BLT Sandwich – Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich Recipe


BLT Sandwich – A near perfect balance of sweet, smoky, crusty, and salty – the BLT Sandwich is what food dreams are made of!  

The basic BLT Sandwich is a combination of bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes.  This sandwich is a favorite of both my husband and myself – especially during the fresh vine-ripened tomato season!

Check out our other interesting versions of BLT Sandwich below.


BLT Sandwich



BLT Sandwich - Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich:
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BLT Sandwich Recipes
Servings: 1 sandwich
  • 2 slices bacon, thick-sliced*
  • 2 slices high-fiber bread
  • 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise (good-quality)
  • 2 to 3 leaves lettuce
  • Tomatoes, thick-sliced**
  1. In a frying pan, oven, or in your microwave, fry bacon until crisp. If frying, place the cooked bacon on paper towels to drain off any excess fat.

  2. Raw BaconThis is the way to get perfect crisp bacon without having to constantly turn it, watch over it, or get burnt by splatters of grease.  Cooking bacon can be a real challenge as frying bacon is a mess and microwaving has inconsistent results.  Baked bacon does not curl – you get nice straight bacon pieces every time.

  3. This oven technique will solve all your bacon problems and is also especially great when serving a large crowd.  This is the way I now cook bacon.

  4. Toast the bread until light golden brown.

  5. Spread mayonnaise over 1 slice of bread; top with lettuce leaves, bacon slices, and tomato slices.  Top with remaining slice of bread.

  6. Cut the sandwich in half and serve.  Enjoy!

  7. Makes 1 very delicious BLT Sandwich.

Variation Ideas:
  1. BLTBMA-Sandwich
  2. BLTBMA Sandwich - Add slices of fresh mozzarella cheese and avocado as well as fresh basil leaves to make an oustanding BLTBMA sandwich.

  3. Recipe by Nancy Hartman of Tigard, OR

  4. Blast Sandwich
  5. BLAST Sandwich - Spice up your classic BLT with jalapeno bread, Applewood Smoked bacon, sliced avocado and Adobe Brown Butter Shrimp for a delicious BLAST sandwich.

  6. Recipe by Linda Diaz De Leon of Spring Valley, CA

Recipe Notes

* How about using Candied Bacon in your BLT Sandwich?  So Good! Check out my recipe for Candied Bacon - Brown Sugar Bacon - Pig Candy.

** If it is tomato season in the area you live in, use your locally grown vine-ripened tomatoes.  So good!


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