Above: Kale leaves atop  butternut squash, kale and shiitake  casserole get crisp when baked, providing a  satisfying crunch.

Right:  Adding eggplant to a ground-lamb-and-tomato base gives shepherd's pie a  Mediterranean twist, as does the feta cheese on top.
Above: Kale leaves atop butternut squash, kale and shiitake casserole get crisp when baked, providing a satisfying crunch. Right: Adding eggplant to a ground-lamb-and-tomato base gives shepherd's pie a Mediterranean twist, as does the feta cheese on top. THE WASHINGTON POST
Above: Kale leaves atop butternut squash, kale and shiitake casserole get crisp when baked, providing a satisfying crunch. Right: Adding eggplant to a ground-lamb-and-tomato base gives shepherd's pie a Mediterranean twist, as does the feta cheese on top. THE WASHINGTON POST

Elevate the much-maligned casserole with high-quality ingredients

January 06, 2011 12:00 AM