Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

Basic ketchup recipe free of High Fuctose Corn Surup (which has been known to make kids wild:)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place tomato paste in pan and stir till smooth.
  2. Add water little bit at a time while stirring.
  3. Add vinegar same way.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and stir over low heat till simmering.
  5. Place into old bottles and cool. Store in fridge.


Most Helpful

Love it! I made this recipe with organic ingredients and used agave instead of sugar. I don't know what I was thinking and just threw all the ingredients in my magic bullet and turned out great with out cooking. Great recipe!

chicken403 February 04, 2009

Perfection! I've been watching my sugar intake and made this with a dash of stevia powder instead of sugar. Also added just a dash of cayenne. Yippee...I can enjoy a burger again!! (I made 1/4 of the recipe and had 1 1/4 c. or 20T of ketchup. I figured .75g sugar and 1.5g carb for each T when making it this way)

busywifeandmom March 31, 2010

Great basic recipe from which you can make your own adaptations like low/no sugar, low salt (half as much as recipe states works nicely). Vinegar was a little heavy so if you're sensitive you may want to cut a few Tablespoons as I will next time. I added a teaspoon each of cayenne and Mrs. Dash and used half brown sugar and half no calorie sugar substitute. Worked great so try adding flavors your family likes! I made a half recipe which fit PERFECTLY into the upside-down squeeze style ketchup bottle. Definitely keep in fridge bc without preservatives, mine starts growing mold in about a month even in the fridge. Yum!

scarlettloveusa June 03, 2009

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