Comforting and easy to prepare, Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce, also called shakshuka, fits the bill for breakfast or dinner.

Irene Shauer, Valencia, California
Recipe by MyRecipes September 2013


Credit: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

Recipe Summary

15 mins
25 mins
40 mins
Serves: 4


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Warm oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, season with salt and cook, stirring, until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add peppers; cook until tender, about 3 minutes, stirring twice. Add garlic. Sauté 30 seconds.

  • Add tomatoes with juice. Stir. Raise heat to medium high. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer until thickened, 7 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomato paste, spices, sugar and 1 cup water; stir. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Using a spoon, make 8 indentations in the sauce; break an egg into each. Season with salt and pepper, cover skillet, reduce heat to low and cook until whites are opaque and yolks are cooked as you like them, about 4 minutes for runny and 5 minutes for firm.

Nutrition Facts

267 calories; fat 17g; saturated fat 4g; protein 15g; carbohydrates 14g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 372mg; sodium 559mg.