This was a great fall soup. The chipotle gives it a nice depth of flavor that is missing from some bad pumpkin soups I've tried in the past which end up tasting like a jarred baby food vegetable. I made a pot to take to work for lunches and so didn't finish it with the sausage and beans which I'm sure would be even better. Very easy to make in advance and then just reheat for individual meals. Just mixed in a dollop of the creme sauce and was good to go. Very healthy, too, which makes it hard to beat.