Cheesy Garlic Bread BLT is a classic sandwich amped up with flavor!  You’ll love the cheesy garlic sourdough bread that makes these BLT’S extra mouthwatering!

blt with cheesy garlic bread stacked on cutting board

This sandwich is going to carry me all the way through summer!  As soon as the weather even hints at getting warmer I instantly crave a BLT.  Love bread, love sandwiches, the end.  I also really like taking a classic and making it a little “extra” in any way possible.  Other sandwiches I’m crushing on right now are my Hot Ham and Cheese and definitely The Perfect Reuben Sandwich.

What Do You Put On A BLT?

A typical BLT is pretty standard.  You typically have white bread, mayo, bacon, lettuce, and tomato.  For this version I’ve used sourdough bread that has been slathered in garlic butter, shredded sharp cheddar added, then toasted to perfection.  After that, I like to use Romaine lettuce for better flavor but you can use any lettuce you prefer.  Because the bread has tons of cheesy garlic flavor, I stuck with standard mayo, and you can always use a spicy of flavored mayonnaise too!

How To Make Cheesy Garlic Bread BLT:

This recipe makes two sandwiches as written.  Feel free to double or triple the recipe as needed.

First things first, get your griddle or a large non-stick skillet preheating.  As you can see in the first photo here, I lay my bread out on a cutting board and then spread the garlic butter mixture on one side of each slice of bread.

bread with garlic butter on cutting board

Once the bread is buttered evenly, flip the slices over and top evenly with the shredded cheese.  Note that I like to use shredded because it melts faster, but you can use sliced if you prefer.  Also feel free to mix up your cheese choice!  I can happily report that this is great with pepper jack, monterrey jack, and even mozzarella!

slices of bread topped with shredded cheese

Next, lay your bread slices carefully onto your hot griddle or pan, butter side down.  You’ll have your pan over medium heat, and it won’t take more than 3-4 minutes to toast the bread and melt the cheese.  Once the cheese is melted, place the slices of bread back on the cutting board so that you can add all of your toppings!  I like to layer on mayo first, right over the melted cheese.  Then, add your bacon, tomato, and lettuce in any order desired.

blt sandwich on cutting board

I used Roma tomatoes for my sandwiches and three slices of bacon per sandwich.  Feel free to use any type of tomato you like best.  If you are a huge bacon lover, you can always stack more on!  I also don’t add an actual measurement for mayo in the recipe card, because that’s always personal choice.

stacked cheesy blt on cutting board



5 from 13 votes

Cheesy Garlic Bread BLT

Cheesy Garlic Bread BLT is a classic sandwich amped up with flavor!  You'll love the cheesy garlic sourdough bread that makes these BLT'S extra mouthwatering!
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Total 20 minutes
Servings 2 Sandwiches


  • 4 Slices Sourdough Bread
  • 2 Tablespoons Softened Butter
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dired Parsley Flakes, Optional
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Mayonnaise, To Taste
  • 6 Slices Bacon, Cooked
  • 2 Large Leaves Romaine Lettuce
  • 4 Thick Slices Roma Tomato


  • Preheat a griddle pan or large skillet over medium heat.
  • In a small bowl use a fork to mix together the softened butter, garlic powder, salt, and dried parsley flakes.
  • Lay the bread slices down on a cutting board and spread the butter mixture over one side of each slice of bread.
  • Flip the bread over and top evenly with the shredded cheese.  Place the bread slices butter side down on preheated pan and cook for 3-5 minutes until toasted and cheese is melted.
  • Remove the bread slices with a spatula back to your cutting board butter side down.  Top with mayonnaise, bacon, lettuce, and tomato as desired.
  • Serve immediately.


NOTE:  I did include a total of 20 minutes cook time to include the time the bacon would take to cook.
NOTE:  Feel free to switch up cheeses to use your favorite!  You can also use as much extra bacon and mayonnaise as you prefer.  
NOTE:  This recipe is easily doubled or tripled for a crowd.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    My mouth waters so much just from looking at these images. I can’t imagine what will happen when I have this garlic bread BLT in front of me!

  2. 5 stars
    I love classic flavors, especially if it is garlic bread BLT. But the idea to level it up with some flavor is great – I NEED to try this recipe now!