Skillet Eggs with Chorizo and Vegetables

This skillet eggs with chorizo and vegetables is an easy one-pan meal made with chorizo sausage, zucchini, eggplant, tomato, and onions and are topped with fried eggs. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

A skillet of eggs with chorizo and eggplant, tomato, zucchini, onion, and peppers.

This skillet eggs with chorizo and vegetables is one of those recipes that you can tweak any which way. And by that we mean you can serve it for brunch or for dinner, with or without chorizo, using fresh or canned tomatoes, as a chunky sauce for pork chops, chicken breasts, perhaps even pasta, or minus the eggs as a sloppy side dish. Any which way. Your way.–Renee Schettler Rossi

Skillet Eggs with Chorizo and Vegetables

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  • (5)
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • Serves 2
5/5 - 5 reviews
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Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and red bell pepper and stir to coat with the oil. Cover and cook until the onion is softened and barely golden, 7 to 8 minutes.

Uncover, stir in the garlic, cumin, and red pepper flakes, if using, and cook for 1 minute. If using the chorizo, add it now. Stir in the eggplant, cover, and cook until it begins to soften, about 4 minutes.

Stir in the zucchini, season with salt, and cook, uncovered, for 4 more minutes.

Stir in the tomatoes and the water, season with salt and pepper, and simmer until the vegetables are tender and the sauce has thickened slightly, 7 to 8 minutes.

Break the eggs on top of the mixture (or, if your egg cracking leaves a little something to be desired and is prone to leaving stray shell shards, break the eggs into a bowl first and then hold it close to the skillet and slip the eggs into the sauce). Sprinkle the eggs with some paprika and a little salt. Cover the skillet and simmer gently until the eggs are set to your liking, about 5 minutes for runny yolks or a little longer for yolks that are set.

Set the skillet on the table and scoop the eggs and sauce straight from the skillet. Originally published September 16, 2013.

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Recipe Testers' Reviews

This is a thick vegetable stew that can definitely put to good use a glut of vegetables at the end of summer. It’s very similar to ratatouille but with soft eggs on top. This is the perfect supper when served with a hunk of crusty French bread to soak up the vegetable juices and the eggs.

I did not add the chorizo to the dish. I diced the onions into 1/2-inch pieces. The bell pepper, eggplant and zucchini I chopped into 3/4-inch pieces. The vegetables could’ve been chopped into smaller pieces, but I went for a more rustic and chunky stew. I added only 1/3 cup water to my fresh tomatoes because they seemed very juicy after I skinned and chopped them. I topped our eggs with a pinch each of hot paprika and smoked paprika. The cooking times seemed accurate for all the vegetables to turn tender. Our 4 eggs were cooked 2 to 2 1/2 minutes for the whites to set slightly and still have a very runny yolk. The dish was a satisfying and warming stew with the eggs. Our biggest problem was it made a HUGE amount of stew for 2 people to eat! Next time, I would cut back on the quantity of vegetables.

This skillet eggs with chorizo sounded like a nice way to enjoy what’s at the farmers’ market right now. I made this recipe one evening, thinking that I’d be able to create a nice, quick breakfast after adding the eggs the next morning. That night we enjoyed this without the eggs as a side dish to the roasted chicken we’d made for dinner. The next morning we enjoyed this veggie “stew” with runny-yolk eggs nestled in.

I liked the fact that the veggies were al dente and had some crispness to them. I used a 14-ounce can of fire-roasted chopped tomatoes with their juices. That seemed to be enough liquid so I didn’t add the water called for in the recipe.


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  1. Made it with Soy Chorizo for vegetarian family and added mushrooms and corn and it was a big hit across the board.

  2. I didn’t have a skillet so I used a wok… I’m sure it would of turned out better, but it was delicious

  3. The only thing that you shouldn’t ignore is that you must cook onion, eggplant and peppers for 10 minutes then you can add the other ingredients and let the eggs for the end so every ingredient will be well cooked.

  4. Super simple “pantry” dinner, bursting with flavor! Very much like “shakshuka” without the harissa. I used chorizo outside of the casing, and cooked it before I sauteed the onion + pepper, then other vegetables. I added fresh parsley, used 6 eggs, sprinkled some piment d’espelette on each to finish. This is great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! We loved it with a crusty french baguette and butter. Yum!

    A skillet of eggs with chorizo and eggplant, tomato, zucchini, onion, and peppers.

  5. Yummy. Easy. Eating as I write. No eggs and I was light on the chorzio because I’ve never used it before. Tremendous flavor. Definitely using more next time and, without doubt, eggs—runny yolks and all. Thank you!

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