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Shakshouka Recipe

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We've partnered with Weight Watchers to share delicious and protein-packed egg recipes that will keep your wellness plan on track. The brand-new Weight Watchers Freestyle™ program now includes more than 200 foods that are zero SmartPoints®, from skinless chicken and turkey breast to eggs, fish, seafood, beans, tofu, nonfat plain yogurt, and so much more! Now you can count less and enjoy more.

Not only is this Middle Eastern-themed skillet egg dish spicy, hearty, and healthy, but it's also astonishingly low in Points®! Cumin and hot pepper sauce warm up eggs, mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, and garlic — all of which are zero Points®. Serve it with grilled whole-wheat pita or quinoa.


1 Weight Watchers Points® Per Serving

Shakshouka Recipe


  1. 3 medium garlic cloves, chopped
    1/2 medium onion, diced
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 cup fresh mushrooms, chopped
    3 cups fresh spinach
    28 ounces canned diced tomatoes
    2 tablespoon canned tomato paste
    1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
    1/2 teaspoon table salt
    6 large eggs
    1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped


  1. In a large skillet, over medium heat, saute garlic and onion in oil until soft. Add cumin and mushrooms; cook, stirring often, until mushrooms brown, 3-5 minutes. Add spinach; cook just until wilted.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, and hot sauce; bring mixture to a simmer and season with salt. Crack an egg into a bowl and gently slide into skillet. Do this 5 more times, leaving space between each egg so they remain separate.
  3. Cover skillet and reduce heat to low; simmer until eggs are just set, 12-15 minutes. Remove from heat; garnish with parsley.

Serving size: 1 egg and 2/3 cup sauce