Single Girl Shakshuka

20 Minutes

super easy


Now, I may very well just be super late to the game but the other day was my first time making shakshuka and to be completely honest, I get it and I’m sold. Scanning the fridge, I clocked: leftover chopped vegetables, an opened jar of tomato sauce, chicken sausage and eggs. Normal every day ingredients but it was the open jar of tomato sauce that sealed the deal for me, as I normally end up tossing it after a week and this felt sustainable (read: I am trying). Moving forward, some variety of this recipe will definitely be my new go-to after pasta night because quite honestly, it just makes sense.

Why You’ll Love It

Nutritious and Healthy

Shakshuka is also super nutritious, which let’s be real, is always top of mind for me. This one is not a traditional recipe, as I just used what I had, but it is packed with protein, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, fiber and of course, flavor! Though I added meat to mine for a bit more extra protein, omit and viola; it’s vegetarian! You have to make this yourself; there’s just something about Shakshuka that makes it the perfect comfort food. The rich and flavorful tomato sauce combined with the runny eggs creates a comforting and hearty meal that is sure to satisfy your taste buds. Enjoy it with a toasted piece of sourdough and you’ll be in flavor heaven!

Versatile and Customizable

Shakshuka is a versatile dish that can be customized in 500 million (small exageration) ways to suit your personal taste preferences! You can add different herbs, spices, meats, or vegetables to make it your own and I recommend you do. It’s also a great way to get creative with what you have on hand in your pantry or fridge; so, get creative! While Shakshuka is traditionally a breakfast dish, that means absolutely nothing in my home. I can attest, this 1 pan potluck also makes a satisfying lunch or dinner, so don’t pigeon hole this one. Plus, it’s great for feeding a crowd if you have one, as you can easily increase the quantity by adding more eggs and vegetables.

Quick, Easy and Convenient

One of the main reasons why I’m all in on this dish is how easy it is to prepare. It requires minimal effort, minimal ingredients and can be made and prepared in just one pan. Translation? Less time cooking and cleaning, and more time enjoying your meal/living your life. Plus, it’s a great way to use up small portions of leftover veg, which I alwaaaays have on hand, and already-open jars of pasta sauce!

Recipe Cost Breakdown

     ½ onion: $0.73

     1 cup butternut squash: $0.45

     1 large organic egg: $0.53 

     2 organic spinach and garlic chicken sausage: $3.19

     Extra virgin olive oi: $0.05

     1 cup broccoli: $0.66

     ¼ avocado: $0.63

    1 cup tomato sauce: $1.30

     Fresh parsley: $0.17

   Total Cost: $7.71

What You’ll Need

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½ onion, finely chopped
1 cup butternut squash, cubed
1 cup broccoli, finely chopped
2 Organic Spinach and Garlic Chicken Sausage
1 cup tomato sauce
1 large organic egg
Salt and garlic powder, to season
Extra virgin olive oil, for cooking
¼ avocado, to top
Fresh parsley, to top

Nutritional Information

768 Calories
48g Total Fat
2157mg Sodium
53g Total Carbs
12g Fiber
25g Sugar
40g Protein



Heat pan to medium and lightly coat with extra virgin olive oil.
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Finely chop onion and transfer to your heated pan. Add chopped squash, broccoli and sausage; cook and stir until soft.
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Then, add in sauce and season with garlic powder and salt; cook for about 5 minutes.
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Next, make a small hole in the middle of the pan and add your egg. Cover and cook for another 5 - 7 minutes.
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Serve with sliced avocado and fresh herbs.
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