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Oatmeal For Dinner: 5 Healthy and Tasty Recipes
Dec 12, 2023 | 5 min
Oatmeal For Dinner: 5 Healthy and Tasty Recipes

Oatmeal, the quintessential breakfast staple, is often overlooked when it comes to dinner options. However, its versatility goes far beyond the morning routine. Incorporating oatmeal into your evening meals not only introduces a comforting and wholesome element to your dinners but also provides a canvas for creative and nutritious recipes. 

In this guide, we'll explore the unexpected world of oatmeal dinners, offering five delicious and healthy recipes that will transform this breakfast classic into a delightful evening affair. From savory risottos to satisfying noodle bowls, let's redefine the boundaries of oatmeal and bring a new dimension to your dinner table. 

5 Healthy & Tasty Oatmeal Dinner Recipes 

1. Savory Spinach and Mushroom Oat Risotto

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions:

  • Prepare the Oats: Start by toasting the rolled oats in a dry pan over medium heat until they become fragrant. Set aside.
  • Sauté the Aromatics: In the same pan, heat olive oil and sauté the chopped onion until translucent. Add minced garlic and cook until aromatic.
  • Cook Mushrooms and Spinach: Add sliced mushrooms to the pan and cook until they release their moisture. Stir in fresh spinach until wilted.
  • Combine Oats and Broth: Return the toasted oats to the pan and pour in vegetable broth gradually, stirring continuously until the oats absorb the liquid.
  • Add Nutritional Yeast: Incorporate nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish and Serve: Once the oats reach a creamy consistency, garnish with fresh parsley and serve immediately. Enjoy this savory oat risotto as a nutritious and satisfying dinner option!

2. Southwest Black Bean and Corn Oat Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup black beans, cooked
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish
  • Avocado slices for topping

Instructions:

  • Cook Oats: In a saucepan, bring water or vegetable broth to a boil. Stir in rolled oats and reduce heat. Simmer until oats are cooked and have absorbed the liquid.
  • Prepare Black Beans and Corn: While the oats are cooking, in a separate pan, combine black beans, corn, bell pepper, and red onion. Sauté until vegetables are tender.
  • Season the Mixture: Add ground cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper to the black bean and corn mixture. Stir well to coat evenly.
  • Combine Oats and Southwest Mix: Once the oats are ready, combine them with the seasoned black bean and corn mixture. Mix thoroughly.
  • Garnish and Serve: Serve the Southwest Black Bean and Corn Oat Bowl in individual bowls. Garnish with fresh cilantro and top with avocado slices.

3. Creamy Tomato and Basil Oat Risotto

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can (14 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Prepare Oats: In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onions and garlic, sauté until softened. Add steel-cut oats and toast for 2-3 minutes.
  • Simmer with Tomatoes: Pour in vegetable broth, crushed tomatoes, and cherry tomatoes. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently.
  • Cook Until Creamy: Continue to simmer and stir until the oats have absorbed the liquid and achieved a creamy consistency.
  • Add Basil and Cheese: Stir in chopped fresh basil and grated Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve Warm: Once the oats are creamy and well-mixed with tomatoes, basil, and cheese, remove from heat. Serve the Creamy Tomato and Basil Oat Risotto while warm.

4. Teriyaki Veggie Stir-Fry with Oat Noodles

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups oat noodles
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1 cup snap peas, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • Sesame seeds and green onions for garnish

Instructions:

  • Cook Oat Noodles: Boil oat noodles according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Prepare Teriyaki Sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, rice vinegar, honey, minced garlic, and grated ginger.
  • Stir-Fry Vegetables: Heat sesame oil in a large pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add broccoli, bell pepper, carrot, snap peas, and mushrooms. Stir-fry for 3-5 minutes until vegetables are tender-crisp.
  • Combine with Noodles: Add the cooked oat noodles to the stir-fried vegetables.
  • Pour Teriyaki Sauce: Pour the prepared teriyaki sauce over the noodles and vegetables. Toss everything together until well-coated.
  • Serve and Garnish: Dish out the Teriyaki Veggie Stir-Fry with Oat Noodles onto plates. Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.

5. Mediterranean Chickpea Oat Patties

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (for cooking)

Instructions:

  • Prepare Chickpea Mixture: In a food processor, combine chickpeas, rolled oats, red onion, parsley, garlic, cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Pulse until the mixture is well-combined but still slightly chunky.
  • Form Patties: Scoop out portions of the mixture and shape them into patties using your hands.
  • Cooking Patties: Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place the chickpea oat patties in the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and cooked through.
  • Serve: Serve the Mediterranean Chickpea Oat Patties on a bed of greens, in a pita, or with your favorite sauce.

Conclusion 

Oatmeal for dinner isn't just a comfort food choice; it's a versatile and nutritious option that can transform into delicious savory dishes. These recipes provide a perfect blend of flavors, textures, and nutrients, making oatmeal an excellent choice for those looking to enjoy wholesome and satisfying dinners.

So, break away from the traditional and explore the savory side of oats to add a healthy and tasty twist to your evening meals.

FAQs

1. Why consider oatmeal as a dinner option, and what are its nutritional benefits for an evening meal?

Oatmeal is a versatile and nutritious choice for dinner, offering complex carbohydrates, fiber, and essential nutrients. It provides sustained energy, supports digestion, and contributes to overall health.

2. Can you share a recipe for a savory oatmeal dinner that incorporates vegetables and protein?

Certainly! Try the "Savory Spinach and Mushroom Oat Risotto" for a delightful blend of savory flavors, vegetables, and protein-packed oats.

3. Are there any variations of sweet oatmeal dinners that are both healthy and satisfying?

Absolutely! Explore the "Creamy Tomato and Basil Oat Risotto" for a sweet and savory twist, combining the richness of tomatoes and basil with the creaminess of oatmeal.

4. How can I make sure oatmeal dinners are well-balanced and provide the necessary nutrients for a complete meal?

Ensure a balanced meal by incorporating a variety of vegetables, proteins, healthy fats, and whole grains into your oatmeal recipes. This guarantees a mix of nutrients for a well-rounded dinner.

5. Are there any tips for enhancing the flavor of oatmeal-based dinners to make them more enjoyable?

Experiment with herbs, spices, and flavorful ingredients to enhance the taste of your oatmeal dinners. Don't hesitate to get creative with seasonings to suit your palate.

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About The Author

Maurice Maffeo
Culinary Director, Delicut

Chef Maurice Maffeo has over 30 years of experience in the culinary world. He has been executive chef to top names in the middle east like Carlucios and Cafe Bateel and Strada Group of Restaurants in the UK.

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