Yummy Easy Homemade Ketchup Recipe

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Easy Homemade Ketchup Recipe

Remember how I said I was craving cornbread a few days ago? Today I was craving ketchup in a bad way. Ironically, I used to hate cornbread and ketchup. No idea where these cravings are coming from!

I found some ketchup lurking in the depths of my pantry today, but I knew I could make something a little healthier.

I was pretty hesitant to make this recipe. Tomatoes and vinegar?! Another two foods I hate. I promise I’m really not a picky eater…

It ended up turning out really well! I will never buy store-bought ketchup again. Actually, I never have- that’s all my parents

Homemade Ketchup Recipe

(Adapted from this recipe)


  • 12 ounces tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon molasses


  • Mix all ingredients in a large saucepan and simmer over low heat for 1 1/2- 2 hours. Make sure you cover your saucepan!!! You do not want to be cleaning up ketchup from the ceiling.
  • Another tip- it will start to boil and splatter, so when you turn the heat off, leave the pot covered for a few minutes before you uncover it to avoid hot ketchup in your face

Couldn’t be easier!

I omitted all sugar except for molasses and I thought it was plenty sweet. Tomatoes are naturally sweet, so I didn’t really think it was necessary.

I used to love dipping French fries in ranch dressing, but dipping homemade French fries in homemade ketchup is a very satisfying feeling

What do you like to dip French fries in? All time best dip= milkshakes!


Jennifer - Paleoteam

Jennifer is an author of few culinary books, mom and a happy housewife passionate about cooking and pastry. I share my recipes and tips through my blog...I hope you enjoy your stay and will find the information and cooking tips I share helpful for your kitchen journey :-).

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