1Preheat oven to 375.
Heat a dutch oven over medium high heat and spray with Pam. Add onion and sausage and saute for 5 minutes or until browned. Add garlic and saute 2 minutes more. Stir in chicken broth, scraping pan to loosen brown bits. Stir in brown sugar, tomato paste, thyme, black pepper, cayenne, beans, pasta and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer until pasta is done. Pour into casserole, sprinkle with bread crumbs and lightly spray crumbs with Pam. Bake for 15 minutes or until browned.