Cook Morningstar Farms® Veggie Sausage Links according to package directions. Cut into bite-size pieces. Set aside. Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet cook onion and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in carrots and bell pepper. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in beans, undrained tomatoes, broth, parsley, thyme and ground pepper. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Stir in sausage link pieces. Heat through. Ladle into serving bowls. Sprinkle with cheese, if desired. *NOTE: Lower sodium by substituting dried beans for the canned beans. In large saucepan combine 6 cups water and 1 1/2 cups dry Great Northern beans. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, for 1 hour. Drain. Rinse. Return beans to saucepan. Add 6 cups fresh water. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until beans are tender. Drain. Use as directed above in recipe. Prep Time: 25 minutesTotal Time: 25 minutes ®, ™, © 2009 Kellogg NA Co Morningstar Farms® Recipes are the property of the Kellogg Company.