Stir in the spaghetti sauce, basil and garlic powder; cover and microwave for 2 minutes or until heated through. Set aside. Break up the ground beef and place it in a 9x13 baking dish. In a bowl, combine the cottage cheese, parsley, egg and pepper. In a microwave-safe dish, microwave beef on high for 3 minutes; stir. Cook 2 minutes longer or until no longer pink; drain well. Lasagna can feed an army, but it takes 45 minutes to make. What if you could cut that time in half? It will only takes 20 minutes to make microwaved Lasagna. Step 2 In the bottom of a microwave-safe 8-inch square baking dish, spread ½ cup of the sauce. Step 1 In a bowl, combine the ricotta, spinach, 1 ½ cups of the mozzarella, ¼ cup of the Parmesan, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook and stir ground beef in large saucepan until meat is brown.