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  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This Whole 30 one-skillet dish is made of poached eggs, in a spicy tomato based sauce. An easy meatless weeknight meal or great breakfast option.


  • 4 eggs
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced (optional)
  • 1 can fire roasted crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • Salt, pepper and chives to taste


  1. Dice up the onion, peppers and garlic cloves.
  2. Melt coconut oil on cast iron pan
  3. Saute the peppers, onions and garlic until the onions can be seen through
  4. Add can of tomatoes along with the spices, then stir
  5. Cover the dish and let simmer for 10 minutes
  6. Using the back of a spoon, move the tomato sauce around enough to make small circles
  7. Crack an egg into each circle
  8. Cover the dish for 5 more minutes until egg is poached
  9. Top with chives and serve with bread and or side salad


Substitutions: instead of fire roasted tomatoes, you can use regular diced tomatoes to cut the spice.

Extra spicy: Add jalapeno, ghost, cayenne or habanero peppers to take it to the next level of spice.


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Keywords: shakshuka, middle eastern dish, vegetarian, whole 30, meatless meals, skillet meals,