Easy One Pot Shakshuka Recipe

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Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This Easy One Pot Shakshuka Recipe is the ultimate comfort food meal! The eggs are baked in a spicy Mexican inspired tomato sauce, and this flavorful dish only takes 30 minutes to make!

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Top view of eggs baked in a spicy mexican tomato sauce in a cast-iron skillet

Easy One Pot Shakshuka Recipe

Ok. So I know. Shakshuka. It sounds like a big word and looks a little fancy… or what in the world am I getting myself into.

And if I’m being honest I really had to figure out how to say it.

It’s pronounced shak-s-hu-ka. (shuck-shoe-ka)

Top view of One Pot Mexican Shakshuka in a cast iron skillet

Now that we can all say it, let me tell you what it is!

It’s a middle eastern inspired dish and it is pretty much a staple in most households. In fact, it ranks pretty high up there with hummus and flatbreads. Based on the picture I know you can see that there are eggs in it. And that is base of the recipe. Shakshuka is basically eggs cooked in a spicy tomato sauce.. and it’s flippin delicious!

True confession. I’ve never made or even eaten Shakshuka before, but after seeing so many pictures online I needed to change that asap!!

One Pot Mexican Shakshuka in a cast-iron skillet

How to Make The Best Shakshuka

Of course I had to put my southwestern touch on it. So this Shakshuka has a base of fire roasted tomatoes, bell peppers, poblano peppers, cumin, and smoked paprika. The tomato mixture sits and simmers for a bit to get all the flavors nice and familiar with each other.

Then I made 6 different small “holes” in the tomato sauce using a spatula and gently added my eggs to the holes then threw the skillet in the oven to cook the eggs.

The trick is cooking it just until the egg whites set, if you cook it longer the yolks will be hard. And let’s be honest, no body likes a hard yolk!

Close-up view of One Pot Mexican Shakshuka in a cast-iron skillet

You can serve this dish plain, with a toasted baguette or flatbread or even brown rice if you want to stay gluten free.

It’s absolutely delicious!

My 5 year devoured it, as in there was none left and he almost licked his plate. And honestly, I can’t blame him because I almost did the same thing!

Top view of One Pot Mexican Shakshuka in a cast-iron skillet

Not only does this dish look insanely good (which ahem, it is). It takes 30 minutes to make and is only 206 calories a serving! It is also gluten free and vegetarian.

Serve this for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

But just serve it. Mmmmkay!

Bon Appetit ya’ll!

Top view of One Pot Mexican Shakshuka in a cast-iron skillet

one pot mexican shakshuka in a cast iron skillet

Easy One Pot Shakshuka Recipe

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 30 minutes
  • yield Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: Mexican


This Easy One Pot Shakshuka Recipe is the ultimate comfort food meal! The eggs are baked in a spicy Mexican inspired tomato sauce, and this flavorful dish only takes 30 minutes to make!



  • 2 tablespoons grape seed oil
  • 1 poblano pepper, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 cup diced sweet onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 (14 oz) cans of diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/3 cup crumbled queso fresco
  • 1/4 cup diced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup diced green onion
  • garnish: sliced avocado. sliced jalapeno


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Heat 10″ cast iron skillet to medium high heat, add grape seed oil.
  3. Next add onion to the pan. Cook gently until soft about 3 minutes. Then add garlic, poblano pepper, red pepper, and yellow pepper. Cook until tender, about 5-6 minutes.
  4. Then add in the smoked paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Stir to cominbe.
  5. Then add the diced tomatoes. Simmer for about 5 minutes.
  6. Gently crack eggs into skillet over tomatoes in different spots around the skillet. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Immediately add the skillet to oven (uncovered) and bake until eggs are just set, 7 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro, queso fresco, and green onion.
  8. Serve!
  9. Optional garnish: sliced avocado, lime wedges, and sliced jalapeno.
  10. (you could serve with sliced baguette bread)


  • Serving Size: 1 cup of shakshuka + egg
  • Calories: 206
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 394 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 10 g
  • Cholesterol: 193 mg

Keywords: shakshuka recipe, easy shakshuka recipe, one pot dinner, one pot recipe, easy breakfast recipe, quick and easy dinner recipe, mexican dinner recipe


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41 Responses
  1. Debbie

    Great recipe! Prep time is very seriously more like 45 minutes, though! No way to chop and measure all that stuff, then do the stovetop part in 5 minutes!

  2. Sara

    This is so tasty! I think next time I might add some meaty beans like kidney beans or black beans and maybe some corn. Thank you for a meal that I can have fun with!

  3. John-Mark

    Let’s see …

    Get out all the ingredients.
    Dice 3 peppers and an onion.
    Cut up cilantro and green onions.
    Crumble cheese and measure out spices.
    Slice optimal garnishes (as per your drool worthy photos).

    5 minutes?


    I do not believe.

    Apparently I am so bad at this cooking thing that I should just hang it up and buy a frozen dinner.

    1. Krista

      haha… no. I’ve probably just been cooking so long that I’m speed demon fast. I should start increasing “prep times” by 5 minutes which is probably more accurate for the home cook. 🙂

  4. stephen

    recipe says “vegetarian”….was wondering where to get the veggi eggs or what plant the cheese comes from. obviously im being facetious

    1. Krista

      most vegetarians do not eat animal flesh but they do eat dairy products, vegans do not eat any products of animals or made by animals. Which is why this recipe is vegetarian, not vegan.

  5. pavitra

    Your dish look so delicious! I’ve never tried making shakshuka before, but after reading your recipe I feel like I have to. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Melanie G

    I have a ton of tomatillos from our garden, so I roasted them, and used them instead of the tomatoes. I pretty much stuck to the rest of the recipe, but my eggs definitely took at least 20 minutes to cook. But overall, great recipe!

  7. Linda Castillo

    I want to try this but I don’t like runny yolks. Would it turn out just as good if I break the yokes and allow them to cook?

    1. Krista

      Yes, definitely. If fact, because I had to take the photos, by the time I actually ate it the yolks were cooked and it was fantastic!

  8. Elizabeth

    II use regular pasta sauce, add some ketchup and spicy garlic sauce- chineses- add Romano cheese and crack,the eggs over the stovetop, cover and cook for 5 minutes – easier and dynamite!

  9. SHaron in D.C.

    So, if you’re single, here’s what you do: On a Sunday afternoon, you make the shakshuka sauce. When it’s suppertime, you warm it up and add three eggs for your dinner. When you clean up, you put the leftover sauce in a container and put it in the fridge or freezer. On another day, heat it up, add 3 eggs, and have another supper! Easy peasy.

    Another one-pan meal for a single — tracos. Get cooked beef tritips from the refrigerated meat case, heat up tortillas, cut up some romaine, mix shredded beef with salsa and romaine, tacos!

    1. Krista

      Ohhhh that is a great tip Sharon! I might use that in general. Even a party of two you could do the same, it saves way better that way. Genius!

  10. Kelli M. Riebesehl

    This looks absolutely delicious! I can hardly wait to make this for my family! I know commenting about the beauty of a blog is a bit commonplace but I just have to say that I love your blog. It’s so inspiring. If you find me hanging out a little longer than the usual reader, I promise you I’m not a stalker :o) I’m just really enjoying your blog!
    Have a great day,
    Kelli M. Riebesehl

    1. Krista

      Kelli, you are seriously so sweet! Totally made my day with your kind and thoughtful comment. I hope your family absolutely loves it as much as you do!

  11. Jeremy Stone

    This one looks really delicious – and that nutrition composition is very good in my opinion! The best part here is that kids loved it! I never thought I’d have them eat a mostly vegetable dish!

  12. Jennifer @ Because Food Is Love

    I’ve never heard of shakshuka before but it sounds delicious 😋 I love the Mexican spin on the dish, cause well, Mexican inspired foods are one of my favorites. I also love that your dish includes eggs with a runny yolk-my fave way to eat an egg. Thanks for the inspiration, I’m going to make this for my husband, he’d love it!

  13. Michelle

    What a gorgeous dish! I can’t believe I’ve never heard of Shakshuka. My husband is half Lebanese and we eat a ton of Middle Eastern food. I’m going to have to change that! And of course I’d love to try your Mexican version as well!

  14. Erin @ The Speckled Palate

    Oh, this just looks and sounds like an incredible dinner! Loving the Mexican twist on this!

  15. Des @ Life's Ambrosia

    This looks absolutely divine! i’ve always wanted to try it but have yet to. That needs to change ASAP!

  16. Jen

    I’ve always been intrigued by this dish but am a novice cook so I’m so happy that you simplified this so I could try it. It looks fantastic!

      1. David Deane

        If you gently fry 2-3 corn tortillas in the oil before adding the rest of the ingredients, you’ll end up with Huevos Rancheros, just top off with more cheese of your choice!

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