Easy Homemade Ketchup – Crunchy Creamy Sweet


This Homemade Ketchup is made with five pantry staples and no sugar! A simple recipe from scratch, done in under 10 minutes!

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Homemade Ketchup

The season for burgers with fries, hot dogs, and grilled brats is still here and ketchup is having a serious moment. How many bottles did you go through already this season? I don’t even want to admit how many I bought.  If you looked at the grocery stores recently, you may find that it’s not that easy to find good ketchup without sugar or corn syrup.

You may be surprised! I know that sugar is added to a lot of products to make it tastier, not sweeter, or to balance the flavors but I still wanted healthy ketchup that my family would love. And here it is! I tweaked it a few times to make it as close to the flavor we are familiar with and I am very happy with the results.


  • tomato paste
  • water
  • honey
  • vinegar
  • seasoning: salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder

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How to make homemade ketchup?

  • Simply place all ingredients in a saucepan.
  • Heat up over medium heat until you it starts to bubble.
  • Turn the heat down, simmer the mixture for about 10 minutes. Stir it often.
  • Remove from heat and cool completely.
  • Place in a container and serve or chill in the fridge.

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How long does homemade ketchup last?

This homemade version will last up to 3 weeks, in the fridge. I recommend storing it in a jar with a lid.

What to serve with ketchup?

Starting with the classic, that are fries, to homemade chicken nuggets, it is not hard to find something to dip in this delicious ketchup:

Can I use other sweeteners?

If you are familiar with monk fruit or agave syrup, you can try those. I don’t like artificial sweeteners, so I never tested it with them. For a deeper flavor, you can also add a tablespoon of molasses.

Can I use tomato sauce to make homemade ketchup?

Yes, you can but you will have to adjust the water amount. Tomato paste is much thicker than the sauce.

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Homemade Ketchup

This Homemade Ketchup is made with five pantry staples and no sugar! A simple recipe from scratch, done in under 10 minutes!






homemade ketchup

Servings: 8 servings

Calories: 52 kcal


  • 6
    tomato paste
    one can

  • cup
    apple cider vinegar
  • ¼
  • ½
  • ¼
    onion powder
  • ¼
    garlic powder
  • ½
  • ¼
    black pepper


  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together tomato paste, vinegar, honey and water.

  2. Add seasoning and stir in.

  3. Cook over medium heat until you start seeing bubbles on the surface. The mixture will be thick.

  4. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring often. Do not walk away or it may burn.

  5. Remove from heat, stir a few times and let the ketchup cool completely.

  6. Place it in a jar with lid and serve or chill in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

  • I estimate one serving to be 2 tablespoons.
  • This homemade version can last up to 3 weeks in the fridge.
  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.

Nutrition Facts

Homemade Ketchup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 52
Calories from Fat 9

% Daily Value*

Fat 1g2%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Polyunsaturated Fat 1g

Monounsaturated Fat 1g

Sodium 315mg14%

Potassium 231mg7%

Carbohydrates 13g4%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 11g12%

Protein 1g2%

Vitamin A 325IU7%

Vitamin C 5mg6%

Calcium 10mg1%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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