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BLT Bites

Updated On: Oct 31, 2023

A quick BLT Bites appetizer that is simple to make in large quantities to feed a crowd.

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Did you see last Wednesday’s Top Chef Seattle’s “Quickfire Challenge”?  Iceberg lettuce?  Really? I have to admit that I threw my hands in the air in a “what the heck” way when Padma said that was the challenge ingredient.  I buy iceberg maybe once or twice a year and the only thing I use it for is making Chinese Lettuce Wraps.  So I wasn’t shocked when most of the cheftestants chose to use it for for the same thing….a shell for something else…with flavor.

BLT Bites via farmgirlgourmet.com

So as not to copy the cheftestants and their lettuce wrapped deliciousness, I decided to kick up iceberg another way…but putting bacon on it and of course the other ingredients that go into the BLT.  I must be on a serious bacon kick lately.  Last week was California Roll sushi with bacon and now this!  Maybe I’m channeling my inner Joshua and need to run out and buy a Bacon t-shirt pronto!

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These BLT bites are super quick to make and are more filling than you’d expect them to be with their compact size.  We enjoyed them during Super Bowl, but they would be perfect for a baby shower or your next church gathering.  The best part is that it only takes a short time to prepare them.

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I used good ole white bread but you could healthy-fy them by using whole grain.  With the bacon and mayo, no one would ever know the difference.

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Except my daughter, of course.  She’s super anti-anything-healthy.  It’s almost like she has some sort of super power where she’s able to sniff out whole wheat.  Believe me, I’ve tried on many occasions to pull one over on her.  Chalk her up as the winner, every time.

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BLT Bites

A quick appetizer for a BLT Bite that is super simple to make and can be achieved for a large crowd.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 4 slices bacon cut into 2 inch squares
  • 4 slices bread crust removed & cut into 2 inch squares
  • ¼ head iceberg lettuce cut into 2 inch square pieces
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 12 cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • cooking spray

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees, spray a small rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Place bread squares on the baking sheet and spray lightly with cooking spray. Bake for 5 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Remove and cool.
  • Crisp bacon in a frying pan over medium-high heat, remove to a paper towel lined plate and cool.

Assembly:

  • Spread a small amount of mayonnaise on each bread slice. Top with 3 or 4 pieces of lettuce, then a slice of bacon. Skewer the tomato half with a long toothpick and stick into the bacon, lettuce and bread. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 46kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 63mgPotassium: 41mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 73IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword bacon, snacks
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Recipe By:

Heather is a recipe developer and content creator living in Vancouver, Washington. She started Farmgirl Gourmet in 2006, almost 20 years ago, as a way to share recipes with friends and family. Heather is also the co-founder of Spiceology , a unique spice company, which she started in 2013. She shares family friendly recipes for easy everyday meals with a gourmet twist.

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  2. CJ, I think.

  3. CJ for sure!

  4. Olga @ MangoTomato says:

    CJ all the way.

  5. Athena R says:

    CJ

  6. itsallgoodgravy says:

    CJ should be saved.

  7. wanderfulltraveler says:

    CJ!
    I love this – will use for my Oscar party!

  8. I’m torn between CJ and Stefan. I suppose if forced, I would choose CJ. I really do love Stefan though.
    Loving this season of Top Chef!!

  9. Chris at Hye Thyme Cafe says:

    Save CJ!!! Although I have to admit, Stefan is not half as annoying this time around as he was in his first run

  10. Ok, love these! What fun apps to make and share!

  11. Bree {Skinny Mommy} says:

    These are so cute! Perfect for a party

  12. Milisa Armstrong says:

    I would have to say CJ! Love these appetizers and I actually like iceberg lettuce. I am getting the feeling that I stand alone here!

  13. CJ!

  14. Cindy Brickley says:

    CJ all the way!

  15. CJ! I love watching Top Chef! 🙂 Those little BLT apps look wonderful & perfect for a party too!

  16. Oh CJ for sure!!!

  17. Marnely Rodriguez-Murray says:

    CJ of course!

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