This hearty recipe combines tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, and poached eggs, seasoned with a harmonious blend of spices.


Shakshuka is a vibrant and flavorful dish native to North Africa, particularly popular in Tunisian, Moroccan, and Algerian cuisines. This spicy tomato and pepper stew is often garnished with onions, garlic, and a generous dose of spices like cumin and paprika, which give it its warm colors and deep flavor. At the heart of this fragrant mixture, eggs are delicately poached, adding a rich, creamy texture to this comforting dish.
Shakshuka can be served at any time of the day, whether as a hearty breakfast, a light lunch, or even a dinner with crusty bread for dipping. Easy to prepare and adaptable according to tastes, it is ideal for warming up evenings and bringing people together around the table.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 large skillet
  • 1 saucepan
  • 1 saucepan lid


  • 1 onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • 4 tomatoes (big tomatoes or 6 small tomatoes)
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tbsp parsley (fresh -chopped)


  • Peel and finely chop the onion. Brown the onion in a large skillet with olive oil.
  • Cut the peppers, remove the seeds and cut them into small cubes.
  • Add the peppers and garlic to the onion with a little olive oil, about 5 minutes over medium heat.
  • Boil a large pot of water. Make a slight incision in the tomatoes before pouring them into boiling water. Immerse the tomatoes in it for 2-3 minutes. this step will make peeling tomatoes easier.
  • Peel the tomatoes, core them and crush them.
  • Add the tomatoes to the peppers then paprika and chili pepper. Cook for about 20 minutes.
  • Dig 4 cavities to accommodate the eggs. Break the eggs into each cavity and leave covered for about 5 minutes. The white must be cooked and the yolk runny.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining parsley before serving immediately.


Serve hot with toasted bread.
Keyword Dairy free, gluten free, shakshuka
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