A Middle Eastern and North African staple, shakshuka is a vibrant dish of gently cooked eggs nestled in a seasoned tomato base, creating a perfect harmony of flavors.

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min


1 large yellow onion
1 large red bell pepper
3 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon paprkia
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
Salt and pepper, to taste
6 eggs
2-3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
8 leaves basil (optional)
5-6 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese


  1. Dice your onion, red pepper, and garlic. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large sauté or cast iron pan over medium heat and add the Olitalia Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Let it heat for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the red peppers and cook for 2-3 minutes, then add the onions and cook for 6-8 minutes until they become translucent.
  4. Add the garlic and spices and cook for another 1-2 minutes until the garlic is just slightly browned.
  5. Add the Ciao Authentica Crushed Tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, and allow everything to simmer for about 15 minutes.
  6. Make 6 wells in the tomato sauce, crack your eggs, and gently pour each egg into a well. Cover and allow them to cook for 6-8 minutes (or less if you desire a runny egg).
  7. Once the eggs are set, remove the pan from the heat. Garnish with fresh parsley or fresh basil, sprinkle the crumbled feta on top, and you're ready to enjoy!

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About the Chef

Meet Chef Domenico "Mimmo" Tolomeo

Chef Domenico "Mimmo" Tolomeo

Domenico “Mimmo” Tolomeo is a first-generation Italian American who comes from a long line of master bread makers from Italy’s southern region. He joined the Orlando Foods team as our Corporate Chef in July 2022, and is currently the co-owner of Taglio Pizza in Mineola, NY. Mimmo trained under Award Winning Master Pizzaioli Roberto Caporuscio and Giorgia Caporuscio, under whose guidance he received his certification from the Associazione Pizzaiouli Napoletani, the governing body of pizza makers in Italy. His accomplishments include being part of the World Pizza Champions, being the recipient of the 2019 Caputo Rising Star Pizzaiolo at the Infamous Caputo Cup, and being the Capo Pizzaiolo at the world-renowned Keste Pizza e Vino.