NO cottage cheese! NO ricotta cheese! Lasagna
2 tablespoons oil
1 clove minced garlic
1 large chopped onion
1 1/2 lbs Italian sausage or lean ground beef
2 teaspoons salt
1 (12 ounce) can tomato paste
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
2 1/2-3 cups boiling water
1 1/2 teaspoons oregano or other Italian spices
1/2 lb cooked and drained lasagna noodles
1 1/2 lbs sliced mozzarella cheese
Fry garlic and onion in hot oil until soft.
Add meat and cook until crumbly.
Mix in salt, pepper, spices, tomato sauce, tomato paste and water.
Simmer uncovered for 45 minutes.
In a shallow 9x13 inch pyrex dish, put a thin layer of sauce.
Layer in half the noodles, sauce and top with half the cheese.
Repeat layers ending with mozzarella cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
Cut into squares.