Homemade Ketchup Recipe

I am increasingly having a hard time buying things in the grocery store that have “junk” ingredients. Ketchup is one of them. Such a simple condiment, can’t we just make it? But who has the time? So I usually just buy it. Causing extra packaging to be made and then recycled and me paying more than I should, not to mention ingesting things I’d rather leave to Heinz.

Last night I ran out of bottled ketchup and just HAD to have some ketchup for the kids at dinner!

I’ve tried to make homemade ketchup before and it just didn’t taste like ketchup. It came out more like vinegar and tomato sauce. Not good.

Needless to say, I was a little leery when researching a recipe, but I came across this awesome and so simple recipe from SkinnyTaste.com and figured I’d give it a go. It makes 8oz of a sublime mixture of tomato, vinegar, honey and spices. You will not be disappointed.

I actually smacked my lips when I tasted it!

Homemade Ketchup

Adapted from Food.com


6 oz can tomato paste (the can which you can upcycle for plant seeds)
1/4 cup honey (or agave)
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 tsp sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp garlic powder


  • Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat; whisk until smooth.
  • When it comes to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring often.
  • Remove from heat and cover until cool. Chill and store refrigerated in a covered container.

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  1. I like the look of this recipe. I’ve tried other ‘no cook’ recipes, but they don’t taste so great. I had adapted one by adding water & cooking, but I think that the vinegar was a bit short, and that’s why I like yours. Trying it next time I need to make ketchup.

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