Sun-Dried Tomato Shakshuka


This speedy egg-and-tomato sauce dish is a weeknight dinner winner.

Sun-Dried Tomato Shakshuka

Victor Protasio

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

Shakshuka is a North African and Middle Eastern dish that’s now become a popular brunch item. But you’re missing out if you’re only having it for breakfast or brunch. This easy and quick-cooking dish makes a stellar weeknight dinner too. A thick and subtly spicy tomato and red pepper sauce coddle eggs as they cook to just-set perfection. The flavor key in this recipe is sun-dried tomatoes, which offer a more concentrated umami flavor and subtle sweetness than canned or fresh tomatoes. Now grab some pita bread (and maybe even a side of rice, because dinner) and dig in!


  • 1 Tbsp. sun-dried tomato oil, plus 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped

  • 1 16-oz. jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper, plus more if desired

  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika

  • 1 tsp. ground cumin

  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt, plus more for eggs

  • 1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 tsp. honey

  • 8 large eggs

  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 avocado, sliced

  • Finely chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish

  • Crusty bread or pita, for serving


  1. Heat sun-dried tomato oil in a large skillet over medium. Add onion; cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add sun-dried tomatoes, roasted peppers, garlic, crushed red pepper, paprika, cumin, and salt. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  2. Stir in crushed tomatoes and honey; bring to a simmer. Cover and reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes. Season with more crushed red pepper, if desired.

  3. Make 8 wells in sauce with a large spoon. Crack 1 egg into each well. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper.

  4. Cover and simmer over low until whites are just set, 5 to 7 minutes. Top with avocado and cilantro. Serve with crusty bread.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

462 Calories
29g Fat
39g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 462
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 372mg 124%
Sodium 764mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 13g 47%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 221mg 1,104%
Calcium 168mg 13%
Iron 6mg 36%
Potassium 1618mg 34%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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