Julie's Easy Lasagna

1 box spinach leaves
1 pound hamburger
3/4 C chopped onions
clove garlic, minced
1/2 large jar Marinara sauce
1 T oregano flakes
1 T sugar
1 t pepper
garlic powder to taste
1 box lasagna noodles
12 ounces ricotta cheese
1/2 C Parmesan cheese
1 T parsley
1 t oregano
2 1/2 t salt
1/2 to 3/4 pound mozzarella cheese

Defrost and drain 1 box spinach leaves. Brown 1 pound hamburger with 3/4 C chopped onions and 1 clove garlic, minced. To the drained meat add 1/2 large jar Marinara sauce, 1 T oregano flakes, 1 T sugar and 1 t salt, 1 t pepper, and garlic powder to taste. Simmer at least 15 minutes. Cook lasagna noodles according to directions on package while sauce is simmering, or use the non-boil type of noodles. Mix 12 ounces cottage cheese with 1/2 C Parmesan cheese, 1 T parsley, 1 t oregano, 1 1/2 t salt. Grate 1/2 to 3/4 pound mozzarella cheese and add to cottage cheese mixture. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In an oblong baking pan layer 1/4 noodles, 1/4 meat mixture, 1/4 cottage cheese mixture. Repeat until all ingredients are used, ending with a layer of noodles. Spread some Marinara sauce over the last layer of noodles and sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese. Bake 45 minutes, 10 to 15 minutes longer if refrigerated first.

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