Easy Egg Shakshuka Recipe

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Easy egg Shakshuka recipe, with smoked paprika, peppers and tomatoes, is a home dish that will look like a chef made it!

Best breakfast Shakshuka.
Best Breakfast Shakshuka

What Is Shakshuka?

Shakshuka is a health and flavor rich dish that is an easy one-skillet recipe. Gently poached eggs in a spicy mixture of tomatoes, hot or sweet peppers and fresh herbs and cheese.

For my Shakshuka, I like Feta or Manchego sprinkled across the top. Olives are always a fabulous addition!

Healthy Shakshuka ingredients.
Healthy Shakshuka Ingredients

What Meal Is Shakshuka Served For?

While this dish is often a made for breakfast or brunch, it is perfect for a light summertime dinner with flat bread.

Having grown up in a home Mediterranean influenced home, the ingredients were often a staple in the home.

Long day at work, or unexpected visitors; no problem. This dish can be prepared in under 30-minutes.

Who Doesn’t Love Eggs!

Since there are always more than one dozen eggs in my fridge at any given day, this recipe is a quick meal for me to make when I haven’t planned dinner.

The eggs poach beautifully right on top of the tomato and pepper mixture and are soft enough to want a good bread to dip in them.

I don’t know about you but I could probably eat eggs most evenings for a light meal, in fact I’ve got some great Egg recipes you are sure to love in my Egg Obsession collection.

For The Health Conscience  

Loaded with lots of vitamin C from the tomatoes and peppers, easy to digest protein from eggs and lots of medicinal qualities from fresh herbs all simmered in a one-skillet pan. 

Peppers In Shakshuka

Peppers, as we know, are low in calories, loaded with A and C and add incredible flavor to food. Which peppers you want you use depends entirely on which you prefer.

Sweet bell peppers in shakshuka add a delicious accompaniment to the tomatoes. Roasted peppers are also another added layer of flavor.

If you really want to kick your shakshuka up a notch, you’ll toss in some spicy hot peppers or a little harissa paste along with the tomatoes. 

Garden chili peppers.
Garden Chili Peppers For Great Flavor

Easy Food Prep Shakshuka

Busy lives call for do-ahead food prepping on a weekend so that busy work weekdays can still enjoy fast easy and healthy meals.

Shakshuka is easily prepped ahead by caramelizing some onions, tossing in a variety of chopped peppers and tomatoes, chill and save for a weekday meal. 

Eggs prepped for easy Shakshuka cooking.
Eggs Prepped For Easy Shakshuka Cooking

When it’s mealtime, toss the already cooked tomatoes into a cast iron pan or baking dish, pop those beautiful raw eggs in and cook in a hot oven until eggs are poached. Easy peasy! 

Perfect For A Brunch Party

Often when we think of a brunch party we think of lots of carbs; pastries, breads, waffles and the such, but this is the perfect brunch dish most appreciate for it healthy and delicious ingredients! 

I made an investment in lots of little, single serve cast iron pans at about six bucks a pop but boy do I use them for so many things! Serving an individual Shakshuka to each guest will be so impressive and crazy easy for you.

Winning Shakshuka On The Great American Recipe

Cooking competitions on television are wildly fun and stressful all at the same time. How the heck to finish a perfect dish on time is the key!

On Episode 2 (Season 1), of The Great American Recipe, a culinary culture experience with PBS, I prepared a winning Shakshuka dish and Herb Pita Bread all in 60-minutes!

What was I thinking! It turned out fabulous and it will for you too.

What To Serve With Shakshuka

When making this dish for a brunch or luncheon, I often make a homemade bread, such as a Pumpkin Pita bread since peppers are being harvested around the same time as pumpkins.

Add-on’s can be served on the table; cheese, olives maybe even already cooked bacon or sausage. 

The best Shakshuka for breakfast of brunch.
The Best Breakfast Or Brunch Shakshuka

Ingredients Needed

  • Olive oil
  • Red onion
  • Red pepper
  • Chili pepper
  • Tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Smoked paprika
  • Salt
  • Eggs

Equipment Needed

  • Cutting board
  • Chopping knife
  • 1 large cast iron pan with a lid or two individual size to serve in
  • Measuring spoons
  • Spatula
  • Stovetop or burner

Easy Egg Shakshuka Recipe

Recipe by Robin DaumitCourse: EggsCuisine: MediterraneanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings

Easy egg Shakshuka recipe, with smoked paprika, peppers and tomatoes, is a home dish that will look like a chef made it!

Ingredients

  • Olive oil – 2 tbsp

  • Onion – 1 small, sliced thin

  • Red pepper – 1, sliced into long strips

  • Chili pepper – 1 small hot pepper, finely diced

  • Tomatoes – 15 oz can, mashed (or tomato sauce)

  • Fresh tomatoes – 1/2 cup, roughly chopped

  • Garlic – 2 cloves, crushed

  • Smoked paprika – 1 tbsp

  • Salt – 1/2 tsp, or to taste

  • Eggs – 4, room temperature

  • Fresh parsley – 1/2 cup, rough chopped

  • Feta cheese – 1 oz, crumbled (optional)

  • Olives – 6, sliced (optional)

Directions

  • Drizzle olive oil into each pan, over a medium hot flame. Toss in onions, garlic and peppers, and cook until they begin to caramelize and get nice brown bits on the edges of the onions.
  • Add spices, tomato sauce or mashed canned tomatoes and freshly chopped tomatoes into each pan and let them simmer for about 7 minutes or until the sauce begins to thicken.
  • Once the sauce has thickened, take the back of a spoon and spread an opening in the center of each pan. Slowly pour the eggs into the space, cover and simmer for about 5 minutes. Check to see that a film has begun to cook over the eggs but make sure the yolk is still a little giggly.
  • Remove from the heat, sprinkle chopped parsley and any other toppings you might like. Shakshuka is ready to serve!

Notes

  • It helps to place each egg in a separate cup, making it easier to pour into the hot pan when ready. 
Easy Egg Shakshuka
Easy Egg Shakshuka
 

My Muffin Madness

 

In my family, I’ve always been known as the ‘Muffin Queen’. Out of necessity, I created muffins for breakfast, lunch, on the go snacks, sometimes dinner and a sweet yet healthyish treat for dessert!

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Miss Pea! Simply divine…and I love the pithy words! lol! xoxo

 

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