Classic BLT Sandwich

Classic BLT Sandwich

Bacon. Lettuce. Tomato.

A BLT sandwich is a pretty easy one to make and doesn’t take very long, either. Yes, it takes a few minutes longer than a regular sandwich with cold cuts, but still only about 10-15 minutes. 

The hardest part is frying up the bacon. If you know you are going to make a few of these sandwiches throughout the week, you can always batch cook the bacon. 

Classic BLT Sandwich

Personally, I don’t eat bacon. I know, I know, blasphemy, right? And, I have to say, I’ve never cooked bacon before. This recipe is coming straight from Justin because he makes himself a BLT a couple of times per week for lunch (benefits of working from home!). 

If he makes one of these on a day that Ryan isn’t at preschool, he is all over the bacon. That boy is a bacon lover, for sure! He asks for it at every meal and always adds it to the grocery list on the Amazon Echo as soon as we get low. 

The BLT has quite a few good-for-you parts to it. Yes, it’s bacon, and while bacon may not be the best because of all the grease, it still gives you some protein which helps keep you full. Also, it has lettuce and tomato in it, which are both full of nutrients. Plus the bread for your grains.

Step by Step

Start by cooking the bacon. Justin likes to fry it in a regular frying pan over medium-high heat until it’s cooked the the crispiness he likes. There are also methods for microwaving and baking bacon, but we haven’t done those personally. Depending on how much bacon you like on the sandwich, you want probably two or three pieces. Justin was cooking four here because Ryan had to have some, too!

Classic BLT Sandwich

While the bacon is cooking, spread a bit of mayo on one side each of two slices of bread. 

Classic BLT Sandwich

Slice a few pieces of the tomato and spread them out on the bread so it covers as much as possible. The amount you need will vary based on the size of the tomato. 

Classic BLT Sandwich

Top the tomato with a few pieces of lettuce cut to fit on the bread. 

Classic BLT Sandwich

When the bacon is finished cooking, break it into a few pieces and spread that out on top of the lettuce. 

Classic BLT Sandwich

Close up the sandwich and serve immediately!

Classic BLT Sandwich
Classic BLT Sandwich
Classic BLT Sandwich

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Classic BLT Sandwich
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5 from 4 votes

Classic BLT Sandwich

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, sandwich
Servings: 1 sandwich


  • 3 slices bacon
  • 2 slices sandwich bread
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tomato small
  • 3 pieces lettuce


  • Cook bacon as directed
  • Meanwhile, spread mayonnaise on one side of each slice of bread
  • Slice the tomato and layer on the mayonnaise side of one slice of bread
  • Add lettuce on top of the tomato
  • Cut the cooked bacon into smaller pieces and place on top of the lettuce
  • Close up the sandwich and serve immediately
Classic BLT Sandwich

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14 thoughts on “Classic BLT Sandwich

  1. You had me at bacon! I mean, who doesn’t love a blt sandwich? Especially if the tomatoes are in season – oh my. Your sandwich looks fabulous and I would devour it right now if I could! 🙂

  2. Ah! You can’t beat a classic! The more simple the more amazing those sandwiches are! I’ll have mine with carrot bacon, thank you very much indeed 😉 yum!

  3. OK, first off… you don’t eat bacon? Wha??? Just kidding. To each his own, but wow, do we love bacon at our house! My hubs would probably be in love with one of these BLT’s every single week of his life. Looks good, and I don’t like tomatoes like that! 😉

  4. I don’t eat bacon, either, but it’s my husband’s favorite. I should spoil him and make him lunch tomorrow. 😀

  5. I always love a great BLT. But the best one I ever did I planted the tomatoes, I made the bread at home, and I baked the bacon in the over as well as making the mayonnaise. It was simply to die for.

  6. I’ve got to admit that even though I’d never try a BLT (I don’t like tomato on bread – I think it makes it soggy LOL), this does look super tasty. My other half would love it, for sure 🙂

    Louise x

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