Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Savory Pizza Porridge

Remember when I said I didn't enjoy savory oatmeal? I have changed my mind. This recipe was a game changer. And I want it tomorrow, and the next day, and the day after that.

I didn't even need cheese to make this porridge happen, but I'm sure that would only make it more "realistic" if you wish. For me, a dusting of nutritional yeast was perfectly adequate! There were so many other flavors in this oatmeal that the omission of cheese was no problem at all.
This recipe can be customized to your liking. Whatever toppings you like on your pizza, put in this oatmeal! For example, I love veggies and pineapple pizza, so that's what I used in my oatmeal. You can make this really simple (with just mushrooms, for example), or you can go all out and throw in ALL THE TOPPINGS! Personally, in this case, I think the more, the merrier.

Savory Pizza Porridge

by The Oatmeal Artist
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Ingredients (serves 1)
  • 1 cup milk of choice, or water
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1/3 cup pizza/marinara sauce
  • your favorite pizza toppings!
  • pinch of salt
  1. Bring milk (I use 1/2 c soy milk and 1/2 c water) to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you'd like to add flax or chia seeds, do so now.)
  2. Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add pizza sauce and salt.
  3. Stir in your preferred pizza toppings. For the porridge in the photos above, I used sauteed kale, red bell pepper, portabella mushroom, black olives, and pineapple!
  4. When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Top with mozzarella (dairy or not), Parmesan, or nutritional yeast (like I did); you could also top with additional pizza toppings, more sauce, or fresh basil.
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  1. I've been making this for years, and everyone has always made fun of me! I'm glad to see that someone else had the same idea that I did. Oatmeal is the perfect canvas for nearly all of my culinary portraits. It is healthy, easy to make a single serving, hot, and delicious.

    1. Fantastic! Yeah, it seems obvious to me, too. It was actually one of the first recipes I dreamed up when I started my blog a year ago, but I didn't attempt it until now. My roommates often look skeptically at some of my creations, too, especially the savory ones.

    2. I've actually had TWO people say that they would rather cut out their own heart than taste my pizza oatmeal. Oh, well. More for me I guess.

  2. Oh ma wurd. So trying this one!!

  3. I haven't looked at your blog in a while, but I was bored and hungry for lunch today so I looked to see what new ideas you had. This was perfect! I used pasta sauce and some havarti cheese and it came out great. Not something I would have thought of for oatmeal, but I'll definitely be making this often now!

  4. Wow, this was amazing! Like a bowl of pizza :)

  5. I have to try this!

    What kind of pizza sauce do you use?


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