Pressure Cooker Savory Mushroom Thyme Oatmeal

As an Amazon affiliate, and affiliate with other businesses, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Savory Mushroom Thyme Oatmeal is a creamy, cheesy, decadently delicious dish. If you love risotto, you’re going to go crazy for this Insta Pot pressure cooker oatmeal recipe.

Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Savory Mushroom Thyme Oatmeal

Robin, a sweet Pressure Cooking Today reader, emailed me a link to a Savory Oatmeal Recipe on A Bachelor and His Grill. She said she loved the recipe, thought it would be much easier to prepare in the pressure cooker, and asked me to convert the recipe to a pressure cooker recipe for her.

When I told her I was happy to convert it, and wanted to make it to share with my readers, she also said.

I hope you enjoy the easy Instant Pot oatmeal recipe – I think I even remember my eyes rolled back in my head the first time I tried it! 🙂

After that recommendation, how could I not make the savory mushroom thyme oatmeal recipe?

dish of savory mushroom thyme oatmeal garnished with sliced mushrooms and fresh thyme

Making Savory Mushroom Thyme Oatmeal in an Instant Pot

An Instant Pot is one of the most popular brands of electric pressure cookers. They are easy to use and your Instant Pot can help you create this Savory Mushroom Thyme Oatmeal recipe!

My family was a little skeptical about savory oatmeal, but we all really liked it. My husband said it reminded him of risotto, and thought I should add some sausage to it next time I make it. My son suggested adding bacon.

I served the savory oatmeal for dinner. It would also be great for breakfast or lunch. David, the chef & grand master of culinary debauchery behind A Bachelor & His Grill, strongly recommends serving the savory oatmeal with a sunny-side up egg on top. Give that a try and let me know how you like it!

If you’re new to using an Instant Pot, check out my tips on getting started with your electric pressure cooker!

More delicious pressure cooker oatmeal recipes to try:

Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Savory Mushroom Thyme Oatmeal

Pressure Cooker Savory Mushroom Thyme Oatmeal

Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 14-ounce can chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme (additional for garnish)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 oz crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup smoked gouda (finely grated)**
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


Add butter to pressure cooking pot, select Sauté. When butter is melted, Add the onions and cook, stirring frequently, until softened about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add oats and sauté 1 minute.

Add broth, water, thyme, and salt. Lock lid in place. Select high pressure and a 10 minute cook time.

While oats are cooking, heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat until hot. Add olive oil and mushrooms and cook until golden brown on both sides.*

When beep sounds, turn off pressure cooker and use a natural pressure release for 10 minutes, then do a quick pressure release to release any remaining pressure. When valve drops carefully remove lid.

Stir oats. Stir in gouda until melted. Stir in mushrooms. Season with additional salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. Serve garnished with thyme leaves.


*If you prefer having only one pan to wash, you can sauté the mushrooms in the pressure cooking pot before cooking the recipe.

** I used Boars Head Smokey Gouda.

Pin It:


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.