clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Chachouka - North African Pepper and Tomato Stew with Eggs


  • Author: RebeccaBlackwell
  • Total Time: 34 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


Chachouka is a delicious vegetarian North African pepper and tomato stew that comes together in just a few minutes. Slightly spicy, light yet filling, and perfect for a quick lunch, supper or midnight snack.


  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 red bell peppers, seeded and cut into slices that are about 1/2-inch wide
  • 2 cups homemade marinara sauce - OR - your favorite prepared marinara from a jar
  • 4-8 eggs - depending on how many you want to serve per person. If people are quite hungry, serve 2 eggs per person. But, you'll be surprised at how filling a serving of this stew with just one egg is.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat olive oil in an oven proof skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and peppers and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are a slightly golden. Add the garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute longer. Stir in the marinara sauce and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute longer.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and make a slight indentation in the stew for each egg you plan to use. Crack the eggs in the indentations and sprinkle them lightly with salt and pepper.
  4. Put the pan in the oven and cook for 14-16 minutes, just until the whites of the eggs are set.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Category: eggs

Keywords: one pot meal, quick dinner recipe, simple dinner recipe, Chachouka, North African recipe, North African food