This is a popular North-African/Middle eastern dish where eggs are baked in a spicy sauce with tomatoes, peppers and onions and served with a slice of bread to mop up all the tasty sauce. This hip dish is so versatile that it’s great at breakfast (as done in Israel), brunch, lunch and dinner (as is done in diners up the east coast of the U.S). This “Ottolenghi-style” dish is taking the foodie world by storm and we think it’s here to stay.

Cook our delicious Shakshouka in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Shakshouka. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Cumin & Caraway Mix pot, a Shakshouka Spices pot and a Spicy Tomato Paste pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Shakshouka in just 30 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Cumin & Caraway Mix
  • Shakshouka Spices
  • Spicy Tomato Paste

Your shopping list:

ripe tomatoes
peppers (1 red, 1 yellow)
small baguette
of Parsley(optional)
feta cheese for garnish(optional)

Our 30 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Toast the whole spices

    Heat a lidded frying pan over a medium heat (with no oil) and tip in the CUMIN & CARAWAY MIX and toast for 30-40 secs, or until the seeds become fragrant. 

    Add 1 tbsp of oil and the onion and peppers and fry over a medium heat for 10 mins, stirring occasionally until they soften and colour slightly.

  • 2.

    Make the sauce

    Add the SHAKSHOUKA SPICES with a splash of water and mix well. 

    Add the tomatoes, most of the parsley (if using), the SPICY TOMATO PASTE and 100ml water. Stir well, bring it to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 5-6 mins.

  • 3.

    Bake the eggs

    The Shakshouka should now be roughly the consistency of a chunky pasta sauce. Use your spatula to make 4 shallow wells in the sauce and crack an egg into each space.  (It's okay if the egg whites spread out around the sauce. It's good as it'll help the whites to cook faster.) 

    Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 5 mins over a medium-low heat, or until the egg whites are just cooked and the yolks are still soft. 

  • 4.


    To serve, spoon 2 eggs along with some peppers and sauce onto plates and top with parsley leaves and a handful of crumbled feta cheese (if having). Serve with bread to mop up all the sauce.


Shakshouka Reviews

BASED ON 1414 reviews

Rebecca - Feb 14, 2019

Really disappointing. Lacked depth of flavour and was very watery despite cooking it for far longer than the recipe recommended. Disappointing.

Lynne - Feb 12, 2019

Usually love the recipes. This was the worst thing I have ever cooked. Watery and bland, went in the bin

Mariam - Feb 12, 2019

So far the worst meal I have ever had. The spice mix smells and tastes awful. I need a refund on this please

Nyree - Feb 11, 2019

Bland - i liked the taste but needed more strength. Im going to order again but 2 this time to use double the spices... will update

Amber - Feb 11, 2019

Doesn't make enough sauce but tasty veg

Alan - Feb 10, 2019

Not my favourite

Ian - Feb 08, 2019

Tasty filling meal

Mary-Anne - Feb 02, 2019

Lovely taste. Not sure of the eggs.

Maria - Feb 02, 2019

Adore this dish and keep coming back to it. I add some liquid smoke and it's perfection

Paul - Jan 31, 2019

Tasty dish, I will reorder, but next time I think I would use tinned chopped tomato and maybe half of each pepper.

Sam - Jan 30, 2019

Tasty, easy and healthy!

Rebecca - Jan 30, 2019

Wasn't sure about this but wanted to try something different. Flavours worked well and was surprisingly filling

Claire - Jan 29, 2019

Had to simmer to reduce it for a lot longer than stated, worth the wait though.

Sacha - Jan 29, 2019

Added bacon and mushrooms and mature cheddar on the top! Yum!

Terri - Jan 27, 2019

Loved it, good for brunch or lunch

Terri - Jan 27, 2019

Loved it, good for brunch or lunch

Chloe - Jan 24, 2019

Absolutely delicious!! One of my favourites so far, so easy to make and I served it with warm cheese topped loaf!

Scott - Jan 19, 2019

Delicious! Great brunch, will definitely be doing it again ????

Jessica - Jan 18, 2019

This was tasty, but took longer than stated to get the sauce reduced to a good consistency. I served with couscous instead of bread, which was good.

Samantha - Jan 16, 2019

So tasty! An unusual dish but delicious! As with all the Simply Cook meals we find the optional ingredients always make a big difference and elevate the dishes. This was no exception, the feta added on top was a great accompaniment.

Sharon - Jan 13, 2019

Tastiest egg dish I’ve eaten in a long time. Added the optional feta.

Jo - Jan 13, 2019

Quick, easy and filling to make, and easy to throw in additional veg if you want to. A lovely meal :-)

Paul - Jan 12, 2019

Definitely ordering this one again. Very interesting dish which is a great winter warmer using inexpensive ingredients.

Louise - Jan 06, 2019

Very tasty, we had it as breakfast and it was very filling

Denise - Jan 06, 2019

Great veg option

Nigel - Jan 05, 2019

This one didn't appeal at first as the picture doesn't do it justice. Having tried it I have to say it was really good, and we will be ordering again

Maggie - Jan 05, 2019

Added the spinach, it was scrumptious

Beki - Jan 04, 2019

We love this dish, it's very tasty, simple to cook & a bit different from the norm, we've ordered it quite a few times now!

Hazel - Dec 21, 2018

And I’m not keen on eggs??? Seemed to taste even better the next day too.

Dave - Dec 12, 2018

Eggs did not cook well

Jo - Dec 12, 2018

Lovely! Such a quick and easy dinner to do when you have very little in the cupboard. Flavour was amazing!

Danny - Dec 12, 2018

Very very very tasty

Alison - Dec 11, 2018

This is really delicious. I used tinned chopped tomatoes and only put two eggs in and ate it all for lunch!

Fiona - Dec 10, 2018

The first disappointing kit we’ve had from simply cook. Nothing fundamentally wrong with it just rather bland and needed bread to make it into a meal.

Katherine - Dec 10, 2018

Really enjoyed this unusual meal

Janet - Dec 09, 2018

Sauce too runny and taste a bit bland

Janet - Dec 09, 2018

Sauce too runny and taste a bit bland

Dawn - Dec 09, 2018

One of our faves DELICIOUS

Darren - Dec 06, 2018

Probably the worst meal I’ve had from simply cook. Loved all the others

Amanda - Dec 06, 2018

Would have again at tea time but not for brunch.

Sheila - Nov 30, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed this tasty dish

Jasmine - Nov 29, 2018

Loved it and would do it again. Tip - use tinned tomatoes rather than fresh and omit the water

John - Nov 28, 2018

Had lots of flavour but not my sort of thing.

Carole - Nov 27, 2018

Didn't really enjoy it

Laura - Nov 27, 2018

A really tasty meal, loved by me, the husband & our 8 yr old daughter. We added pasta (rigatoni FYI) & a baguette to bulk it up a bit. The fried egg was a lovely addition.

Maria - Nov 25, 2018

Absolutely delicious dish that I'll come back over and over again. I cooked the peppers, onion and tomatoes for a bit longer so the flavours really developed, added some liquid smoke and used duck eggs for extra richness. Would be great cooked in clay.

Barbara - Nov 24, 2018

Pleasantly surprised with this one - very tasty and simple to make. Not a very big serving, so needs something (bread/pasta) to go with it - but maybe we are just greedy.

Paul - Nov 20, 2018

Used some smoked bacon in the recipe was lovely

Abi - Nov 19, 2018

Really enjoyed this, super tasty, easy to make and only uses one pan!

Kelly - Nov 19, 2018

Perfect for brunch, very tasty


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