Caramelised Onion Sausage Shakshuka

by Hint of Helen

This British take on a shakshuka is one of my favourite weekend brunches. It’s so simple and uses everyday ‘breakfast’ ingredients you’ll likely have in, and makes a nice change from a fry up or eggs on toast etc. All you need is one pan and 10 minutes to whip up this treat of a breakfast!

It’s a combination of fried onions, sausage, tomatoes and a soft yolk ‘poached’ egg all cooked in the same pan – perfect for dipping in toast, crumpets or English muffins. Choose your favourite sausages for this recipe, as they add so much to the final dish. I tend to choose caramelised onion ones – and really like the ones from M&S and Aldi.

How to make my favourite Caramelised onion sausage, egg & tomato shakshuka style ‘brunch’

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1. For this recipe you’ll need (if serving 1) 1/4 of an onion – red or white is fine, 2 sausages, 1 egg, 200g tinned tomatoes, butter and a dash or Worcester sauce. If you’re scaling this up to serve 2 people, just double it.

ingredients for shakshuka

2. Finely chop your onion and make small balls from the sausage meat (squeeze it out of its casing)

finely chopped onion and sausage meat

3. Then, heat butter in your saucepan and add in the onion and sausage meat

cooking sausage and onion in butter

4. Cook until the onion and sausage have begun to brown, stirring often – for about 5 minutes

cooked sausage and onion

5. Then pour in the tinned tomatoes, and a dash or Worcester sauce (roughly 1 tbsp), the Worcester sauce is optional but brings a nice richness

cooking tomatoes and worcester sauce

6. Then crack your egg into the center, moving any pieces of sausage to the side and ensuring there is enough tomato to cover the base of the pan (if not, add a little more – you don’t want the egg to stick to the bottom of your pan so it needs a layer of tomato juice under it)

cracked egg into pan

7. Cover the pan with a lid if you have one to allow the egg to cook evenly, turning the heat to a low/medium – cook until the white is cooked through

cooked egg

8. Meanwhile, cook any toast or crumpets you fancy

crumpets cooking

9. Then, once the egg is cooked to your liking, top it with any herbs, salt and pepper you fancy – serve and enjoy!

cooked british shakshuka
Yield: 1 Serving

Caramelised Onion Sausage Shakshuka

British Caramelised Onion Sausage Shakshuka

A deliciously simple brunch all made in one pan using sausages, tomatoes, egg and onion. British take on Shakshuka!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes


  • 1/4 onion (red or white)
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 2 sausages (caramelised onion ones are lovely in this recipe)
  • 200g tinned tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Worcester sauce
  • 1 egg

To serve (Optional)

  • Crumpets, toast or English muffin
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Begin but cutting your onion - you can choose how you'd like them, keep them chunky or finely chopped, I tend to finely chop for this recipe
  2. Then, squeeze the sausage meat out of it's casing and make small sausage meat balls
  3. Heat butter in your pan (use a non-stick one of you have one) then add in the sausage and onions, fry on medium for roughly 5 minutes, stirring often until they are lightly browned
  4. Then, pour in the tinned tomatoes with a dash of Worcester sauce - stir to mix everything then make space in the middle of the pan by moving the sausage pieces around the egges
  5. Keeping a layer of tomato sauce in the center - crack your egg in and then cover with a lid if you have one to cook the white of the egg through. this usually takes 3-4 minutes but depends on your pan and how well done you'd like your yolk.
  6. Once your egg is cooked to your liking - serve and enjoy with toast or crumpets!


Nutritional values are generated without optional servings.

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 534Total Fat 44gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 23gCholesterol 269mgSodium 1426mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 4gSugar 8gProtein 24g

Nutritional data provided here is only an estimate. If you're tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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