One-Pot Wonders

Eggs in Purgatory {Shakshuka}

October 29, 2016
1 Ratings
Photo by Julie | Sweet and Spicy Monkey
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

This dish of Eggs in Purgatory is made with spiced tomato sauce, marinara sauce, Bella mushrooms, eggs, and mozzarella cheese. A delicious and easy to make one-skillet dish your whole family will love. —Julie | Sweet and Spicy Monkey

What You'll Need
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 large package of Bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chile powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Dash onion powder
  • Dash garlic powder
  • Dash Smoked paprika
  • Dash black pepper
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 4-5 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. Warm oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is warmed, add diced onions and cook for about 2 minutes. Stir in mushrooms and continue cooking until mushrooms are tender, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.
  3. Add in tomato and marinara sauces, oregano, salt, chile powder, red pepper flakes, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and pepper. Continue cooking over medium heat until mixture starts to boil. Set temperature to Low or simmer, cover pan and continue cooking for 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. Remove cover and stir in parmesan cheese.
  5. Break 1 egg in a small bowl. Using a large spoon, make a small hole in sauce and pour egg in, like a nest. Repeat with remaining eggs.
  6. Place cover over pan and cook over low to medium heat for about 10 to 20 minutes or until egg whites are set and yolks are cooked to preference.
  7. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the top about 2 minutes before removing cover so it can melt.
  8. Remove cover, turn off heat, and remove pan from burner. Serve immediately with bread or over biscuits.

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2 Reviews

Carla L. May 28, 2020
Yummy! I just made this for lunch! I didn't have all those ingredients but a can of chopped tomatoes,some leftover pasta sauce,a table spoon of capers a good dash of oregano,garlic granules and smoked paprika and half a red onion,chopped . It was just right -with a sprinkling of parsley over the finished eggs. I cooked them for 10 minutes, which gave me hard boiled yolks,which I wouldn't do next time,but otherwise it was a wonderful meal! Thanks for the recipe!
Julie |. May 31, 2020
So glad you enjoyed it Carla! I love how simple this recipe is to make and how you can add different ingredients, as you did. Thanks for the feedback!