20 Twists on the Classic BLT
Give the BLT a makeover with our 20 favorite updates on the classic summertime sandwich.
BLT Pizza with White Sauce
All the components of America's favorite summer sandwich are here—even the mayonnaise. Yes, it turns out adding some oil to the mayo makes a creamy sauce that fully covers the pie and gives a richer taste to the pizza.
We love the look of mezze penne, a smaller version of regular penne, but you can use any short pasta you like. The "lettuce" in this BLT is actually tender baby spinach. You could also substitute peppery arugula or even baby kale.
Over-the-Top Tomato Sandwich
A fancy version of the BLT, Over-the-Top Tomato Sandwich features seasonal ingredients including fresh tomatoes and basil.
Sandwich School: Egg Salad BLT
We took the best of two lunchtime favorites to create the creamy, salty, crunchy Egg Salad BLT.
Open-Faced Fried Egg BLT Sandwiches
When in doubt, put an egg on it. And by it, we mean fresh toasted focaccia, baby arugula, and applewood-smoked bacon.
Drizzled with homemade vinaigrette, ripe tomatoes steal the show in Deconstructed BLT—our twist on the traditional BLT sandwich. French baguette slices smothered in goat cheese rounds out this delicious salad.
Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
A new take on a familiar favorite pairs grilled cheese with a BLT for a luscious veggie-packed sandwich that feels like an indulgence.
Creamy BLT Dip
Your favorite simple sandwich is now a simple, 5-ingredient dip. Try this Creamy BLT Dip for an easy appetizer at your next party.
BLT Panzanella Salad
Use the showiest farmers' market or garden tomatoes in a dish that deliciously combines a favorite sandwich and a classic Italian salad, with a touch of corn and basil thrown in for extra summery flair.
BLT Benedict with Avocado-Tomato Relish
Give America's favorite sandwich a seat at the breakfast table for a change! This version of traditional Eggs Benedict is oh-so-good.
Bart's Ultimate BLT
When tomato season comes along, dress up your BLT with homemade basil aioli and plenty of fresh mozzarella.
Chicken BLT Salad
Crisp chicken in Chicken BLT Salad boosts a favorite side salad to a healthy main-course attraction.
Watch these mini, open-faced BLTs disappear at your next party. If you're doubling or tripling the recipe, you can set out the toppings and the grilled toasts brushed with olive oil to let your guests build their own.
Charred BLT Salad
Based on the BLT, this hearty Charred BLT Salad starts with Romaine; then strips of prosciutto, crunchy bread cubes, and cherry tomatoes are scattered on top--finishing with blue cheese that begins to melt when it hits the warm lettuce.
The only thing better than a BLT? A taco/BLT hybrid, probably. This recipe calls for mahimahi, but feel free to use any firm white fish fillets.
BLT Chicken Burgers
Poultry burgers have a reputation for being dry and bland, but jazzed up with sharp cheddar, parmesan, and garlic—and then topped with crisp bacon, juicy tomatoes, and lettuce—they're boldness in a bun.
Didn't think a BLT could get better? Think again! Melted-Tomato BLTs use the slow cooker to make deliciously sweet and tender tomatoes.
Give the traditional BLT an added nutritional punch by subbing in baby spinach for lettuce.
Deviled eggs never had it better! This version uses deli ham in place of bacon, as well as shallots and fresh as basil.
Fill pita pockets with all the classic BLT fixins' as well as chopped avocado for extra creamy texture.