Shakshuka (Eggs in a Spiced Tomato Sauce)

Shakshuka is a simple and tasty middle-eastern breakfast dish made of a spiced tomato sauce and eggs! I came across a recipe on Pinterest one time (why did i wait so long to get on there?!) looking for some easy, one-skillet meals, and ended up loving it! It's so simple, but full of flavor--and the eggs and tomato combination remind me of some skillet pasta dishes I used make.

I've tried a few different recipes out there but decided to whip up one of my own to make it just how I like it:) For this GAPS-friendly recipe, I included some gut-soothing chicken broth, boxed tomatoes (to make it a little less time intensive), and some peppers and garlic. It's got just a few ingredients--ones you probably already have on hand--so it's also easy to mix it up and throw in some extra veggies you might have on hand! Try mushrooms, spinach, extra peppers, or whatever else inspires you!

I personally love just a little cheddar cheese on top, or a dollop of homemade sour cream on the side. Yum yum! Get ready for a new favorite one-skillet meal!

GAPS-friendly breakfast dish 

GAPS diet egg dish


Shakshuka (Eggs in a Spiced Tomato Sauce)
Author: Amy MoffatPrep time: 5 minCook time: 20 minServings: 4


1 Tbsp grass-fed butter, or choice of natural animal fat
1 small onion, chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 box chopped tomatoes
1/2 c homemade chicken broth
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
6 eggs
fresh parsley leaves, torn up, for garnish
homemade sour cream or cheddar cheese, if desired


Melt fat in a large skillet over medium heat
Add onions and saute for 3 minutes
Add chopped peppers and garlic and saute for another 5 minutes
Add chopped tomatoes, chicken broth, spices, and salt and pepper and bring to a simmer
Crack eggs evenly space around the skillet (I space mine with 5 around the sides and 1 in the middle)
Simmer uncovered for a few minutes, then cover and cook until egg whites are cooked, about 10 minutes
(alternatively, you can place in the oven at 400 for 20 minutes until eggs are cooked)
Garnish with fresh parsley and serve!

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