1 medium to large butternut squash peeled, seeded, and cut into small chunks (this is a great part to ask the husband to do since it takes some strength to cut)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
6 tablespoons butter cut into small chunks
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place half of squash in 13x9 baking dish. Sprinkle with half of cheese and half of butter. Add remaining squash, cheese and butter, and add salt and pepper to top. Bake, covered with foil for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until squash is soft when poked with fork, and then uncovered an additional 10 minutes.