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Italian Shakshuka with Basil and Parmesan

Serve up a hearty breakfast with this Italian shakshuka made with a delicious oregano tomato sauce and finished with a sprinkling of parmesan. #shakshuka #recipe #breakfast #brunch #italianfood

Serve up a hearty breakfast with this Italian shakshuka. Made with a delicious oregano tomato sauce and finished with a sprinkling of parmesan.

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Serve up a hearty breakfast with this Italian shakshuka. Made with a delicious oregano tomato sauce and finished with a sprinkling of parmesan. #shakshuka #recipe #breakfast #brunch #italianfood

Hey team! I’m here to answer all your breakfast needs today. So we all love shakshuka (obvs) but are you maybe starting to think it’s time for a little change from your usual recipe? Then you need to try this shakshuka with an Italian twist! It’s honestly one of my favourite breakfast dishes I’ve eaten in a long time.

Serve up a hearty breakfast with this Italian shakshuka. Made with a delicious oregano tomato sauce and finished with a sprinkling of parmesan. #shakshuka #recipe #breakfast #brunch #italianfood

Will and I love a lazy weekend breakfast. It’s one of our favourite things about the weekend and it’s a great time to try a new recipe every now and then. Of course most of the recipes on here are dinner recipes but I like to include other things we’re eating and, if you’re like me, you probably want a tasty brunch every now and then that doesn’t require you to spend a fortune at a restaurant! Plus, don’t forget that shakshuka makes an amazing dinner as well!

Serve up a hearty breakfast with this Italian shakshuka made with a delicious oregano tomato sauce and finished with a sprinkling of parmesan. #shakshuka #recipe #breakfast #brunch #italianfood

The beauty of this and any shakshuka is that they look so impressive but they’re actually so easy to do. Once you’ve made your simple oregano tomato sauce you just crack a couple of eggs and you’re ready to go. Make sure you’ve got plenty of fresh basil on hand as well as a finely grated sprinkling of parmesan then just break into those yolks with a hunk of crusty bread. HEAVEN!

Serve up a hearty breakfast with this Italian shakshuka. Made with a delicious oregano tomato sauce and finished with a sprinkling of parmesan. #shakshuka #recipe #breakfast #brunch #italianfood

Serve up a hearty breakfast with this Italian twist on a shakshuka made with a delicious oregano tomato sauce and finished with a sprinkling of parmesan. #shakshuka #recipe #breakfast #brunch #italianfood
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Italian Shakshuka with Basil and Parmesan

Serve up a hearty breakfast with this Italian shakshuka. Made with a delicious oregano tomato sauce and finished with a sprinkling of parmesan.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Calories 426 kcal
Author Amy

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 700 ml Passata
  • 4 Eggs
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Bunch Fresh Basil
  • 30 g Parmesan finely grated
  • Crusty Bread to serve

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil over a medium heat in a frying pan or skillet and cook the onion for 5 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and salt and pepper to taste and cook for another couple of minutes. Pour in the passata and add the oregano and turn the heat up slightly. 

  2. Cook for 10-15 minutes until reduced enough that you can make 4 wells in the sauce without it running back into the gaps. Crack an egg into each well and cover the frying pan, cook for 5-7 minutes, until the whites have set and the yolks are still runny. Serve sprinkled with grated parmesan, basil leaves and crusty bread.


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Serve up a hearty breakfast with this Italian shakshuka made with a delicious oregano tomato sauce and finished with a sprinkling of parmesan. #shakshuka #recipe #breakfast #brunch #italianfood

WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS YOU’VE GOT FROM MAKING THIS ITALIAN SHAKSHUKA?

If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    Tina
    15/11/2017 at 9:54 PM

    I love eggs every way! Your Mediterranean twist on this African dish looks delicious, gonna have to try it:)

    • Reply
      Amy
      16/11/2017 at 11:27 AM

      Thanks Tina!

  • Reply
    Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
    15/11/2017 at 10:44 PM

    I can’t believe I haven’t made shakshuka yet! I am so behind the times. It looks comforting and filling especially when paired with that rustic bread.

    • Reply
      Amy
      16/11/2017 at 11:27 AM

      You need to try it Karen 🙂

  • Reply
    Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    15/11/2017 at 10:45 PM

    I’ve been wanting to try a shashuka! This looks perfect.

    • Reply
      Amy
      16/11/2017 at 11:26 AM

      Thanks Michelle, let me know if you try it!

  • Reply
    Mary
    15/11/2017 at 11:36 PM

    This is very similar to a traditional Italian dish called “Eggs in Purgatory.” I never tire of meals like this!

    • Reply
      Amy
      16/11/2017 at 11:26 AM

      Same, they’re such a great breakfast 🙂

  • Reply
    Patty @ Spoonabilities
    16/11/2017 at 12:30 AM

    What a great meal! I can’t believe it’s so easy! Definitely going to try this soon!

    • Reply
      Amy
      16/11/2017 at 11:26 AM

      Thanks Patty, it really is!

  • Reply
    Boris
    20/11/2017 at 9:27 PM

    This is a Shakshuka I’m definitely going to try. It has to be amazing with some pasta, a dish I love to call “Pastshuka”. Hahaha!

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