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Za'atar Grilled Cheese Pita Sandwich

  • Author: Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 grilled cheese sandwich 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This pita sandwich is a Middle Eastern take on a grilled cheese sandwich made with pita bread, feta cheese, and za'atar. This Za’atar Grilled Cheese recipe is the comfort food you’ll crave and make time after time.


  • 1 pita bread
  • 2 oz cheddar cheese or muenster cheese, sliced or shredded
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese*, about 1 ounce
  • 1 tsp zaatar
  • 2 tsp butter


  1. Carefully, split the pita pocket bread in half using a paring knife.
  2. Butter the outside of the two pita bread halves and place on a plate or working surface, buttered side down.
  3. In one half of the pita bread arrange cheddar or muenster cheese, making sure it doesn’t get too close to the edges. If it does, just fold in the edges.
  4. Add feta cheese and sprinkle with zaatar
  5. Place the other half of the pita bread on top of the cheese and carefully place the pita sandwich on a hot skillet, griddle, or panini maker.
  6. Cook on medium heat for about 1 minute or until the pita is toasted and golden brown. Turn the sandwich over and let the other side cook the same way until the cheese is melted.


  1. For a vegan option, you can substitute non-dairy cheeses for regular cheese. 
  2. Zaatar is a Middle Eastern herb mixture that can be found in specialty stores. 
  • Category: Sandwich
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern


  • Serving Size: 1 grilled cheese
  • Calories: 539
  • Sugar: 3.3
  • Sodium: 968
  • Fat: 33.7
  • Saturated Fat: 19.8
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9.9
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 38.7
  • Fiber: 3.9
  • Protein: 23.3
  • Cholesterol: 101.7

Keywords: kosher, grilled cheese, middle eastern grilled cheese, pita sandwich, zaatar