Combine ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, parsley, and garlic powder into a separate bowl and mix together well.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook lasagna noodles as directed on box.
Cook ground beef with onion (add salt & pepper to taste).
Add garlic powder or minced garlic with salt & pepper to taste into meat while it is cooking.
After ground beef is cooked, add in tomato paste, water, spaghetti sauce mix, simmer for 15-20 mins.
After simmering, start layering w/ meat, noodles, ricotta cheese mix (repeat until cheese mix is gone).
End with meat sauce on top and noodles completely covered.
Cook at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes.
Let lasagna sit for 10-15 minutes before cutting.