Low Carb BLT Bites

These Low Carb BLT Bites are perfect for appetizers or lunch! Tomatoes stuffed with bacon and lettuce have all your favorite BLT flavors without the bread!

Looking for more Low Carb recipes? Try our popular Naked Sheet Pan Tacos for a low carb taco night, or these Italian Deli Roll Ups that taste like your favorite Italian Sub without the bun!

BLT Bites are a low carb appetizer

A Low Carb, High Flavor Appetizer Recipe

These Low Carb BLT Bites are SO packed with flavor, you’ll never miss the bread! Whether you’re following a low carb diet or not, you’re going to love this appetizer recipe.

These BLT Bites go perfectly on a cheese board or set out as tapas plates – or really all on their own. Their hearty and tasty, so a couple of these apps with a glass of wine or a cocktail is just perfect.

But these delicious tomatoes aren’t just for appetizers, we’ll make them for a light lunch or just keep them in the refrigerator for snacking. They are THAT good, you’re going to want them all the time.

Tomatoes stuffed with bacon and lettuce, topped with mayonnaise

What Ingredients Do I Need To Make These Low Carb BLT Bites?

Tomatoes: Those vine ripened smaller tomatoes work really well for these appetizers. You want these BLT Bites to be smaller, like a two bite appetizer. So a larger tomato might make it awkward to eat.

Thick Cut Bacon: Any bacon you like that is slightly thicker cut to really drive home the bacon flavor.

Frisee Lettuce: I love the texture of frisee lettuce, which works perfectly for these apps. Shredded lettuce of most kinds will work fine, just a sturdier lettuce that will hold up.

Mayonnaise: Let’s do these apps right and add full flavor, full fat mayo, just like you would for your favorite BLT sandwich.

Balsamic Glaze: You can buy balsamic glaze right at the grocery store, if you don’t have it though you can reduce regular balsamic vinegar with a touch of honey until it’s thick and syrupy.

Ingredients to make Low Carb BLT Bites

Can I Make These Appetizers Ahead Of Time?

Mostly, yes. You can cut the tomatoes, cook up the bacon and break apart the lettuce into bite sized pieces. Assembly should be done close to when you’re ready to serve but you can certainly do this a couple of hours ahead of time, with the exception of the dollop of mayonnaise on top.

You definitely don’t want mayo to be sitting out too long before serving.

Truth be told, this appetizer recipe is so easy to make, there’s  not really much prep work beside cooking the bacon. As with any recipe that only has a few ingredients, you’ll want to make sure all of the ingredients that you’re using are the best quality you can find.

Obviously this recipe is only going to be as good as the tomatoes that you’re using to make them and the bacon that you’re adding to the top. The lettuce and mayonnaise are kind of secondary ingredients to those.

 Low Carb BLT Bites are a low carb recipe for lunch or snacking

Just to give a nod to a BLT sandwich, we’re adding a few breadcrumbs to the top. If you’re really concerned about cutting down those carbs, you can leave the bread crumbs off but they really aren’t going to add that many carbs to this recipe.

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BLT Bites made on tomatoes for a low carb appetizer

Low Carb BLT Bites

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x

These delicious low carb appetizers taste like your favorite BLT sandwich!



  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 1 pound extra thick cut bacon, cooked
  • 1 head frisée lettuce
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs, toasted
  • Balsamic glaze for drizzling


  1. Cut each tomato in half, then slice wedges making 4 pieces of each half. From each tomato you will have 8 wedges total.
  2. Scoop out the flesh of each tomato wedge and set aside.
  3. Break each piece of bacon into 4 pieces, then add two pieces per tomato wedge.
  4. Top the bacon with a few pieces of the lettuce.
  5. Add a dollop of mayonnaise to the top of the lettuce.
  6. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and top with some of the toasted breadcrumbs.

Recipe Notes

These appetizers are best served fresh but with the sturdy frisée lettuce and the thick cut bacon they will stand up on an appetizer platter for a couple of hours, so if you need to make these ahead of time you’re good to go!

  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American

This post is sponsored by Hatfield and SheKnows Media.

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88 Responses
  1. Julie

    My favorite Recipe to use bacon for the Holidays is my Bacon and Garlic Smashed Potatoes that I make every year for the Holidays.

  2. Jessie C.

    Bacon wrapped cream cheese stuffed turkey breast is my favorite bacon recipe to make for the holiday.
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  3. Natalie

    My favorite bacon recipe to make for the holidays is bacon and cheddar biscuits! We are originally from the South and love biscuits! They are even better with bacon.

  4. Anastasia

    I love to just make BLT’s! but during the holidays, some tasty breakfast burritos are a great meal for the whole family :)

  5. Chrissy

    My favorite bacon recipe to make for the holidays, or really any time, is overnight breakfast casserole! I love to make it for holidays because it’s so easy, yummy and great for a crowd!

  6. Erika

    These sound amazing! We love making a baked potato soup with bacon inside and as a garnish. :)


  7. Susan Smith

    My favorite bacon recipe is boneless chicken breasts wrapped in bacon and Swiss cheese and baked in the oven

  8. Barbara Montag

    I enjoy making tu key b easts w apped in bacon fo the holidays.
    As you can see one of my keys is not wo king!
    thank you

  9. Margaret Smith

    This recipe sounds like a great appetizer. I also like using bacon and like to wrap it around shrimp or scallops.
    Thanks so much.

  10. Rebecca W

    I like to serve bacon alongside my homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas day. I think everyone loves bacon, and bacon goes with everything!

  11. Jeffrey

    One of my favorite dishes to make with bacon is sweet potato casserole. I roast chunks of potatoes and put them in a baking dish along with cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne, maple syrup, honey and of course…Bacon!

  12. Elizabeth pergande

    I like to cook with bacon, it is easy to prepare and is always a big hit. We top everything with it.

  13. Jerry Marquardt

    My favorite bacon recipe to make for the holidays is a Maple Bacon Wrap with Eggs, Bacon, Maple Syrup and a Thick Wheat Wrap.

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