Recipe for Huevos Rancheros Casserole

I’m obsessed with this recipe for Huevos Rancheros Casserole.

Recipe for Huevos Rancheros Casserole

This easy breakfast that’s healthy reminds me of the chile rellenos casseroles that showed up at the potlucks of my Northern California childhood in the hippy-dippy 1970s.

Back in those days a lot more than THC-A appeared at parties, but that’s a story for another blog post.

Easy Dish with Eggs

This heavenly one-pot huevos rancheros style dish is super easy to make.

Fry up an onion in olive oil, while that’s happening, whisk eggs and combine them with salsa and cheese. Dump that stuff over the onion, then bake in the oven and you’re good to go.

Egg Dish Baked in Oven

When you take the casserole out of the oven be sure to use an oven mitt.

That’s something Mr. Pantry sometimes forgets when he’s helping me in the kitchen. Don’t do that!

Recipe for Huevos Rancheros

This easy one-pot keto egg dish is fantastic if you’re looking for Keto Diet Healthy Recipes.

With only seven ingredients total, including the salt and pepper, it’s easy to throw together for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. We’re big fans of one-pot egg dishes over here!

Huevos Rancheros Casserole

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Servings 8



  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Heat oil in an 9 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat
  • Sauté onion for 10 minutes until soft
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine eggs, salsa, cheese, salt, and pepper
  • Pour egg mixture over onions
  • Transfer to oven and bake for 30-40 minutes until set
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes
  • Serve
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
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Recipe for Egg Casserole

This recipe for Huevos Rancheros is a fantastic egg casserole that’s low carb.

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I use the quiche recipes from my cookbooks and bake them without the crust when I’m in need of other keto egg casserole recipes.

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Above is the Savory Vegetable Quiche recipe from Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry. It’s a bit lighter than my recipe for Huevos Rancheros Casserole and it’s packed with veggies.

But if you’re looking for the easiest recipe for crustless quiche, my Huevos Rancheros Casserole takes the cake.

If you’re a fan of recipes for crustless quiche like I am, my Huevos Rancheros Casserole is the ultimate! Serve this with sliced avocados and sour cream to take it up a notch. Now that’s keto heaven.

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If you’re looking for recipes for a cast iron skillet, check out my Mac and Cheese Skillet Casserole pictured above, or my Cornbread Skillet.

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Our favorite part is letting everyone put their own toppings on the muffins which really elevates your standard pizza night.

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Much like my Pizza Muffins, these Mini Bagels with Cream Cheese allow for a large variety of customization which makes them extra family-friendly.

Use regular cream cheese for those that can have dairy, or Kite Hill Cream Cheese if you’re on a Dairy-Free Diet.

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Made with a base of cashews, this recipe for healthy pancakes has a mere seven ingredients and that includes the oil you cook them in.

Also, fun fact –no flour! These incredible pancakes are made with cashews a healthy low carb option for those of us on the Gluten Free Diet.

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I taught my boys how to make fruit salad when they were little and they love it at brunch or for a healthy dessert.

We make our fruit salad with bananas, peaches, strawberries, and blueberries, and of course, no added sugar since fruit is nature’s candy. Feel free to toss in any other fruits you love!

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What other easy breakfast ideas that are healthy would you like me to create for you? Leave a comment and let me know what you’re craving right now!

This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives, I first shared this recipe for Huevos Rancheros Casserole in 2019.

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49 responses to “Recipe for Huevos Rancheros Casserole”

  1. Would love a recipe for lasagna with NO ZUCCHINI. Cream cheese “noodles” perhaps? I dunno, I’m just zucchini’d OUT.

    LOVE your blog, btw:)

  2. Wow, huevos rancheros reminds me of growing up in Texas. I will have to make this recipe. What about a tres leches cake? It is such a treat. Perhaps a paleo version – as it is a bit sweet. Sometimes my body will takes something sweet, sometimes not so much.

    • Charee, I hope you love this casserole as much as we do and thanks for the idea of a healthy tres leches cake!

  3. Elana! I have just seen your low carb cornbread recipe. I am double happy now, this is just what I need to try. Excuse my previous comment. (I am embarrassed!)

    • Laura, please don’t ever be embarrassed about leaving a comment here! I’m happy to hear from you and to help. And for others looking for that Keto Cornbread recipe, here’s a link:

      And thanks to your great idea, I think I’ll serve this casserole with Keto Cornbread for Father’s Day!

      You rock!

  4. Greetings to you! Thanks for this wonderful recipe, I want to make it very soon. I can hardly wait to see your pancake recipe. I adore vegetable soup. Also, when you use almond flour in place of cornmeal, the almond flour taste just like cornbread. I add finely diced sweet onion (it cooks in the dish) and grated cheese. I have never tried nutritional yeast in the “cornbread”. Take care…

  5. Dear Elana,
    Yes, please on the developing a pancake or waffle recipe.
    Enjoy your blog.
    Thank you.
    Take care of yourself.
    A faithful reader.

  6. Hi Elana, Can’t wait to try this recipe! I have a similar skillet that was my grandmother’s. I cherish it and would love to use it; but I have almost no experience using cast iron. It was put away wet at one point and it rusted a little. I know, sigh, I learned my lesson… I’m wondering if you can offer some advice maybe from personal experience. I’ve done some online research on restoring the seasoning. I’ve removed the rust, cleaned it well, and baked twice upside down with oil, but it just doesn’t have the non-stick “coating” it once had. Am I missing out on a secret. Must I use shortening? Thank you in advance if you have time or any wisdom to share. D

    • D, I have to tell you that cast iron skillets can be very challenging! I’ve had luck with some and had to give others to Good Will. When I crack the code I’ll be sure to let you know. I can tell you that every time I use my good one, I wash it, dry it, wipe it out gently with a dry rag, then heat it on the stove with a nice layer of olive oil, then wipe that out, let it cool off and put it away :-)

      • Making this very delicious sounding recipe now. One problem…the egg mixture almost over flowed the 8 in skillet. It was a real challenge to get the filled skillet from stove top to oven. Time to turn on the self cleaning dial….as soon as we taste this terrific one skillet egg dish. Any suggestions?

        • Margie, thanks for your comment! I’ve made this a couple dozen times in a skillet that measures 8-inches on the bottom. BUT, that would be a skillet that measures 9 inches when measured on the top. Which in essence means I was wrong and that this should be called a 9-inch skillet. We’ve updated the link in the recipe, and I apologize for creating a mess in your oven. We will be in touch with you to apologize directly. Thanks for reaching out about this!!!

          • Elana,
            I am happy I could help clarify the recipe directions. The egg casserole was delicious in spite of the oven calamity. In our family, we do not cry over spilled milk! Thank goodness for self cleaning ovens and thank you for another delicious recipe.

  7. Hi –

    I would love for you to create a Keto key lime pie recipe! The huevos rancheros look yummy.


    Amy G.

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