I've just made a pan of pumpkin soup. Easy and very tasty.
Sweat off an onion in the pan. (you could add garlic here if you like but I can't stand the stuff).
Cut up 500gms of pumpkin and add to the pan.
Add 500mls of chicken stock and simmer until the pumpkin is soft.
Blitz with a hand held whizzy thing and add a bit of cream if desired.
I left out the cream and also added grated carrot and finely sliced celery along with some black pepper to taste.
The left over pumpkin has gone next door for their chickens. I don't know if they'll like it but we'll soon find out.
It's a very good natural "wormer" for tortoises (except mine won't touch it) so it might do the same for the chickens.