This savory oatmeal recipe combines amazing flavors; smoked gouda, prosciutto, arugula and apples. Ready in about 5 minutes!

This post is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company, but all opinions are my own.

As an adventurous home cook, I love working with ingredients like whole grain oats. Their versatility provides a blank canvas for me to work with! Traditionally, I’ve eaten oats as a sweet breakfast dish. Recently, I’ve begun to experiment with savory oatmeal recipes!

Savory Oatmeal Recipe

This savory oatmeal recipe combines some of my favorite flavors. Smoked gouda is melted into the cooked oats. The dish is topped with chopped arugula, apples and prosciutto. The peppery bite of the arugula compliments the sweet apple and salty prosciutto. When you scoop up creamy, cheesy oats with a bit of each of the toppings, it’s heavenly!

Savory Oatmeal Recipe

When choosing a whole grain, oats are a great choice! Every ½ cup serving (uncooked) provides 4 grams of fiber and is a good source of vitamins and minerals like vitamin B1, magnesium, phosphorus and manganese!

I use Quaker® Quick Oats because they are high quality and cook quick! Only 1 minute on the stove or 1 1/2 to 2 minutes in the microwave.

Savory Oatmeal Recipe

It’s your preference on what type of Quaker Oats you choose. Between Instant, Quick, Old Fashioned or Steel Cut oats, the main difference is the size and cook time! The oats used in each variety are 100% whole grain and provide similar amounts of fiber.

Savory Oatmeal Recipe

This savory oatmeal recipe is excellent for lunch or dinner. It’s an affordable, adventurous way to enjoy your oats!

Savory Oatmeal Recipe

Savory Oatmeal Recipe

Smoked Gouda Savory Oatmeal

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes


  • ½ cup Quaker ® Oats Quick 1-minute Oats
  • 1 cup water
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1.5 tbsp smoked gouda cheese, diced or grated
  • ¼ cup apple, diced
  • ¼ cup arugula, chopped
  • .75 ounces prosciutto, sliced thin


  1. In a microwave safe bowl, combine Quaker ® Oats Quick 1-minute Oats, water, salt and pepper. Stir and microwave for 1.5 to 2 minutes, until creamy.
  2. Add gouda into hot oatmeal and stir until melted and combined.
  3. Top with apple, arugula and prosciutto.
  4. Serve warm.
Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 248Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 26mgSodium 801mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 5gSugar 4gProtein 14g

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