Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 whole wheat pita pockets
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 slices of cheddar cheese
- 2 slices of mozzarella cheese
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Special Equipment Needed:
- Grill pan
1. Preheat the grill pan over medium heat.
2. Cut the pita pockets in half and brush the inside of each pocket with the melted butter.
3. Place the pita pockets on the preheated grill pan and cook for 2 minutes.
4. Flip the pita pockets over and top each pocket with a slice of cheddar and mozzarella cheese.
5. Sprinkle the Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper over the cheese.
6. Cook for an additional 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the pita pockets are golden brown.
7. Remove from the heat and serve.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 4 minutes
Temperature: Medium heat
Serving Size: 2 pita pockets
Substitutions for Ingredients
- For the pita pockets, you can use any type of flatbread or wrap.
- For the butter, you can use olive oil or any type of vegetable oil.
- For the cheese, you can use any type of cheese you prefer.
- You can add other toppings such as tomatoes, onions, peppers, or olives.
- You can use different types of herbs and spices for added flavor.
Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure to preheat the grill pan before adding the pita pockets.
- Use a spatula to flip the pita pockets over to avoid burning them.
- Add additional toppings for added flavor.
Grilled cheese pita pockets can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Reheat the pita pockets in a toaster oven or in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.
- Serve the pita pockets with a side of marinara sauce for dipping.
- Slice the pita pockets into strips for a fun presentation.
- Fresh herbs such as parsley or basil.
- Shredded cheese.
- Sliced tomatoes.
- Tomato soup
- French fries
Suggested Side Dishes:
- Potato chips
- Fruit salad
- Make sure the grill pan is preheated before adding the pita pockets.
- Keep an eye on the pita pockets while they are cooking to avoid burning them.
Food Safety Advice:
- Make sure to use clean utensils and surfaces when preparing the pita pockets.
- Refrigerate any leftovers immediately.
Grilled cheese pita pockets have been around for centuries. They originated in the Middle East and were traditionally made with flatbreads such as pita or lavash.
Grilled cheese pita pockets are savory and cheesy with a hint of Italian seasoning.
Grilled cheese pita pockets can be served as a snack, appetizer, or main dish.
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