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Easy Low FODMAP Shakshuka

  • Author: Em Schwartz, MS, RDN
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This easy 7-ingredient Low FODMAP Shakshuka is a quick vegetarian skillet meal featuring eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce with red bell pepper and leek leaves. Make it in 20 minutes with the help of Fody’s Low FODMAP Arrabbiata. 



Optional Garnishes

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the olive oil, leek leaves (dark green parts only), and red bell pepper. Saute, stirring occasionally, until the bell pepper pieces are fork-tender and the leek leaves are bright green, soft, and fragrant. 
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in the low FODMAP arrabbiata and ground cumin. Heat until the sauce is just about to boil.
  3. Mentally divide the skillet into quarters. In one quarter, create a well with a spatula. Carefully crack an egg into the well. To help prevent shell fragments, you may want to crack the egg into a small bowl before pouring it into the well. Repeat with the remaining eggs.
  4. Cover the skillet and cook until the eggs are cooked to your preference. I usually cook until the egg whites have turned an opaque white, and the yolks are still soft with just a little jiggle when I shake the skillet. If you prefer more fully-cooked yolks, continue to cook until there is little to no jiggle. The eggs will continue to cook a little after removing from heat. 
  5. Serve warm over cooked rice topped with optional fresh parsley and feta cheese.

Storage: This recipe is best served right after preparing. The eggs will continue to cook, and may overcook if reheated.


Leek Leaves: According to Monash University, a low FODMAP serving of leek leaves is ⅔ cup or 54 grams. Learn more about leek leaves in my low FODMAP garlic and onion substitutes post.

Feta Cheese: A low FODMAP serving of feta cheese is 3 tablespoons or 40 grams. 

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern-Inspired

Keywords: breakfast, supper, skillet meal, vegetarian, eggs, arrabiata sauce