HEAT 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large saucepan and cook the bacon for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. ADD the onion, carrot and celery and cook, covered, 3 minutes. STIR again and cook, covered, for another 3 minutes. ADD the garlic and cook for a minute, stirring regularly. ADD the tomatoes, stock, salt and pepper and stir to combine. BRING to the boil, cover, reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes. ADD the pasta, peas, zucchini and beans, stir to combine, increase heat to medium-high and cook, covered for another 10 minutes until pasta is tender. REMOVE from the heat and stir through the parsley and reserved tablespoon of olive oil. SERVE in bowls sprinkled with a little grated Parmesan or romano cheese.
Tip: If you don't eat meat use soy bacon in place of real bacon.
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