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Shakshuka (Eggs in Hell)
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5 from 3 votes

One Pan Shakshuka (Eggs in Hell)

Shakshuka is an easy one-pan meal that features hearty vegetables simmered in an incredibly flavorful tomato sauce, topped with some gently poached eggs and bread to serve. Indulge in this highly addictive and nutritious dish with this foolproof recipe!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
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Servings: 2 people
Calories: 257kcal


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 5-6 eggs preferably at room temperature
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 medium potato diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 28-ounce can (795g) crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp each salt, pepper, sugar more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp each paprika, cumin
  • fresh cilantro or parsley for garnish
  • 1 sliced avocado and/or your choice of cheese (Feta, Parmesan, Mozzarella, etc) optional garnish
  • toasted bread for serving


  • Heat oil into a skillet on medium heat, and add onion, bell pepper, and potato. Cook for about 4-5 minutes, stirring continuously.
  • Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add in crushed tomatoes, salt, black pepper, sugar, paprika, and cumin. Stir well to combine.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover, simmer the sauce for about 3-4 minutes. With a wooden spoon, make small wells in the sauce and crack in the eggs (using ramekins if needed). Lightly season the eggs with salt and pepper.
  • Cover and cook for about 5-8 minutes on low heat, until the whites are set and the eggs are cooked to your desired consistency. Top with cilantro and parsley, and serve immediately with a side of toasted bread. Enjoy!


This dish is best served immediately, so please ensure to have your dipping bread ready upon completion! For detailed tips and tricks, please refer to the blog post above. 
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Calories: 257kcal