Sugar pumpkins (also known as pie pumpkins) have sweet, tender flesh that's especially good for cooking. Roast one with olive oil and herbs for an easy side dish.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Divide pumpkin, shallots, oil, and sage between two large rimmed baking sheets; season with salt and pepper, and toss.
Roast until pumpkin is tender, 30 to 35 minutes, tossing once and rotating sheets halfway through.
For peeling, cut off the top and bottom ends, then use a vegetable peeler to remove the skin. For tougher skin, make a few more passes with the peeler.