Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add carrot, onion, and garlic; sautÃ© 5 minutes. Add oregano, basil, red pepper, salt, pepper, broth and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.
Increase heat to medium-high. Add pasta, beans and spinach; cook 14 minutes or until pasta is done, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle each serving with cheese.
The original recipe called for canned Italian-style tomatoes. I substituted regular canned toms along with dried basil and crushed red pepper.