Heat dutch oven over medium heat. Add oil and bacon/pancetta. Brown bits lightly, add herb stems, bay leaf, chopped vegetables, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Add beans, tomato sauce, water, and stock to pot and raise heat to high. Bring soup to rapid boil and add pasta. Reduc heat to medium and cook soup, stirring occasionally, 6-8 minutes or until pasta is al dente. Remove herb stems and place pot on trivet. Let soup rest adn begin to cool for a few minutes. Ladle soup into bowls, top with grated cheese.
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