Eggplant is a versatile vegetable that stars in many satisfying vegetarian meals. Hearty and full of zesty flavor, this classic Italian dish melds the flavors of Italy. "Eggplant parmigiana or eggplant Parmesan is one of the most popular and iconic vegetarian Italian dishes and this recipe is straight from Italy. Continue making layers, a total of 3 to 5, finishing with tomato sauce and grated Parmesan cheese. Watch how to make real Italian baked.