Shakshuka (Egg Dish) – Saudi Arabia Breakfast Recipe

Shakshuka (Egg Dish) - Saudi Arabia Breakfast Recipe
| Last Updated: July 25, 2023
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 | 12 Reviews

This Shakshuka recipe will guide you in making a flavorful and comforting egg dish popular in Saudi Arabia breakfasts.

Note: You can adjust the spiciness level of the sauce according to your taste.

Suitable for Omnivorous Diet
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Serving Size: 4
Calories: 320 | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Sodium: 800mg | Cholesterol: 370mg


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes (14 oz)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4-6 large eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled


  • Large skillet
  • Wooden spoon
  • Serving dish


  1. Sauté onions and bell peppers
    Step 1:
    Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sliced onions and bell peppers. Sauté until the vegetables are softened and lightly browned.
  2. Add garlic and spices
    Step 2:
    Stir in minced garlic, ground cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Cook for another minute until the spices are fragrant.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes and water
    Step 3:
    Pour in the crushed tomatoes and water. Stir well and bring the mixture to a simmer. Cook for about 10 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
  4. Create wells and add eggs
    Step 4:
    Using the back of a spoon, make small wells in the sauce. Crack the eggs into each well. Season the eggs with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cook the eggs
    Step 5:
    Cover the skillet and let the eggs cook until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny, about 5-7 minutes.
  6. Serve the Shakshuka
    Step 6:
    Sprinkle the chopped parsley and crumbled feta cheese over the Shakshuka. Serve the dish hot with crusty bread for dipping.
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