May 27, 2014

Burrata and Pesto BLT

Burrata Cheese and Pesto BLT

I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend!  Thanks to everyone who has served our country--you are truly heroes.  We spent our weekend cleaning (not fun), and boating (very fun).  Though we had to come home to let Boomer outside, I always love a day spent on the lake.

Building a Burrata Cheese BLT

I got to water ski for the first time this year, and I only fell once.  It's always an accomplishment for me.  Mom got a stand-up paddle board, and it was so fun to learn how to do it.  I was terrified I was going to fall off, but it was actually pretty easy to get the hang of.  And now I want a paddle board of my own!

Burrata Cheese BLT Sandwich

Most of our weekend meals centered around the grill, but I was craving a BLT for lunch.  I had bacon and tomatoes, but no lettuce.  I thought I was out of luck until I started digging around in the fridge.  Out came pesto and some burrata, and my Burrata and Pesto BLT (with no L) was born.

Cutting the Burrata Cheese

Burrata is a delicious form of mozzarella cheese with an outer layer of mozzarella and the middle filled with cream and mozzarella pieces.  It's creamy, cheesy, and really delicious.  If you can find it I totally recommend using it, but if you can't you can substitute fresh mozzarella.

Delicious Stacked Burrata BLT

The burrata and pesto BLT is a delicious combination of salty bacon, juicy tomatoes, and creamy cheese.  The pesto ties the flavors together, and I can't get enough of the basil flavor with the tomatoes and burrata.  I used the last of the bacon making this sandwich, or I probably would have made another one today!

Burrata and Pesto BLT
author: Happy Food Happy Home
serves 4

8 pieces sourdough bread
4 tablespoons basil pesto
16 pieces of bacon
4 small balls of burrata
8 tomato slices
salt and pepper to taste
fresh basil leaves for garnish
  1. Toast your sourdough bread.
  2. Spread 4 of the slices with 1 tablespoon of pesto each. 
  3. Top each of the pesto covered bread with 4 pieces of bacon, 2 tomato slices, and 1 ball of burrata.  Slice the ball of burrata in half over the top of the sandwich.
  4. If desired sprinkle the top of your sandwich fillings with salt and pepper.
  5. Add the second slice of bread to each of the sandwiches.  Garnish top of sandwich with a basil leaf. 
Cut Burrata Cheese on a BLT

What did you make over Memorial Day weekend?  Did you find any delicious new sandwich combinations?


  1. I've never tried burrata before, but it sounds amazing. Will have to look for it someday! And that gif is making my mouth water. :)

  2. Thanks so much June! It's my first ever GIF, I'm a little bit proud of it :)
    And I totally grab burrata whenever I find it; Trader Joe's has had it every time I've gone. The closest one is about an hour away, so it's a bit of a trip!


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