Cream Cheese Sausage Baked Ziti- Perfect Make and Take Meal! + Uncommon Goods Giveaway

This post was sponsored by Uncommon Goods, all opinions are my own. 

Cream Cheese Sausage Baked Ziti- Perfect Make and Take Meal!


A few years ago I was given four different gifts from Uncommon Goods for my birthday from four different people. A few things about this are remarkable. First, can you remember one gift your got for your birthday three years ago, let alone four? I remember every one: a set of nesting doll measuring cups, a spice kit, a salts from around the world set, and nesting bowls. I’ve used the spices and salts, re-filled the containers, and I still have the bowls and measuring cups, I use them all the time.

That’s the thing with Uncommon Goods, they are gifts people don’t forget. Unique, memorable, thoughtful, the things people keep for years. The people at Uncommon Goods and I have teamed up to give you a $75 dollar gift card, to make you look like a gift giving genius. I’ve picked out a few of my favorites to share, but it’s up to you to find the perfect gift for your person. Or just get something for yourself, you deserve it.

UG giveaway

I pretty much want everything in the Bar & Wine section.

Owl Mugs, SO CUTE!

I NEED this salt block for grilling season.

They have an amazing selection of wine glasses, but I adore these shatterproof wine glasses are must, every time I do dishes it’s like a Jewish wedding in my sink.

How great are these hors d’oeuvres servers?! Skewer all the things!

Salt is a MUST for baked goods, these salts are designed for baking.

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Cream Cheese Sausage Baked Ziti- Perfect Make and Take Meal!


  • 1 lbs dry Ziti pasta
  • 8 wt ounces Italian sausage, raw removed from casing
  • ½ cup white onion, diced
  • 1 tbs Italian seasoning
  • 8 wt ounces cream cheese
  • 1 (24 ounces) jar marinara sauce
  • 1 lbs shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¾ cup fresh grated parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 (unless you are making for later).
  2. Bring a pot of salted water to boil. Add the Ziti and cook 3 minutes less than package directions (pasta will continue to cook in the oven), about 6 minutes. Drain, set aside.
  3. In a skillet over medium high heat, cook the sausage until browned.
  4. Add the onions, cooking until softened, about 3 minutes.
  5. Add the cream cheese, stirring until cream cheese has melted.
  6. Stir in the marinara sauce.
  7. Transfer the Ziti to the skillet, along with a little more than half the mozzarella cheese, stirring until all is well combined.
  8. Transfer to a 9x13 inch baking dish, cover with remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
  9. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate until ready to use (up to three days), or cook in a 400 degree oven until golden brown and warmed through (about 30 minutes for warm, and 45 minutes if the dish is taken out of the refrigerator).

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36 Responses to Cream Cheese Sausage Baked Ziti- Perfect Make and Take Meal! + Uncommon Goods Giveaway

  1. Rust March 9, 2015 at 7:48 am #

    The Flavors of America Salt Collection sounds interesting!

  2. manda March 9, 2015 at 8:09 am #

    A composter

  3. Andrew March 9, 2015 at 9:04 am #

    I love Uncommom Goods! In fact, I’m wearing a repurposed fire hose belt from them right now — it was a gift too. :)

  4. Stefany March 9, 2015 at 10:34 am #

    Décor for the family room!

  5. Bree March 9, 2015 at 10:36 am #

    I want this for my bathroom!

  6. Jen Lynch March 9, 2015 at 10:42 am #

    I would buy the Macaron kit, I’ve been wanting to learn how to make Macarons for years!

  7. Kris March 9, 2015 at 10:45 am #

    Hmm? tossup between the nesting storage containers, the tasting plates, and the stoneware TV dinner trays!

  8. Kim March 9, 2015 at 10:48 am #

    Probably a silly gift for my friends birthday – she likes round things

  9. Coreen March 9, 2015 at 11:07 am #

    Definitely something salt-related. I love salt!

  10. Jenn March 9, 2015 at 11:22 am #

    I would buy the shatterproof wine glasses. That’s brilliant!

  11. Jill L March 9, 2015 at 11:42 am #

    I’d buy the Recycled Verano Glass Pitcher

  12. Kari M March 9, 2015 at 12:21 pm #

    I love uncommon goods! I love the nesting bird necklace.

  13. Elizabeth March 9, 2015 at 1:29 pm #

    love the interesting sets for making cheese and mustard! Hope I win!

  14. Kristin t March 9, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

    the agate coasters!

  15. heather March 9, 2015 at 6:25 pm #

    I want the shatter proof wine glasses for my friend’s birthday.

  16. Thalia @ butter and brioche March 9, 2015 at 7:31 pm #

    I’ve never heard of uncommon gifts before! Thanks for drawing my attention to the company – I definitely need to check it out. Delicious ziti too!

  17. Blessie Nelson March 9, 2015 at 9:36 pm #

    I would definitely buy a few Literary Scarves! They are absolutely unique and preppy!

  18. Andrea M March 10, 2015 at 11:04 am #

    the tasting plates!

  19. Jan R March 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm #

    Something kitchen(y).

  20. Lisa March 10, 2015 at 3:49 pm #

    I would probably buy some new wine glasses

  21. Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet March 10, 2015 at 5:12 pm #

    I’d defintely buy something for my Mom (for Mother’s Day) – probably for the kitchen!

  22. Marsha March 10, 2015 at 6:50 pm #

    Herb keeper

  23. jp March 11, 2015 at 2:23 am #

    wine glasses, Ӏ lovved them

  24. Carolsue March 11, 2015 at 2:50 am #

    I would get the Jazzed Evening Bag!

  25. Rachel March 11, 2015 at 2:17 pm #

    I’d buy some new mugs

  26. Carol Y March 11, 2015 at 3:50 pm #

    I like the bird & nest copper stake.

  27. Pam Flynn March 11, 2015 at 3:59 pm #

    A really nice wine set!

  28. Kelly LaBrecque March 11, 2015 at 7:38 pm #

    I love uncommon goods. Great quality and loads of relative stuff!

  29. Katy Glynn March 11, 2015 at 8:31 pm #

    I am dying to get the World Map Inlay Wooden iPhone Case!

  30. Leah Shumack March 11, 2015 at 10:56 pm #

    These are absolutely gorgeous!

  31. shea balentine March 12, 2015 at 2:18 am #

    I like the Nesting Storage Containers and the 60 hour candle! =)

  32. rosemary March 12, 2015 at 7:28 am #

    Bedroom Decor

  33. Melissa Mazzur March 12, 2015 at 5:18 pm #

    Bedroom decor

  34. heather c March 12, 2015 at 9:04 pm #

    I’d love the Ice Pops print! Too cute!

  35. susan March 13, 2015 at 2:21 am #

    I need wine glasses!

  36. Desi March 14, 2015 at 10:03 am #

    I have been wanting new wine glasses! Bought!

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