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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 serving (1 each) equals 113 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 206 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g 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 appetizer servings.
Originally published as BLT Bites in Taste of Home August/September 1993, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 113 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 206 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015

"I made these using roma tomatoes and cut them in half and scooped them out instead of cherry tomatoes - I also added a bit of chopped lettuce - chopped very small - the parm on top is what really makes this - good recipe"

Reviewed Feb. 8, 2015

"So tasty! I have had these before, and decided to make them for a gathering tonight. They were a big hit. I made 40 of them for 4 people and we ate them all. I found tomatoes that were between a cherry tomato and a roma tomato in size. I halved them, scooped them, filled them. Since they were more oval in shape didn't have the problem of them falling over. Instead of parsley I used fresh basil (that would be the "lettuce" in the title.) I didn't quite chop it small enough so sometimes we'd get a blast of basil- yummmm. Next time I would use low sodium bacon because I'm not used to much salt. I wondered about the amount of bacon, but it was fine. Yes, a pound of bacon for 16-20 tomatoes. I used half mayo and half nonfat greek yogurt to cut a few calories. It was a bit time consuming, but I like cooking and baking so it was fine, I find it relaxing."

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

"I have made these for the past few years. They are certainly tasty, and they disappear like magic. Once, they were gone before we were ready to serve them!"

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2014

"I'm anxious to make these for Xmas. Eve Party, but they can't possibly use an entire pound of bacon. Maybe a few slices. Use a disposable piping bag, to fill them, and cut a good sized hole in the end, that will still fit in the opening of the tomato."

Reviewed Sep. 8, 2014

"These are a big hit at my work potlucks. Because they are so time consuming to stuff the tomatoes, I now by Roma tomatoes, slice into wedges and add the topping. I present this on a tray lined with the lettuce. Big hit at work!!! Also a big hit at the family potlucks! What's not to love about the bites?!"

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