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!

Supplies to make cooking homemade pasta sauce easier.

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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, meat sauce, peppers, sausage, 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 371kcal


  • 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


  • 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.



Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 1249mg | Potassium: 1012mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 842IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 5mg
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84 comments on “World’s Best Spaghetti Sauce Recipe + Video”

  1. 5 stars
    Sorry, I meant to type “seeing that *they* obviously have a superior sauce”

  2. I have not yet tried your recipe, which is very close to my own, but I’m going to try your variations.  It never occurred to me to use white wine in my sauce, but I do use quite a lot of red!  Also lots of olive oil and Parmesan cheese, chopped celery, lots of fresh onions and bell pepper,  fresh sliced mushrooms, and a small can of sliced black olives, and I have NO problem with adding a jar of prepared marinara!  Anything that makes it taste good, (within reason)!  Also a couple of spaghetti sauce spice packets along with lots of the other Italian spices, some red wine vinegar and a spoonful or so of brown sugar, as needed.  And if you can find Pastene crushed peppers, they’re wonderful.  I had to order mine as they’re not available where I live.  So that’s pretty much my recipe except for quantities, (until it tastes right, is my measuring spoon).  But next time I’m going to try the white wine.

  3. I tried to edit my post but it wasn’t an option, but I just wanted to clarify that I do use the usual canned tomato products as well, as you do, and fresh tomatoes, too if I have them.  Looking forward to trying the white wine.

  4. This sauce is fuckin’ delicious!!!!

  5. Spaghetti fries, or as they are called in our house, “sloppy fries,” are the ultimate use for leftover meat sauce. Be certain to crisp the fries well, either in the oven or fryer, before adding the sauce! You will LOVE ’em! We sure do!

  6. Sounds too good to not try!!!

  7. I cringed reading this! Use jar sauce??? No!!!!!! Keep it very simple and use only crushed and/or puree tomatoes, sauteed garlic, salt, a few pinches of sugar, basil, fresh flat leaf Italian parsley and tomato paste (in a pan with olive oil, cook the paste to a deep red color and put in pot – usually takes about 15mins). NO REAL ITALIAN USES SAUCE IN A JAR! Add your browned sausage, meatballs, pork chops, or brasciole. Cook on low heat or on low in a slow cooker for at least 4-6 hrs.

    • It’s not “your” recipe it is her recipe! Make yours your way, she will make this recipe her way. You can use her suggestions or your own. She never claimed to be making a true italian recipe. Just the “World’s Best Spaghetti Sauce”… sometimes it’s better to say nothing than to criticize someone trying to help others enjoy her recipe she posted.

    • 5 stars it necessary to be so critical..?  Why is common practice these days for people to feel as though he world needs their opinions on every little thing..simple, move on if you don’t like something. No offense to you, but I have worked in restaurants and catering, cooking and baking, and this is one of the BEST tasting sauces I have ever eaten, and though it is not “traditional “, it is delicious just as it is….

  8. 5 stars
    So flavorful and smells fantastic while cooking! Mother of four grown sons and 9 growing grandkids who all love spaghetti!!!

  9. 5 stars
    It truly is delicious and everyone in my house loves it!

  10. I like mine with diced tomatoes and jared sauce takes 4 hours out of the work. the suger takes the bit out of sauce . then put anything else in there you like . this recipe is the BEST

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