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Shakshouka for One

Total Time
22 min
12 min
10 min
This gorgeous Middle Eastern recipe will make sitting down to a meal solo an absolute pleasure. Rich eggs nestled in a piquant tomato sauce flavored with jalapeno and spices is ready to eat in about 20 minutes. Full of exotic flavor, this easy to prepare recipe will leave you with real feeling of accomplishment as your forks slides through into the perfectly cooked eggs. If you like a runnier egg, cook yours a touch less to allow your soft yolk to cascade into the deeply flavorful tomato mixture. Kick up with spice with some sriracha hot sauce drizzled over top. Choose parsley as your garnish if you do not like cilantro. Having company? This recipe is easily doubled in a 12-inch skillet. If you need some crunch, add a simple arugula salad.


Olive oil

1 tsp

Jalapeño pepper(s)

1 small, seeded and chopped


¼ tsp, smoked variety

Ground cumin

¼ tsp

Canned diced tomatoes

1 cup(s), with onions and garlic

Table salt

1 pinch(es)


2 large egg(s)


1 Tbsp, or parsley, chopped


  1. Heat oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add jalapeno; cook, stirring often, until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in paprika and cumin; cook over low heat, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes and salt; bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Create 2 spaces in tomato mixture so you can see the bottom of pan; gently break eggs into skillet, one per space. Cover skillet; simmer over medium-low heat until eggs are cooked to desired doneness, about 5-8 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro or parsley; drizzle with sriracha (optional).
  3. Makes 1 serving.