Spice up your evening meal with shakshuka. It’s breakfast for dinner with a cultural twist.
Updated: Sep 15, 2023
One of my favorite dinners while growing up was breakfast.
It usually consisted of eggs, sausage and gravy, but this is a healthier version of my old favorite meal.
Click here to watch how I make it.
I fell in love with shakshuka the first time I had it while visiting Boston. I bet you love it too!
WHAT YOU NEED
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lb. mild Italian sausage or cubed ham
1 medium onion, diced
1 yellow bell pepper
2-3 cloves of garlic
1 28-oz can crushed tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp chili powder
½ tsp cumin
½ tsp paprika
Crushed red pepper flakes
5 large eggs
Fresh mint and parsley
Black pepper to taste
Feta cheese to top
Optional: additional veggies such as sweet potato or zucchini
HOW TO MAKE IT
Heat olive oil in skillet; add garlic, onion and optional veggies.
Brown ausage or protein of choice and saute until onion and bell pepper are tender.
Stir in tomato paste, fresh tomato, herbs and seasonings; cook for a few more minutes, then add crushed tomatoes.
Cover and let simmer for 10 minutes.
Slice bread and brush with olive oil. Broil in oven under until toasted.
I prefer to prepare an egg over easy. However, the traditional directions call for eggs to be added to tomato sauce and then returned to the oven for 5-10 minutes until egg white is cooked.
Garnish with feta crumbles and addition mint and parsley.
Serve with crusty sour dough or for a lower carb option.
Spoon mixture onto a bed of spinach for a savory salad entree.