This recipe for cheesy ham and broccoli baked pasta casserole might sound like down-home good food, but don't let it fool you. You'll be amazed by how elegant it looks when it comes out of the oven. The pinkness of the ham and the bright green broccoli add "pop" against that bed of pasta. In adition, it's baked in a béchamel that takes just minutes to make.
But just because it looks beautiful enough to serve while entertaining doesn't mean it's difficult to make. The broccoli cooks for just a minute or two right in the same pot as the pasta. Once you've made the béchamel sauce, the job is just about done. Ham and Swiss cheese go so wonderfully together, they bring this casserole to another level, but you can add whatever cheese to the sauce you'd like.