Sugo Recipes

The Best Italian Recipes for IL SUGO in 2023

Recipe for IL SUGO

Italian recipes with IL SUGO… Who doesn’t love good Italian food? Who doesn’t want a nice plate full of tomato sauce where you can’t resist the scarpetta? But yes, you know, this so-called impolite practice that consists in saucing your plate?

Among the must-haves with IL SUGO, we can obviously find Lidia’s Polpettes, but today we propose 2 other recipes that are just as good.

Discover and enjoy these delights by letting yourself be tempted by the ancestral IL SUGO!

Let yourself be tempted by IL SUGO

Haaaa the tomato sauce…. The basis of Italian cuisine. It is true that it is found in many recipes.

You can smell the deliciousness of a tomato pureed with a little onion, a little garlic, basil, salt and pepper … Come on, this is where the tasting begins.

If it is true that Italians will argue about how to make the perfect tomato sauce, it is possible to use fresh sun-drenched tomatoes in season, but also peeled tomatoes, or even coulis in winter.

Chicken rolls with scarmorza and pancetta

In Italian: involtini alla pizzaiola… A classic IL SUGO recipe.

Recipe for Sugo


  • 8 pieces of chicken breast
  • 1/2 glass of white wine
  • 100g of white scarmoza
  • Fresh thyme
  • 16 slices of pancetta
  • 400g of tomato puree
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper


Stuff your chicken breasts with the cheese, sprinkle them with fresh thyme and then roll up each slice of pancetta and wrap them with kitchen string to hold everything in place.

Season your olive oil with garlic in a high-sided pan. Then add the chicken breasts and let them brown for a few minutes.

Then deglaze with the white wine. Once the alcohol has evaporated, add the tomato purée, salt and pepper to taste and leave to reduce for fifteen minutes. And here is your delicious dish ready to be eaten!

Stuffed Calamari

If you like these Italian recipes IL SUGO smelling good the seaside, the recipe of calamari stuffed is made for you!


For 4 people

  • 4 medium-sized squids
  • 100 g of stale bread
  • 1 egg
  • a little milk
  • 2 tablespoons of Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 200g of homemade tomato sauce
  • datterino pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • fresh parsley
  • olive oil
Recipe for Sugo


Start by cleaning the squid, removing the tentacles (keep them aside), ink gland, eyes, rostrum and cartilage. You can also ask your fishmonger to do this.

In a saute pan, sauté the tentacles with the bay leaves for a few minutes. Remove the bay leaves and cut the tentacles into pieces.

Soak the bread in milk for a few moments. Squeeze the milk out of the bread, add the tentacles, the egg and the Parmigiano Reggiano, as well as the garlic and some finely chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Stuff the squid with the stuffing. Use a toothpick to block the outlet and prevent the filling from coming out during cooking.

In a saucepan, heat 3 tablespoons of oil, add the squid, brown on each side, then pour in the tomato sauce and simmer over low heat for about 40 minutes.

Chop the remaining fresh parsley before serving. And here we are… We just have to wish you a very good appetite.

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