In a large saucepan, cook sausage, red pepper and onion over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
Stir in tomatoes, broth, tomato sauce, water, tomato paste, Italian seasoning and pepper. Bring to a boil. Stir in pasta. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 10-12 minutes or until pasta is tender. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 8 servings