BLT Bites Recipe
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BLT Bites Recipe

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These quick hors d'oeuvres may be mini, but their bacon and tomato flavor is full size. I serve them at parties, brunches and picnics, and they're always a hit...even my kids love them. —Kellie Remmen, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 16 to 20 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 113 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 206mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Cut a thin slice off of each tomato top. Scoop out and discard pulp. Invert the tomatoes on a paper towel to drain.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Spoon into tomatoes. Refrigerate for several hours. Yield: 16-20 appetizers.
Originally published as BLT Bites in Taste of Home August/September 1993, p29

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 263392
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2017

"I made these to take to a party and they were a hit. I cut a small piece off the bottom of each tomato so they would sit up. I used a 1/8 teaspoon to scoop out the insides. I pulsed the filling in my food processor and used a ziplock bag filled and with the end snipped off to fill the tomatoes. They do take time but worth it. Everyone loved them."

lilbittyprast User ID: 3326457 252800
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2016

"love these have made them many times"

sahotrum User ID: 8898918 251727
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2016

"I love this recipe and have made it several times in a couple of different ways. It's very versatile, easy to make, and can be used as a dip or spread. Typically I'll forego the cherry tomatoes altogether (to save time) and I'll use it as a dip for cucumber slices or carrots. I often double the mayo, parmesan, and green onion, and add about a tsp of garlic powder. I've also added shredded cheese to it as well. Tonight I'm going to a work party and I'm going to try spreading it on a ritz cracker and topping it with a bit of tomato."

htrimnal User ID: 2173940 250618
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2016

"I substituted cream cheese for the mayo and made two batches, one with regular cream cheese and one with herb cream cheese. I did have to work the cream cheese in a bowl with a spoon or small spatula to make it pliable, but I knew that would be necessary. The only downside of this recipe was the treatment of the tomatoes - it took quite a bit longer than expected. I had followed some other reviewers' advice and cut a small sliver off of the bottom so they would sit upright more easily. But then I ended up plating them on frilly greens, so that was a wasted step. Cleaning them out still took some time. BUT, for a no-cook recipe, it got great reviews, is very pretty, and I will definitely make it again (but will edit my tomato trimming :)"

JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 248988
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2016

"These were good. I shortcutted and bought Real Bacon bits (said 50% reduced fat on the bag). I didn't get as many tomatoes out of the recipe, mine were gigantic though they were marked cherry. Swapped mayo out and used sour cream."

christinesjg User ID: 8454221 235202
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2015

"Big hit at recent open house - especially with gluten-free crowd! Big bacon flavour"

shaygri User ID: 7514173 232086
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2015

"I have made these for many years and they are always a hit. I really wish would people wouldn't criticize recipes without trying them first. Also if you think there is too much of a certain ingredient, bacon for example, don't make it."

jmrogreen User ID: 3115187 231647
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2015

"These are amazing! I made these for my in-laws anniversary party and they were gone within minutes. I used precooked bacon pieces for convenience and a grapefruit spoon to hollow out the tomatoes."

grama8 User ID: 6582863 229724
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2015

"These are really good but preparing the tomatoes is tedious a lot of work for a one bite snack. Will do the filling on crackers or baguette"

fab411 User ID: 7324870 229490
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2015

"Shouldn't this have some cream cheese in it or something? It seems to me this would just be an overly salty gob of salty bacon?"

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