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Zesty Sugo Rosso

  • Veg
  • 25 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy



Fresh, simple and utterly mouthwatering, Sugo Rosso is an Italian staple food. Irresistibly delicious, Sugo Rosso is highly popular among the Americans too.

Commonly known as the Red Sauce, it is easy to make and can be paired with pasta dishes, making them a family favorite.

Sugo Rosso requires very basic and fresh ingredients that are easily available in your pantry. This vibrant looking pasta sauce is a clear winner amongst all the others.

Health Benefits

The ingredients used to prepare Sugo Rosso contain several important nutrients that are essential for the human body. The nutritional facts of Sugo Rosso are enlisted below.

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How to Make Zesty Sugo Rosso

  1. In a medium-size pot, bring water to boil and put in tomatoes.
  2. Let the tomatoes boil until their skin begins to split, for about 1 to 3 minutes.
  3. As soon as the skin starts splitting, remove the tomatoes from the boiling water and put them into ice cold water for several minutes.
  4. Extract the tomatoes from the cold water and peel off the skins.
  5. Dice the tomatoes into chunks.
  6. Using a food processor, blend the tomatoes until you have received a smooth mixture.
  7. In a saucepan, heat oil over medium heat.
  8. Add crushed garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  9. Add the blended tomatoes to the pan and sprinkle salt.
  10. Bring the mixture to simmer and cook until the sauce thickens, for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  11. Remove the sauce from heat and stir basil into it.
  12. Let the sauce cool and the flavor of basil blend into the sauce.


  • The word Sugo Rosso means “red sauce.”
  • The name is given due to the rich red color that the sauce has due to fresh tomatoes in the recipe.

The concept of red sauce or Sugo Rosso was developed in Italy after the 16th century when tomatoes were introduced into Europe by the Spaniards in the region of Naples.


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