This is a recipe inspired by shakshuka but one that I de-spiced a little in order to make it kid friendly as my children are not huge fans of overly spicey foods. 

It’s a firm favorite in our house, banting friendly and quick and easy to make. It makes both a beautiful bang up dinner or a delicious weekend brunch. 



Spanish Baked Eggs in Bolognaise

The Blessed Barrenness
A hearty and healthy meal, suitable for the whole family that makes a delicious slap up dinner or lazy weekend brunch.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 4


  • Table Spoon of butter
  • Tea spoon crushed garlic
  • 2 x onions
  • 500 g mince
  • 1 tin tomato purree
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tea spoons of Paprika
  • 4 large eggs


  • Melt the butter in a saucepan
  • Add the garlic and chopped onions and simmer till translucent
  • Add the mince and stir fry till crumbly and brown
  • Add the paprika and salt and pepper.
  • Add the tomato puree and leave to simmer till most of the liquid has cooked away.
  • Take a square oven proof dish and spray with non stick.
  • Pour the mince mixture into the dish and hollow our cup sizes for the eggs.
  • Crack the eggs into the hollowed out cups.
  • Pop in the oven for 20 minutes at 180 degrees c


Delicious served with a little grated cheese on top!