Mmm, bacon. Just the word can make fans drool. One of the best ways to enjoy bacon is inside a sandwich.
Not sure how to bacon-ize a sandwich? Look no further! We’ve collected twenty-one bacon sandwich ideas for you.
That’s twenty-one ways you can create sandwiches with bacon, to add flavor to any meal. Burgers, grilled cheese, cold sandwiches, it’s all right here, so let’s jump right in!
1. Make-Ahead Breakfast Sandwich
Start your morning right with a recipe designed with your busy morning in mind.
These breakfast sandwiches are perfect for storing in the fridge for busy work weeks, vacation, or sending the kids off to school.
Since this is a make-ahead recipe, these sandwiches reheat nicely after pulling out of a fridge or freezer.
The recipe calls for large quantities of ingredients, so stock up!
Wrap sandwiches in foil immediately after assembling (so the heat from the egg can melt the cheese), or place in the oven for a few minutes. Yum!
2. Copycat Starbucks Egg White Breakfast Sandwich
Trying to shave down your Starbucks bill? Try this homemade version of a famous Starbucks pastry.
You can use a carton of egg whites or whole eggs. Whether you need low-sodium, low-carb, or low-calorie options, this sandwich is super versatile!
Unlike the previous recipe, you’ll be using a George Foreman grill or sandwich press to toast the sandwich for an extra crispy texture.
Cool all ingredients to room temperature before assembling to prevent soggy sandwiches.
Pair up with your favorite Starbucks drink, and you’re ready to start the day!
3. Peameal Bacon Breakfast Sandwich
Peameal bacon is wet-cured, unsmoked back bacon made from pork loin (as opposed to pork belly for traditional bacon) and rolled in cornmeal.
The secret ingredient for this sandwich is maple syrup. Wait, on a sandwich?! Yep, you heard that right! When cooking the peameal bacon, you’ll add syrup to the pan just before it’s done to caramelize it.
Use authentic syrup if you can, as artificial syrup won’t caramelize on the meat as nicely.
With brioche buns, eggs, cheese, avocado, and mayo, you’ve got a great breakfast or breakfast-for-dinner option.
4. Bacon Egg Cheese Bagel
Is there such a thing as too many breakfast options? Grilled cheese cravings are real, and this will satisfy you any time of the day, not just breakfast!
This recipe requires baking scrambled eggs in jumbo muffin pans, but a regular-sized pan works too.
Eggs can be baked without scrambling, and you can add any veggies or herbs for extra flavor and nutrition—another bacon-filled meal prep option for busy mornings.
5. BLT Sandwich with the Best Sauce
Create a healthy bacon sandwich with this classic American combo: bacon, lettuce, and tomato.
This bacon sandwich recipe is made with the “Best Sauce” you’ll ever find on a sandwich. And you only need three ingredients: mayo, sour cream, and a hint of mustard.
This is another make-in-bulk recipe, so make sure you have all the ingredients you need.
You’ll need thin-cut bacon for an easier bite-through, but thick-cut bacon works too.
If you plan on eating later, keep all the ingredients separate until you’re ready to assemble for ultimate freshness.
6. The Best BLT Sandwich (aka the BALT Sandwich)
Is it BALT? BLAT? BLTA? After trying a BLT with avocado, you may never go back!
The avocado puts a modern spin on this classic sandwich. Before assembling the sandwich, soak the tomato on a paper towel to help absorb the juice and reduce sogginess.
This recipe calls for mayonnaise as the spread, but you can substitute it with any spread you want.
Whether you’re craving an extra kick of flavor or you’re just not a huge mayonnaise fan, you can substitute the mayonnaise for garlic aioli, chipotle mayo, or even sriracha mayo.
Use any kind of bread you have on hand, as long as it’s thin enough for an easy bite.
This recipe yields only one sandwich, so plan accordingly if you’re feeding a crowd.
7. Bacon Monte Cristo Finger Sandwich
A Monte Cristo sandwich is an egg-dipped ham and cheese sandwich, usually pan or deep-fried. It is also known as a “French sandwich,” though it is an American sandwich.
It’s the love child of French toast and bacon sandwiches, so think of it like making French toast.
You’ll need bacon, ham, cheese, egg, and whole milk for this sandwich.
Traditionally, powdered sugar is sprinkled on top and is served with syrup or fruit dipping sauce, but you do you.
Pro tip: When using the oven to cook bacon, brown paper bags from the grocery store are an excellent way to soak up the grease! This recipe makes four sandwiches, but cutting each one in quarters will yield sixteen finger sandwiches. The perfect appetizer!
8. Honey Avocado Turkey Bacon Sandwich
Need a quick and healthy lunch option? This one is perfect! Flatbread is low-calorie and folds into a sandwich more neatly than wraps.
Before assembling this sandwich, you’ll need to make honey avocado dressing, which includes honey, avocado, garlic, lemon juice, and mayo.
Substitute the mayonnaise for vegenaise for a lighter flavor or if you need an egg-free dressing.
With this bacon sandwich, you get a perfect blend of protein and veggies. And it only takes five minutes to make! Be sure to build the sandwich just before eating for extra freshness.
9. Grilled Cubano Sandwich with Slow-Cooked Peameal Bacon
Cubano sandwiches (aka Cuban sandwiches) are variations of ham and cheese originating in Florida in Cuban immigrant communities.
Cubano sandwiches are traditionally made with ham, pork, cheese, pickles, mustard, and sometimes salami on bread.
For this recipe, you’ll need one slab of Peameal bacon.
The key to this recipe is preparing it in a slow cooker to get that rich, tender meat for the perfect Cubano sandwich.
Set the slow cooker on high and cook the Peameal bacon for 3-4 hours, rotating regularly.
Slice thinly, assemble the sandwich, and enjoy!
10. Club Sandwich
Also known as a Clubhouse sandwich, the origin of the club sandwich is debatable, though its popularity at resorts, country clubs, and private clubs is likely where it got its name.
Earlier versions of the sandwich had cooked chicken as the meat, but over time, the club sandwich has evolved to include other types of meat or multiple types of meat. What better opportunity to add bacon?
You’ll need turkey and ham along with the bacon, American cheese, and traditional lettuce, tomato, and mayo for this recipe.
Bake the bacon for about 20 minutes before building the sandwich—the perfect sandwich for all bacon lovers.
11. Club Sandwich
You can’t have too many club sandwich options! Like the previous club recipe, you’ll bake the bacon on a cookie sheet for 20 minutes, toast bread, and let the layering begin!
Just be sure to place the tomatoes in between the meat, so the bread doesn’t get soggy.
You can make it as basic or elaborate as you want. Optional add-ons include avocado, hard-boiled eggs, or mustard. However you stack this club sandwich, it’s a perfectly satisfying lunch.
12. Turkey Club
If you need a healthy variation of a club sandwich, this recipe has your back!
You can use a tortilla instead of bread slices to make it lower-calorie or add avocado for extra nutrition.
To make, simply cook the bacon, toast the bread, spread mayo on each slice of bread, and layer.
Serve this club sandwich with nutritious sides such as fresh fruit, or a green salad. A quick, easy, and healthy treat for a warm summer day!
13. Honey Bacon Club
By now, you’re probably bored with clubs. But hold on tight—this club sandwich is bursting the sweet tang of honey mustard.
You’ll make a honey mustard spread for this recipe, using yellow mustard, honey, honey BBQ sauce, and lemon juice. And the directions couldn’t be easier:
- Cook the bacon, toast the bread, and layer!
- Use the remaining sauce as a dip if you want extra flavor. You may have a new favorite bacon sandwich!
14. Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese
All you guac fans, lookout. You may have a new go-to sandwich! To make, cook the bacon, butter bread, layer with ingredients, and grill!
You’ll need traditional grilled cheese ingredients for this recipe, plus bacon, guacamole, and tortilla chips.
Yes, this grilled cheese sandwich has a layer of crushed tortilla chips to help recreate that crunchy “chips and guac” texture. This is a grilled cheese variation worth trying!
15. Turkey Bacon & Avocado Grilled Cheese
Turkey bacon joined the bacon family as a lower-calorie, white-meat alternative to pork bacon, and it’s not going away anytime soon.
This recipe calls for Butterball Turkey Bacon, a lighter and more flavorful alternative to pork bacon.
Hearty artisan bread creates a nice crunch when toasted, so what better way to use it than for a grilled cheese sandwich?
You can use any lettuce you have on hand or use basil for more flavor.
16. Bacon and Egg Grilled Cheese
Grilled cheese in the morning for breakfast? Sign me up! And what’s a breakfast without bacon?
For this sandwich, you’ll need all the ingredients used for traditional grilled cheese, plus bacon and eggs.
Be sure to have the bacon cooked and cheese sliced beforehand.
When you’re ready, all you have to do before assembling the sandwich is scramble the eggs and season them with salt and pepper.
Enjoy with some orange juice or a side of fruit. Here’s a great breakfast option that will leave your whole family begging for more!
17. Bacon Egg and Cheese Grilled Cheese
Here’s a grilled cheese sandwich like you’ve never experienced. Unlike other recipes where you cook the bacon as strips, you’ll need to dice the bacon before cooking it.
The eggs are cooked in bacon grease for extra flavor with the cheese.
You’ll need thinner bread for most other sandwiches with bacon, so biting in isn’t too overwhelming.
But not with this recipe! Texas toast is the perfect foundation for this sandwich. You’ll smash it down just before cooking, so it’s the ideal size for your mouth.
Enjoy with some hot sauce for even more flavor.
18. Avocado Bacon Gourmet Grilled Cheese
With Monterrey Jack and provolone cheese, you get all the ooey-gooey nostalgia of what grilled cheese is all about, plus bacon for that unforgettable crunch.
This recipe includes ingredients like baby arugula, red pepper, and avocado for added nutrition.
This grilled cheese sandwich has flavor and texture packed in to compliment the cheese and bacon, all on hearty Italian bread. Enjoy!
19. Brie Bacon & Blackberry Grilled Cheese
Who says bacon sandwiches can’t combine salty with sweet? With this grilled cheese sandwich, you get bacon, Brie cheese, poppy-seeded white bloomer bread, and the star of the show: homemade blackberry jam.
Don’t let the idea of making homemade jam intimidate you. All you have to do is heat the blackberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a small stove pot, stirring occasionally.
You can substitute fresh fruit for the jam if you need to, but it will have more tartness.
Sprinkle some chili flakes while stacking the sandwich for a bolder kick. Butter the bread and fry on medium heat until golden brown. Bacon sandwiches never tasted so perfect.
20. Smashed Bacon Double Cheeseburger
What’s a smashed burger, you ask? You throw it on the grill and smash it. Not a trick question, that’s all you have to do!
Smashed burger patties are usually thinner in appearance, but smashing them on the grill allows the maximum amount of meat to react with high heat.
This cooking technique gives the meat a toasty, charred texture, similar to a diner burger. And the bacon makes it all the better.
You’ll stack this smashed burger with caramelized onions and a one-of-a-kind burger sauce made with Worcestershire sauce, mayo, and pepper.
Brioche buns are toasted in bacon fat for added richness, but traditional buns work if you want a milder taste. Or live dangerously and make your own!
A cooking trick when making these burgers: after assembling the burger, wrap it in foil to reheat and soften the bun before serving.
Here’s a bacon cheeseburger you’ll keep on rotation.
21. Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger
Yes, we saved the most bacon-filled recipe for last. This bacon cheeseburger truly is the ultimate bacon cheeseburger.
You’ll assemble this burger with a patty cooked in bacon fat, bacon-fat mayonnaise, caramelized onions with bacon fat, toasted buns with bacon fat, and a layer of woven bacon topping.
If you ever wanted to test your limits with bacon flavor, this recipe is worth a try!
We often think of bacon as an add-on or a side, but bacon sandwiches are a delicious meal.
They’re easy to prep and assemble, and can be modified to healthy alternatives. With this list of recipes, you’ll never have a shortage of bacon meals ever again.
Which bacon sandwich are you going to try first?
The Best Bacon Sandwich Recipes
- 1. Make-Ahead Breakfast Sandwich
- 2. Copycat Starbucks Egg White Breakfast Sandwich
- 3. Peameal Bacon Breakfast Sandwich
- 4. Bacon Egg Cheese Bagel
- 5. BLT Sandwich with the Best Sauce
- 6. The Best BLT Sandwich (aka the BALT Sandwich)
- 7. Bacon Monte Cristo Finger Sandwich
- 8. Honey Avocado Turkey Bacon Sandwich
- 9. Grilled Cubano Sandwich with Slow-Cooked Peameal Bacon
- 10. Club Sandwich
- 11. Club Sandwich
- 12. Turkey Club
- 13. Honey Bacon Club
- 14. Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese
- 15. Turkey Bacon & Avocado Grilled Cheese
- 16. Bacon and Egg Grilled Cheese
- 17. Bacon Egg and Cheese Grilled Cheese
- 18. Avocado Bacon Gourmet Grilled Cheese
- 19. Brie Bacon & Blackberry Grilled Cheese
- 20. Smashed Bacon Double Cheeseburger
- 21. Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger
- Choose your favorite dish!
- Prepare ingredients according to the recipe.
- Be ready in 30 minutes or less!