Step 1: 1. Brown beef in bottom of a pot. Drain off the juices. (or leave them in if you like thinner sauce)
Step 2: 2. Pour in pasta sauce, mix until heated through.
Step 3: 3. If using extra veggies, throw them in a blender and puree, then toss that in the pot too and mix. Let that sit on the stove while:
Step 4: 4. In a seperate bowl, mix cottage cheese and HALF the mozzarella. Save enough to put ontop of the finished product. Add pepper to taste.
Step 5: 5.prepare noodles to package instructions.
Step 6: 6. In lasagna pan layer as such: sauce, noodles, sauce, noodles, ALL the cheese mixture, noodles, sauce, extra cheese. The sauce on the bottom makes it easier to get out of the pan.
Step 7: 7. Cook to package instructions…generally at 400 for about an hour, until bubbling and brown.
Step 8: 8. Let cool, serve.
Step 10: *If you have extra sauce, save it, heat it up and use it for spagetti.
Step 11: *This tastes even better the next day!