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The best Shakshuka – Keto Breakfast

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The best Shakshuka?  Hell YES!  This is smokey rich and unctuous!

This is one of those fabulous meals to cook and enjoy sitting out the back yard with a book, a cuppa and a whole lot of time!  Haha!  That has now made me realise how long it has been since I have actually had time to sit and do anything but work.  The last week has been 16+ hour days of writing and editing and I feel like I am finally starting to catch up.

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Shakshuka Megan Style

While this dish originated in the Mediterranean, I like to swing it slightly into Mexico as well.  Let’s just say Megan’s style is a huevos rancheros/shakshuka.  So very tasty.

This recipe is great all year round, and can be the main meal, a side or a sauce.  I have used this recipe in our 365 meal plans so I do hope you enjoy!  If you want to know more about our meal plans and recipes now is a great time to check to get started as I am building the site.  You can join and have full access to over 220+ recipes plus weekly meal plans for only $9.  I am so happy to be putting out some really fab recipes that you can all enjoy.  I a trying to create meals you want to eat.  A meal plan that gets you totally excited.  Anyway is you are keen to give it a go, then try out $9 a week just by clicking the image below to read more

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After writing this recipe up I have totally decided to have a nice relaxing day this weekend with Dave chilling with a Sunday paper and a shakshuka in front of me.  Anyone want to come and cook it for me?  Anyone?

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The Best Shakshuka

I have been eating this kind of recipe long before I even knew what it was called. Seriously one of my favourite meals to enjoy on a weekend.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Course: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Shakshuka
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 266kcal
Author: Megan
Servings: 4 serves
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  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 20 g olive oil
  • 20 g butter
  • 40 g onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic crushed and diced
  • 1 chorizo diced (this is optional)(or fresh chorizo mince)
  • 1 tin tomato diced
  • 1/2 fire roasted red pepper finely diced
  • 4 eggs fresh is best
  • 60 g feta crumbled
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander
  • 1/2 tsp sumac
  • 1/2 aleppo pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste

Fun Fact

  • 1 tsp of chipotles in adobo goes fabulous with this dish. Add in with tomatoes.



  • In a large frypan over medium heat dry fry spices until fragrant and remove. Reserve for later.
  • Add oil and butter to pan and saute onion until tender, add garlic and chorizo (dried or fresh) and cook for several minutes until chorizo starts to render and brown.
  • Add spices back to mixture along with tomatoes and peppers bring to a simmer.
  • Make 4 little dimples in the mix and crack in 4 eggs separated by the sauce.
  • Reduce heat, top with feta and lid and cook for for 2-3 minutes until eggs have poached.
  • Serve sprinkle with sumac, aleppo and fresh herbs.
  • Season to taste


  • Preheat oven to 180℃.
  • Add butter, oil, cumin, coriander, paprika, cayenne, garlic and chorizo to bowl.
  • Cook 4 minutes/90℃/speed 2
  • Add tomatoes and peppers and cook for further 3 minutes/90℃/speed 1
  • Pour mixture into small/medium crockpot or baking dish.
  • Crack in the eggs and top with feta and lid
  • Cook in oven for 3-5 minutes in oven until eggs are done.Serve sprinkle with sumac, aleppo and fresh herbs.
  • Season to taste


I love turning this recipe from Mediterranean into Mexican with some delicious smokey Mexican chillies.
This recipe can be frozen minus the eggs, and used for a sauce or stews as well.
Best made with fresh chorizo mince. Check out my recipe.


Serving: 1serve | Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 200mg | Sodium: 455mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1180IU | Vitamin C: 7.7mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 1.7mg | Net Carbs: 5g
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  • Ger says:

    Hey Keto sister!
    I just looked your Shakshuka 👀😱 YUM!
    Thanks for the recipe. I’m s gardener n will grow anything, but can’t cook to save myself.
    So here’s to new best beginnings 😂

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