This delicious recipe Shakshuka was originated from Yemen and loved all over the world due to its variations and healthy nutritional values. This is a perfect dish if you want to try something new at your home with clichéd ingredients like an egg.

Shakshuka is an Israeli dish that is competing for the top dish of Israel against falafel and hummus. This dish can be eaten in breakfast, lunch, or even in the dinner as this dish is very versatile and full of flavors and deliciousness.

Delicious Shakshuka Recipe

Shakshuka means “all mixed up” in Israeli language and this dish is just that! All the ingredients; eggs are cooked in tomato sauce and given spicy flavor with a sprinkle of peppers and with onion and other herbs present there to give this dish a refreshing and amazing flavor! Make this dish with ease at your home and enjoy it with your friends and family!

Shakshuka Recipe
Shakshuka Recipe

Quick Stats:

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: 6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped and roasted
  • ¼ teaspoon of fine salt
  • 3 cloves of garlic, pressed or minced
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon of paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon of red chili flakes
  • 28-ounces of tomatoes, freshly fire-roasted
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro, set aside some for garnishing
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 5 to 6 large eggs
  • ½ cup of crumbled feta
  • Crusty bread or pita, for serving

Method to Prepare:

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F and warm the oil in an oven-safe large skillet over medium heat.
  • Once heated, add onions, bell pepper, and salt to it and cook, stirring until the onion is translucent, for about 6 minutes.
  • Now, add garlic, cumin, paprika, and red chili flakes and stir occasionally until it is nice and fragrant, for about 2 minutes.
  • Pour in the crushed tomatoes with their juices and add the cilantro give it a rich flavor. Stir and simmer the mixture for 5 minutes, giving the flavors time to blend in the recipe.
  • Turn off the heat and taste the mixture carefully and add salt and pepper according to your taste. 
  • Now, crack an egg directly into the mixture and add the tomato mixture over the whites to contain egg. Repeat this process for other eggs too and sprinkle salt and pepper over the eggs to give it a much-needed seasoning boost.
  • With utmost care, transfer the skillet to the oven and bake it for 8 minutes and check it. When the egg whites are opaque and yolks have risen up but soft, then consider it is done.
  • Take this skillet and place it on a heat-safe surface and top it up with crumbled feta and cilantro leaves and sprinkle some red chili flakes if you love your food spicy and firing!
  • Serve it in bowls as it is served traditionally in Israel with a piece of bread on the side and enjoy this delicious dish!

Quick Tips:

  • If you want to make this dish dairy-free then you can eliminate feta and halve and pitted kalamata olives to give it salty punch.
  • You can even use chickpeas to make this dish more nutritious and healthy.
  • If you are health-conscious and want to make this dish gluten-free then you can substitute bread with a gluten-free option or eliminate it for good.
Shakshuka Recipe
Shakshuka Recipe

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Final Words:

Poached eggs in an emphatic tomato paste and pepper sprinkled all over it, Shakshuka is a sure hit recipe with your friends and family. A traditional Israeli dish loved by food fanatics all over the world, Shakshuka is a great way to eat your eggs with a piece of bread and get all the nutrients in the most delicious way!