Cornbread BLTs with Creamy Blue Cheese

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I promise I won’t share another bacon recipe again

for at least ten straight hours.


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Things are just getting a little carried away ‘round these parts. It was BLTizza, then bacon pancakes, and really…

I have standards.

Very few, but still.

I also won’t tell you again about how much salty bacon loves sweet cornbread.

Or how blue cheese completes them.

I won’t even tell you that BLTs are the second coming of the Lord.

Because it’s almost Easter, and you’ve got your own convictions about food and religion. (But I’m right about this one)

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And no, I’ll never again share a photo of two sweet ‘n’ gritty cornbread pancakes acting as the bread in which I stuffed crisp applewood smoked bacon strips, thick slices of vine ripened tomatoes, crispy green leaf lettuce, and crumbly blue cheese.

I just won’t, okay?

And I’m not going to tell you how delicious it was.

Not going to do it.

So get it while it’s hot.

And then come over and sympathize with Daniel, who told me yesterday, “I think you’re going too far with the bacon thing.”

One day I’ll divorce him.

We’ll get married, first, of course, and then I’ll have to leave. Love should know no (bacon) bounds.

What were we talking about?


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Yes, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and blue cheese sandwiches on cornbread.

And really, this is the last bacon recipe I’m posting for a while.

A solid day or two.

No more bacon.

Or cornbread.

Don’t even think about it.

No, I’m sorry.

I just won’t do any more.

Please understand.

It’s not you, it’s me. (But obviously, it’s not me)

And that’s that. Show’s over.


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Cornbread BLTs with Creamy Blue Cheese

serves 2

6 slices applewood smoked bacon, cooked to a crisp and drained on a paper towel

4 slices tomato

2 large leaves of lettuce (romaine or green leaf)

¼ cup crumbled blue cheese

2 tablespoons blue cheese dressing (recommended: Ken’s Steak House Chunky Blue Cheese)

4 cornmeal pancakes (recipe below)


I can’t tell you how to combine all these things because I don’t want to offend your finer sensibilities. All I’ll say is this: evenly pile bacon, lettuce, tomato, blue cheese, and dressing onto each of two pancakes. Top with remaining pancakes. Got it? Good.

Simple Cornmeal Pancakes

makes 6

½ cup boiling water

½ cup cornmeal, fine grind

½ cup buttermilk

1 egg

½ cup all purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

2 teaspoons sugar

½ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon canola oil

Pour water over cornmeal, stir until thick. Whisk in the buttermilk and egg.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Stir this into the cornmeal mixture. Stir in the oil.
Ladle 1/3 cup batter onto a hot, nonstick griddle and let cook for about 3-4 minutes per side. Flip when bubbles begin to appear on the surface of each pancake.


Nutrition info per pancake: Calories: 121, Fat: 3.8g, Carb: 18.1g, Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 2.5g, Protein: 3.6g

Nutrition info for one BLT (includes 2 pancakes, 3 strips bacon, 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese, 1 tablespoon blue cheese dressing, leaf lettuce, and 2 slices tomato): Calories: 495, Fat: 26.1g, Carb: 21.6g, Fiber: 1.4g, Sugars: 3.1g, Protein: 14.1g



48 thoughts on “Cornbread BLTs with Creamy Blue Cheese

  1. Ellie

    I just had cornbread tonight!! mmmmm holy cow! or should I say, holy bacon! this looks and sounds so delicious :D Not the biggest fan of bacon, but regardless, everything else looks great to me

  2. Melissa E

    You know there really aren’t any excuses for you throwing around comments like “no more bacon”. Who gave you the idea that that was okay?

    Although I live in a house where chicken/turkey bacon is what is usually on the menu and real bacon only exists when I find it outside in the real world.

    Hm, what a bossy comment. I’ll just keep looking at your photos and eating my pickles. *crunch*

  3. Frieda

    There will always be delicious things that boyfriends do not understand. I could eat goat-cheese everyday and my boyfriend things that goat-cheese every two month would be ok. Do not see how we should work this put yet ;)

  4. Beth

    What a great sandwich! I love the idea of cornmeal pancakes – they almost look like a sandwich thin but I bet tasted a million times better!

  5. thetwentyfifthyear

    I’m really not a fan of bacon.

    I’ll pause for your reaction.

    BUT I do LOVE me some blue cheese. Or is it bleu cheese? Who decides which is which?

    Anyway, I am really a fan of reading whatever you create and laughing over my morning cup of coffee.

  6. Jessica

    Omg I have the best idea. So how about we take turns visiting each other like every week, and like, one week I’ll come stay with you and you’ll cook for me, and then you can come stay with me, and you’ll cook for me…and wait…nope, that’s what I meant.
    I can like paint your toenails and I’ll totally buy the wine though…

  7. Megan

    You had me at blue cheese. Nothin’ wrong with a little bacon in our lives every now and again, either. Secretly, I’d eat bacon every day if it were legal. Oh, wait, it is legal. Brb, I gotta run to the store.

  8. Colleen

    I just discovered your blog today thanks to a reader’s comment on carrots ‘n’ cake. I love it!
    Another blog I love is Daily Garnish. Emily and her husband are moving to Seattle in a few weeks. You should do a blogger meet-up :)

    1. Bernabe

      I know you are still wirnokg on the list and can’t thank you enough for all of the hard work you are doing. Just wanted to mention that I don’t see my blog on the list either and I have signed up.Thanks again for everything.

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  10. Irene L.

    Holy Crap! I just made this for dinner! It was mind blowing! It takes the BLT to a whole nother level! The only problem? You must make more than two!

  11. Crystal

    I just discovered your website via Pinterest today…I am in LOVE. Seriously, it’s like you’re inside the ‘foodie’ segment of my brain!

  12. Melody

    The instructions for the pancakes say to use baking soda, but it’s not on the ingredient list. Is there supposed to be baking soda in this recipe or not? I’m super pumped to try it! :)


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