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BLT Sandwich Recipe

A classic BLT sandwich recipe featuring crunchy bacon, crispy fresh lettuce and juicy ripe tomatoes sandwiched between two slices of buttery toasted bread!

Growing up, I made a lot of blt sandwiches. During Summer breaks it was my go-to meal for lunch.

It’s such an easy sandwich recipe. Fry some bacon, slice a tomato, and shred some lettuce.

I would even butter the bread before toasting it for an extra layer of flavor. Today, we’re sharing that same BLT sandwich recipe.

The blt sandwich on a cutting board with potato chips.
We served our BLT sandwich with crispy potato chips.

How do you layer a BLT sandwich?

Before we get started on the sandwich, I would like to go over how to layer a BLT.

To maintain the integrity of the toast, it’s important to place the layers in a specific order.

A photo showing the layers of the finished sandwich.
We layer our sandwich in the follow order from top to bottom-bread, dressing, tomato slices, bacon, lettuce, dressing, and finally bread.

If you look at the photo above, you’ll see that we separate the greasy bacon from the toast with a layer of lettuce on the bottom and tomatoes on top.

Doing so keeps the bacon grease from soaking into the bread and causing it to fall apart.

What do you put on a BLT?

That’s a great question. Obviously, bacon, lettuce, and tomato. However, the following items also add a ton of flavor to this classic sandwich.

  • Sliced Avocado
  • Pimento Cheese Spread
  • Purple, Red, or White Onions
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Italian Dressing (try our homemade Italian dressing!)
  • Pepperoncinis
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Fry Sauce
  • Grilled Chicken Breast

How to make our sandwich recipe?

Six pieces of bacon being fried in a large skillet
For this recipe, we used thin, crispy bacon. Try using thick cut bacon for a heartier sandwich.

First, start by placing a large skillet over low to medium heat. Place the bacon into the pan.

Let it cook for 7-10 minutes on each side until it’s done to your liking. Remove it from the pan and set it aside to drain.

Four slices of sourdough cooking in skillet.
We used sourdough for our bread. However, rye or wheat bread also makes a tasty BLT sandwich.

Next, wipe out the pan and place it back over the heat. Add the butter to pan. Once it melts, put the bread into the skillet.

After that, let it toast on one side, flip it and let it toast on the other side. At this point, you can add any mayo, mustard, or sauces to the toasted bread.

The sourdough has been flipped so both sides can toast.
Look at that buttery toast! If you don’t want to use butter, then use your toaster instead of a skillet.

Last, build the BLT sandwich. Start with lettuce, then bacon, and finally the tomato slices.

Our seasoned air fryer potatoes, baked sweet potato fries or home fries recipe make awesome sides for this sandwich!

That’s it, your BLT sandwich recipe is done! Kim and I hope you enjoy it and wish you all the best 🙂

The completed BLT sandwich surrounded by potato chips.
Don’t care for potato chips, then try serving your sandwich with fries or a Cesar salad.
A photo showing the layers of the finished sandwich.

BLT Sandwich Recipe

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings


  • 6 Slices Bacon
  • 4 Slices Bread
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 4 Slices Tomato
  • 4 Pieces Lettuce


  • Heat a large skillet over low to medium heat. Once the skillet is hot, add the bacon slices in an even layer. Cook the bacon to the desired doneness, flipping as needed. Remove to a waiting paper towel lined plate.
  • Carefully drain the grease from the pan and wipe the skillet clean with paper towels. Heat the skillet again over low to medium heat then add the butter to the pan. Allow the butter to melt and spread out over the pan. Add the bread slices and toast until lightly browned then flip and toast the second side. Remove the bread and skillet from heat and set aside.
  • Place your favorite condiments on the bread. This could be mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, etc. Then add 2 pieces of lettuce, followed by 3 slices of bacon and finally 2 tomato slices. Add any additional condiments and place the second slice of bread on top. Enjoy immediately with your favorite side.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of 1 BLT sandwich. Additionally, it does NOT include the potato chips seen in the photos or any condiments added. Actual calories will vary.


Serving: 1Sandwich | Calories: 552kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 842mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g
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