Eggplant parmesan is one of my favorite meals. This is a very mediocre version of it. My cheese did not melt like the photo even though it baked for more than enough time. And, if not cooked properly (i.e., fried as eggplant parmesan should be), the eggplant could be tough and unpleasant to chew. My teenage son, who usually LOVES my eggplant parmesan, would not eat this.