1 pound Italian pork sausage, any casing removed, formed into 12 meatballs
Thin the remaining sauce with more of the pasta water, and pour over the manicotti, covering all of the exposed pasta. Optional: slice the remaining meatballs and place them on top of the manicotti. Do the same with some of the fried pepper pieces. Cover the top of the casserole with the Parmesan cheese. Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes.