Pumpkin Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

Rated 5 out of 5

Sugar Pie pumpkins, sometimes known as sugar pumpkins or pie pumpkins, are smaller, sweeter and more flavorful than field pumpkins, which are the ones sold for making jack-o’-lanterns. Roasting them in the oven brings out their wonderfully earthy, nutty flavor, so it’s worth seeking them out, although you can substitute 4 cups (1 lb. 14 oz./940 g) of canned pumpkin puree if you’re in a hurry.