Mini Bacon Tomato and Basil Sandwiches

Okay, I’ll admit it…I am a complete sucker for anything with the word “mini” in the title.  Mini-golf.  Mini-series.  Mini-cooper.  And add the word bacon, and I am pretty much helpless.  Toss in some basil and a tomato – you get the drift.

This is a perfect little supper for eating curled up together on the sofa watching, oh, a mini-series?  Right now we are trying to catch up with The Game of Thrones, The Borgias and Nurse Jackie all at the same time, while being very careful not to miss a single episode of either Glee or American Idol.  It’s exhausting, which is why a perfect little tiny sandwich that has some tomato, some bacon, a garlic-parmesan-mayonnaise spread and one basil leaf is just the ticket.  Providing you make enough that each person can have five or six of them.  They are like the wild and crazy American cousins of those little cucumber sandwiches you sometimes get at a proper English tea, and I love ’em.That’s all I’ve got on this one…except go make them right now.  Bacon = happiness!


Mini Bacon Tomato and Basil Sandwiches
  • 9 slices bacon, cooked and halved
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 9 slices extra-thin white bread slices
  • 3 plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 12 fresh basil leaves
  1. Stir together cheese, mayonnaise, and garlic. Spread mayonnaise mixture evenly onto 1 side of each bread slice.
  2. Layer 3 bread slices, mayonnaise sides up, with 3 bacon slices each. Top bacon evenly with 1 bread slice, tomato slices, and basil.
  3. Top each with remaining bread slices, mayonnaise sides down. Cut each sandwich into quarters.

Recipe adapted from Southern Living


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  1. Joanne says

    Haha so these are the black sheep of the tea sandwich family? Got it.

    Ahh things in mini form make me swoon! So cute.

  2. Catherine says

    Great idea. And perfect to eat with Nurse Jackie. Have you seen The Big C? or Hung? I am over in England and love the quirky American TV shows we get here. Parenthood is pretty good as well.


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