BLT Grilled Cheese plus 10 More BLT Inspired Recipes

by heidi on August 30, 2012

BLT Grilled Cheese from FoodieCrush

No it’s not over yet. You may have thought after last week’s post of Pasta with Marinated Tomatoes Plus 55 Fresh and Tasty Tomato Recipes, you may have thought I had exhausted the coffers.

Au contraire, mon frere. Tomatoes are still taking over my life. And I’m darn happy to say so.

Smudge isn’t much a fan of the fresh ‘mater. I cannot fathom why, because home grown are sweeter than any cookie or donut she slyly suggests I buy for her on each and every grocery store outing.

Heirloom Tomato Soup from FoodieCrush

Why are kids like that? But she’ll happily and eagerly eat my Homemade Heirloom Tomato Soup. Like most kids she loves ketchup and tomato sauce too.

So what’s the big deal with fresh tomatoes lady?

Well honey, I have a secret weapon: Cloak it in a coating of cheese. And to make it even more compelling: layer smokey bacon on top. And dip it into that soup.

The new BLT: B is for bacon, L is for lacy swiss and T is for tomato. Hee, hee. She’ll never know she’s been duped.

I was scouting out Pinterest and came across a few ways others have shown their love for BLTs.

A fashionable bacon look for the whole family (and just like when we played the characters of The Sound of Music as kids and the littlest one got to be Greta, look who gets to be the tomato.)

Graphic prints of your favorite stackable foods 

And a little somethin’ for the kitchen and your favorite bacon bakers

But for now, I’m pretty satisfied with my BLT Grilled Cheese sandwich, minus the crocheted hot pads.

BLT Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Serving Size: makes one sandwich

BLT Grilled Cheese Sandwich


2 slices egg bread
4 slices cheddar cheese
1-2 slices lacy swiss
4 slices cooked bacon
2 slices tomato
1 tablespoon butter


  1. Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread, then stack buttered sides together. Layer 2 slices cheddar on top of bread stack, then bacon slices, then lacy swiss cheese, then tomato and finally the remaining slices of cheese. Place bread buttered side down in a fry pan over medium-high heat. Cover with lid and let cook for 3-4 minutes or until golden.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and flip sandwich to other side and cook for 2-3 minutes or until bread is toasty golden and cheese has melted. The second side will cook faster than the first so watch carefully.
  3. Cut in half and enjoy with homemade tomato soup!


There are so many inspiring recipe makers out there. Check out these curveballs on the classic BLT sandwich.

Who put my BLT Grilled Cheese Sand in a bowl? Karen may have created the most brilliant marriage of ingredients in a soup ever. Meet Soup Addict‘s BLT Soup.

Linda may just get the ingenious prize with Salty Seattle‘s award-winning (in my book) Bacon Ice Cream with Lettuce Sorbet and Tomato Gelato P.S. Shahouganuts! There’s bourbon in them there bacon ice cream!

Sandy adds one of my favorite fruits (yes fruit) creamy avo to Everyday Southwest’s Tuscan BLT Guacamole Bites. How many can I pop in my mouth…let’s count.

Allison’s secret crunchy kick is what makes Some the Wiser‘s BLT Pasta with Garlic Toast Bread Crumbs that much more unique in this bacon round-up. And noodles. Gooood noodles.

One of the best additions to the Classic BLT I’ve seen yet: the simple yet golden fried egg with Chili Ranch Sauce. GET OUT! Get it from the communal bloggers at Eat Show & Tell.

Mommie Cooks Southwest BLT Crostini are totally going on my game day menu. And Julie scores with the spicy kick! Bwaaa haaa haa.

Hunky chunks of delicious goodness fill the bowl of Joy’s BLT Corn Salad Wraps ala the simplicity of Joy the Baker. 

Katie gives the BLT a gluten-free spin: Oh mama, Chaos in the Kitchen‘s BLT Salad with Avocado and Blue Cheese Dressing. Please and thank you.

Marla knows how to get the kids to eat it. Put it on a stick with Family Fresh Cooking‘s BLT Kebabs.

And since tomato plants never seem to exhaust their supply before the first frost, Kevin gives us the perfect reason to pluck your plants clean with Closet Cooking‘s Fried Green Tomato BLT.

Related Recipes
BLT Panzanella 
Grilled & Stuffed Tomatoes
Turkey and White Cheddar with Caramelized Onion and Grape Grilled Cheese
Sweet Pear and Rosemary Honey with Havarti Grilled Cheese
Honey Smoked Ham with Fig Spread Grilled Cheese

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Posted in: meat and seafood,recipes,sandwiches

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristen August 30, 2012 at 7:52 am

I love tomatoes. Like love them better than a couple of my children, but I have never loved a BLT sandwich. Isn’t that strange? I love other things with BLT in them, like pasta, but just can’t do a sandwich.

Love this roundup. Delicious finds out there on the web!


RavieNomNoms August 30, 2012 at 7:55 am

Totally genius!!! I love a BLT and then make it a grilled cheese? I cannot imagine how good that is


Kelley August 30, 2012 at 7:57 am

I’m with you Heidi, a ripe tomato beats store bought cookie dough every time. Add bacon and some homemade soup and you’ve sold me 100 times over!


Barbara @ Barbara Bakes August 30, 2012 at 8:08 am

Now I’m going to have to make this sandwich for lunch!


Bev @ Bev Cooks August 30, 2012 at 8:32 am

This might be the sexiest round-up I’ve ever seen.

You rule it.


Michelle August 30, 2012 at 9:47 am

I’m with you – so amazing!!! No guy has ever made me salivate like this…


Cassie August 30, 2012 at 8:33 am

What a beautiful tomato harvest. I can’t get enough. This is the perfect grilled cheese.


Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking August 30, 2012 at 8:47 am

I just devoured two BLTs for lunch the other day!!! I love fresh garden tomatoes! My husband hates fresh tomatoes… He is kind of like a child. He hates the “guts.” so any time I give him something with fresh tomatoes, I have to remove all the seeds and “guts.”


Emily August 30, 2012 at 8:49 am

And now I’m craving a grilled cheese BLT for breakfast. Thanks a lot.


Susan August 30, 2012 at 8:50 am

With those beautiful tomatoes, I could eat just a tomato sandwich! Love BLT’s, but vegetarian style with either MorningStar Farms or Smoked tempeh. XOXO


Annalise August 30, 2012 at 8:58 am

Come to mama, that sandwich looks amazing!


Michelle August 30, 2012 at 9:44 am

Holy seriousness???? looks like I’m getting an icecream maker – bourbon bacon ice cream? I think all my due karma was just paid in full!!!!
ps – totally made E a blt for lunch today.


Krista August 30, 2012 at 10:19 am

This post has my name all over it!!


Rachel Cooks August 30, 2012 at 11:14 am

BLTs are my faaaavorite. So are grilled cheese sandwiches. I’m in heaven.


Julia August 30, 2012 at 11:20 am

I’ve been OBSESSED with BLT’s during my pregnancy. This kind, exactly! And maybe add a little raspberry jam. I’m pregnant, I can’t help it. The kid even ate it, but picked out the tomato, they are so strange! I would love it with tomato soup too, yum!


carrian August 30, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Great, now I have no choice but to have a BLT. And I had planned on tri tip, but that will have to wait.


Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes August 30, 2012 at 1:09 pm

I love the BLT Kebabs! SO cool!


marla August 30, 2012 at 1:59 pm

GREAT post! I want them all ~ maybe not the costumes ;) Thanks for sharing my sticks!


Delishhh August 30, 2012 at 4:05 pm

OMG that sandwich looks amazing! Love the costume :) I have 20% at my store right now (just fyi)


Wendy@chezchloe September 4, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I’m thinking the BLT soup, the Tuscan bites and that BLT salad with avocado and blue cheese. They all look totally YUM… But these really stood out in the line up for me.


laura k September 7, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I once made a BLT risotto that was pretty killer.


Julie M. September 12, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Aww, thanks for the shoutout! I hadn’t realized I was a part of this amazing list until just now. :) You seriously have me craving blt “everything” right about now!


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Tommy Jones August 8, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Sure looks good.


Janelle December 1, 2013 at 5:47 pm

I’ve been trying to find quick, delicious recipes to make for low budget lunch dates for my boyfriend and I. Definitely going to try the BLT Grilled Cheese. Thanks!


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