cups Cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
Salt and pepper, to taste
Melt butter in large saucepan. Sauté onions over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in water and broth; bring to boil. Cover and simmer 15 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk together flour and milk. Add to saucepan and stir to combine. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Remove from heat. Add 3/4 cup Cheddar cheese and stir until melted. Add salt and pepper to taste. Preheat broiler. Ladle soup into 4 ovenproof bowls and sprinkle with buttered croutons. Top with remaining cheese. Broil until cheese is melted. Don't let cheese burn or brown.
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