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Red Pesto Sauce

Updated: Dec 11, 2023

Red Pesto Sauce

Discover the ultimate recipe for Red Pesto Sauce! Learn how to make this delicious sauce and elevate your pasta game. Perfect for any occasion.

Red Pesto Sauce


  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta

  • 8 ounces sun-dried tomatoes

  • 1 roasted pepper-jarred is fine

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves

  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan

  • Olive oil as needed

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook pasta in salted water-reserve 1 cup of the pasta water before draining.

  2. As the pasta cooks, blend the sun-dried tomatoes, roasted pepper, garlic, basil, and Parmesan cheese in a food processor or blender until it forms a thick paste.

  3. Add a bit of olive oil until the paste becomes smooth.

  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Drain the pasta and place in a large bowl with the tomato mixture.

  6. Add the reserved water to the mixture to form a sauce. Continue to add the water until you reach the desired consistency.

  7. Serve hot and top with more Parmesan cheese. Serve with garlic toast or a breadstick.

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