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25 Easy, Healthy Egg Recipes, Including Stovetop Shakshuka

This healthy no-bake stovetop shakshuka is so easy to make! No oven required, this recipe is ready in under 30 mins. Plus, more healthy egg recipe ideas!
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword brunch, eggs, shakshouka
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup goat or feta cheese, crumbled
  • Salt + pepper, to taste
  • Fresh basil, to garnish
  • Optional: sourdough or whole wheat toast to serve


  • Heat a large pan over medium. Add olive oil and sauté chopped bell pepper for ~5 minutes.
  • Add spinach to the pan, sautéing for about 1 minute until slightly wilted. 
  • Add tomato sauce, thyme, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, adjusting for taste. Cook for ~3 minutes, stirring regularly.
  • Using the back of a spoon or spatula, make space in the sauce mixture to crack the eggs into. Next, sprinkle with crumbled cheese and cover pan with a lid. 
  • Let cook until egg whites are done (around 5-10 minutes), making sure not to overcook (you want the yolks to still be soft). NOTE: Keep an eye on the eggs at this point, as timing will differ depending on how deep your pan is, how hot your oven is, etc.
  • Remove pan from heat, and sprinkle with fresh basil, cracked pepper, and an extra drizzle of olive oil. Enjoy hot and serve with a side of freshly toasted sourdough!


*LEFTOVERS: If you have leftovers of this shakshuka recipe, simply store them in an airtight container. They'll keep in the fridge for 3-4 days. The easiest way to reheat the leftovers is in the microwave! Since it's a pretty "liquid" meal, you won't get any compromise in texture.
  • Try using different greens instead of spinach, like kale or chard.
  • Try using different veggies in place of red bell peppers - it's a great way to use up anything going bad!
  • Try experimenting with different spice combinations. One I particularly love is a mix of cumin, chili powder, and paprika.
  • Omit the goat cheese (if dairy-free), or swap it with feta or parmesan.
  • Try adding in freshly chopped onion or garlic for extra flavour.
  • Use any type of canned tomatoes - tomato sauce, fire-roasted, strained, crushed, even harissa...they will all work!