Classic BLT sandwich cut into triangles on a round white plate with a bamboo board topped with ingredients behind all on a white surface (with logo overlay)

Classic BLT Sandwich

BLT. Bacon. Lettuce. Tomato. A simple sandwich that can be made quickly and keep you full for hours. Perfect for lunch or an easy dinner.

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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. 

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.

Classic BLT Sandwich Step by Step


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


Start by cooking the bacon. Justin likes to fry it in a regular frying pan over medium-high heat until it’s cooked to 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!

Four slices of bacon cooking in a nonstick skillet over a gas stovetop

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

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. 

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

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

Close up the sandwich and serve immediately!

Classic BLT sandwich cut into triangles on a round white plate with a bamboo board topped with ingredients behind all on a white surface (vertical)


Originally Published On: October 7, 2018

Last Updated On: June 22, 2022

Classic BLT sandwich cut into triangles on a round white plate with a bamboo board topped with ingredients behind all on a white surface

Classic BLT Sandwich

BLT. Bacon. Lettuce. Tomato. A simple sandwich that can be made quickly and keep you full for hours. Perfect for lunch or an easy dinner.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Main Dish
Servings: 1 sandwich
5 from 7 votes


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

Recommended Equipment


  • 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
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Nutrition Facts
Classic BLT Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 547 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 793mg33%
Potassium 720mg21%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 1885IU38%
Vitamin C 21.6mg26%
Calcium 173mg17%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

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50 thoughts on “Classic BLT Sandwich”

  1. 5 stars
    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! πŸ™‚

    1. It’s funny how that happens sometimes! Cooking up the bacon is the hardest part of making your own at home and you could even batch that for a few days worth at once.

  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 πŸ˜‰ yum!

  3. 5 stars
    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! πŸ˜‰

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

    1. Finally, someone who agrees with me! Most people think I’m crazy when I say I don’t like bacon. But I bet your husband would love the sandwich if he’s a bacon eater like mine.

    1. I don’t know if my husband has ever put pickles on his, but I think he would like that! I’ll have to give him the suggestion for next time. We usually have a jar of homemade pickles in the refrigerator.

  5. 5 stars
    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 πŸ™‚

    Louise x

    1. I know what you mean about the soggy bread. I asked my husband and he said it doesn’t get too bad as long as you make it and eat it right away before the juice really soaks into the bread.

  7. BLT’s are my favorite! My son enjoys them a lot too and they are perfect for those hot summer days when it’s just to hot to cook. With fresh tomatoes from the garden, it’s even better!

    1. It’s one of my husband’s favorite sandwiches. He makes them at home a lot for himself and my younger son. Our oldest is like me and doesn’t care for bacon, so the two of them keep it all to themselves!

  8. This is totally new! I haven’t tried bacon on a sandwich but would love to experiment and see what it would taste like. My sister always like bacon, I bet she’s gonna love this!

  9. 5 stars
    My Godmother loves to make BLT sandwiches. It always tastes more yummy when you eat it straight away. The bread becomes a bit soggy when it is kept must be because of the tomatoes.

    1. Yeah, that’s what I’ve been told, too. He has made it all before and put the ingredients in separate containers as needed to take to work and puts it together when he is there to avoid the soggy bread.

  10. Woah this looks absolutely delicious! I haven’t had a BLT in years – but this post has made me super hungry for one! I think I might have to try making one now!

  11. This is quite the classic sandwich here. The best one I ever did I made homemade mayo, grew my own tomatoes and cooked the bacon on a rack in the oven. Was amazing.

    1. Oh my gosh, that sounds great! I haven’t tried homemade mayo yet, but it’s on my list to try after we get back from vacation this summer. And we should have some tomatoes in the garden by then, too.

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