Brown in large fry pan one and a half pounds ground beef or ground turkey
Add the following:
Simmer for 15 minutes on low heat to blend the flavors
In 8 cups of water, cook 6 to 8 lasagna noodles until partially softened then drain the water.
In a large cake pan or the longer lasagna pan, spray the bottom with Pam or oil. Layer half the cooked noodles on the bottom of the pan.
Pour half the sauce over the noodles
Spread 8 oz. of cottage cheese over meat sauce
Spread one to one and a half cups mozzarella cheese and one to one and a half cups colby or cheddar cheese over the top.
Repeat with noodles, sauce and cheese layers again. Top with parmesan cheese if desired. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.