Strain liquid from canned beans into blender. Add 1-cup beans and puree until smooth. Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add sausage, rosemary/basil, garlic and crushed red pepper. Sauté until sausage are cooked through, about 8 minutes. Mix in tomato paste. Add bean puree, remaining beans, broth and pasta. Simmer until pasta is tender and mixture is thick, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Mix in ¼ cup cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Serve, passing remaining 1 ¼ cups cheese to sprinkle on top.