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20 Glorious BLT-inspired recipes that aren’t just sandwiches

Did you know the famous acronym BLT has been around since 1903?

In 1903, the Good Housekeeping Everyday Cook Book published a recipe for a sandwich that included all the ingredients plus a slice of turkey. Nowadays, a BLT is just a classic sandwich comprised of bacon, lettuce and tomatoes, with a slathering of mayonnaise. But it’s not just a sandwich it’s become a stepping-stone for making pasta, salads and more.


BLT chopped salad recipe

BLT chopped salad

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This BLT chopped salad, unlike other salads, has everything you want in it. Because honestly, all you need is crispy bacon, fresh, juicy tomatoes and crisp lettuce for a perfect salad.


BLT salad with creamy Dijon
dressing and garlic herb butter croutons recipe

BLT salad with creamy dijon dressing and garlic herb butter croutons

Photo credit: Rock Recipes

Need a salad with more substance? Try this BLT salad with creamy Dijon dressing and garlic herb butter croutons. The croutons add the perfect amount of texture.


BLT tart recipe

BLT tart

Photo credit: The Tomato Tart

We think this BLT tart would be perfect for a brunch or breakfast menu.


Prosciutto, arugula and tomato sandwich recipe
(Italian-inspired BLT)

Prosciutto, arugula & tomato sandwich (Italian inspired BLT)

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Prosciutto, arugula and tomato sandwich, a sandwich that, while inspired by the Italians, has the essence of a BLT. Prosciutto plays the part of the pork product, and the bitter arugula balances out the sandwich.


BLT pasta salad recipe

BLT pasta salad

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Try this BLT pasta salad with your favorite shape of pasta. The sun-dried tomatoes add a great burst of flavor to it.


BLT pizza recipe

BLT pizza

Photo credit: What’s Gaby Cooking

Why not top a pizza with the makings of a sandwich? This BLT pizza makes our mouths water.


BLT wrap with avocado mayonnaise recipe

BLT wrap with avocado mayonnaise

Photo credit: Dessert for Two

Substitute the regular mayonnaise for an avocado mayonnaise in this BLT wrap with avocado mayonnaise, and pump up the flavor of this wrap.


BLT tortellini salad recipe

BLT tortellini salad

Photo credit: Cooking with Books

Everyone loves a good pasta salad, and this BLT tortellini salad isn’t any different. Packed with cheese tortellini, bacon, lettuce and tomatoes, it’s the perfect salad for a spring picnic.


Crabcake BLT recipe

Crab cake BLT

Photo credit: SheKnows

Rustic yet elegant, this crabcake BLT will have you wanting more.


BLT crostinis recipe

BLT crostinis

Photo credit: Katie’s Cucina

Need a quick party appetizer? These BLT crostinis make the perfect treat.

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