Brown meat in with onion and garlic powder until cooked thoroughly, then drain.
Add canned tomatoes, italian seasoning, salt and pepper to the meat sauce and simmer until thickened (approximately 1 hour, but can be shortened if needed).
Fill a large pot with water and add a pinch of salt on high heat. Once boiling, add the lasagna noodles and cook according to package.
Drain noodles and rinse in cold water when they are finished cooking.
In a small bowl, combine ricotta or cottage cheese, parsley and parmesan chese. Stir until combined.
Once the tomato sauce is thickened, spread a little sauce on the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. It's OK if the sauce doesn't completely cover the bottom of the dish.
Layer half the noodles, half the cheese mixture, half the mozzarella cheese and half the meat mixture in the dish. Repeat layers.
Bake at 375º for 30 minutes. Let stand for an additional 10-15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!