You don't have to choose between meaty, cheesy or saucy with this recipe. The layers are different than any other recipe I've seen and make it really good. People always rave over this lasagna. Use a big pan, it is HUGE! The base recipe came from an older cookbook found at a garage sale. Another reminder not to judge a book by its cover -which in this case happened to be quilt. Every recipe in it is fantastic. It's called the Bride's Cookbook. I've added sauce because I thought it was too dry. I didn't think I'd like the cottage cheese but it is really good and cheesy. I've never found cottage cheese with chives so I add fresh chopped chives. I've use shredded mozzarella and sliced. I like sliced the best.
Also, the sauce only needs to be simmered for 8 minutes as opposed to 30 minutes or an hour.