The classic BLT sandwich is a timeless favorite, featuring crispy bacon, fresh lettuce, and juicy tomatoes, all nestled between toasted bread. Make this easy lunch-time staple today!
Today, I have a classic BLT sandwich recipe to share with you. BLTs are a favorite in many cafes and sandwich shops, but they are so easy to make that you don’t have to spend money going out to buy one.
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There is a very good reason that this sandwich is so popular. The combination of crispy bacon, juicy tomatoes, fresh lettuce, and toasted bread is iconic.
It makes a perfect lunch or easy dinner. It is also one of the simplest recipes you will ever find. I think homemade sandwich bread takes it to the next level, but you can use whatever bread you prefer.
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Prep: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min
Total: 20 min
- Strips of bacon
- Slices of bread
- Slices of tomato
- Fresh romaine lettuce
- Salt & pepper to taste
1. In a large skillet, fry bacon over medium heat, until it reaches your desired crispiness. While the bacon cooks, prep the rest of the ingredients.
2. Remove the bacon and drain it on paper towel.
3. Toast the bread in the toaster and then butter.
4. Build your sandwich with bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo, salt, pepper, and any other condiment you’d like.
- You can use any type of bacon you want in this sandwich. I especially love a good thick-cut bacon, but try regular, maple, or even turkey bacon.
- Save time by using pre-cooked bacon. You can usually find this in the same area as the uncooked bacon in your favorite grocery store .
- Instead of romaine, try iceberg lettuce, butter lettuce, or spinach.
- Change it up by adding some cheese, like Monterey jack, cheddar, mozzarella, Swiss, or a sprinkling of feta cheese.
- Make this recipe into sliders using a package of Hawaiian sweet rolls. Keeping all of the rolls attached, cut the tops of the rolls off and add the filling. When you are ready to serve them, cut apart the individual sliders and enjoy!
- Enhance your mayo. Add it to a small bowl and mix in some Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, and/or garlic powder before spreading it onto the bread.
- Add avocado, guacamole, a fried egg, tomato jam, or a drizzle of balsamic reduction to your sandwiches.
Tips and Tricks:
- To get the best flavor, use good quality fresh vegetables in this classic sandwich.
- Instead of using a frying pan to cook the bacon, make it in the oven. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and spread out your bacon slices in a single layer. Bake at 350 F for 20-25 minutes, or until it reaches your desired crispiness. Then drain and enjoy!
- Prep all of your ingredients ahead of time and store each of them individually in an airtight container in the fridge until you are ready to assemble your sandwiches.
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- 8 strips of bacon
- 4 slices of bread
- 4 slices of tomato
- Fresh romaine lettuce
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- In a large skillet, fry bacon over medium heat, until it reaches your desired crispiness. While the bacon cooks, prep the rest of the ingredients.
- Remove the bacon and drain it on paper towel.
- Toast the bread in the toaster and then butter.
- Build your sandwich with bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo, salt, pepper, and any other condiment you’d like.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 447Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 1278mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 22g
All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.