 cup fat free milk
  • 3 cups unsalted beef broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Steel Cut Oats
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • Garnish
  • chopped chives, shredded Cheddar cheese


  • Prepare Basic Country Style Beef Sausage. Keep warm.

Cook’s Tip:

  • Basic Country Beef Breakfast Sausage: Combine 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner), 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add sausage mixture; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 1/2-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.
  • Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
  • Meanwhile, add milk, broth and salt to a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in oats, reduce to a simmer. Cook 25 to 30 minutes until oatmeal is tender and all liquid has been absorbed, stirring often. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in beef sausage, tomatoes, cheese and chives. Divide between four bowls. Garnish with chives and cheese, as desired.

What savory oats recipes have you tried? Is this food trend one that has made you hungry?