To a skillet add the oil and get to medium heat.
Add the onion and bell pepper and saute until the onion is translucent - about 10 minutes.
To a large saucepan add the sauteed onion and bell pepper mixture.
Add the carrot, vegetable broth, wine, tomatoes WITH the juice, tomato paste, salt and pepper.
So that is everything except the lentils.
Turn the heat high and as soon as it comes to a boil turn it down to medium and cook for 20 minutes.
Add the lentils and cook the mixture another 10 minutes to get everything hot.
While the soup is cooking follow the directions on the package of pasta. When done, drain and add to the soup.
Heat thru and serve.
I used macaroni because that is such a favorite for children. You can certainly use ditilini or any other small pasta.