I love the CONCEPT but not end result. Even after extra time in micro, eggplant never quite got soft enough. Hoped the baking would soften more, but no luck. Tried to choke it down but ended up throwing it away. However, I love the combination of ingredients enough to try it again (hybrid of eggplant parm and lasagna). Will slice eggplant much thinner and maybe bake/roast instead of nuking.It might add an hour to prep but might be worth it. I definitely wouldn't make it again, as it is. Concept is good, just not quite right with the execution.