Spinach and Artichoke Pita Grilled Cheese…all the flavors we love in spinach and artichoke dip, stuffed into a soft and fluffy pita grilled cheese. This is SIMPLE, but DELICIOUS. Just spinach, artichokes, gouda cheese, and fresh herbs stuffed inside pita bread. Then pan-fried until the cheese is melty and the pita is crisp. It’s savory, herby, and heavy on the cheese…the most perfect twist on the classic grilled cheese – any day of the week. Tip? Drizzle each grilled cheese with honey. Trust me, it takes a grilled cheese from really good to addicitingly delicious.
I know I mentioned this yesterday, but I think this is my favorite recipe of the week. Maybe of the month. It’s the simplest, but this grilled cheese is really good. The pita is a game-changer, but also the combination of spinach, artichoke, and melted cheese is one that will always be hard to beat.
As you guys know, I’ve been on a huge pita kick ever since I shared these turmeric chicken pitas a few weeks back. I made the homemade pitas from Eden Grinshpan’s Eating Out Loud and ever since I made them, I can’t stop. First of all, her pitas are soft, fluffy and so easy to make. But I also want to again give a shout-out to her cookbook because I think it’s amazing.
You all know I don’t recommend many cookbooks, mainly because I never use cookbooks. But Eden’s cookbook has provided a lot of fun Middle Eastern inspiration. It’s not only fun but so well written. I highly recommend it.
And it helped provide the inspiration for this grilled cheese, so I’m thankful to her for that!
The inspiration and the idea…
Alright, so you guys also know I LOVE my naan recipe. And rarely do I stray far from it. But the pitas are fun because they create a nice pocket that’s perfect for sandwiches. And that’s what got me thinking about stuffing the pockets with cheese to create a pita grilled cheese.
I’ve already made a naan grilled cheese, so I figured my next adventurous grilled cheese should obviously be with pita bread.
And then, I remembered. Years back I shared a spinach and artichoke melt that to this day is a very popular recipe on HBH. So, I combined all the ideas and made this pita grilled cheese. It’s not crazy different by any means, and I know it’s been done before, but regardless, it’s delicious. SO DELICIOUS.
The steps – it’s easy!
Again, this isn’t rocket science, but sometimes we really do need (and love) these simple recipes most. First, you need fresh pita. You can use store-bought or I’d highly recommend Eden’s recipe, which is in her cookbook. She also has a pita grilled cheese. Hers is simply cheese, which looks insanely delicious if you’re looking for something without the vegetables.
Once you’ve got your pitas, mix some spinach, artichokes, cheese, and plenty of fresh basil together. I also like to add a pinch of chili flakes for some heat.
For my cheese, I love to use a mix of mozzarella, gouda, and parmesan, but any combination of melty cheeses will do. All cheese is good cheese!
Now, grab your pita and create a small opening on one side. Stuff the cheesy mix inside, then butter the outside of each pita. Now pan fry the pita just like you would a normal grilled cheese. Let the outside of the pita get a little crisp and the cheese inside get really melty.
And lastly, I always finish my grilled cheese sandwiches with a drizzle of honey and a pinch of flaky sea salt. It’s my little trick that makes a grilled cheese better than any other you’ve had before. Trust me, the honey and sea salt is a MUST (it’s honestly beyond words how good it is).
And that’s it! SIMPLE, but crave-worthy and roll your eye back delicious. Make this one tonight as an easy Monday dinner. Trust me, you’re going to be very happy you did.
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Spinach and Artichoke Pita Grilled Cheese
Calories Per Serving: 552 kcal
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
- 3/4 cup frozen spinach, thawed, and squeezed of excess water
- 1 cup marinated jarred artichokes, chopped
- 1 cup shredded gouda or fontina cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 clove garlic, grated
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
- red pepper flakes
- 4 small pitas
- 3 tablespoons salted butter
- honey, for serving
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- 1. In a bowl, combine the spinach, artichokes, mozzarella, gouda, parmesan, garlic, basil, and a pinch each of red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. 2. Cut open one side of the pita, creating a small opening. Stuff the cheese mixture evenly between each pita. if your pitas don't have a pocket, just slice in half and layer with the cheese. 3. Butter the outside of each pita. 4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Place the pita, one at a time, in the skillet and cook until golden on each side, about 3-4 minutes per side. Serve topped with honey, chili flakes, and sea salt (if desired). Enjoy!