Cook the ground beef in a skillet until browned with the garlic and onion. Season with salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. Add a majority of the marinara sauce to the beef and mix together.
Add a thin layer of the beef sauce mixture to the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Top with the noodles (4 of them). *I used the no boiling required noodles. If you dont have these, then boil the noodles ahead of time to al dente since it will conitnue to cook while baking.
Next, mix together the ricotta and 1/4 cup of the parmesan and italian seasoning in a bowl.
Layer the ricotta mixture on top of the noodles and smear equally all over the top.
Add another layer of the noodles. Top once again with the meat mixture. Add 1 cup of shredded cheese on top. Then top with noodles again. Spread out the remainder of the marinara meat sauce. Sprinkle with the rest of the parmesan and the rest of the shredded cheese.
Bake in a 350 F oven covered tightly with aluminum foil for 50 minutes. Then take off the foil and bake for another 10 minutes. Enjoy warm!