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Easy & Affordable Shakshuka

This is an easy recipe to spice up your breakfast and it is super yummy!


  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 1 tin crushed tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • ½ tablespoon paprika
  • ¼ tablespoon chilli flakes/cayenne pepper
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Freshly chopped parsley/coriander
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese optional
  • 1 tablespoon oil to grease pan


  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Warm the oil in a large, oven-safe pan to a medium heat. Sauteé the onion and bell pepper with the salt and pepper until the onions are translucent.
  • Add the garlic, tomato paste, cumin, paprika and chilli flakes, and cook, stirring constantly for 1 to 2 minutes
  • Add the tinned tomatoes and fresh herbs. Reduce the heat and let the mixture simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat. Use the back of a ladle to make 5  wells in the mixture and crack the eggs directly into them.
  • Gently spoon a bit of the tomato mixture over the whites to help contain the egg. Season the eggs with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 8 to 12 minutes, depending on how you prefer your eggs. Once the egg whites are opaque, they’re done cooking. 
  • Remove the pan from the oven and top the dish with the crumbled feta and fresh herbs (optional).
  • Serve with warm toast and enjoy!