Oven-Fried Green Tomato BLT

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 19, 2023
For years I have used this same idea to cook eggplant slices, and recently I decided to try it on green tomatoes. It worked! Now my family loves them in BLTs. —Jolene Martinelli, Fremont, New Hampshire
Oven-Fried Green Tomato BLT Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 large green tomato (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh dill or 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 8 slices whole wheat bread, toasted
  • 8 cooked center-cut bacon strips
  • 4 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves


  1. Preheat broiler. Cut tomato into 8 slices, each about 1/4 in. thick. Place egg and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls; mix salt into bread crumbs. Dip tomato slices in egg, then in bread crumb mixture, patting to help adhere.
  2. Place tomato slices on a wire rack set in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan; broil 4-5 in. from heat until golden brown, about 30-45 seconds per side.
  3. Mix mayonnaise, green onions and dill. Layer each of 4 slices of bread with 2 bacon strips, 1 lettuce leaf and 2 tomato slices. Spread mayonnaise mixture over remaining slices of bread; place over top layer.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Bacon can be included in a healthy diet; just reach for the center-cut variety. It has much less fat and more lean meat.
  • Green tomatoes are simply unripe tomatoes. They have a slight acidic bite to them, and they're a little crunchier than ripe tomatoes.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 sandwich: 313 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 744mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 16g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 2 starch, 2 high-fat meat, 1 fat.