BAMT Sandwich

Are we all in agreement that it’s been far too long since bacon has graced the pages of this here blog? I’m sorry, bacon! Can we still be friends? My poor favorite ingredient has been sorely neglected in recent months, but it is back and better than ever.


This past weekend, I spent some time with my bay area food bloggers crew for a little educational session and, of course, a potluck. You guys, some advice…if you’re ever questioning what to take to a potluck, just take something with bacon in it…duh! I made one gigantic sandwich and cut ip up into smaller bites. It was super easy and a total crowd pleaser. Here’s how it’s done…



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Bacon Arugula Mozzarella Tomato Sandwich

You will need:

1 large loaf ciabatta (or focaccia) bread

1 cup mayonnaise

3 tablespoons pesto (fresh or store bought)

2 balls of fresh mozzarella (about 4 oz. each), thinly sliced

2 cups arugula

2 pounds bacon, cooked

2 large tomatoes, thinly sliced


To prepare:

1. Slice the ciabatta loaf completely in half lengthwise, and lay each half side by side with the crust side down. Use your hands to scoop some of the excess bread out of the mounded top half of the bread.

2. Combine the mayonnaise with the pesto. Spread the mixture liberally on the top half of the bread, and top with the sliced mozzarella.

3. On the bottom side, spread the arugula across the whole surface, then top with the bacon and the tomatoes.

4. To finish, flip the top half with the pesto and cheese onto the bottom half. Cut into as many pieces as you need.


Makes about 12 hors d’oeuvres size sandwiches.





PS…the fun’s not over yet…you can find more bacon recipes here, here, and here.




  1. This sandwich is the bomb!! LOVE the combination of flavors – like a caprese BLT. Mmmm!!

    • Melissa says:

      Shoot, I forgot you came up with that awesome name. Definitely rolls off the tongue a bit easier! Great to see you this weekend. How did your gig go (something tells me, you nailed it)???

      • Great to see you, too! The gig went well – I played some wrong notes, but I played some right notes, too. 🙂

        Want to get a drink at Wayfare sometime? I’m dying to try their cocktails now!

        • Melissa says:

          Yes!! Would LOVE to grab a drink there!! I’m traveling like crazy for the next two weeks, but mid-May on is looking pretty open. Maybe like May 14th or 23rd?

  2. OMG. How delicious is this! I love it. i bet it’s the perfect party sandwich.

    • Melissa says:

      Exactly! Easy to cut up into small bites! Then you can eat a few and pretend like you didn’t just eat a huge bacon sandwich 🙂

  3. I can speak from experience – Chris and I were talking about this sandwich long after the meetup. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I think I know what’s for lunch on Saturday!

    • Melissa says:

      Cool…so glad you liked it! Really great to meet you two. Excited to see how your biz develops! PS…speaking of recipes, would love to see one for that celery soda. That stuff was amazing.


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