This is a favorite because you do not cook the lasagna noodles first.
1 1/2 pounds ground meat
2 pounds ricotta or cottage cheese, mixed with 4 eggs
1 jar spaghetti sauce or homemade sauce
1 can tomato sauce
1 tomato sauce can water
12 ounces lasagna noodles, UNCOOKED
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Grated Parmesan cheese
Garlic powder and salt
Brown meat. Drain. Add sauces and water. Spoon a small amount of sauce on the bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Place a layer of UNCOOKED noodles, one-third of the cottage cheese mixture, a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and one-third of the shredded cheese. Then pour about one-third of the sauce over the top. Repeat twice more. Cover with more cheese. Bake, covered and sealed with foil, at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.
Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer. DO NOT LET THE FOIL TOUCH THE CHEESE.
You can bake for 1 hour without the cheese on top, then put the cheese on top and bake 15 minutes longer uncovered.