Eggs can be breakfast, lunch, or dinner in this flavorful, one-pot dish that is believed to have originated in North Africa.

To make shakshuka, you’ll bake the eggs in a tomato and pepper sauce spiced with garlic, cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper.

Everything happens in a single cast-iron skillet, so there’s (almost) no mess to clean!

We topped ours with creamy goat cheese and fresh parsley; try other herbs like basil or cilantro, or swap goat cheese for feta.

Shakshuka |

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Eggs are baked in a tomato-and-pepper sauce spiced with garlic, cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Everything happens in a cast-iron skillet, so there's almost no mess to clean! 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine North African
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 6 servings
Calories 142 kcal
Author BODi


  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. ground sweet paprika
  • 1 dash ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 (28-oz.) can whole tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • cup crumbled goat cheese (or feta cheese)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
  • Hot pepper sauce (to taste; optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.

  2. Heat oil in large ovenproof skillet over medium-low heat.

  3. Add onion and bell pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 10 to 15 minutes, or until very soft.

  4. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.

  5. Add cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.

  6. Add tomatoes, salt, and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 12 minutes, or until sauce has slightly thickened.

  7. Add cheese; mix into sauce.

  8. Crack eggs separately into sauce; do not mix. Place skillet in oven. Bake for 6 to 10 minutes, or until eggs are cooked to desired doneness.

  9. Sprinkle with parsley and pepper sauce (if desired); serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 189mg63%
Sodium 483mg21%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 9g18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Portion Fix Containers
1 Green
½ Red
1 tsp.

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Photos by Rebecca Swanner