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Shakshuka is a classic dish of poached eggs in a spiced tomato-based sauce. This is a mild, kid-friendly version that is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner or relaxing weekend brunch. Add your favourite vegetables to the sauce (zucchini or spinach leaves work well) and top with avocado, feta and coriander or parsley for a nutritious, quick and easy meal that the whole family will love.

  • Total Time: 19 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely diced
  • 1 red capsicum, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic, freshly minced
  • 1 tbsp paprika (sweet)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tin crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp salt, plus extra to serve
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 5 eggs (or as many as you prefer)
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled, to serve
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander or parsley, finely chopped, to serve
  • Crusty bread to serve



Optional add-ins – Try adding a tin of chickpeas, lentils or borlotti beans at the same time as the spices and crushed tomato, along with any vegetables of choice – Spinach leaves or shredded zucchini are delicious!


MAKE AHEAD AND LEFTOVERS – This recipe is best made and eaten immediately. Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to 2 days but the eggs will stiffen once reheated.

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 8 mins
  • Cook Time: 11 mins

Keywords: shakshuka, kid friendly shakshuka, the best shakshuka recipe

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  1. Lisa

    This meal was delicious! Quick and simple – the whole family loved it!

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