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Italian BLTs Recipe

Italian BLTs Recipe

The brilliant method of toasting BLTs in a coating of crispy bread crumbs takes these sandwiches from satisfying to spectacular. Joyce Moul - York Haven, PA
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 2 turkey bacon strips, diced
  • 4 slices Italian bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 slices reduced-fat provolone cheese
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • 1 small tomato, sliced
  • 4 teaspoons fat-free Italian salad dressing
  • 1/3 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • Butter-flavored cooking spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil


  • 1. In a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Layer two bread slices with cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato; top with remaining bread.
  • 2. Brush outsides of sandwiches with salad dressing. Place bread crumbs in a shallow bowl. Coat sandwiches with bread crumbs; spray with butter-flavored cooking spray.
  • 3. In a large skillet over medium heat, toast sandwiches in oil for 2-3 minutes on each side or until bread is lightly browned. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 272 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 761mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.

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bmlink627 User ID: 6613671 181945
Reviewed May. 30, 2014

"This is going into the Kitchen Keeper book! Yum"

cookinNC User ID: 4119721 100398
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"I did not make this recipe as directed but used their ideas. I used 2-3 slices of regular bacon per sandwich. I did not have Italian dressing on hand, so I used ranch dressing on a Country White bread. I also used Jack cheese because that is what I had. It was delicious and tastes like you went to a deli for a sandwich. I have also used the method to coat the bread several time when making grilled cheese which is also wonderful!"

sierracc User ID: 6325481 100396
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"These were so YUMMY! I was expecting them to be good, but these actually exceeded my expectations. They were a hit with the adults in my family as well as our children. My youngest helped me make them. They are simple to make and have the taste of a restaurant. We stuck to the recipe except, we used 2 slices of bacon per sandwich and used Texas toast vs. Italian bread. (only because this is what was in the house) I would definitely make these again. Thank you!"

sierracc User ID: 6325481 170658
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"Oh my gosh! These were a huge hit with the adults and children! (ages 9 & 12) My husband doesn't care for Italian salad dressing, but LOVED these sandwiches. I followed the instructions almost all the way. I did use 2 slices of the turkey bacon on each sandwich. We also chose to use Texas Toast, because it was what we had in the house. Super delicious! Thank you for this recipe!"

tryfu User ID: 1101099 182778
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"I haven't made this yet but my guys

would have a fit if I tried to make a sandwich with only one slice of bacon per sandwich."

jpwyner User ID: 520407 125660
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2009

"For a different flavor, try using Rosemary-Olive bread."

jjbbg User ID: 3923019 182775
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2009

"instead of bacon just fry provolone until bubbly and light brown. It gets crisp as it cools and takes out a lot of the fat. And tastes as good as the bacon."

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