Quick Homemade Ketchup Recipe

Heather Dessinger

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Homemade Ketchup Recipe - So quick and easy!

“Fifteen packets of ketchup, please”

An anonymous arm dutifully held the hot greasy bag out the window as I watched from the back seat. That, folks, pretty much sums up mealtime when my dad was in charge growing up. As you can imagine, things look a **little** different around here.

One night – I kid you not – my husband was teasing me about picking up something from Taco Bell or KFC because I didn’t feel like cooking. Katie’s response? “Dad, STOP! Those aren’t real places!”


Some things never change, though, like how much kids love ketchup. My little potami will eat it on ANYTHING, so I pull it out whenever a dish is moving a little slow on their plate. It’s kind of like a magic trick, you know? Kid doesn’t like dinner? Put some homemade ketchup on the table and POOF it’s gone!

Try it with these healthy chicken nuggets or yuca fries, or use it to make this thousand island dressing recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!

This homemade ketchup recipe is easy to make and kid-approved.

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Quick Homemade Ketchup

Calories 0kcal
Author Mommypotamus


  • small pot or pan
  • refrigerator safe sealable container



  • Place all ingredients in a small pot/pan and whisk together.
  • Place on the stove and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until reduced to the consistency you prefer. Store in the fridge.


Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg

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Heather is a holistic health educator, herbalist, DIYer, Lyme and mold warrior. Since founding Mommypotamus.com in 2009, Heather has been taking complicated health research and making it easy to understand. She shares tested natural recipes and herbal remedies with millions of naturally minded mamas around the world.