1 1/2 lb. ground beef
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 tsp. basil
1 tsp. oregano
1 small onion
24-30 ounces tomato sauce (2 cans)
1 1/2 c. water
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 lbs. cottage cheese
1/2 lb. mozzarella cheese(sliced or shredded)
Put meat, spices and onion in skillet and cook on medium until meat is browned. Add tomato sauce and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently about 20 minutes.
Don't cook lasagna noodles. Assemble with uncooked noodles. (If eating on assembly day: While meat is cooking, cook noodles as directed on package. Drain.) In 9x13 pan, arrange layers starting with beef, noodles, Parmesan cheese and cottage cheese, lastly beef. Repeat layers. (I usually do 3 layers, using about 9 pieces of lasagna noodles)
Thaw completely. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until bubbling. Cover lasagna with mozzarella an bake 5 more minutes until melted.