Savory Oatmeal with Butternut Squash and Kale

Hello, Friends! This is Steph from Steph in Thyme, and today I’m sharing a delicious – yet different – kind of breakfast recipe. This gluten-free Savory Fall Oatmeal is a bowl of cozy goodness featuring roasted butternut squash and sautéed dinosaur kale. Start your day in a new way with this deliciously healthy breakfast recipe.

Gluten-Free Savory Oatmeal with Butternut Squash and Dinosaur Kale l Steph in Thyme for Busy Mom's Helper

A bowl of oatmeal filled with fruit, cinnamon, and a touch of milk is a dreamy breakfast. But have you ever had a bowl of oatmeal with savory flavors instead? It’s certainly different, but still a treat.

Cubes of butternut squash are roasted until fork tender and seasoned simply with olive oil, salt and pepper. Simple, clean, scrumptious fall flavors.

Gluten-Free Savory Oatmeal with Roasted Butternut Squash and Sautéed Dinosaur Kale l Steph in Thyme for Busy Mom's Helper

While the butternut squash is roasting, minced shallot and olive oil are simmered in a skillet. Coarsely chopped Dinosaur Kale is cooked with a touch of vegetable broth until wilted.

Dinosaur Kale is also known as Tuscan Kale or Lacinato Kale. I love calling it by its dinosaur name because the leaves look like the wrinkled, dimpled skin of a dinosaur.

Gluten-Free Savory Oatmeal with Roasted Butternut Squash and Sautéed Dinosaur Kale l Steph in Thyme for Busy Mom's Helper

Gluten-free old fashioned rolled oats are cooked in the microwave until creamy (if you aren’t gluten-free, you can use regular oats).

Divide the cooked oats, kale, and butternut squash between two bowls and enjoy immediately.

Gluten-Free Savory Oatmeal with Roasted Butternut Squash and Sautéed Dinosaur Kale l Steph in Thyme for Busy Mom's Helper

This recipe serves as a delicious base for additional toppings.

Poach an egg and place it on top of the veggie mound for a protein-packed breakfast. You could also add a fried egg with Parmesan cheese. Or, why not add some creamy, tangy goat cheese on top?

So many ways to take up this savory oatmeal up a notch. Which will you try first?

Gluten-Free Savory Oatmeal with Roasted Butternut Squash and Sautéed Dinosaur Kale l Steph in Thyme for Busy Mom's Helper

Savory Oatmeal with Butternut Squash and Kale

Cozy bowl of savory breakfast goodness, this oatmeal is full of fall vegetables and gluten-free.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butternut squash cubed
  • 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup gluten-free old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 3 cups dinosaur kale ribs removed and coarsely chopped (otherwise known as lacinato kale)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable broth

Instructions

  • Preheat to 425 F. Place two cups of cubed raw butternut squash on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil over top and season generously with salt and pepper. Toss to coat and arrange squash in a single layer on the baking sheet. Roast for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through, until squash can be pierced with a fork.
  • While the squash is roasting, prepare the other ingredients. Heat remaining olive oil in a medium-sized skillet over medium heat. Add the minced shallot and cook until softened, about 2-3 minutes. Add the kale and toss to coat. Season generously with salt and pepper. Add the vegetable broth and cook until wilted, about 5 minutes.
  • When you add the kale to the skillet, place 1 cup of oats and 2 cups of water in a large microwave safe bowl. Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes until water is absorbed. Let sit covered for 1 minute.
  • Stir oatmeal and divide between two bowls. Layer sautéed kale over top, followed by roasted butternut squash. Serve immediately.

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Stephanie is a world traveler, food truck fanatic, yoga teacher in training, former military brat, and newlywed eating and blogging from Boston. With her blog, Steph in Thyme, she explores creative and accessible approaches to gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan meals for every day.
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