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While you likely don’t need a recipe for a BLT, I’m sharing my fave tips since it’s a go-to for our family!

Lots of crispy bacon, fresh lettuce, and juicy sliced tomatoes make a perfect sandwich.

Serve it as a hearty lunch option, a simple dinner, and an all-around favorite!

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  • A classic BLT sandwich is perfect for lunch or a quick weeknight dinner.
  • It’s quick to prepare – about 15 minutes.
  • Made with layers of fresh and tasty ingredients, including lots of bacon for the perfect bite.
  • Don’t stop there – try new additions like avocado or a fried egg.
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Ingredients for a Great BLT Sandwich

Part of what makes this sandwich so special is that there are only a handful of ingredients: bread, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo.

Bacon: Cook bacon in the oven for an easy no-mess way to make crispy bacon.

Lettuce: Use green leaf lettuce, iceberg, butter lettuce, or Romaine. You can leave them whole, but I love thinly shredded lettuce in my sandwiches.

Tomatoes: A great BLT is made with the best ripe, juicy tomatoes. I love Beefsteak or heirloom tomatoes, but any ripe tomatoes can be used.

Bread: I prefer a nice thick bread like sourdough or a loaf of artisan bread however, sandwich bread works just fine too.

Variations

  • Adding sliced avocado
  • Turn it into a BELT by adding a fried egg.
  • Swap the mayo for Chipotle Aioli for a little kick.
  • Add a bit of Dijon mustard.

Enjoy the flavors of a classic BLT and turn it into a BLT grilled cheese or a BLT pasta salad for a fun and delicious twist!

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How to Make a Perfect BLT

  1. Prep: Shred lettuce, slice tomatoes, and fry or bake bacon.
  2. Toast: Toast bread and top with mayonnaise.
  3. Assemble: Top one slice of bread with bacon, shredded lettuce, and tomatoes. Top with the other slice of toasted bread. Enjoy!
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Did you enjoy the Perfect BLT? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below to let us know how YOU make the perfect BLT!

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How to Make the Perfect BLT

This BLT recipe is quick, easy and full of flavor. Add avocado or egg for a fun twist!

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 15 minutes

Total Time 20 minutes

Servings 2 sandwiches

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  • Wash lettuce, dry, and slice it into thin shreds if desired. Slice tomatoes into thick slices.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the bacon in a single layer. Cook, turning occasionally, until crisp. Drain the bacon on a paper towel lined plate.

  • Place the bread in a toaster and toast until lightly browned, butter if desired.

  • Spread each slice of bread with 1 tablespoon mayonnaise.

  • Top with bacon, tomatoes and lettuce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Cut in half and serve.

To cook bacon in the oven, preheat oven to 400°F. Place parchment paper on a rimmed baking sheet, place slices on the baking sheet, then bake for 18-20 minutes or until crisp.
Bread can be toasted 4-inches from the broiler for 3 minutes or until lightly toasted.

5 from 18 votes

Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 816 | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 66g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 1191mg | Potassium: 630mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1145IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dinner, Lunch, Sandwich
Cuisine American
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