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Keto Shakshuka (Eggs in Tomato Sauce)

Runny eggs poached in tomato sauce, a low carb breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2
Calories: 235
Author: Natalie


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper about half a bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped yellow onion about half a yellow onion
  • 1 cup marinara sauce homemade or store bought
  • 2 eggs eggs and whites separated
  • kosher salt + pepper
  • microgreens or fresh chopped herbs like parsley dill or cilantro for garnish (optional)


  • Heat your small 8" cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil, bell pepper, onion and pinch of salt + pepper. Sautee the veggies until soft, stirring occasionally, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Pour over the marinara sauce and warm for 1-2 minutes until bubbling.
  • Reduce your heat to low.
  • Make an indentation in the marinara sauce for the 2 eggs. Gently pour the egg whites into the 2 indentations. Cover with a lid and cook for 3-4 minutes until the whites are almost fully set.
  • Gently pour the egg yolks on top of the egg whites. Season with kosher salt + pepper. Cover with the lid again and cook for just 1 more minute to warm the yolks.
  • Serve warm scooped onto a plate, topped with microgreens.
  • As always, lots of tips, FAQs and substitution info in the Recipe Notes below!



Cooking Fat: You can use olive oil, avocado oil, grass fed butter, ghee, etc as your cooking fat.
Serving Size: This is enough to feed 1 very hungry person, or 2 medium hungry people. My husband and I usually split this, so it's enough to feed 2 of us, each of us eating 1 egg. You can also double or triple this recipe and make it in a 12" cast iron skillet to feed a crowd!
Marinara Sauce: This recipe works with homemade marinara sauce or your favorite store bought.
Make Ahead Tip: I don't recommend making this whole meal in advance if you wan to meal prep your breakfast. The egg yolks get too set when reheating. Instead! You can meal prep sautee all the bell pepper + onion! On the day of breakfast, just add the cooked bell pepper + onion and marinara sauce to warm for 1-2 minutes, then poach your eggs. Breakfast is ready in a snap!


Calories: 235 | Total Carbs: 8.4g | Protein: 7.7g | Fat: 19.8g | Fiber: 0.7g | Net Carbs: 8g