Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Amy Burke
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour
Yield
Makes 8 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°. Prepare cellentani pasta according to package directions.

Step 2

Meanwhile, melt 3 Tbsp. butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Gradually whisk in flour; cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk until smooth; cook, whisking constantly, 8 to 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Whisk in 1 cup sharp Cheddar cheese and next 3 ingredients until smooth. Remove from heat, and stir in ham, vegetables, and hot cooked pasta.

Step 3

Spoon pasta mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Stir together crushed cracker crumbs and 2 Tbsp. melted butter; sprinkle over pasta mixture.

Step 4

Bake at 400° for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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