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Hi Bold Bakers!

The Mediterranean gives us amazing food and inspiration for our cooking. One great example of that is a traditional dish called Shakshuka. It’s a flavorful egg dish eaten for breakfast that is seasoned with cumin, garlic and herbs in a tomato sauce. Now although you don’t want to tamper with a classic, I’m just going to show you a bit of a simpler way to cook it. Lots of different countries have a take on this recipe but this one is truly unforgettable.

Mug recipes are real meals made fast. They are satisfying, single-serving recipes made with real food. For even more convenience, make them up the night before for a fast breakfast in the morning.

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Cook time is based on my microwave which is 1200 Watts so your cook time may vary depending on the wattage of your microwave. When in doubt check your mug meal after 45 seconds just to make sure it is cooking ok. You can always cook it for 30 second intervals if you wish. Also the mugs I use are small, roughly 6oz (¾ /1 cup) but feel free to use bigger. 

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Microwave Shakshuka in a Mug
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Serves: 1 meal
  • ½ cup (4floz/120ml) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dry oregano
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 egg
  1. In a microwavable mug combine the tomato sauce and spices
  2. Once your sauce is mixed up crack your egg into the center of the mug
  3. Microwave for 2-2.30 seconds in 30 second intervals or until your egg white is fully cooked and the gold is slightly set (timing is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary) Top with corriander and feta and enjoy straight away!
Cooking time will vary greatly depending on your microwave and the width and depth of the mug. The mugs I use are small, roughly 6oz (¾ /1 cup)

Always keep a close eye on your mug while in the microwave so it doesn’t over flow or over cook.

⅛ teaspoon is simply a ½ of a ¼ teaspoon


Katherine Cowgill by Teren Oddo Oct. 2015

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  1. Ashley on February 2, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    This looks like a great recipe and i really want to make it but when you say tomato sauce is it ketchup or something else? If it turns out to be something else could you please give me the recipe or tell me where to buy it. Thank you

  2. Profile photo of Dr. Ankita  sharma Dr. Ankita sharma on February 3, 2017 at 4:51 am

    mam can you just tell me how can i substitute egg in savoury recipes like in this shakshuka n your savoury french toast..

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 3, 2017 at 10:45 am

      Hi there,
      There are some recipes which rely on egg, French toast is one of these.
      This recipe can be changed to your own liking, you can add extra cheese, or a few cheeses to this, or add canned beans or chick peas plus cheese to bring up the protein content. It is not always possible to substitute egg in a recipe, egg is a dietary thing for some people,
      Gemma 🙂

  3. sian megginson on February 6, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Made this withe real toms and added basil and cheese it was wonderful.

  4. sian megginson on February 6, 2017 at 10:03 am

    made this with real toms basil and cheese wonderful

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 7, 2017 at 11:17 am

      Yea! that is the idea, make these recipes to suit what you can get,
      Gemma 🙂

  5. Pallavi Yadav on February 22, 2017 at 1:11 am

    Hey Gemma,
    Your all recipes are fantastic. I love your Bigger Bolder Baking youtube channel. All videos and recipe posts are easy to learn with lots of tips and tricks.
    The microwave shakshuka mug recipe is sounds interesting. You wrote this recipe with fewer ingredients and this is the plus point. I personally love it. Thanks for sharing such yummy mug meals recipes.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 22, 2017 at 2:22 am

      Hi there,
      that is great to hear! I am happy to have you with us, and delighted that you are trying the recipes, lots more to come!
      Gemma 🙂

  6. Malek on March 21, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Hello there ! i was on youtube when i came a cross one of your védios , good job ! really liked the granola in a cup recipe , than i came a cross this shakkouka mug recipe and i was like no way Hahaha , i am from tunisia , shahkchouka is one of our traditional meals , nice that u recreated it in a mug so cool , good luck .

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on March 22, 2017 at 11:32 am

      Hi there,
      It is great to have you with us in Tunisia! welcome to the Bold Baking community.
      Post your comments here, and any photos of your baking too, we are a lovely community of bakers, all very supportive, and a great help to me in answering questions too. stay tuned,
      Gemma 🙂

  7. Li on March 26, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Hello Ms.Stafford,
    I have tried this recipe and loved it.
    Just one question why does my egg sink into my soup while yours doesn’t. And how do I fix that?
    Thank you for your time,

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on March 27, 2017 at 12:12 pm

      Hi Li,
      I can think of two reasons!
      1. your cup/mug is deeper that it is wide.
      2. you are using more tomato sauce than I do.
      The amount of the tomato sauce is to your taste of course, but there is little enough in the recipe.
      I am glad you like this one though!
      Gemma 🙂

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