Keywords: Mediterranean, vegetarian, dairy-free, nut-free, peanut-free, one-pot, healthy 

Serves: 6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Equipment: large sauté pan, measuring spoons, chopping knife, cutting board, large wooden spoon


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 small bunch fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Pour the olive oil into a large sauté pan on medium heat. Add the chopped bell pepper and onion. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes or until the onion becomes translucent.
  2. Add the garlic and spices to the pan. Stir and cook for one minute.
  3. Add the can of crushed tomatoes to the pan. Season with salt and pepper to your liking. Allow the sauce to come to a simmer.
  4. Use a large wooden spoon to make small dents in the sauce and crack the eggs into each dent. Cover the pan and let simmer for 7 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked to your preference.
  5. Garnish with chopped parsley.


  • Instead of poaching the eggs on top of the sauce, you can scramble in eggs or tofu (to make vegan) into the veggies.
  • Add crumbled feta on top for added calcium.


  • Keeps for 3 days refrigerated.
  • Store in a sealed container. 
  • Reheat on the stovetop.

Nutrition Notes:

  • Shakshuka is an excellent way to enjoy a nourishing breakfast filled with veggies and protein. Bell peppers, garlic, onions, and tomatoes are filled with fiber and vitamins, especially Vitamin C and Vitamin K, while the eggs provide protein.

Savings Tip:

  • Buying onions in bulk can help save money as onions can be used for many different recipes and can last long unrefrigerated. Canned tomatoes are also a great way to save money too. 

Nutrition Facts:

Total Servings: 6
Serving Size: 1/6 of the shakshuka pot (includes 1 egg)

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 172 calories9%
Total Fat: 10 g15%
Saturated Fat: 2 g11%
Cholesterol: 164 mg55%
Sodium: 333 mg14%
Total Carbohydrates: 15 g5%
Dietary Fiber: 4 g15%
Added Sugar: 0 g0%
Protein: 9 g17%
Vitamin D: 38 IU10%
Calcium: 88 mg9%
Iron: 3 mg18%
Potassium: 586 mg17%