Spicy Shakshuka

Spicy Shakshuka
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  • Ingredients
    3 tbsp. olive oil
    1 onion, chopped
    1 red pepper, chopped
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 tsp. each chili powder, ground cumin and paprika
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. each pepper and cayenne pepper
    3 tbsp. tomato paste
    5 cups chopped plum tomatoes
    8 EGGS
    1/3 cup finely crumbled feta cheese
    1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

    Yields: 6 to 8 servings

  • Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    Calories 180

    Fat 12g

    Cholesterol 190mg
    Sodium 340mg
    Carbohydrate 9g
    Fiber 2g
    Sugars 6g
    Protein 9g


  1. PREHAT oven to 400°F. HEAT oil in ovenproof skillet set over medium heat. COOK onion, red pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper and cayenne for about 5 minutes or until vegetables start to soften.

  2. STIR in tomato paste; cook for 1 minute. STIR in tomatoes; bring to simmer. REDUCE heat to medium-low. COOK, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes or until sauce has thickened.

  3. MAKE 8 divots in the sauce with spoon; crack egg into each divot. TRANSFER to oven. COOK for 5 to 8 minutes or until eggs are soft-cooked or until desired doneness. GARNISH with feta cheese and cilantro

Insider Info

Serve with toasted pita bread or rustic Italian loaf.

Substitute 1/4 tsp. hot pepper flakes for cayenne pepper if desired.