This ultimate BLT recipe is a fun way to make a quick and delicious dinner for the whole family. Everyone at the table can grab a buttery, grilled English muffin and make their BLT the way they like it! Mix up a few of your favorite late summer cocktails and enjoy your family dinner outside - soaking in every every last minute of summer.
This recipe is brought to you in partnership with Stone and Skillet English Muffins. 😊
With back to school season just around the corner, all of us busy parents are on the lookout for an easy weeknight dinner idea. We're looking for that recipe that everyone will eat. It needs to be made quickly, but also needs to be delicious. And so...the Ultimate BLT Platter was created. This BLT Platter is the bomb! All of the classics here, fresh heirloom tomatoes, your favorite greens and crispy bacon of course. What makes this the ultimate BLT platter you ask? It's definitely the spicy mayo and perfectly grilled English muffins from Stone and Skillet.
About Stone and Skillet English Muffins
Stone and Skillet English muffins are not just for breakfast. We literally eat them around the clock over here. These are truly some of the best English muffins I've ever had! They're hearty and doughy. I love to grill the muffins in a frying pan with butter...this makes for the crispiest edges and warm, chewy middles. These are perfect toasted with peanut butter and jam and they're also the best way to serve your favorite sandwiches.
Stone and Skillet English muffins are baked right here in Boston and it's been amazing to watch this company grow. I first started buying these muffins in a small local grocery store about 6 years ago. Now you can find almost all of their flavors in major grocery store chains like Whole Foods and Wegman's. I've tried all of their flavors and the Original is a true classic. Some of my other favorites include the Orange Cranberry and Everything.
Can't find these English muffins in your local grocery store? Order online and Stone and Skillet will ship directly to you. They offer free shipping over $40 and there are often discounts for first time shoppers. Be sure to subscribe to their email list and follow Stone and Skillet on Instagram too. They often offer special promotions by email and social media.
How to Make the BLT Platter
This is such a fun dinner platter to make and it's truly just so easy. You'll start out by frying eight ounces of your favorite bacon until it is nice and crispy. I personally am a frying pan bacon maker.
In a medium frying pan, cook the bacon over medium heat until it's nice and brown on each side. Move to a paper towel to drain. You can also microwave bacon on a paper towel lined plate. Cook for about 1 minute per slice. Some people also like to bake the bacon at 400° in the oven for 12-15 minutes.
While the bacon is cooking, cut your English muffins in half, slice the tomato, make up the spicy mayo (¼ cup mayo with ¼ teaspoon smoked chipotle pepper powder), wash your greens and slice your avocado. Arrange ingredients on your favorite platter and get ready to grill the English muffins.
Once the bacon is finished cooking, you'll grill the English muffins. Spread softened butter onto each English muffin half and grill, over medium heat until golden brown. Add the warm English muffins to your platter and dinner is served!
Ultimate BLT Platter (An Easy Weeknight Dinner)
- large frying pan
- medium frying pan
- 4 Stone and Skillet English Muffins
- 8 ounces bacon
- 1 large tomato
- 1 large avocado
- 1 batch spicy mayo
- 1 cup baby arugula
- 6-8 slices red onion
For the Spicy Mayo
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ teaspoon chipotle chili pepper
For the Platter
- In a large frying pan over medium heat, fry your bacon until nice and crispy. I like to cut the bacon in half and fry smaller pieces. This should take 5-6 minutes on each side to cook.
- While the bacon is cooking, prepare the platter. Slice the tomato, rinse and dry the greens, slice the avocado and onion and make the spicy mayo.
- When the bacon is crispy, move to a paper towel lined pan and grill the English muffins. Cut each muffin in half and spread butter over both halves. Grill over medium heat in a large frying pan until golden brown.
- Add grilled muffins to your BLT platter and dinner is served! Easy and delicious!
For the Spicy Mayo
- Mix ¼ cup mayonnaise with ¼ teaspoon chipotle pepper and mix until well combined. Move to a small bowl on your BLT platter.
Looking for other dinner ideas? Check out some of our favorite summer recipes on the blog.