This simple stovetop shakshuka recipe, Easy Skillet Shakshuka, uses one skillet and cooks up a showstopping breakfast, brunch or dinner in less than 30 minutes.

Holley Grainger Easy Skillet Shakshuka


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Holley Grainger Easy Skillet Shakshuka


Have you tried Shakshuka?

The first time I had shakshuka I had no idea what I was about to eat. I was attending a press conference with Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. and they had a huge baking dish overflowing with tomatoes, ground beef, and poached eggs. While my recipe has been modified from what they served us that day, their Saucy Beef with Baked Eggs as well as Beefed-up Shakshuka from Caroline’s Cooking both served as inspiration for my creation.

Green Tomatillo Shakshuka from Healthfully Ever After
Green Tomatillo Shakshuka from Healthfully Ever After


If you’ve never had shakshuka then I recommend you try is STAT! Seriously, it is the EASIEST way to make an impressive breakfast, brunch or dinner and packs in wholesome ingredients. I also love the flexibility in the recipe! This particular recipe uses ground beef to for an extra boost of flavor, texture and nutrition but when searching online, I found so many ways to make this traditional Tunisian dish. With a quick search, options including everything from a Mexican-inspired versions to a Mediterranean-inspired versions to a green shakshuka that uses fresh tomatillos appeared. The versatility makes the recipe fun and always keeps it fresh and entertaining.


Easy Skillet Shakshuka – Clever Tips

Holley Grainger Easy Skillet Shakshuka

  1. If you’re pressed for time, make the beefy sauce ahead of time and store in the fridge. When you’re ready to eat, heat it up in the skillet then add the eggs to poach. Note that you may need to add a bit of liquid.
  2. Don’t toss leftovers! They’re delicious reheated the next day!
  3. Choose a wide skillet to give you room to add more eggs.
  4. If you don’t trust your egg cracking skills, crack an individual egg into a bowl first then gently slide the egg (yolk intact) into the well you’ve made in the meat/tomato mixture.
  5. Have fun with your toppings! I suggest chopped cilantro, green onions, lime juice, and avocados but you can also choose from olives, parsley, red peppers, feta cheese and more to jazz it up and make it your own.
  6. Don’t skip the crusty bread for dipping–it’s ideal for dipping into the remaining sauce!

Holley Grainger Easy Skillet Shakshuka

Have you tried shakshuka? What did you think? I would love to hear more about your favorite recipe!!


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