brown up some ground beef, drain it and add a jar of spaghetti sauce. Then boil your pasta per package instructions, I layered a bit of sauce at the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan (just to coat the bottom so the pasta doesnt stick), then half my pasta, a layer of cottage cheese, some grated cheddar cheese, then more sauce, pasta, cottage cheese, sauce again then more cheese on top, cooked it at 350 for about 40 mins, tasted ALMOST like lasagna yum yum. the family loved it. I will make it again. Hubby took some for lunch today, next time I am going to try mozzerella cheese.