Brown sausage in a large dutch oven to almost burned, drain and return to pot.
Drain the beans and black eyed peas, add to sausage in pot.
Add everything EXCEPT NOODLES into pot and simmer on low, covered, for 2 hours.
Turn off and let sit to marinate for about 20 minutes.
Turn on the heat and bring to a boil again, add pasta noodles to the dutch oven and cook as directed.
Serve sprinkled with grated/shredded parmesan cheese and crusty bread.