Most helpful positive review
This came out wonderful. I love savory breakfasts and this really hits the spot! I multiplied by about 10 and used 36 eggs. Our staff really enjoyed it. Thank you!Read More
Most helpful critical review
Wasn't bad. Had leftovers for breakfast the next day. As a dinner, would be better served over a carb such as rice or mashed potatoes, I think.Read More
This came out wonderful. I love savory breakfasts and this really hits the spot! I multiplied by about 10 and used 36 eggs. Our staff really enjoyed it. Thank you!
Delicious. I made it exactly as written. Wish I had thought to buy pitas, but serving it with toast was still really good!
My husband came home from Israel raving about this dish. Used this recipe and it was fantastic. I double, triple or even quadruple the sauce, then freeze it in batches so we can have it regularly without having to chop onion first thing in the morning. I sometimes substitute shallots for the onion because I prefer shallots, but it is delicious either way!
Absolutely awesome! We made this for breakfast and loved it! It is so filling and delicious. I shared the recipe with my parents who are big breakfast eaters and they loved it too! I will definitely make this again! Goes great with toast, hash browns or all by itself. If you are hesitant don't be you will really enjoy this!
Having recently returned from Israel, I was delighted to find this recipe. I added a 1/3 cup of sliced green olives. It was delicious!
Simply amazing! I used red onion and substituted the chili pepper with red cayenne spice and a jalapeno. The flavor is undeniable and the texture is superb. The dish is just spicy enough to make it interesting. I highly recommend this!
Wow. A recipe that is tasty, easy, quick, DELICIOUS, cheap, healthy, and has easy clean up? Pinch me. I have to be dreaming.
Wasn't bad. Had leftovers for breakfast the next day. As a dinner, would be better served over a carb such as rice or mashed potatoes, I think.
I cooked this dish for my new in-laws (and I am VERY new to cooking!) I studied abroad in Israel, and I wanted to make something special and different. I thought "chakcouka" would be awesome if I could pull it off ...This recipe is perfect! The directions were easy to follow, it was colorful, flavorful, and delicious. I will be making it again soon!!!
This is a great recipe, but I recommend using at least a tbsp each of cumin and smoked paprika, and I finish it with fresh cilantro. I also like to add browned lamb or pork sausage (without the casings) at the beginning. Serve it with naan bread, and you have an awesome breakfast.
Very good. Makes 2-3 servings if this is the primary dish. Chipotle Tabasco at the table instead of the chile pepper allows for different heat levels at time of serving.
I made this today, with a couple small changes due to what I had on hand. I only had green onions, so used those, and also used a whole red habanero instead of a chili pepper. I had a couple Morningstar veggie sausage patties I browned up and crumbled in it, too, and served it for lunch over ready-to-serve Italian Minute Rice. The only thing we decided I'd do differently is cook less time once the eggs are in, because we'd prefer a runnier yolk. Other than that, my husband and I both loved it!
Thanks for posting this--saves me having to call friends in Tunisia as I always forget an ingredient. I first had it at the home of some new Tunisian friends in the late 1960s and learned that to refer to Shakshooka in Arabic means throwing in a bunch of seasonal ingredients on hand (but something like a disorganized dresser drawer could also be described as "Shakshooka"). Like cous-cous and briks I look forward to eating it every time I go back to Tunisia, but need reminders when I try to make it in the U.S. I'm kind of thinking there is parsley in it too sometimes? At least I add some.
Absolutely delicious. A quick, easy recipe that is a wonderful balance of flavors and textures. Thumbs up!
Delicious and nutritious, low-carb easy one-pot breakie. I like lots of veggies however, so I added more peppers, small cauliflower bits and some zucchini (near the end). Also really easy to turn it into a Greek dish (substitute oregano, olives and feta) or Italian (sub oregano, basil and Parmesan).
Adding one jalapeño gives it an awesome kick
Easy and light. Perfect for any meal.
Easy tasty recipe. I like the addition of cumin & Hot peppers Thanks for making my Sunday Bruch a real treat.
This was great! My husband loved it. The only thing I would change it to half the salt since it was a bit salty for my taste but otherwise it was great.
This is a great recipe. I made it as directed. My skillet is enameled cast iron and it took a little longer than 10 minutes to cook off the juices from the tomatoes. The consistency and flavor was great and my husband approved. We had it for dinner with a side of Spanish rice.
I love shakshouka and this is the recipe that I use. In Israel, this is usually served in the pan and some restaurants cook it right at your table. A great thing about shakshouka is that you can make it "your own" with personal additions of vegetables that you like to the sauce. Yummy yummy.
Pretty tasty and easy to eat. I listened to another members idea to try it with tortilla shells and liked it that way for sure. It cut down the strong flavor just enough.
We really enjoyed this! It was tasty on whole wheat tortillas. Next time we'll add a little Cayenne pepper.
This was super simple and quick to make. It was flavorful as well as nutritious. Cilantro goes really well with these kind of flavors. Good meal to have for brunch along with bread.
This was very good! I tried it as an omelet as well. Thank you for sharing the recipe!
Fast, easy, and savoringly flavorful! I eliminated the bell peppers, added cayenne and this herb chevre spread into the mix after the rest is simmering before the eggs, and put half the salt, and it was amazing! Great recipe.
Tripled the garlic and added a little cheese at the end. Great breakfast meal.
I have made this for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It works for any time of the day. The flavors in this meld so well together. The only change I make is omitting the hot pepper, I just use a little cayenne pepper for some spice.
I’m surprised how good this was. Kind of skeptical with the dish as I am not a vegetable lover. Served it with just the microwavable quinoa over lunch (Path of Life Mediterranean Quinoa) as that was the only carb available at that time. I was surprised about the weird but perfect combo. My 13 month old twins loved it too.
pretty good combination. I actually did two poached eggs and added a chopped chipolte pepper. to the mix
This was quite tasty. I did it once as is for a light meal. The second time I made a roux and served it over rice. It is spicy, but delicious.
This is an execellent meal. Easy to make and not too spicy.
I loved it and served with a thick bread so we could scoop up the sauce. Even my 12 year old stopped long enough to smell and eat. This is a regular in our house. Am constantly looking for more recipes like this. How great to have this type of love everyday. The smell alone is yummy in the kitchen.
I added some mushrooms to the onions and the garlic which turned out fantastic!
I made this per the recipe. We both really liked the dish. This is an easy, inexpensive meal with some REAL flavor. It's going back on my weekly menu to enjoy again.
Great healthy recipe that my boyfriend and I loved, although this was maybe not quite as creamy and rich as some of the varieties I tried in Israel. I made some plain couscous and added the shakshouka on top… that's not a traditional preparation as far as I know but it was good. I used green bell peppers, which added some color to the dish. Also used what looked like a chile pepper but it wasn't hot at all; I think some heat would've improved the dish so definitely don't skip the chile if you like that sort of thing. We did add some black pepper for additional flavor at the end, which was just what the dish needed. I did find that I had to add a few minutes to the cooking time for most of the steps, but other than that, I basically followed the recipe and it worked well.
Awesome recipe! Turned out well
Maybe it was the lack of paprika, but the mixture as a whole turned out rather watery and tasteless. I followed the recipe fairly exactly - perhaps I should have give the chopped tomatoes more time to dry out and pancake.
This was something different to try. I would make it again. Didn't change anything.
This was delicious. We are on paleo and this worked perfectly, just omitted the salt (due to paleo). Two teenagers even gobbled it up!
I love huevos rancheros and actually found this recipe while doing a search for a recipe for that. This seemed exotic and interesting and I like trying new things. I enjoyed it and would probably make it again but I can't say it jumped to the front of my list of favorite breakfast recipes.
Great healthy and unique dish!
Absolutely delicious! I first had this dish in Israel and loved the simplicity of it. Filling, healthy, and easy. I used homemade canned diced tomatoes instead of fresh and it still turned out great.
I'd give 6 stars if I could!! Up until now I would regularly spend $13 at a local Israeli deli for this dish, but now I can make one that tastes even better for a fraction of the cost! Can't believe how easy it is too! Used a red chili from the farmers market and kept the seeds in to make it extra spicy ;) Also used smoked paprika instead of regular for that smoky kick. Will definitely be making this many more times!! Thank you Ben!!!
I made this last night, following the recipe exactly. It was good, though I kept thinking it lacked something. At the risk of destroying the true ethnicity of the recipe, I think that if I make it again I will add a can of black beans and perhaps some pieces of sausage.
This was truly magnificent. Had it first time at an organic whole grain super expensive place came home looking for the recipient. Found it here! Amazing perfect recipe. No need to change anything and very friendly if you do (I added mushrooms and 1 jalapeño seeds removed - I like a little kick). I made a double batch and froze in serving size containers and had great bfast the following week with no effort at all). Try it TODAY!!
I love this dish! It's delicious as written, but sometimes I change it and use canned tomatoes or add zucchini or other veggies. It takes well to adaptations and it's always delicious. I usually serve it as a light supper with garlic bread. My kids love it too.
Made without the chili peppers and it was delicious . I made it with and without the chili peppers. Since I'm a wimp when it comes to spicy foods, I liked the version without the chili peppers better.
This is a flavourful way to serve eggs for breakfast, or a breakfast supper. It has just the right amount of spice. Serve it with pita bread.
perfect, easy, delicious
I made it for dinner and it was great! I added a sprinkle of cheese and dollop of sour cream on top just for a little extra something. Will make it again for any meal. Super easy and tasty.
This was beyond fabulous! Super easy and delicious. I used drained canned diced tomatoes instead of fresh and used smoked paprika. I made black eye peas (slightly on the mushy side) in the Instant Pot and used the bean broth to make the risotto. Served the Chakchouka over the rice and beans to make a fantastic healthy and filling dinner. Thank you for sharing this amazing dish!
Made as per the recipe. Perfect in my opinion. I've been making something similar and then finishing it in the oven. Duh! Just keep cooking it and cover. One more for my bag of delious quickies. Thanks sooo much. Okay, technically I lied. I added Parmesan onto before I covered it.??
The only change I made was using canned diced tomatoes because that's what I had on hand. This is a wonderfully simple and tasty dish! I love that that the ingredients were things I happened to have already. I will absolutely make this again! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
Excellent! I love the combination of spices and vegetables. I will probably try this combination, minus the eggs, and cook this with some type of white fish.
I followed the recipe exactly, it was great. Definatly a keeper. It would be good any time of day.
Great flavors - breakfast, lunch or dinner. Canned tomatoes are the way to go and bottled hot sauce or red pepper flakes. Faster. Also, makes a lot of sauce. Easy to save the sauce you didn't use for the next meal/occasion. Tweak to taste.
only added some hot peppers as we like our food spicy
Great way to make eggs
Never make a dish incorporating tomatoes in cast iron. At the least it'll make the dish taste metallic and at worst strip the seasoning from your skillet! How this ever got past editorial in amazing.
Have made this twice and was fantastic. Will be a go for me when looking for a quick breakfast or dinner.
This was absolutely wonderful. First time made as written. Was very good. Second time changed the hot pepper for asian garlic hot sauce liked it better.
I make this a lot, served usually with Israelly salad and Pitas. Great stuff!
My whole family loved it and didn’t change anything on the recipe.
Loved it! I used canned crushed tomatoes and added an 8-oz bag of fresh spinach to wilt (I added spinach after sauteing the onion/peppers/garlic and before adding the tomatoes and spices). I omitted the hot pepper. Also, I was able to fit in 5-6 eggs in my large skillet.
This is marvelous! I used 2 large cans of my favorite tomato sauce and omitted the peppers. I served it with low carb biscuits. So tasty and easy! You may have to experiment with the timing and temperature to get the eggs poached just right. After 5 minutes, one weren’t cooked. I turned up the heat a bit until they were perfect!
I haven't cooked this yet, I intend to very soon. However, I feel the need to say THANK YOU for the brief exclamation of your dish. I appreciate ethnicity and diversity in cuisine, especially when people describe the details of their dish.
So good. Didn't have any paprika so i used about 1/2 teaspoon chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne since we like a spicier breakfast anyway. I also used a bunch of jalapeno instead of the chile it called for. I also served with 2 slices of multigrain toast.
The seasonings make it so delicious. The first time I ever experienced this dish was when an Israeli chef made it for us at a B and B in Hawaii. The flavors from this recipe were a wonderful memory of that trip. The only thing I would do differently next time is chop the bell peppers into smaller pieces. We always have more fresh garden tomatoes than we can handle every summer, and this was a perfect way to make use of them. An additional step was I needed to strain out some of the excess water because they are much juicier than store bought tomatoes.
I hesitate over my rating for this, because it was fine except for the amount of cumin. Turns out my husband really doesn't care for cumin. If I try this again, I'll use different seasonings.
This was so easy and full of great flavours. Even my eight year old son loved it.
Came out great. Made mine over hash browns.
Smelled wonderful as it was cooking....umm!!! Tasted delicious! Thank you for posting this recipe. Husband has loved many recipes I have cooked from this site, but this is the first dish he has ever taken a picture of. Can't wait to make it again!!
Served it over mexican rice that I had in the freezer, with a side of sliced avocado. I only had grape tomatoes so mixed them with a little homemade tomato sauce
It was perfect as is! I followed the recipe, no changes needed and it was delicious! My friends even asked for the recipe, as a bonus its easy and quick to make
This is a dish you’ll find in Syria and Lebanon a lot. To turn it into dinner, I add cooked ground beef to the sauce, and serve it with rice!!!! Home made pickles and life is good (:
We really enjoyed this recipe. While I love being able to use the abundant tomatoes and peppers from the summer garden, this is more of a fall or winter dish for us. I served it on grits for brunch but could also see serving it on biscuits or English muffins.
Not sure why all the rave reviews on this recipe. We had it tonight for a light dinner and it was pretty much just bland. I made the recipe exactly as directed, didn't change one thing and still, it was just okay. Not sure how it could be made better but I may try it again. Hubby said it was okay but just lacked any taste. So I'm confused about what others got that I didn't.
Very good! I used ground cayenne, as that is what I had available. It did take longer than 10 minutes to cook of the tomato liquid. I will be making this again.
Really good and healthy too. My husband was so happy.
Serving it with something starchy like rice really helps to give the dish some body. Easy to make and delicious.
This dish was super easy to make, and it was delicious! It is also very low calorie. I made it for dinner and had leftovers for breakfast. It can really work for any meal. SUBSTITUTIONS: For the chopped tomatoes, I substituted a 14.5 oz can of crushed tomatoes and an 8 oz can of tomato sauce, because I'm not a fan of tomato chunks. ALTERATIONS: I was able to fit 5 eggs, instead of 4, and I had plenty of sauce. I also scooped mine onto a mini corn tortilla (street taco size) and added a little sour cream.
It was "good, but not great." It tasted exactly like you'd expect: a lot of tomato with some egg and spices. I probably won't make it again considering breakfast allows for much quicker, tastier alternatives.
Add cheese next time
Made this dish this morning and it was delicious. I used all fresh ingredients, plus the spices listed.. I added 1-1/2 tsp. of brown sugar in order to neutralize the tomato acids and it worked. nicely.
Delicious! I like to use a can of crushed tomatoes. Otherwise perfect. A nice change from plain eggs.
Delicious! I subbed in cayenne, and I added some tomato paste and 1/4 cup of chicken stock to help it along. Served over couscous with feta cheese on top and a side of roasted asparagus
This is probably a great breakfast- if you like cooked tomato with your eggs- but for me, I probably going to have to pass know this in the future.
I have made this recipe several times and absolutely love it. It’s so delicious. I always make as is with no changes.
Just as described. A very tasty dish indeed. Made it for dinner and served over rice.
Very easy. Everybody loves it. You can add other vegetables such as spinach if you have them on hand.
very good. I'll make it again. perfect for a group of friends to eat communally
This was awesome! I'll definitely make it again!!! Flavorful!
Used canned tomatoes, yes I will make it again
Delicious. I added some chorizo as well and served it with toasted italian bread. It didn't last the day.
Definitely will make again! I used tomato sauce instead of chopped tomato. Came out great! kids loved it too.
Super easy and healthy dish. I will definitely be making this again!