Breakfast Recipes: Shakshouka

This post is part of our breakfast recipe series from Jill of a Better Happier St. Sebastian.


serves 2 generously

1 tbs olive oil
1 large white onion, diced
2 frying peppers, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes, crushed by hand
2 tbs tomato paste
1/2 tbs smoked paprika
salt and pepper to taste
4 eggs
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup fresh parsley for serving


In a large cast iron skillet or high walled fry pan, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Sauté onions and peppers until translucent, about 6 minutes. Add tomato paste and stir to coat onions and peppers. Let mixture cook until it begins to caramelize, an additional 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about a minute. Add tomatoes, smoked paprika, and salt and pepper. Stir to combine and cook until sauce reduces, about 15 minutes.

After sauce has reduced, using a medium spoon make 4 wells and crack eggs into holes. Cook for 2 minutes uncovered followed by 5 minutes covered, or until desired done-ness is reached. Remove from heat and top with feta and parsley. Shakshouka is best served with thin slices of grilled bread or pita.


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  1. I love shakshouka and I’ve been talking about it non stop the past few weeks. I had it at a restaurant called Dr. Shakshouka in Israel last January. It was my favorite thing I ate while I was there! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  2. Gorgeous photos! This is one of my favorite breakfast recipes of all time — I was so excited to see you post about it! And it’s one of those dishes that is as beautiful as it is delicious. It’s been too long since I made shakshouka — Christmas morning sounds like the perfect time to me too =)

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