1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook beef until brown. Drain. In another skillet over medium heat, cook onion until translucent. Combine beef and onion in a large saucepan with tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, water, oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and sugar. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes.
2. While sauce is simmering, blend cottage cheese, Parmesan, and egg until smooth. Set aside.
3. Spread 1 cup of sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Cover sauce with 3 noodles. Cover noodles with one-third of remaining sauce. Top with half the mozzarella. Place another layer of noodles and one of sauce over the mozzarella. Top with the remaining cottage cheese mixture, 3 more noodles, remaining sauce, and mozzarella.
Cottage Cheese mixture
1/3 remaining sauce
1 cup sauce
Bottom of Pan
Freeze. Baking directions. Thaw completely. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake, covered, in preheated oven 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer or until golden and bubbly.