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Macedonian Shakshuka with Ajvar

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WW Freestyle: 6
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
A wonderful rustic meal prepared with baked eggs in a flavorful roasted red pepper sauce called, Ajvar. Macedonian Shakshuka is the ideal one-skillet breakfast meal to feed a hungry crowd. 
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine: Macedonian, Mediterranean
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 271


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, avocado oil or olive oil are also OK to use
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, or use 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) Ajvar
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup crumbled feta, divided
  • 4 to 5 eggs


  • Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  • Set cast iron skillet or any heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add oil to the heated skillet.
  • Add onions to the hot oil and cook for 2 minutes, or until softened.
  • Stir in garlic and cook for 20 seconds.
  • Add Ajvar; stir to combine and season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup crumbled feta.
  • Cook for 8 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Remove from heat. Taste for salt and pepper and adjust.
  • Using a spoon, Make 4 to 5 wells in the sauce.
  • Add eggs to each well.
  • Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until eggs are baked.
  • Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with remaining feta and parsley; serve.
Nutrition Facts
Macedonian Shakshuka with Ajvar
Amount Per Serving
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 131mg44%
Sodium 988mg41%
Potassium 73mg2%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 280IU6%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 144mg14%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: ajvar recipe, baked eggs, one pot meals vegetarian, shakshuka, vegetarian recipe