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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!
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.
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.
Looking for other sandwich recipes, try these:
Roasted Turmeric Chicken Pitas with Garlic Lemon Tahini
Crispy Sesame Falafel Melts with Garlicky Green Tahini
Broccoli Cheese Quesadilla with Chipotle Sauce
Lastly, if you make this Spinach and Artichoke Pita Grilled Cheese be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
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Really enjoyed this recipe – simple, quick and very tasty also easy to add your own tweaks. The honey drizzle is a nice touch :-); the pitas are perfect for this dish.
My teaks, this time –
Used Monterey Jack and Parmesan – as that was what I had
Grilled some Mexican Green Onions in a dry hot cast iron pan until lightly charred, added them to the mix
Grilled a marinated (Olive Oil, Lemon, Red Pepper Flakes) BSK Chicken Breast, chopped it and added it to the Pitas for those who wanted the added protein.
This is a keeper for sure!
Fantastic!! I love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks so much for making it! Have a great weekend:) 🐣🍭
These are SO good. I grabbed some whole wheat pita pockets from Trader Joe’s. I followed the recipe as written. I ALMOST didn’t drizzle honey on top but I am so glad that I trusted you! The addition of honey, sea salt, and some crushed red pepper took these over the top. These will definitely be in my dinner rotation!
Happy Sunday!! Love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks so much for making it! xT
This looks so good! What brand of pita did you use/ buy?!
Thanks so much! I made my own pitas using a recipe from this cookbook:
Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love the grilled cheese! xTieghan
Delicious! Easy to make with few ingredients but full of flavor, will definitely make again.
Happy Sunday!! Thanks for sharing your feedback and making this recipe, I am so glad it was a hit! Happy 4th of July!??
I made this recipe for the first time tonight and cooked it on the barbecue – it was delicious!
Thanks for sharing.
Wonderful!! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it. Have the best week:) xx
Wonderful! Your recipes never fail to be as delicious as they look!! My husband devoured more than his fair share ?
Fantastic!! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks a bunch for trying it out! xTieghan
WOW this is delicious!!! I used different types of cheddar that I had on hand, and a basil paste as I had no fresh basil. AMAZING!
Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad it was enjoyed!! Have the best week:) xTieghan
This recipe looks amazing. I think I’m going to try it this evening! I love spinach and artichoke combinations with cheese and the Pita idea is perfect.
I hope you love the recipe Deborah!!
Full of flavor. This will be one of my go-to lunch recipes. I used fresh lightly sauted spinach & chopped mushrooms. Delicious.
Happy Sunday!! So glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it!! ? xx
What a great idea since my husband loves mushrooms
Oh my goodness, these are so good..I have made these 3 times so far and the third time I made them with sourdough bread, amazing.
Awesome!! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try! xx
My daughter’s first comment when we tried this recipe was: how come you never made this before 🙂 It’s now her favorite friday night dinner. We just used the stuffing into calzones, it was amazing.
Wonderful!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Have a great weekend! xTieghan
Hi! This looks awesome – would the measurement be the same for fresh spinach?
Yes! I hope you enjoy this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan
These were AWESOME! I used sweet onion pitas from the store and I added feta with the mozzarella and fontina! I did a grilled cheese “celebration” and these were one of the features! I’m cooking my way through one of the cookbooks and ALL the recipes have been fantastic and easy!!
Happy Monday! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for making it! xTieghan
Did this tonight and it was so good and cheesy and yet so easy – perfect Sunday comfort food!
Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am delighted that it was enjoyed! Have a fantastic week! xTieghan