World’s Best Spaghetti Sauce Recipe + Video

The World’s Best Spaghetti Sauce is a pretty big expectation to live up to! I firmly believe that this is truly the best homemade spaghetti sauce recipe, ever. It’s full of savory meat, rich sauce, and seasoning to make your mouth water. It is so simple to make with a number of time-saving ingredients.

My favorite spaghetti sauce ever! This is THE WORLD'S BEST SPAGHETTI SAUCE! This homemade, low carb, easy, recipe uses ground beef and hot italian sausage and oh it tastes so amazing. #spaghettisauce #spaghettisaucerecipe

World’s Best Spaghetti Meat Sauce Made Easy!

Making a bold meat sauce with a marinara base from scratch can be a little intimidating. This recipe simplifies the ingredients list and uses a jar of marinara sauce as one of the primary ingredients.

Using an off-the-shelf ingredient as part of the recipe makes the prep much easier and adds a little extra OOMPF into the sauce. Give it a try and see if your family gets hooked too!

Best spaghetti sauce recipe ever!

Why you will love it!

  • Super easy to make – can be prepped in a half hour or less if needed.
  • A fantastic bold flavor – rich and as spicy as you want
  • Full of protein – with sausage and beef ingredients
  • A healthy option – increase the vegetables to give it a different healthy flair

How To Make Perfect Homemade Spaghetti Sauce With Meat

Find the right meats

The meat in this recipe can really change the flavor. I generally use a lean ground beef and spicy Italian sausage. For less spice, choose a mild Italian sausage instead. You could also consider substituting turkey or if you want to get really creative, choose a meatless protein.

Any wine will do

While this may not be the case with your drink pairings, when it comes to the wine used in the sauce, it really doesn’t matter what you use. Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, or even Muscato will all work just fine.

Let it simmer

I have made this sauce many times in a hurry and had it finished in less than 30 minutes. Heat and serve! However, if you have a bit more patience and time, the more it can cook “slow and low” the better it will be. If you can transfer it to a crock pot and let it simmer for hours, it will be amazing!

Making it healthier

There are several things you can do to improve the healthiness of this recipe.

  • Use an alternative noodle like zucchini or spaghetti squash noodles.
  • Remove the added sugar. While it does add interest and flavor, you won’t miss the Tablespoon of sugar if you are interested in reducing calories.
  • Increase the vegetables. Mushrooms, celery, carrots, zucchini, additional types of peppers….any or all of them will be great!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Spaghetti Sauce Healthy?

I’m often asked of spaghetti sauce is healthy. The truth is, it depends. Anything can be “healthy” when it’s in dished up in moderation. This sauce recipe qualifies as healthy for me. It’s loaded with veggies and proteins.

If you want a low carb spaghetti option, use spaghetti squash instead of pasta. For a fun twist, make sure to check out my recipe for skinny baked spaghetti.

How long will spaghetti sauce last in the fridge?

It’s easy to put leftover sauce in the in Tupperware and refrigerate it. It will last for 3-5 days refrigerated at normal temperatures. When you’re ready to reheat, just put it back in a pan and heat! If you need to, you may add a little water to help it reconsitute.

Can I freeze spaghetti sauce with meat?

Pasta sauces in general are super easy to freeze. You can place them in Tupperware, glassware, or even a freezer proof bag. To use them later, just let them thaw in the fridge overnight and then warm up and serve!

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WORLD’S BEST SPAGHETTI SAUCE

World's Best Spaghetti Sauce Ever from The Bewitchin' Kitchen. Filled with savory meats and vegetables. This is sure to be a hit!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade spaghetti sauce, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, world’s best spaghetti sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 10 cups
Calories 322kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs extra lean ground beef 2 lbs if not using hot italian sausage
  • 1 lb Hot Italian Sausage casings removed
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup white wine beef broth works too
  • 1 28oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 can tomato paste 4 oz can
  • 1 jar marinara sauce I like Safeway O Organics
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp tsp crushed red pepper start small and increase the heat by taste
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • In a large pot, over medium heat, cook up your beef and hot italian sausage. When the meat is cooked, drain the meat and set aside (I leave it sitting in a colander over the sink).
  • Heat up the olive oil and add the onion and green pepper. Saute until the onion is soft (about 4-5 minutes) and then add the garlic. Give it a good stir for another minute or two (until fragrant).
  • Add the wine (doesn’t matter what kind I have used Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and even Moscato) and reduce for about two minutes.
  • Next up is the crushed tomatoes, paste, jar of marinara, oregano, thyme, sugar, bay leaves, crushed pepper flakes, and salt. I usually stir this together and let simmer a few minutes.
  • Add the meat. Stir and put a lid on.
  • Let this simmer on low – medium/low for at least an hour. If you can get away for longer, do it.
  • After your hour is up, add the parmesan cheese and parsley. Stir and simmer for another thirty minutes.
  • Serve with desired pasta (or spaghetti squash) and top with more parmesan cheese.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.6g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 19.5g | Saturated Fat: 6.5g | Cholesterol: 119.3mg | Sodium: 782.5mg | Fiber: 3.3g | Sugar: 9.1g
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77 comments on “World’s Best Spaghetti Sauce Recipe + Video”

  1. How can I make this in an Instant Pot?

    • Hi Virgie,

      Just use the saute function for the meat and onions, peppers, wine. Then add it all together and pressure for 10-15 mins. Let it come down naturally for at least 5 mins.

  2. Ur homemade spaghetti sauce is not quite all homemade. Now i make a spaghetti sauce from scratch and NO jar of marinara to cheat. I do use some canned vegetables, not really veggies cause tomatoes are a fruit…..hehehe. But everything in my sauce is all natural……..

    • Yup. I totally cheat to give it the extra oomph and to make more sauce. Don’t worry, the sauce I use is 100% organic and has no added sugar… which is probably more natural than my canned stuff.

  3. This sauce is my absolute favourite. I don’t change a thing about it, it always make it the same because it’s just so delicious.
    My husband was never a huge spaghetti fan; until I made this. I cook it all in my instant pot while camping. We eat it at least 2-3 times a month. 10/10!!! Amazing!!!!!

  4. I would never use a jar of marinara from a store, I make my own, it doesn’t take long and it is a lot tastier than any jar variety you buy in a store. If something is worth doing (or cooking) it is worth doing it well. and you can’t beat home made a lesson learned from a beloved mother-in-law who was a fantastic cook. She also never put sugar in her sauce. No self respecting Italian lady would, is what she told me and her sauce was out of this world. But as she use to say, “Different strokes for different folks. I am open minded and have tried different ways of making my sauce but my mother-in-law’s always came out on top, I believe in tried and true.

  5. I can’t handle things too spicy. With the spicy Italian sausage, is it really spicy?

    • To me, it adds just a little bit of added kick, but definitely not overdone on spice. I’ve tried it with many types of sausage, and the differences are generally not dramatic. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

  6. Can you do this in crockpot?

  7. Can you please clarify the nutrition facts. Is the carbohydrate value net carbs?  Not sure how it can have 9 grams of sugar but only 1.6 carbs. Just beginning key and really hoping I can still have this sauce. It is wonderful!  Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!  

  8. Can you please clarify the nutrition facts? Not sure how it can have only 1.6 g carbohydrates when it has 9g sugar  I’m just beginning keto and am praying I can still have this sauce. It is so wonderful!  Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. 

  9. 5 stars
    Like a few of the other commenters here I also have made plenty of sauce from scratch but I am glad I didn’t let that stop me from trying this recipe because it is delicious! I actually make it a few times a month it is so good. I can’t imagine why people who are such sauce snobs would even be looking at a recipe for sauce, seeing that you obviously have a superior sauce and superior sauce making skills already. I wonder if either of the scratch sauce commenters have taken the time and effort to post their recipes and their techniques publicly so that others could have the opportunity to not actually try the recipe yet give the recipe and techniques a scathing review.

  10. 5 stars
    Like a few of the other commenters here I also have made plenty of sauce from scratch but I am glad I didn’t let that stop me from trying this recipe because it is delicious! I actually make it a few times a month it is so good. I can’t imagine why people who are such sauce snobs would even be looking at a recipe for sauce, seeing that they obviously have a superior sauce and superior sauce making skills already. I wonder if either of the scratch sauce commenters have taken the time and effort to post their recipes and their techniques publicly so that others could have the opportunity to not actually try the recipe yet give the recipe and technique a scathing review.

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