15 BLT Recipe Ideas – Re-imagine The Classic

Re-imagine the classic favorite with these 15 recipe twists on the Bacon Lettuce, and Tomato sandwich. Celebrate with BLT recipe ideas for every meal or party.

15 BLT Recipe Ideas

Re-imagine the Classic Favorite with These Tasty Twists

I have to admit, a good bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich is one of my all-time favorites. There is just something sublime about the melding of those savory and fresh ingredients. It is an easy sandwich that everyone knows how to make…or do they?

We have had a big laugh a couple of times within the last six weeks or so while dining at two different restaurants. I ordered the BLT sandwich, and both times my sandwich was served without tomato. What’s that? Bacon, lettuce, and TOAST??? Both waitresses were as shocked as we were, and the laughter just rolled.

Needless to say, BLTs have been on my radar, so I thought it would be fun to do a round-up of bacon, lettuce, and tomato inspired recipes. I’ve scoured the web and pulled together some amazing BLT recipe ideas that will make your mouth water. Plus, these varied twists on the classic can be served for breakfast, brunch, lunch, appetizers, dinner, you name it — they are delicious anytime, anywhere. And, take note, they all include tomato! LOL Enjoy the celebration…

BLT Recipe Ideas – Twist on the Classic

Fried Green Tomato BLT from Julie and Debbie @ Cooks With Cocktails

“This fried green tomato BLT is made with buttery toasted bread, smoky bacon, crisp lettuce, juicy fried green tomatoes, and a zesty balsamic garlic mayo.

 

BLT Bruschetta from Allyson @ Domestic Superhero

“everyone goes crazy over bacon, and this spin on traditional bruschetta is just so easy and tasty!”

 

BLT Pizza from Bev @ Bev Cooks

“And as if the crust wasn’t enough to do me in, I topped the whole dern thing with a BLT. Should we take a moment of silence?”

 

BLT Roll Ups from Kelly @ Mostly Homemade Mom

“This amazingly easy appetizer blends cream cheese, mayo, bacon, tomatoes, and lettuce in sliced wraps for a fresh take on the classic BLT!”

 

Grilled BLT Kabobs from Cade and Carrian @ Oh, Sweet Basil

“If you thought you loved a fat, juicy BLT sandwich you’re going to go nuts for these grilled BLT kabobs with a garlic aioli drizzle!”

 

BLT Pasta Salad from Brandie @ The Country Cook

“When I saw this recipe for BLT Macaroni Salad, I knew that I had to make it!”

 

BLT Bites Recipe from Ronique @ Stagetecture

“…try this twist on the traditional bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich with these BLT bites that combine bacon, tomatoes, and more yummy ingredients.”

 

Breakfast BLT from right here on Life With Lorelai

“I decided to just go for it and make a BLT on the Buttermilk Biscuits… they were AMAZING!”

 

BLT Summer Roll from Vicky @ Avocado Pesto

“The classic BLT reconstructed and offered in new form — BLT Summer Roll recipe with Avocado”

 

Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Liz @ Pocket Change Gourmet

“There once was a grilled cheese sandwich that longed to be exciting, to be full of flavor and added crunch. And then along came the Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich.”

 

BLT Cole Slaw from Michelle @ The Whole Smiths

“…the perfect dish to take to any summer gathering that EVERYBODY will love… a BLT Cole Slaw.”

 

BLT Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap from Trish @ Mom On Timeout

“This BLT Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap has all the makings to become your new go-to recipe!”

 

Rachel Hollis’ BLT Bites from Cathy @ She Paused For Thought

“This simple recipe can be customized to your personal preference. I prefer to use sourdough bread, freshly made aioli & Romaine lettuce. Turkey bacon or Veggie Bacon is also a good option if you don’t eat pork.”

 

French Toast BLTs from Jaymee @ E Is For Eat

“It’s bacon. And french toast. What more do you need in a breakfast food?”

 

BLT Quesadillas from Nick @ Macheesmo

“…put a BLT twist on a simple Tex-Mex quesadilla.”

I hope you have enjoyed these tempting recipes that re-imagine the classic bacon, lettuce, and tomato.

 

 

 

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Recipe Roundup – Top 16 Recipes of 2016

It’s the end of the year, and that means it is time to reminisce and take a look back over 2016. Today, we want to revisit the top 16 recipes of the year and bring you a tasty recipe roundup in the process. Get your taste buds ready!

 

Top 16 Recipes of 2016

A Recipe Roundup from Life With Lorelai

We’ll start with number 16 and work our way to the number one recipe on the blog this past year.

16.

Pumpkin Rice Pudding

 

15.

Mini Taco Scoops

 

14.

Skittles Ice Cream Sandwiches

 

13.

Polska Kielbasa and Caramelized Onions

 

12.

How To Make A Killer Cake

 

11.

Peanut Butter & Raspberry Smoothie

 

10.

Strawberry Jalapeño Glazed Chicken

 

9.

Chinese New Year Cookies or Haystacks

 

8.

Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding

 

7.

Sugar Cookies

 

6.

Snickers Mini Pudding Parfaits

 

5.

Breakfast B.L.T.

 

4.

Caramel Creme Pie

 

3.

Fresh Orange Bundt Cake

 

2.

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

 

May we have a drum roll, please…

We are proud to announce the TOP RECIPE of 2016

1.

Smore’s Cookies

 

2016 has been a yummy year! We look forward to sharing more wonderful recipes with you in the coming year. Have a happy, safe, and healthy New Year!

 

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Skittles Ice Cream Sandwiches

Skittles Ice Cream Sandwiches

You Won’t Believe How Easy These Tasty Treats Are!

 

In my Game Day Party post, I included these amazing little frozen snacks. But, I wanted to share with you just how easy they are to make. You will be shocked! I know I was. I do have to confess, these Skittles Ice Cream Sandwiches had a slightly different beginning…

My original ideas was to let the ice cream sandwiches thaw just a little and push skittles onto the ice cream sides (creating a rainbow of polka-dots), and then, re-freeze them. This did not work. The whole Skittles were too heavy for the slightly melted ice cream, and they would not stay in place. What a mess I had! Then, Rory told me of something she had seen while cruising Pinterest that got her attention. I wish I had the PIN to link to, because they deserve some credit.

UPDATE: Rory found the PIN. It’s for a Skittles Poke Cake–click here.

So, get out your Magic Bullet, Ninja, or whatever food processor you have, and let’s get busy!

Skittles Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

This recipe has only TWO INGREDIENTS:

  • Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Skittles

Here’s what you do:

  • Line a baking dish with Wax Paper
  • Keep your Ice Cream Sandwiches in the Freezer. Work with them from there, one at a time

  • Take a small handful of Skittles and put them in your processor.

  • Pulse it a few times until you have Skittles Powder with some tiny chunks left in it. You will be surprised how fast this goes!
  • Pour the Skittles powder into a container with an air-tight lid
  • Repeat and Make enough Skittles powder to coat the edges of your ice cream sandwiches

  • Put some of the Skittles powder onto a small plate
  • Take your first Ice Cream Sandwich out of the freezer, and unwrap it. I cut my sandwiches in half to have smaller snack-size treats.

  • Tap the ice cream edges in the Skittles powder until all sides are covered

  • Place Skittles crusted sandwich in the wax paper lined dish and put into freezer
  • Repeat these steps until all of your Skittles Ice Cream Sandwiches are made
  • Once finished, cover the dish with Plastic Wrap

 

And here is what you end up with…

 

See how they look on your Game Day table?

 

Here is a Printable Recipe just for You!

5 from 1 reviews
Skittles Ice Cream Sandwiches
 
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A super easy and delicious ice cream treat with the taste of the rainbow--Skittles.
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Type: Dessert
Ingredients:
  • Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Skittles
Directions:
  1. Line a baking dish with Wax Paper
  2. Keep your Ice Cream Sandwiches in the Freezer. Work with them from there, one at a time
  3. Take a small handful of Skittles and put them in your processor.
  4. Pulse it a few times until you have Skittles Powder with some tiny chunks left in it. You will be surprised how fast this goes!
  5. Pour the Skittles powder into a container with an air-tight lid
  6. Repeat and Make enough Skittles powder to coat the edges of your ice cream sandwiches
  7. Put some of the Skittles powder onto a small plate
  8. Take your first Ice Cream Sandwich out of the freezer, and unwrap it. I cut my sandwiches in half to have smaller snack-size treats.
  9. Tap the ice cream edges in the Skittles powder until all sides are covered
  10. Place Skittles crusted sandwich in the wax paper lined dish and put into freezer
  11. Repeat these steps until all of your Skittles Ice Cream Sandwiches are made
  12. Once finished, cover the dish with Plastic Wrap
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I know you and your family will enjoy these scrumptious Skittles Ice Cream Sandwiches!

Have you ever seen or heard of Skittles Powder before?

What ideas do you have for tasty treats using Skittles?

 

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Polska Kielbasa and Caramelized Onions Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Hillshire Farm® Polska Kielbasa. All opinions are mine alone. #OktoberOnTheFarm #CollectiveBias

Polska Kielbasa and Caramelized Onions

 Quick and Easy Recipe Makes a Warm Salad or Sandwich Roll

 

Hello, my friends! Let me start this little post by telling you how this Polska Kielbasa and Caramelized Onions Recipe idea came about…

The other day, I found myself feeling a little nostalgic, and memories of my Oma and her wonderful cooking and baking came to mind. Oma is the German word for grandmother, and since my mother’s parents moved to the United States in the 1920s from Bavaria, that is what we called her. There’s a lovely little story about my Oma coming to America on a boat escorted by nuns to marry my Opa, but that will have to wait for another time.

My thoughts traveled through Oma’s German pancakes, nut rolls, and Schwetchken Küchen (plum tart), to her beef roast and homemade noodles, and Würst Salat (ring bologna and onion salad). My memories were so vivid; I could almost smell the yummy aromas. Now, I was hungry for some of Oma’s tasty dishes. With the crisp autumn weather, I wanted something hot, but my schedule demanded something quick and easy. So, that’s when one of Oma’s go-to ingredients came to mind—Hillshire Farm® Polska Kielbasa–it is perfect for Fall recipes.

After I picked up Rory from the library, we stopped at our local Walmart to grab the Polska Kielbasa, onion, steak rolls, and sauerkraut.

 

I was definitely in a German mood. So, why not celebrate my Bavarian heritage and all its grand traditions and Oktoberfest festivities? I pulled out a few of my Bavarian items to add to the fun.

 

Then, I got to work on dinner. I am telling you, if you want something mouthwateringly delicious to set on your table in about 20 minutes, this is it! This recipe is easy-peasy and ideal for an Oktoberfest gathering or anytime.

Here’s What You Need:

  • Hillshire Farm® Polska Kielbasa
  • 1 Large Onion
  • Fresh Dill (chopped)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/4 – 1/2-cup water (if needed)
  • Steak Rolls
  • German Mustard (optional as condiment)

 

Directions:

  1. Place a Skillet with 1-2 Tbs. Olive Oil over burner to warm
  1. Slice Onion
  1. Place onion in skillet to start getting tender
  1. Add Salt to taste
  1. Open Polska Kielbasa (using the “Easy Open” feature on the packaging) and place in skillet on top of onions
  1. Add a little water if needed to keep onions from sticking to skillet.
  1. Let cook until onions are tender and slightly caramelized and Polska Kielbasa is cooked through.
  1. Shortly before you are ready to pull the Polska Kielbasa and Caramelized Onions from the pan, add some fresh chopped Dill to the skillet, stir in well.

 

To Serve This Dish:

 

  • Slice the Polska Kielbasa
  • Mix Polska Kielbasa and Caramelized Onions in a bowl
  • Serve as is for a Warm Salad, or Serve on a Steak Roll as a Sandwich Roll


Add some sauerkraut or potato salad and perhaps a favorite German beverage, and you have a meal your taste buds will be craving! Turn on some German music, and maybe even do a little Chicken Dance to celebrate. #OktoberOnTheFarm

 

Here’s a Printable Recipe just for you:

5 from 1 reviews
Polska Kielbasa and Caramelized Onions Recipe
 
Prep time
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Total time
 
A Bavarian Oktoberfest inspired recipe that is mouthwateringly delicious and ready to set on your table in about 20 minutes! Serve as a Warm Salad or a Sandwich Roll.
from:
Type: Main
Ingredients:
  • Hillshire Farm® Polska Kielbasa
  • 1 Large Onion
  • Fresh Dill (chopped)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/4 - 1/2-cup water (if needed)
  • Steak Rolls
  • German Mustard (optional as condiment)
Directions:
  1. Place a Skillet with 1-2 Tbs. Olive Oil over burner to warm
  2. Slice Onion
  3. Place onion in skillet to start getting tender
  4. Add Salt to taste
  5. Open Polska Kielbasa (using the "Easy Open" feature on the packaging) and place in skillet on top of onions
  6. Add a little water if needed to keep onions from sticking to skillet.
  7. Let cook until onions are tender and slightly caramelized and Polska Kielbasa is cooked through.
  8. Shortly before you are ready to pull the Polska Kielbasa and Caramelized Onions from the pan, add some fresh chopped Dill to the skillet, stir in well.
  9. Slice the Polska Kielbasa
  10. Mix Polska Kielbasa and Caramelized Onions in a bowl
  11. Serve as is for a Warm Salad, or Serve on a Steak Roll as a Sandwich Roll
Notes
Serve with sauerkraut or potato salad and perhaps a favorite German beverage, and you have a meal your taste buds will be craving!
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or follow them on Twitter: @HillshireFarm / Facebook / YouTube

 

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Do you have a favorite recipe with Polska Kielbasa?

 

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Breakfast BLT – A Twist On A Favorite

Breakfast B.L.T.

 

Breakfast BLT

Anyone Ready for a Scrumptious Breakfast?

Doesn’t that look DELICIOUS? You have no idea how good it was with our homegrown tomatoes! This sandwich came about as a mash-up of mine and Luke’s ideas for Sunday breakfast. I had a can of Trader Joe’s Buttermilk Biscuits (which I love) that I had planned on fixing with some eggs and such. But, we had so many tomatoes from the garden that Luke thought maybe it would be nice to have a BLT for breakfast…it was after 10:30…

So, I decided to just go for it and make a BLT on the Buttermilk Biscuits… they were AMAZING! You should definitely give this recipe a try. And talk about easy, easy, easy.

Breakfast BLT

Ingredients:

  • Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Bacon
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Directions:

Following the directions on your can of biscuits, get them baking in the oven. Cook up your bacon. Slice the tomatoes, and tear lettuce. When the biscuits and bacon are finished, serve ingredients separately at the table so everyone can make their own Breakfast BLT. Enjoy!

Here’s a Printable Recipe for your pleasure…

5 from 1 reviews
Breakfast BLT
 
Prep time
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A scrumptious and taste bud tantalizing BLT on Buttermilk Biscuits
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Type: Breakfast
Ingredients:
  • Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Bacon
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
Directions:
  1. Follow the directions on your can of Biscuits, get them baking in the oven
  2. Cook up your Bacon
  3. Slice the Tomatoes
  4. Tear Lettuce
  5. Build your B.L.T.
  6. Add Mayonnaise, Salt and Pepper to taste
Notes
Here's another Serving Suggestion:

When the biscuits and bacon are finished, serve ingredients separately at the table so everyone can make their own Breakfast BLT. Enjoy!
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Do you have any quick and easy Breakfast Recipes?

Any unique Mash-ups in your Culinary Arsenal?

On Another Note~

I am so EXCITED… I just learned that

Life With Lorelai is a Featured Blog on At the Lake with Regina.
Thank you very much, Regina, I am totally honored. Wow…you made my day!
Be sure to go check it out…
I have a Blog Crush!

 

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