Homemade Ketchup Recipe: Basic Pantry Staples

In my quest to have the best tasting foods at a fraction of the cost, I have started making some of my own pantry staples. Ketchup was one of the last things on my list to try because I can usually get it at a good price and my people eat so much of it that I usually have 3-4 bottles stockpiled in the pantry. Then it happened. We ran out. I have no idea how it happened. In the 5 years we have been here I don’t think we’ve ever run out of ketchup. But, this gave me a good opportunity to try out a homemade version.

I didn’t have all of the vegetables on hand to make a “from scratch” version so I opted to try the faster, more accessible recipe this time. I assure you it is tasty.

Homemade Ketchup Recipe

  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2-1/2 cups water

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently. Once incorporated, simmer for 40 minutes to an hour until it thickens to the consistency of ketchup. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.

Allow to cool then pour into glass jar. Keeps in refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.

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  1. Crystal Burks says:

    So simple. I cannot wait to try this.

  2. I would love to make homemade ketchup! My kids put it on everything!!! Literally! I would love for you to share this recipe with us at Kids in the Kitchen Link Up: http://younglivingoillady.com/home/kids-in-the-kitchen-link-up-week-5/
    We are encouraging kids to help momma in the kitchen and bring back those family traditions. Bless you Amy and we hope to see you there! 🙂

  3. I’m going to definitely have to try this version. I made my own ketchup about a year ago, but didn’t like the taste and it was super runny. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Thanks! I have been wanting to try this. LOVE the ketchup bowl! 🙂

  5. I have been wanted to try this too, when your post popped up, I immediately thought- oh I won’t have ALL the ingredients. But I do! Yeah! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Where do you get the white tops that I see on your Kerr jars? I have quite a few canning jars that I would love to be able to store things in but don’t want to put a regular “canning top” on them.

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