These BLT bites are the most fun phyllo appetizers!

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This yummy and unique BLT Bites recipe yields a super tasty appetizer that reimagine the familiar flavor of BLT Dip into a handheld treat your guests will devour!

You’ll love the classic taste of these delicious BLT appetizer cups! Take the ingredients from the iconic sandwich and turn them into phyllo appetizers with a creamy and flavorful filling. Great for parties, guests will love how easy it is to enjoy this fun finger food take on the BLT sandwich.

This BLT appetizer bites are the perfect blend of creamy, crunchy, and flavorful!

Best of all, this bacon tomato bites appetizer is easy to put together and results in a perfect snack every time! Guests will love the light and crispy crunch provided by phyllo cups. BLT fans must try this adorable and tasty party appy!

Why You’ll Love these Phyllo Cup Appetizers

Transform the classic BLT sandwich into phyllo shell appetizers that are sure to impress! Guests won’t be able to get enough of the perfect combination of crispy bacon, juicy tomatoes, and fresh lettuce nestled in delicate phyllo cups.

Not only are these snacks visually stunning, but they’re also bursting with flavor. Ideal for parties, game nights, or even as a sophisticated addition to your everyday meals.

BLT Bites appetizers are made with phyllo pastry shells.

Keep reading for the step-by-step process of creating these BLT Bites, which options to customize to your own preferences.

The result is a yummy blend of textures and tastes, with the crunch of the phyllo cups, the smoky saltiness of the bacon, and the freshness of the tomatoes and lettuce.

Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply looking for a delightful twist on a classic sandwich, these Phyllo Cup BLT Bites are guaranteed to be a hit.

Ingredients for BLT Bites with Lettuce

Ingredients for BLT bites on a counter.

With just a few classic ingredients, you can easily prepare these phyllo appetizer bites.

  • Phyllo Shells – buying these pre-made shells is a great way to provide an elegant and crispy base for this appetizer.
  • Mayonnaise – helps form a creamy filling with a slight tanginess that works perfectly with BLT ingredients.
  • Sour Cream – adds even more tangy bite and creamy texture to your filling.
  • Lettuce – one of the classic BLT ingredients, lettuce provides a refreshing veggie crunch and a bit of nutrition to boot!
  • Bacon Pieces or Bacon Bits – whether you cook your own bacon in the oven and break it into pieces or buy bacon bits from the store, these appetizer bites will turn out delicious.
  • Cherry Tomatoes – the final component of the iconic BLT, cherry tomatoes substitute for larger slices to make this a perfect single-bite appetizer.

How to Make Mini BLT Bites

  1. Chop your lettuce and slice the tomatoes in half.

    Cherry or grape tomatoes are just the right size to serve as a topping for your phyllo bites.

  2. Remove the phyllo shells from their package and place on a plate or platter.

    Whether you’re using store bought or homemade phyllo cups, they’ll provide the perfect light and crunchy base for your appetizer.

  3. Add the mayonnaise, sour cream, chopped lettuce, and bacon pieces to a medium bowl, and stir well to combine.

    Combining BLT filling ingredients.

    This BLT filling can also be served as a yummy dip with chips, crackers, and more.

  4. Fill each phyllo shell with some of the filling. You can use a spoon, or a piping bag makes this simple, and effortless.

    You’ll love how easy it is to prepare and serve these BLT appetizer bites!

  5. Add a tomato half to the top of each filled phyllo shell. Then sprinkle a few bacon bits over the top.
  6. Refrigerate for 1 hour, then serve.


What exactly does BLT mean?

The letters BLT stand for “bacon, lettuce, and tomato.” This is a simple but classic sandwich that typically consists of some kind of bread, those three ingredients, and often some kind of spread like mayonnaise.

This is a well-known sandwich that’s loved for its versatility; it can be toasted, certain ingredients can be substituted or left out, and it’s majorly customizable.

Can I make BLT Bites with cream cheese?

Yes, you can use cream cheese to make a slightly thicker and more hearty filling. I recommend using a whipped cream cheese to prevent the filling from becoming too thick to work with.

How far ahead of time can you make BLT appetizer bites?

You can prepare these appetizer bites 2 to 3 hours in advance. If you prepare them too far ahead of time, the filling will seep into the phyllo cups and make them soft or soggy.

Is there a way to store BLT appetizer bites?

I don’t recommend storing these if you happen to have leftovers. The phyllo cups will just end up getting soggy.

You may be able to scoop out and discard or save some of the filling if you wish to store the phyllo cups and keep them crunchy, but these BLT bites really are best fresh-made.

Make these BLT Bites for your next party.

BLT Appetizer Popular Variations and Substitutions

  • Instead of phyllo shells, you could prepare these BLT appetizer bites in baked or fried wonton cups, assemble the filling on top of crackers, or simply serve the filling as a dip!
  • Another way to incorporate the cherry tomatoes is to use them as a cup for the filling. Scoop out the insides of the cherry tomatoes and pipe or scoop in the filling. This variation has less of a crispy crunch but is just as delicious!
  • For added flavor, mix additional ingredients into your BLT filling like chives, salt and pepper, or other spices and seasonings.
  • Feel free to use low fat versions of any of the necessary ingredients to make a lighter version of these BLT bites.

Adding a half cherry tomato and bacon bits to finish off a BLT bite.

With one final touch, you can elevate the presentation game of these finger food appetizers and impress all of your guests!

BLT Appetizer Bites

Yield: 15 BLT Bites

BLT Bites – Phyllo Appetizer

These BLT appetizer bites combine a crispy phyllo shell with a creamy and flavorful BLT filling for the perfect handheld appetizer!

Prep Time
10 minutes

Chill Time
1 hour

Total Time
1 hour 10 minutes



  1. Chop your lettuce, and slice the tomatoes in half.
  2. Arrange the Phyllo Shells on a plate or platter.
  3. Add the mayonnaise, sour cream, chopped lettuce, and bacon pieces to a medium bowl, and stir well to combine.
  4. Fill each Phyllo Shell with some of the filling. You can use a spoon or a piping bag.
  5. Add a tomato half to the top of each filled Phyllo Shell. Then sprinkle a few bacon bits over the top.
  6. Refrigerate for 1 hour,


  • Don’t prepare more than 3 hours ahead of time to prevent the phyllo cups from getting soggy.
  • For a similar reason, these phyllo cup appetizers don’t hold up well. You’ll want to eat them as soon as possible.
  • To make a thicker filling, use some cream cheese (whipped cream cheese might be better to pevent the mixture from getting too thick to work with).

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 154Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 171mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

Yield: 15

Serving Size: 1

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