The Bacon Sandwich

The Bacon Sandwich plate with chips and pickle pepper

The bacon sandwich. A classic lunch with a huge amount of variety. Of course, the most popular bacon sandwich is the BLT, or, Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato. When you make bacon sandwiches at home you realize that not only is it insanely cheap compared to the $10+ you’re likely to pay at a diner, but you can make it exactly how YOU like it.

Like most recipes that only involve a few ingredients, it is important to use quality. For this sandwich that doesn’t mean just the bacon, but the bread and other fixins as well.

What Goes In A Bacon Sandwich?

bacon sandwich ingredients

I tend to keep it extremely simple. My best bacon sandwich is just some well done bacon, smashed avocado, and sliced ripe tomatoes. A little homemade mayo on the bottom slice of quality whole wheat bread, and a sprinkle of garlic powder before closing. That’s it!

toasted wheat bread on a plate

I recommend toasting the bread before making the sandwich. This adds some good texture and prevents the mayo and smashed avocado from making everything a soggy mess.

frying cold bacon in a pan

The star ingredient of this sandwich is the bacon, after all it’s the namesake. You can use any bacon you like but I enjoy cooking my bacon until it’s quite crispy. That is just a personal decision though, you can fry your bacon to your preference.

fried bacon in a pan

After frying the bacon, remove it to a paper towel lined plate to sop up some excess fat. Then compile the sandwich. Build from the bottom, here’s an image that might help with the structure:

Toasted Bread

Sprinkle of Garlic Powder

Smashed Avocado

Tomato Slices

Crispy Fried Bacon

Thin Layer of Mayonnaise

Toasted Bread

Make sure to cut the sandwich on a diagonal because that has been scientifically proven to make all sandwiches taste better.

The Bacon Sandwich
Served alongside some chips and extra bacon, and garnished with a pickled pepper!
the bacon sandwich

The Bacon Sandwich

A bacon sandwich is a classic American lunch meal usually served at diners or similar places.
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Course: Lunch, Main Course, Main Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon, Diner Food, Pork, Sandwich
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Making Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 sandwiches
Calories: 739kcal
Cost: $5


  • 1 Pan
  • 1 Knife


  • 1 pack Bacon about 12 oz or 350 grams
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise store bought or homemade
  • 1 large Avocado smashed
  • 8 slices Whole Wheat Bread toasted
  • 1 large Tomato sliced
  • Garlic Powder optional


  • Start by frying the bacon in a pan. At the same time you can toast your bread in a toaster or toaster oven. When bacon is cooked, remove and place on a paper towel lined plate.
  • On the bottom bread spread a thin layer of mayonnaise, Then layer the bacon with some tomato layers, followed by some smashed avocado. Sprinkle a little garlic powder if you wish, then cover with the top bread.
  • Slice diagonally because that is proven to make it taste better.


You’ll notice I didn’t add any salt in this recipe. You can if you wish, but I find bacon more than salty enough for the whole sandwich. Of course, you can adjust and add your own seasonings to your own taste.


Sodium: 1034mg | Calcium: 108mg | Vitamin C: 11mg | Vitamin A: 499IU | Sugar: 4g | Fiber: 7g | Potassium: 712mg | Cholesterol: 76mg | Calories: 739kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Fat: 59g | Protein: 22g | Carbohydrates: 32g | Iron: 2mg
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