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Closeup of 5 mini BLT sliders on skewers resting on a bamboo cutting board, with a bowl of tomatoes in the background

Mini BLT Sliders

Eliza Cross
These mini BLT sliders have all the vibrant flavors of your favorite bacon lettuce and tomato sandwich on a toothpick. They're easy to make and good to eat!
4.69 from 29 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, Bacon Appetizers
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 87 kcal

Equipment

  • round cookie cutter
  • baking sheet
  • small whisk
  • pastry brush
  • parchment paper
  • aluminum foil
  • wood appetizer picks

Ingredients
  

  • 6 strips thick cut bacon
  • 1 tube crescent dough sheet* 8 ounces
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 4 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup real mayonnaise
  • 8 large basil leaves finely chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 large tomatoes each cut in 12 bite-sized pieces
  • 3-4 large lettuce leaves torn to make 36 total bite-sized pieces

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with foil topped with a sheet of parchment paper.
  • Cut each strip of the bacon in 6 squares, for a total of 36 squares. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet and bake until bacon is browned and crispy, about 20 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  • Discard the foil and parchment paper from the baking sheet. Line with a fresh sheet of parchment paper. Increase the oven temperature to 375 degrees F.
  • Roll out or pat the crescent dough on a lightly floured work surface in a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Using a round cutter, cut 72 small circles of the dough. Transfer to the baking sheet.
  • Brush with the melted butter and sprinkle with the sesame seeds. Bake until crisp and golden brown, about 10-11 minutes. Cool on a wire rack to room temperature.
  • While the buns are baking, make the basil mayo. Whisk the basil into the mayonnaise in a small dish. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spread the mayonnaise on the flat toasted side of 36 of the buns; these will be the tops.
  • To assemble the appetizers, thread one bun toasted size up, one tomato, one lettuce piece, and one bacon piece. Press the top buns on the skewer, mayonnaise side down, and gently press the layers together. Arrange on a platter, serve and enjoy!

Notes

*If the crescent sheet isn't available, you can substitute 1 8-ounce tube of refrigerated crescent rolls. Unroll the rolls in a single sheet and press the lines together. Proceed according to the recipe.
Make ahead: You can prepare the buns, bacon squares, tomatoes, lettuce and basil mayonnaise up to 1 day in advance. Cover and refrigerate until you're ready to assemble the skewers. Let the ingredients come to room temperature for 1 hour, and proceed according to the recipe. 
The buns may be made in advance, wrapped tightly and frozen. Thaw on the kitchen counter for 1 hour, spread on a baking sheet and reheat at 350 degrees F until heated through, about 6 minutes, before proceeding with recipe. 
Store any leftovers in a covered container and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. 

Nutrition

Serving: 3piecesCalories: 87kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 174mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1g
Keyword bacon appetizers
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