1 package of noodles should suffice.
1 can of spaghetti sauce. i used 2 small ones because that's how it is sold here
3-4 sausages fried and chopped. these are large sausages. we've used a package of breakfast sausage, italian, german, brats. whatever you have or feel like, or none at all.
1 small or half a large zucchini, peeled and sliced
2 carrots chopped
1 small onion chopped
1 bell pepper chopped
boil your noddles
cut up your veggies
i started with a layered theory but realized i had too much for my small pan and just dumped it in a larger pan. after that i just threw some of each in a little at a time trying to spread it out over the pan, then i just used a big spoon to mix it all up. noodles, sauce, veggies, cottage cheese, shredded whatever cheese you want, sausage - mix them all together in a baking dish. plus, i put a layer of cheese across the top and put a lid on it to keep it from burning the cheese. i baked it for about 30-40 minutes. i wanted it hot all the way through and cheese melted but i like the veggies to still have some body to them.
it turned out great!
i hope you can find some inspiration in this, because it's certainly not an actual recipe. enjoy!