Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy-Free, Entrée, Gluten-Free, Meal Prep, One Pot Dish, Vegetarian

Simply Savory Smoked Sweet Potato Shakshuka


Mmmm, Smoked Sweet Potato Shakshuka. Same shakshuka as before as a base, but updated with some delicious sweet potato and smoked paprika for a more savory version. I love shakshuka because it’s so easier to throw together fast and it’s usually with budget-friendly, simple ingredients. If you don’t have fresh tomatoes, use two cans of diced tomatoes instead, which you probably have in your pantry. For a heartier meal, add another egg and/or some bread for dipping. I’m thinking a curried chickpea version may be in the distant future . . .

Ingredients (serves 3-4).

  • 2 t light olive oil
  • 1 t minced garlic, heaping
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 1/4 c matchstick carrots, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet potato, diced
  • 1 container (20 oz) cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, no salt added
  • 2 t smoked paprika
  • 1/2 t paprika
  • 1½ t cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 c finely chopped spinach or kale, packed
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Fresh cilantro or basil to garnish


  1. In a large sauté pan or skillet, heat garlic and olive oil over medium until just sizzling. Add onions and carrots. Sauté 3-4 min and until onions are tender.
  2. Barely cover the bottom of the pan with water, add diced sweet potatoes and cook covered for about 5 min. This will steam sweet potatoes and they should be tender.
  3. Mix in chopped tomatoes, canned tomatoes, paprika, smoked paprika and cumin. Reduce to a simmer and cook until tomatoes are just beginning to break down and a sauce starts to form. Cook for about 7-10 min.
  4. Stir in chopped spinach or kale.
  5. Using a spoon, make 4 indents or “beds” to crack the eggs into. Continue to simmer over low-medium heat, cover the pan and cook until the egg whites have set, about 5-8 min. For a loose and runny yolk, cook the eggs closer to 5 min. For a hard boiled and set yolk, cook closer to 8 min. Once done, remove from heat.
  6. Spoon shakshuka into a bowl dividing the tomato mixture along with one egg.
  7. Top with 1/4 avocado and fresh basil. Option to serve with bread or pita for dipping.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy!

Adapted from my Shakshuka.

Nutrition for 1/4 of tomato mixture with 1 egg & 1/4 avocado.
177 calories  •  7.4 g fat (37%)  •  18.9 g carbs (42%)  •  9.1 g protein (20%)  •  9.6 g sugar
These are estimates based off specific products I used and how I entered ingredients in a fitness tracker. This is completely subjective and used to give a rough nutritional estimate.




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