Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Since there are so few ingredients, going low-fat on any of them would really compromise the flavor. This should only be made in the summer when tomatoes are perfectly ripe. This makes two sandwiches.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • salt and pepper
  • 4 slice tomatoes (must be ripe and fairly large)
  • 6-8 slice bacon
  • 4 slice bread (or 2 split buns, use your favorite of either)
  • 6 leaf iceberg lettuce
  • 29.58 ml buttermilk ranch dressing (Hidden Valley Ranch)


  1. Season the tomato slices with salt and pepper and allow to rest on paper towels to absorb liquid.
  2. In a large cast iron skillet, cook the bacon until crisp (about 15-20 minutes) and drain on a paper towel.
  3. Pour off the bacon fat (but save it for other recipes!) leaving a tiny coating of fat in the pan. Over a very low heat, put the slices of bread in the skillet and warm/toast them on both sides until lightly browned (about 3-4 minutes total).
  4. Remove bread from the skillet and, for each sandwich, top one bread slice with 2 tomatoes, 3-4 slices bacon, 3 lettuce leaves, and 1 tbsp dressing; top with the other bread slice and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

5 5

I love BLTs and really enjoyed the change of pace using ranch dressing instead of mayo. Will definitely make this again!

5 5

I usually have B-B-Q sauce on my BLT's so the ranch dressing made a very nice change, I cooked my bacon in the oven and toasted my wholemeal/wholegrain bread in the electric toaster otherwise assembled as directed and thoroughly enjoyed, thank you KissKiss, made for Name that Ingredient tag game.

5 5

Yum. These were really good with the ranch dressing. Thanks for sharing. Made for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup Tag.