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Close up crop of a pita sandwich on a black slate stone made with pita bread, white cheddar cheese, sundried tomatoes, and caramelized onions.

Caramelized Onion & Sundried Tomato Grilled Cheese Pita

  • Author: Raquel Smith
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 pita sandwiches


An easy weekend lunch for the days you want to be a bit more decadent… and grown up. Grilled cheese for mature people.


  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch salt
  • 2 pitas
  • 1/4 cup drained sliced sundried tomatoes
  • 3.5 oz sharp white cheddar cheese
  • extra virgin olive oil


  1. Cut the onion in half through the end, then peel off the outer layers. Slice into 1/4″ strips. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and add the onion. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until translucent but not browned. Turn the heat down to medium-low and cook, stirring every few minutes or so, for about 1 hour. When finished, they should be nicely golden all around. Lower the heat to avoid burning, if necessary.
  2. Cut the pitas in half, then carefully separate the layers into a pocket. Place 1 Tbsp sundried tomatoes in a pocket and spread them about evenly. Add 1/4 of the onions, then add a couple slices of cheese (you kind of have to stuff everything in there). Repeat for the remaining pockets.
  3. Once stuffed, brush a bit of olive oil over the top of each pita. Heat a griddle (or just a pan, if that is all you have) over medium heat. Place the pitas oiled-side down and let cook until lightly charred and the cheese begins to melt.
  4. Brush the top of each pita with olive oil, then flip and continue cooking until the cheese is very melty and the pita is lightly charred.
  5. Let cool momentarily, then eat!


  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Category: Sandwich
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Comfort

Keywords: grilled cheese, white cheddar, pita, sundried tomatoes