In Dutch oven, saute the onion, carrot & cerlery in oil until tender. Add garlic, saute 1 min. longer. Add the broth, pasta, sugar,Italian seasoning & pepper flakes.
Bring to boil. Reduce heat,simmer,uncovered, for 15 minutes or until pasta is tender. Add the beans & tomatoes; simmer, uncovered, for 5 mins. Garnish with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 6 servings,but you'll have some left for lunch the next day.