Creamy Basil BLT’s

Creamy Basil BLT’s are goingt to become your new go to Appetizer! Perfect size to snack and share! 

Creamy Basil BLT's 4

I think if I had to pick one type of food to survive on for the rest of my life it would be appetizers. I LOVE having snacky type dinners and I LOVE having snacks out for game day, a good movie, a nice cocktail. Really it’s the kind of food that I adore. I was looking for something a little bit different to make and I decided to try my hand at a mini-BLT. That felt a little boring? I guess? Because I added a Basil Cream Cheese and Creamy Basil BLT’s were born. I’m not sorry about it either – in fact I’m going to make these again and again and again!

Creamy Basil BLT's

 We love anything with tomatoes in our house…well for that matter we love anything with bacon, or tomatoes or on a bagel – so combining all of these together just seemed like the thing to do! Using the mini-bagels to make Creamy Basil BLT’s made this the perfect snack size. If you’d like to make these more of a dinner/lunch you could use whole bagels. And if you are serving them right away after you make them you could totally toast the bagel. I didn’t toast because I was just setting them out for an appetizer with a cocktail one evening. So it was a pick as you are hungry kind of deal!

Do you need to be more inspired for Appetizers (hello Football Season – it’s time to eat!)? MY FAVORITE? Ok here you go:

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With so many good choices – what are you going to make first??? My mouth is watering – I’m off to make some more Creamy Basil BLT’s!

Creamy Basil BLT’s

Creamy Basil BLT’s


  • 1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 6-10 basil leaves (matter of taste)
  • mini bagels
  • 6-8 cooked slices of bacon
  • lettuce, chopped (I used Boston - but romain would be nice too)
  • Cherry Tomatoes, halved


  1. In a food processor chop the basil leaves (You could do it by knife too - quicker in processor)
  2. Add in cream cheese
  3. Pulse until mixed together
  4. Spread cream cheese onto bagels
  5. Add Lettuce and tomatoes
  6. Top with crumbled bacon

Creamy Basil BLT's taste SO good! These Mini BLT's put a new twist on the old fav! Who Needs a Cape

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  1. This is a wonderfully fresh way to use those beautiful tomatoes right now!

  2. I also LOVE appetizers! These adorable BLTs look wonderful.

  3. What a fun snack!! These are great for after school!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. I absolutely love BLTs and you have really taken them to the next level with basil cream cheese! A perfect party appetizer!

  5. I love appetizers too and I could eat those yummies any time of day!

  6. I used to eat bagel bites as a kid but these are a whole other level!!

  7. What a great snack! I love BLTs in any shape or form, and the addition of Basil is even better! Delicious!

  8. These BLT bagels are perfect for snacking on! Love tomatoes too, so this is the snack for me!

  9. These sound delightful!

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