This is an easy casserole to put together. It may be a complete meal or serve it with your favorite meat. I use canned chunky Italian tomatoes that already have basil, oregano & garlic in them. If you use this type of canned tomato omit the basil, oregano and cut the garlic back to 3 cloves. Salting the eggplant does not make the recipe salty it simply removes moisture from the eggplant- most of the the salt flows out with the moisture.