Mini Bacon, Tomato, and Basil Sandwiches

Mini Bacon, Tomato, and Basil Sandwiches Recipe
Photo: Beth Dreiling; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Sandwiches can be assembled up to two hours ahead. Simply cover with a damp paper towel to keep bread from drying out.


Makes 12 appetizer servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes
Stand: 20 Minutes


9 slices ready-to-serve bacon, halved
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 garlic clove, minced
9 slices extra-thin white bread slices
3 plum tomatoes, sliced
12 fresh basil leaves


1. Heat bacon according to package directions until crisp.

2. Stir together cheese, mayonnaise, and garlic. Spread mayonnaise mixture evenly onto 1 side of each bread slice. Layer 3 bread slices, mayonnaise sides up, with 3 bacon slices each. Top bacon evenly with 1 bread slice, tomato slices, and basil. Top each with remaining bread slices, mayonnaise sides down. Cut each sandwich into quarters.

Janet Soesman, Clovis, California,

Southern Living

March 2007
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