Brie Bacon Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich
Make the Best BLT Sandwich with a simple twist, adding buttery slices of Brie to the mix. A Brie Bacon Lettuce Tomato Sandwich is outstanding! When ripe summer tomatoes are plentiful, pick up some Brie for this best ever BLT.
Adding slices of soft, buttery French, double crème cheese provides an additional, luscious layer to a classic BLT Recipe.
Why You Must Make
- Once juicy farm stand or homegrown tomatoes are available, BLT sandwiches are a delicious addition to your summer menu rotation.
- Tossing some avocado into the mix is one of my favorite tweaks, but after hearing about a Brie LT, I picked up a wedge of this gooey French cheese to add to our sandwiches. The picky hubby pulls off any avocado that I try to sneak in, but he was thrilled with slices of Brie nestled in his sandwich. So was I!
- These make a yummy dinner on busy days.
How to Layer a BLT
A Brie LT is no more complicated than a classic BLT. Not All Brie LTs include bacon, but that’s a must at our house. Below is how I layer my sandwich. Making a double-decker version is impressive, but definitely messier!
- Start with your favorite bread. Note that white sandwich bread is classic. These were made with a Pullman-type loaf, but I also love hearty whole-grain bread.
- Toast two or three slices depending on your appetite. Let the slices cool before adding the mayonnaise so it doesn’t “melt” into the toast.
- Apply mayonnaise to one slice, make sure not to skimp. Homemade mayo is fabulous, and if you’re daring, mix in a bit of basil. I am quite satisfied with Hellmann’s or Duke’s, and I grab their organic versions when I can.
- Or try this Chipotle Mayo Recipe instead of plain mayonnaise for a delicious kick of flavor. It’s a fun BLT sauce!
- Next comes the lettuce. I grew up with crisp iceberg, but Romaine or ruffly leaf lettuces are more flavorful.
- PRO-Tip: Placing lettuce on the toast before the tomato helps prevent the juices from making it soggy.
- Ripe, peak-of-the-season tomatoes are a must. I like one thicker tomato slice, but two or three thin slices are nice, too.
- I add my extras like Brie and/or avocado slices next. Is there anything out of the ordinary that you add to your BLT?
- Buy thick, high-quality bacon and top with 2-3 strips before adding the second slice of toast. Spread this toast with mayonnaise, too, if that’s what you fancy!
- The next time I make these, I may place the Brie onto the bottom slice of toast and zap it briefly in the microwave to add to the gooey factor. Then add the rest of the ingredients and smear the mayo on the top slice.
- Slice your sandwich in half, grab some napkins, and dig in!
Frequently Asked Questions
Though I tend to go for seedy whole grain bread, good old white sandwich bread is best for a bacon lettuce and tomato sandwich. You can use precut loaves or buy a loaf of Pullman bread and cut nice slices that will fit in your toaster.
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- 2 slices hearty bread
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 leaves of iceberg or leaf lettuce
- 2 slices of ripe, summer tomatoes, sliced to your desired thickness
- 2 slices of Brie
- 2 slices of thick bacon, cooked until crisp
- Lightly toast your bread and cool slightly.
- Smear one slice of toast with 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise, then top with lettuce, tomatoes, Brie, and bacon.
- Spread mayonnaise on the second slice of toast, and add to the sandwich, mayonnaise side down.
- Slice the sandwich in half and serve.
You may make this with any other soft creamy cheese like Camembert or Havarti.
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Serving Size:1 sandwich
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 808Total Fat: 56gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 36gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 1375mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 28g