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Huevos Rancheros with Pico de Gallo

Posted by Diana Zamora | September 11, 2020

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes | Servings: 4


  • 4 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • ½ tablespoon vegetable oil nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups Pico de Gallo Salsa
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 avocado, sliced

Live Well Tips

  • Instead of using whole eggs, you can try egg substitutes. They are lower in fat and cholesterol, but they are higher in sodium than whole eggs.
  • The Live Well Pico de Gallo Salsa recipe is full of good vegetables that make this a healthy meal.


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  3. Lightly brush tortillas with oil on both sides and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until tortillas are crisp on the edges and starting to brown. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  4. Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. Crack eggs into a bowl. Use a fork or whisk to mix together the egg yolk and white. Pour egg into skillet. Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes until eggs are cooked through.
  6. Place an equal amount of eggs on each tortilla and top each with ½ tablespoon of cheese.
  7. Place under the broiler for about 2 minutes until cheese is melted. Spoon ½ cup Pico de Gallo on each tortilla and top with ground black pepper and ¼ of the avocado. Serve warm.

Cook Together! Making Huevos Rancheros with Kids

This healthy version of huevos rancheros is sure to be a hit at your next breakfast! The tostada might crumble in your child’s hand after they take a bite. Instead, you can break the crunchy tortilla into several pieces and serve like tortilla chips.

Easy Tasks

  • Gather ingredients and equipment.
  • Wash fresh foods.
  • Open cheese package.
  • Assemble tortillas on baking sheet.

Intermediate Tasks

  • Spray cooking spray onto tortillas and skillet.
  • Measure ingredients.
  • Pour egg substitute.
  • Sprinkle cheese.

Difficult Tasks

  • Keep time.
  • Place eggs on each tortilla.
  • Top with Pico de Gallo and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 1 tortilla: Calories–200; Protein–14g; Carbohydrate–19g; Total Fat–9g; Saturated Fat–2g; Cholesterol–3mg; Fiber–5g; Sodium–257mg.

Adapted from Champions for Change, Healthy Latino Recipes, Made with Love