Eggs in Purgatory (Shakshuka) Recipe and Video

Eggs in Purgatory (Shakshuka)


Canned produce is just as nutritious as fresh and frozen, and in some cases even better! The canned tomatoes in this hearty dish contain more of the healthful antioxidant, lycopene, than fresh!


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper - cored, seeded and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®)
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In 12-inch oven-proof or cast-iron skillet over medium heat, in hot oil, cook onion, red pepper and garlic about 5 minutes until tender-crisp, stirring occasionally. Stir in cumin and hot pepper sauce; cook 1 minute.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes, green chilies, salt and pepper. Over high heat, heat to boiling; simmer 6 to 8 minutes until mixture has thickened and flavors are blended.
  4. Make 6 indentations in tomato sauce. Gently crack eggs into indentations. Place skillet in oven; bake 5 to 10 minutes, just until eggs are just set. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.

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Nutritional Information

Eggs in Purgatory (Shakshuka)

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 291
% Daily Value *
Total Fat: 28 %
Saturated Fat:
Cholesterol: 93 %
Sodium: 41 %
Potassium: 24 %
Total Carbohydrates: 7 %
Dietary Fiber: 21 %
Protein: 28 %
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Vitamin B6:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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