Photography © 2018 by Meredith Corporation

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Hands-on time 25 minutes

Cook 15 minutes

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 cup chopped onion

1 1/4 cups chopped red sweet pepper

1 fresh jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and chopped

3 cloves garlic, sliced

1 tsp. ground cumin

1 tsp. sweet paprika

1 tsp. ground turmeric

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1 28-oz. can whole plum tomatoes, undrained and coarsely chopped

6 eggs

Crumbled feta cheese

Fresh cilantro and/or oregano

  1. In a 10-inch deep skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add next nine ingredients (through black pepper). Cook and stir 10 minutes or until vegetables are softened. Stir in tomatoes. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
  2. Break eggs, one at a time, into a small dish and slip eggs into tomato mixture. Reduce heat. Cook, covered, 5 to 10 minutes or until whites are set and yolks are desired doneness. Top with cheese and herbs.

Makes 6 servings (1 egg + 2 /3 cup mixture each). each serving 174 cals., 11 g fat (3 g sat. fat), 192 mg chol., 478 mg sodium, 11 g carb., 4 g fibre, 6 g sugars, 9 g pro.


Always wear plastic or rubber gloves when working with chile peppers. If the cut chiles touch your skin, the oils (depending on the potency of the chile pepper) create a painful tingle that lasts for hours and can’t be washed off. If you do accidentally touch the chiles, wash hands well with soapy water; avoid touching your eyes until the tingle subsides.

SHAKSHUKA is excerpted from Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book, 17th Edition © 2018 by Meredith Corporation. Photography © 2018 by Meredith Corporation. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

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