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Wonderful Grilled Cheese

If you were a kid in the 1970s — anywhere in America — you'll recognize this sandwich. Feel free to substitute whole grain bread (Wonder makes one) and aged cheddar for more grown-up tastes.

Michele Kayal for NPR
Wonderful Grilled Cheese
Michele Kayal for NPR

Makes 1 sandwich

2 slices Wonder Bread

2 slices processed American cheese

1 slice tomato


Heat a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Lightly butter one side of each piece of bread. Place one slice butter side down in the pan. Layer the bread with cheese and tomato, placing the tomato in the middle of the two cheese slices.

Place the second piece of bread on top of the sandwich, butter side up (facing you). Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until the bread is golden and the cheese is starting to melt. Turn the sandwich and cook for an additional 3 minutes, until golden.

Cut diagonally and serve hot.