Spicy One-Pot Shakshouka


Easy and delicious eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce. A popular Middle Eastern dish that has become a favorite with my family as well. Don't forget flatbreads or crusty bread for dipping!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, halved and finely chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 red chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 large eggs

  • 2 green onions, finely chopped


  1. Heat olive oil in a heavy-bottomed frying pan. Saute onion and bell peppers in the hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes. Add chile pepper and garlic; cook and stir the peppers start to caramelize, 2 to 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and sugar. Cook over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Make indentations in the sauce using a wooden spoon. Crack eggs into indentations in the sauce. Cover and cook until whites are firm and yolks reach desired doneness, 5 to 8 minutes. Uncover and garnish with green onions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

203 Calories
12g Fat
15g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 203
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Sodium 272mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 92mg 458%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 451mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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