My husband's favorite food is lasagna so we have it at our house pretty often. It's pretty easy- however makes a mess with a lot of dishes, so I always make extra to freeze for quick and mess less meals on other days. When I make this much I buy one bulk package of ground beef about 5lbs for the sauce. So adjust according to how much you're going to make!
This is a pretty easy process where you have multiple things going at once. Start the noodles, and while the meat is browning you can make the cheese mixture.
cook Lasagna noodles then let sit in cold water
cook ground beef
once beef is browned, add spaghetti sauce (either from a jar, or create your own with a mixture of pureed tomatoes, tomato sauce,tomato paste and Italian seasoning) I usually do some combination of the two.
2 large containers (32oz) cottage cheese
1 container (16 oz) Parmesan cheese (it really makes a difference to use the shredded rather than fine powder kind)
1/2- 1 c. spinach chopped (I add this for the extra vitamins my kids wont know about)
3 t. Italian seasoning
1-2 T. parsley (chopped or dried flakes)
Mix together well
In your pan(s) place a little of the sauce on the bottom to keep your noodles from sticking. Layer noodles across the bottom. Pour the cheese mixture on top of the noodles and spread out. Layer with more noodles on top of the cheese mixture. Pour the sauce on top. Then top with Mozzarella cheese.
Bake at 350 for 30 mins or until cheese is melted well.