We were picky eaters growing up. Onions and chunks of veggies were not welcomed and it made most Italian dishes hard for us to enjoy. My mother started making this lasagna and we not only loved it but continue to love it to this day. It was my grandfather's favorite dish and he would request it on his birthday.
Combine beef, tomato paste, tomato sauce and water in sauce pan. Add Italian seasoning and garlic powder to taste. Simmer on low while preparing the rest of the dish.
In a mixing bowl, mix together cottage cheese, sour cream and eggs. Set in refrigerator while preparing noodles.
Boil lasagna noodles per instructions on box. Drain.
In a 13" X 9" baking pan, layer a third of noodles, 1/3 of sauce and 1/3 of cottage cheese mixture. Sprinkle with about 1 cup of shredded cheddar. Repeat 2 more times until all noodles, sauce and cottage cheese mixture have been used.
Top with all remaining cheddar cheese. Sprinkle with parmesan on top and bake 30-45 minutes at 350 degrees.