BLT Sandwich Recipe | Classic BLT Sandwich | How to Make a BLT Sandwich

Quick and Simple BLT Recipe: Step-by-Step

The Classic BLT has to be the greatest sandwich ever created and this basic, no-frills BLT sandwich couldn’t be easier to make.

What is a BLT?

A BLT is a type of sandwich, it’s name comes from the initials of the main ingredients, bacon, lettuce and tomato.
The blt recipe can be made with variations according to your personal preference.
Simple variants can include using different types of lettuce, toasting or not, or adding mayonnaise.

BLT Sandwich Recipe | Classic BLT Sandwich | How to Make a BLT Sandwich

How to Make a Classic BLT Sandwich

An easy-to-make bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich. Bacon, perfectly ripe tomatoes, and fresh lettuce are the main components to the BLT.
The BLT sandwich (bacon, lettuce, tomato) is a true classic, great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Make the perfect sandwich every time with this recipe.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine Australian, New Zealand
Servings 2 Sandwiches
Calories 243 kcal


  • Sharp knife
  • Toaster optional
  • Cutting board
  • Non-stick skillet or frying pan


  • 4 Bacon rashers
  • 4 Lettuce leaves
  • 1 Tomato
  • 4 slices bread choose your favourite
  • Sandwich spread butter, margarine, mayonnaise, cream cheese, etc.


  • Cut the 4 Bacon rashers into small pieces about 7cm long.
  • Cut the 4 Lettuce leaves in to small pieces.
  • Slice 1 Tomato into thin circles.
  • Take the 4 slices bread and put them in a toaster.
  • While the bread is toasting, fry the bacon in a pan. Stop frying when it looks cooked. Do not burn it.
  • When the toasted slices are ready, put on the Sandwich spread.
  • Put the lettuce, tomato slices, and bacon together in the sandwich.
  • Cut into triangles and serve.



  • The slices of bread do not need to be toasted, but it makes the sandwich more crunchy.

BLT Sandwich Variations

  1. Another type of the BLT is the BLO where you use onions not tomatoes.
  2. Have a BLT Roll instead of a sandwich.
  3. Use dark rye or multigrain instead of white bread.
  4. You can mix the lettuce with mayonnaise if you want.
  5. Try adding grated cheese or a cheese slice.
  6. See our Ultimate BLT Sandwich Recipe.
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