Huevos Rancheros with a French Twist


Huevos Rancheros with a French Twist

Oeufs de ferme à la ranchero

Huevos Rancheros is a traditional Mexican breakfast dish that has become popular worldwide. In this recipe, we give it a French twist by using fresh, locally sourced ingredients and adding a touch of French flavor.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

12 minutes

32 minutes

2 servings


High protein, Gluten-free, Low-carb, Keto-friendly, Nut-free

Eggs, Dairy

Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Paleo, Whole30


In this French adaptation of Huevos Rancheros, we use fresh goat cheese instead of queso fresco, and add a sprinkle of Herbes de Provence for a unique flavor. We also serve it with a side of crusty French bread instead of tortillas. We alse have the original recipe for Huevos rancheros, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 350 kcal / 1464 KJ
  • Fat: 25g (10g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 8g (4g sugars)
  • Protein: 22g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Preheat oven to 375F (190C).
  2. 2.
    In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and red bell pepper. Cook until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.
  3. 3.
    Add tomato sauce, chicken broth, and Herbes de Provence. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. 4.
    Crack eggs into the skillet, making sure to space them out evenly. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. 5.
    Transfer skillet to the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until eggs are cooked to your liking.
  6. 6.
    Remove skillet from oven and sprinkle crumbled goat cheese over the top.
  7. 7.
    Serve with crusty French bread.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Goat cheese — Make sure to crumble the cheese into small pieces so that it melts evenly over the eggs.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a spicier version, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the tomato sauce.
  • If you don't have Herbes de Provence, you can use a mix of dried thyme, rosemary, and oregano instead.
  • To make this dish even more French, serve it with a side of mixed greens dressed with a simple vinaigrette.
  • If you prefer your eggs runny, bake them for 8-10 minutes instead of 10-12.
  • This dish is also delicious with a side of roasted potatoes.

Serving advice

Serve the Huevos Rancheros hot, straight from the skillet, with a side of crusty French bread.

Presentation advice

Garnish the Huevos Rancheros with a sprinkle of fresh herbs, such as parsley or chives, for a pop of color.