Healthy Homemade Ketchup Recipe

Healthy Homemade Ketchup Recipe. Lately, I have been doing a lot of condiments, so you probably had seen this homemade ketchup recipe coming.

First we did the BBQ Sauce, then we did the Dairy Free Ranch and now homemade ketchup.  Everyone likes ketchup, but most people don’t make their own. The funny thing is, it is super simple to make a ketchup.

healthy homemade ketchup

If you have toddlers like me, you know that kids just eat gobs of ketchup if they are not monitored.  If my daughters had their way, they would eat it by itself.

This ketchup was so easy to make and contains just a small amount of sweetener.  Most commercial brands contain high fructose corn syrup.

The few store bought ketchup brands that I have tried without high fructose corn syrup left a lot to be desired.

This recipe makes about 1 cup and should keep in the fridge a few weeks.  I store mine in a glass jar.  You can also freeze it for longer storage!

To keep it vegan, just use maple syrup instead of honey.  Works great!

Healthy Homemade Ketchup

Homemade Ketchup

Prep Time 10 min Serves 1 cup     adjust servings


  • 1 6 oz BPA free can or 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1 T raw honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • salt to taste


  1. In a large sauce pan, heat all the ingredients together on med until everything is well combined. Take a test taste.
  2. If you like a sweeter ketchup, add a tad more honey. That’s it.


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70 thoughts to “Healthy Homemade Ketchup Recipe”

  1. Do you have a particular brand of tomato paste you use? Made your BBQ sauce a couple weeks ago and loved it! Thanks for your recipes!!
  2. Do you know if this can be frozen to preserve it longer? We dont use ketchup very often, but do have it every once in a while and itd hate to waste what we dont use...
  3. When buying tomato paste (sauce, pizza sauce), make sure to purchase a brand from a glass jar. BPA (Bisphenol A) is found in the lining of cans and can leach into food, and tomatoes are the worst offenders because they're acidic and leach the most.
        1. So does Muir Glen organics- their tomatoe products are all packaged in BPA cans, and I love that I can buy them at WalMart! You can just check the back of their cans and it will confirm this!
  4. I made your barbecue sauce last week and LOVED it - I eat it on everything, even though . Will try your ketchup soon!
    1. It should keep a couple weeks. You can also freeze it for longer storage. I like to freeze it in ice cube trays so I can pop out what I need. :)
  5. I have been to the Fancy Food Show in SF (Big food show they have other in NY etc) I asked specifically about Eden Organics BPA Free cans - they have been a leader in BPA Free, they have had BPA free lined cans since 1999. All companies that produce canned tomatoes have not found a better alternative then the BPA lined cans(unless they use Jars) but just like the FAQs on Eden Organics this is true for many companies. Like above I recommend buying the Amber Glass if you can. I also have never seen Eden Organics Tomato Paste and couldn't find one on the website 'Are Eden's canned tomatoes packed in cans with enamel lining that contain bisphenol-A? Eden Organic Tomatoes are packed in steel cans coated with a baked on r-enamel lining. Due to the acidity of tomatoes, the lining is epoxy based and may contain a minute amount of bisphenol-A, it is however in the 'non detectable' range according to independent laboratory extraction tests. The test was based on a detection level at 5 ppb (parts per billion).'
  6. Hello. This is an awesome recipe. I'm unable to have vinegar. Is there a substitute that will work for the vinegar in this recipe?
  7. How do you make natural tomato paste? Do you have any recipe? I don't eat anything canned ;) thank you for all your great recipes ;)
  8. The last few batches of ketchup I have made kind of gel up in the fridge. It isn't creamy or spreadable. It's more like a gummy bear in constancy. :( Any suggestions????? I love the way it tastes just don't like that we can't spread it. I have got to be doing something wrong.....

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