Easy Shakshuka Recipe For One

easy shakshuka recipe for one

In this post we will go over one of the tastiest breakfast there is – an easy shakshuka recipe for one. Let’s get right into it!


So what will you need to make a great shakshuka, not much actually:

  • Eggs. 2 will make for a good portion for one.
  • Olive oil.
  • Crushed Tomatoes or peeled tomatoes. Canned are perfect for this.
  • Half of an onion (diced)
  • Half of a red bell pepper – diced (green works well too)
  • Clove of garlic, chopped.
  • Tomato paste – 1/2 tbs
  • Cumin – 1/2 tsp
  • Paprika – 1/2 tsp
  • Chili – a pinch, depending on your preferences.
  • Salt and Pepper – to taste
  • Parsley or Cilantro – to taste

How do you cook it?


  1. On medium heat, preheat your pan.
  2. Add olive oil, wait for a bit so it warms up.
  3. Add chopped onions and red bell pepper.
  4. When they soften up and onions are translucent, add garlic.
  5. After garlic is also a bit translucent, add crushed tomatoes and tomato paste.
  6. Add your spices – a pinch of chili, paprika, and cumin go in now.
  7. Mix it all up and let it simmer for a bit, if needed lower the heat.
  8. After all the ingredients got nice and friendly with each other, (roughly 2-3 minutes) with a spatula create a well in your sauce, into this well break an egg (if you have two eggs – that means two wells).
  9. Cover with a lid or with a foil, and let it simmer until the eggs are of desired consistency. I like the egg whites cooked through while the yolk is still a bit runny. That is roughly 2-3 minutes of cooking time.
  10. Remove the cover, add cilantro and/or parsley, and voila you are done!

There you have it! A very tasty and easy shakshuka recipe for one.

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