Shakshuka Middle Eastern Breakfast Dish

Shakshuka Middle Eastern Breakfast Dish

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"This is a great, quick, flavorful dish I learned while living in southern Israel. You can add spices to taste, but for the first go, try it this way. Makes 2 hearty servings. Serve with bread to sop up the sauce."


35 m servings 249 cals
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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  • Calories:
  • 249 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 14.9 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.8g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 15.7 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 372 mg
  • 124%
  • Sodium:
  • 365 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in zucchini; cook and stir for 5 minutes. Mix in the crushed tomatoes and hot pepper sauce. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Make 4 wells in the tomato mixture, and crack the eggs into each well. Do not stir. Cover and cook until eggs are desired consistency, about 3 minutes for soft yolks. Carefully remove the eggs from the skillet and serve with the tomato sauce.
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  1. 15 Ratings


I make this using fresh tomatoes (peeled and cut up). I add lots of basil instead of the hot pepper sauce, and call it Eggs Provencale. I plan to try adding jalapenos from my garden next time,...

I think this is a dish one would have to have grown up on, or appreciate the health benefits of the ingredients, putting taste aside. I normally cut salt in half on recipes, but with this one I ...

Delicious! My oldest daughter is the only one of us who likes soft eggs, and she was so excited that I made this for her. She added in a handful of black beans, and declared it "perfect"!

Made this for dinner the other night. Did not have zucchini, but used a diced red pepper. Spices that are good in this are paprika, cumin, thyme, chili or red pepper flakes. Do a bit of exper...

I think this was wonderful. My husband even liked this and he is pretty picky about breakfast dishes. I am always looking for new ideas for breakfast and I very happy I stumbled upon this. I ...

Oh my was this good! I cut the recipe down for 1, and one egg is enough for me. It was a little harder to cook just one egg though in the smaller amount of tomato as I couldn't make a "well." Bu...

Loved this dish. My husband lived in Israel during the 70"s and remembered this dish fondly. We have enjoyed this for both breakfast and a light dinner.

I followed the author's suggestion and added some spices to this - dry roasted cumin and paprika before adding the onions. It turned out to be a wonderfully tasty, fragrant dish. As written, ...

Delicious and simple. We had it with some toast but would also probably be good with tortillas or naan. Next time I might add a bit more liquid because our lid on our skipper doesn't work very w...