Bacon, Basil Pesto, and Tomato Sandwich


If you're tired of a BLT, try a BBPT. The basil pesto is a wonderful complement to the bacon and tomato on this sandwich. During summer, when you have more basil than you know what to do with, make your own pesto. You can freeze pesto in ice cube trays for a real treat in the winter. And go ahead and pick one of those fresh tomatoes in your garden to slice down for this sandwich.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 sandwiches


  • 6 slices center-cut bacon

  • 4 slices lightly toasted bread, divided

  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto

  • 1 tomato, sliced

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 teaspoons light mayonnaise


  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until crisp, about 10 minutes. Set aside on a paper towel to drain.

  2. Spread 1 tablespoon pesto on the bottom slice of toast. Layer tomato slices and 3 slices bacon over each. Season with salt and pepper. Spread 1 teaspoon mayonnaise on remaining bread slices and place on top of the sandwiches. Cut sandwiches in half to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

389 Calories
22g Fat
30g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 389
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 1210mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 11mg 53%
Calcium 197mg 15%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 428mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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