This is a savory pumpkin soup, as an alternative to those with pie-like seasonings. Some in my family don't appreciate the more traditional pumpkin spices, and this recipe is very savory and welcomed by all! This is a yummy, adaptable soup. I have also tried various options, with much success. For a sweeter taste, add some well-cooked and pureed sweet potatoes. Butternut squash also matches well. Shrimp is a nice addition. I cooked some and then added to the dish before serving. This soup also works very well in a crock pot. Wait to add the sour cream until close to serving time. I did try it without sour cream, and that was nice as well, but I prefer the creaminess.