Shakshuka – Moroccan Baked Eggs

On a cold winter’s morning there’s nothing like a warming bowl of spicy baked eggs to brighten the day and this Shakshuka is a Moroccan Baked Eggs Recipe.  Originating in North Africa it is now also popular all over the Middle East.  There are many different versions so you can make it as mild or spicy as you want and customise it with your favourite vegetables.  So colourful and fresh looking it really is an easy-to-make breakfast show-stopper.  It’s a lot like my Huevos Rancheros with Chorizo which is a Mexican version of the dish.

To make the Shakshuka, start by pre-heating the oven to 200C (350F).  Dice the onion, courgette (zucchini) and red and yellow peppers (capsicum).  Crush or chop the garlic and finely dice the chilli.

Heat the oil in a pan and fry all the chopped vegetables on a medium heat for about 5 minutes to soften them.

Next, add the spices (the paprika and cumin) to the vegetables along with the tomato puree and the chopped tomatoes.

Chop the basil and add it to the pan (keeping some back to garnish the dish with later).  Season with plenty of salt and pepper and allow to simmer on the stove.  Once the tomato mixture is heated through and bubbling, remove it from the heat and spoon into two ovenproof dishes.  (You could always use one big one instead if you don’t want to make individual portions).

Make  two small wells in the tomato mixture and crack an egg into each one.   Pop the dishes into the oven for 7-8 mins or until the eggs are set.  I like mine to still have runny yolks so I take them out between 6-7 minutes.  Shakshuka, Moroccan Baked Eggs by Emma Eats & Explores - Grainfree, Glutenfree, Dairyfree, Vegetarian, SCD, Paleo, Whole30, Low Carb

Serve as they are or op with whatever garnish you like or Remove from the oven and garnish in any way you like – with a dollop of yoghurt, a drizzle of paprika oil or a sprinkling of herbs or rocket (arugula).

Shakshuka, Moroccan Baked Eggs by Emma Eats & Explores - Grainfree, Glutenfree, Dairyfree, Vegetarian, SCD, Paleo, Whole30, Low Carb

I like to sprinkle over some of the remaining basil, season with plenty of black pepper and top with  a handful of rocket (arugula).  An easy, delicious, hearty breakfast or brunch dish that will keep you full for hours.  It also makes a great ‘breakfast-for-dinner’ dish like my Chorizo & Butternut Squash Frittata or even Eggs Benedict.

Shakshuka, Moroccan Baked Eggs by Emma Eats & Explores - Grainfree, Glutenfree, Dairyfree, Vegetarian, SCD, Paleo, Whole30, Low Carb

 

Print Recipe
Shakshuka - Moroccan Baked Eggs
Shakshuka, Moroccan Baked Eggs by Emma Eats & Explores - Grainfree, Glutenfree, Dairyfree, Vegetarian, SCD, Paleo, Whole30, Low Carb
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Shakshuka, Moroccan Baked Eggs by Emma Eats & Explores - Grainfree, Glutenfree, Dairyfree, Vegetarian, SCD, Paleo, Whole30, Low Carb
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C (350F).
  2. Dice the onion, courgette (zucchini) and red and yellow peppers. Crush or chop the garlic. Finely dice the chilli.
  3. Heat the oil and fry all the chopped vegetables on a medium heat for about 5 minutes to soften them.
  4. Add the paprika and the cumin to the vegetables along with the tomato puree and the chopped tomatoes.
  5. Chop the basil and add to the pan (reserving some for garnish if desired). Season with plenty of salt and pepper
  6. Once the tomato mixture is heated through, remove from heat and spoon into two ovenproof dishes.
  7. Make 2 wells in each of the dishes and crack an egg into each one.
  8. Place the dishes into the oven and cook for 7-8 minutes (more if you don't like a runny yolk) or until the eggs are cooked through.
  9. Remove from the oven and garnish in any way you like - with a dollop of yoghurt, a drizzle of paprika oil or a sprinkling of herbs or rocket (arugula).

Allergy & Dietary Information for Shakshuka – Moroccan Baked Eggs

This Shakshuka recipe is Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined-Sugar Free & Dairy-Free.  It’s also suitable for SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet), Vegetarian, Whole30, Low Carb, Primal & Paleo Diets.

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60 Comments Add yours

  1. Emma says:

    Awww, this looks so good and it kinda reminds me of my childhood. My dad is from Morocco so I would go there every summer when I was a child x

    Emma |

  2. Michelle says:

    Ooooh this sounds really delicious, all your recipes do, bookmarking this!

  3. twoboysonepup says:

    Looks delicious! I’m glad it’s whole30 friendly, we’ve been thinking of doing that!

  4. kage2015 says:

    Love all the different spices you have used to make your baked eggs. Nice that I can pick and choose what spices depending on who I am serving this to. Some may like it milder.

  5. bitesofflavor says:

    This looks delicious! I love LOVE baked eggs. Great recipe!

  6. TheSnazzyMom says:

    This is so delicious I want to make it now ! Thanks for sharing this healthy recipe.

  7. This looks so delicious and comforting! I love using fresh spices in my cooking and the flavors of paprika and cumin are among my favorites!

  8. Elinor Hill aka Beachhutcook says:

    I like the addition of courgettes. It’s good to get those veggies in where we can, isn’t it. Elinor x

  9. thehealthfulideas says:

    Oh wow that looks absolutely incredible!! I love arugula! I need to make this asap!

  10. Anne Yedlin says:

    This looks so easy to make and I love a dish with eggs included! Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  11. It looks good, I would have to beat my eggs. I’m not fond of eating yolks LOL.

  12. Selina says:

    I always hear a lot about Moroccan baked eggs but never read into it. They look fantastic. Are they only for breakfast x

  13. Sophie Whiffen says:

    Wow these look fantastic and definitely something I’d cook for my boys!

  14. momknowsbest15 says:

    I love runny egg yolks. I so need to make this dish.

  15. This looks like a hearty meal indeed! I love the rocket salad on top to garnish – I’m a huge fan of the stuff. And your photography is amazing!

  16. Jo (Fallen Angel) says:

    This looks delicious! I’ve never tried making moroccan food before. I must try it as our meals are getting a bit bland!

  17. Ella Ivoire says:

    This looks so delicious! I can’t eat eggs right now because I have to get tested to allergies but whenever I’m able to do so, I’ll try this!

  18. wha2wear says:

    oh wow! I’ve never heard about this receipt before but it looks delicious! I love Morocan food x

  19. Oh my word this looks to die for…. and i’m starving 🙂

  20. Amber says:

    Mm, I’m drooling. This looks so amazing. I’ve never tried this before.

  21. This looks delicous i need to try out more different types of food

  22. natalielovesbeauty says:

    I have never heard of Shakshuka before. Although I am not super familiar with Middle Eastern cuisine.

  23. What a hearty breakfast this would make! However, since we are all rushing out of the house in the morning, I will cook the veggies at night before I go to bed to save on time and still have this yummy moroccan baked eggs!

  24. Okay, the pictures sold me, I’m in. I like non traditional (American) breakfast recipes. So far, my favorite has been Chorizo, cheese, and eggs scramble because its so easy to make. This dish also looks easy so I’m giving it a try.

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      Huevos Rancheros is the Mexican Version of this and I do one with chorizo – here’s the recipe if you’re interested http://emmaeatsandexplores.com/huevos-rancheros-with-chorizo/ 🙂

  25. I’m not a fan of eggs but I do love Moroccan food! I bet my husband would love this!

  26. This recipe looks so delicious! Love to try this 🙂

  27. Sarah Bailey says:

    What a very fine dish that is gluten and dairy free. We can enjoy this very healthy dish without guilt. Love it..

  28. Laurie Albanos says:

    Oh my gosh. I just made this dish the other night from another recipe that was just ok. I’ll have to try this one. The one problem I had was getting the eggs to cook.

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      Some times if you put a lid on the dish or some foil over the top the eggs cook better!

  29. Krysten says:

    This seems really easy to make, which is one of my prerequisites when it comes to egg dishes. It’s so jam packed with flavor! Looks delicious!

  30. Samantha says:

    This looks so yummy! and easy to make

  31. Elizabeth O. says:

    That looks so good! It’s a bowl packed with flavors. It’s full of lovely ingredients that anyone will enjoy!

  32. This looks really tasty. I love finding new ways to eat eggs 🙂

  33. chei says:

    Oh this looks delicious! I should try this!

  34. ChelseaMamma says:

    I have never heard about baking eggs before, apart from in cakes. It does look and sound delicious though

  35. I absolutely LOVE this dish! I first saw a recipe like it on the londoners blog and I’ve been making it myself ever since! xxx

  36. These Shakshuka Moroccan Baked Eggs look delicious, we love eggs too so might make this over the weekend. Thanks for the recipe x

  37. Renee says:

    Oh my gosh! This looks amazing! I just printed the recipe out to try in the next couple nights. I do breakfast for dinner quite often and this looks like something even my picky hubby will love. I let ya know what he thinks about it.

  38. Looks like a yummy recipe, I would love to try this Glad that you share this absolutely looks yummy

  39. Tiffany @ Parsnips + Pastries says:

    This looks absolutely delicious! I will be making this for brunch this weekend 😉

  40. this looks realllyyy tasty!!

  41. ivana says:

    Looks so delicious, have never tried anything like this, but sure i will after reading the recipe xo

  42. Erin F says:

    This looks fantastic! I absolutely LOVE onion, zucchini and red and yellow peppers in tomato sauce! Would be perfect dish to add to a brunch lineup!

  43. Ana De-Jesus says:

    I have never tried a baked egg dish before but I do like spice so this Moroccan dish looks lush!

  44. Leticia says:

    Wow that looks so so good! Making me hungry aha, will have to try out this recipe ☺️

  45. What a delicious dish, so full of flavour. Would love to try!

  46. This is absolutely looks good, I want to try this recipe. I bet my mom will love this too

  47. alisonrost says:

    Oh my .. this looks amazing. I love shakshauka .. probably because it was the breakfast my husband made for us when we were first married.

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      What a lovey memory to have – maybe you should make it an anniversary breakfast!

  48. Donna Ashworth says:

    This looks seriously delicious!! My hubby is an ace cook, this is going on our list!

  49. Hannah Brice says:

    I make a dish similar to this called eggs in purgatory but i doesn’t have the spices and veg that this does. I’m excited to try it!

  50. katyashadeofteal says:

    This looks really delicious! I love all the veggies you used in it, saving to make later!

  51. This dish looks delicious! I definitely need to give these a try.

  52. sveeteskapes says:

    I am huge fan of Shakshuka! This looks and sounds like something I would love to try at home.

  53. Kathy says:

    That looks really good. I’d love to give this a try. I’ve never tried anything like it before.

  54. I remember having this loads when I was in Morocco a year or so ago, so yummy x

  55. Jenni says:

    Ooh I need to try these!

  56. Jazz says:

    This looks yummy and easy so I’ll be trying it. Thanks for sharing!

  57. Yum that looks so good! ❤

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