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    This classic BLT sandwich is a great go-to recipe for a quick lunch that the whole family will love. Crisp lettuce, bacon, and juicy tomatoes are sandwiched between toasted slices of bread for one simple but delicious bite.

    classic BLT sandwich

    There’s so many reasons why a BLT sandwich has been a long standing favorite. Crispy cooked bacon sits on fresh lettuce and sliced tomatoes for a salty and smokey bite loaded with texture and flavor.

    Super easy to make with just a few simple ingredients, it’s a great go to recipe when you want something delicous and filling.

    Be sure to try my Egg Salad Sandwich and Turkey Club Wrap too!

    Why you will love this recipe!

    • Quick and easy: Made with just a few basic ingredients, these ultimate BLT sandwiches are super simple to make.
    • Perfect for the whole family: Kids of all ages love these! If you love bacon, then these will be a sure fire hit!
    • Delicious: The tastiness of these sandwiches can not be overstated! Whip one of these up when you are in the need for a bit of comfort food!
    holding sliced tomato bacon sandwich

    What is a BLT sandwich

    BLT stands for bacon lettuce tomato which are added between two slices of bread or toast spread with mayo or your favorite sauce to make the best BLT sandwich.

    BLT Sandwich Ingredients

    • Bread: I used gluten-free bread from Canyon Bakehouse but you can use your favorite bread for this recipe, wholegrain, white, sourdough all work well. I like to toast the bread to add a little extra crunch.
    • Tomatoes: Use large tomatoes cut into thick slices. Use vine-ripened tomatoes for the best flavor.
    • Bacon: Use cooked, thick-cut bacon and natural is preferable. Check out this guide for tips on how to cook bacon in the oven.
    • Lettuce: You can use bibb, iceberg, or romaine lettuce for this recipe.
    • Mayonnaise: Mayonnaise adds some moistness to the sandwich. I prefer to use full fat, but you can use low fat if you prefer.
    ingredients for BLT sandwich

    How to make the perfect BLT sandwich

    • Wash lettuce, dry and cut into shreds.
    • 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.
    process shot of making BLT sandwich

    How do you stop the bread from getting soggy?

    There is nothing worse than soggy bread when you make a sandwich! Tomatoes contain quite a lot of moisture which can seep into the bread. Toast the bread to dry it out, and don’t skip the mayo, as this acts as a barrier between the bread and the filling. Be sure to dry your lettuce as well after washing it, use a salad spinner, or pat dry with kitchen paper.

    Can you make them ahead of time?

    These sandwiches are best prepared fairly close to serving them so that they stay nice and fresh, but you can pre-cook your bacon, as this will keep well in the fridge for around 5 days. You can also buy pre-cooked bacon for a super quick and easy option.

    close up of stacked classic BLT sandwich

    Recipe variations

    This classic BLT sandwich recipe is pretty perfect as it is, but you can easily add other ingredients to the filling to make it your own. Try adding some mustard or ketchup for an extra burst of flavor, or add in some sliced grilled chicken for more of a club sandwich. Try adding a fried egg or some sliced avocado to really amp it up and take it to the next level!

    What to serve it with

    bacon lettuce tomato sandwich cut in half

    TIPS FROM NELI’S KITCHEN

    Recipe Notes and Tips

    • I definitely recommend toasting your bread. It adds a great crunch and I also find it easier to eat this way.
    • Dry your lettuce well before adding to the sandwich to avoid soggy bread.
    • Use pre-cooked bacon to make this BLT sandwich super quick to assemble.
    stacked homemade BLT sandwich on a plate

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    If you loved this easy and healthy sandwich recipe, be sure to check out my other sandwich recipes:

    BLT sandwich

    This classic BLT sandwich is a great go to recipe for a quick lunch that the whole family will love. Crisp lettuce, bacon and juicy tomatoes are sandwiched between toasted slices of bread for one simple but delicious bite.
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 15 minutes
    Servings 4 sandwiches
    Calories 433kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    • 8 slices bread, toasted
    • 2 tomatoes, thick sliced in rounds
    • 8 slices cooked thick cut bacon
    • Lettuce, (iceberg, bibb, or Romaine)
    • 8 Tablespoon mayo

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Wash lettuce, dry and cut into shreds.
    • 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.

    TIPS & NOTES

    • I definitely recommend toasting your bread. It adds a great crunch and I also find it easier to eat this way.
    • Dry your lettuce well before adding to the sandwich to avoid soggy bread.
    • Use pre-cooked bacon to make this BLT sandwich super quick to assemble.

    NUTRITION

    Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 750mg | Potassium: 381mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 707IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 2mg
    Course Sandwich
    Cuisine American
    Keyword bacon lettuce tomato sandwich, classic blt sandwich, how to make a blt
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