One-Pan Curried Shakshuka

This curried shakshuka, a healthy one-pan dish with poached eggs in a flavorful tomato sauce, comes together quickly and can be served any time of the day! 

Curried Shakshuka in a cast iron pan sitting on a blue towel.

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Curried Shakshuka in a cast iron skillet on a blue towel

I don’t think I know a single person that doesn’t love easy, one-pan meals. What’s not to love — cooking everything in one dish not only makes the prep super simple, but you’re also cutting way back on the amount of dishes you have to wash. Less dishes = winning!

Since making shakshuka for the first time a few months ago, Isaac and I have become obsessed. The base of shakshuka is simply tomatoes but we’ve tried it a couple different ways, but I think this version with bell pepper, feta and curry spices is my absolute favorite. Y’all know how I feel about curry… LOVE!

Overhead shot of Curried Shakshuka in a cast iron pan on a blue towel. Spoon scooping out an egg.

Since the main protein source for this dish is eggs, you can serve it for just about any meal — breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. It comes together quickly and works great as a fast weeknight dinner option. Plus, you can reheat the leftovers for breakfast.. score!

If you’re new to the dish, don’t be scared away by the name. It’s way easier to cook then it is to pronounce. Just kidding, it’s pretty easy to pronounce as well… I’m no expert, but here’s how I think it’s supposed to be pronounced: shock-shoo-kah. I should note that the feta adds a lovely creaminess to the dish, but if you’re dairy-free or paleo you can easily leave the cheese out.

If you end up trying this recipe for curried shakshuka be sure to leave a comment and star rating letting me know how it turned out! Your feedback is so helpful for me and other EBF readers!

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One Pan Curried Shakshuka


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

This curried shakshuka, a healthy one-pan dish with poached eggs in a flavorful tomato sauce, comes together quickly and can be served any time of the day!


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Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 12 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 45 eggs
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • fresh cilantro and parsley, for serving

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic to the skillet and cook until onions are soft and fragrant — about 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Add cumin, paprika, cayenne, curry, turmeric, salt and pepper. Give the mixture a stir and cook for about 1 minute more. Add diced tomatoes to the skillet and bring sauce to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the sauce thickens up a bit, about 10 minutes. Add feta cheese to the tomato mixture and stir.
  3. Crack eggs into tomato sauce. You should be able to fit 4-5 eggs in a large skillet. Cover and let the eggs cook for about 5 minutes, or until the egg whites are completely cooked through. Remove skillet from heat, uncover and let sit for a 1-2 minutes before serving.
  4. Spoon 1-2 eggs along with a big serving of tomato sauce on to each plate. Garnish with extra feta cheese and fresh cilantro and parsley. Serve with toast, veggies or over a whole grain like quinoa or brown rice for a complete meal.
  • Category: Lunch/Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 279
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Fat: 17g
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 16g

Keywords: curried shakshuka, shakshuka

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    26 comments
  1. Made the curried shakshaka, just delicious! Trying to eat healthier without losing flavor, this recipe delivers! The spices are amazing, and the egg makes it hearty.

  2. I am dying to try this, but low carb. I think this ‘should’ be low carb but you have 30g listed per serving?? From where? I can’t figure it out from the ingredient list? Thanks!

    • Hi Dudley. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I just recalculated the nutrition facts and realized there was an issue with the original facts. There are actually about 21 grams of carbs per serving, from the onion, bell pepper and canned diced tomatoes. I hope this helps and I hope you enjoy the recipe! 🙂

  3. This looks SO good!! I will definitely be putting this into my rotation. I am a little surprised at the carb amount since there’s nothing in the recipe that really jumps out as high-carb.

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