Sugo Rosso (Red Sauce): “This fresh, simple pasta sauce is an Italian staple and a mouthwatering delight.”

Preparation Time:     
Cooking Time:     
Total Time:     
Makes 2 servings


2 large tomatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 large basil leaves, chopped


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cook the tomatoes in boiling water until the skin begins to split, about 1 minute. Immediately remove the tomatoes and plunge into ice water for several minutes to stop the cooking process. Remove the tomatoes from the ice water; remove and discard the tomato skins. Cut the tomatoes into chunks. Blend the tomatoes in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat; warm the crushed garlic in the oil until fragrant, being careful not to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the blended tomatoes and salt; bring the mixture to a simmer and cook until the sauce thickens, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the sauce from the heat and stir the basil through the sauce. Allow the sauce to sit for a few minutes to allow the flavor from the basil to blend into the sauce.

Nutrition Value

Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 157
% Daily Value *
Total Fat: 21 %
Saturated Fat:
Cholesterol: 0 %
Sodium: 24 %
Potassium: 13 %
Total Carbohydrates: 3 %
Dietary Fiber: 9 %
Protein: 4 %
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Vitamin B6:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.