Shepherd's Pie With Eggplant, a hearty casserole from David Hagedorn. (James M. Thresher for The Washington Post)

Cabbage Shepherd's Pie: Cabbage and beans take the place of beef or lamb in this dish, which won’t foil your healthier eating goals too much.

Shepherd's Pie: Here’s a traditional recipe made with lamb and russet potatoes.

Shepherd's Pie With Eggplant: A filling of eggplant, lamb and mushrooms is topped with a Yukon Gold-sweet potato mix and feta cheese.

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