Make this tasty tomato ketchup recipe in only 15 minutes with store cupboard ingredients (and no refined sugar!).
Most kids seem to love commercial tomato sauce/ketchup, but it’s pretty high in sugar and salt.
However, you can easily make your own at home with just a few store cupboard ingredients.
I like that I can control the salt and sugar, as well as add our favourite spices. Tomato sauce is generally tomatoes, vinegar, sugar and spices so this version is similar to store-bought, but a bit better for you.
For this one, I’ve omitted the salt completely and used maple syrup instead of refined sugar. I’ve tried and tested this recipe over and over to make sure it works perfectly and tastes great. But feel free to tweak it to your personal tastes and preferences.
Why You Should Make Tomato Sauce at Home
- It only takes 15 minutes
- You can control the amount of salt and sugar that’s in it (and leave them out!)
- It tastes much nicer as it’s fresh
- Adjust the spices to your taste
- It’s quick and easy
- Reduce the need for single-use plastic ketchup bottles
- Customise it with Sriracha hot sauce, chipotle paste or other flavours
- Will keep for up to 1 month in the fridge
How to make tomato ketchup
Makes 1 x 200ml bottle
tomato passata (or 2 cans plum tomatoes, blended until smooth)
apple cider vinegar
- Sautee the onions until translucent, then add the garlic.
- Add the passata, vinegar, syrup and spices and cook for 10 minutes to reduce and thicken.
- Whiz in a blender or with a hand blender until smooth.
It’s really that easy! I love that I can make it without salt or refined sugar so it’s healthier than store bought.
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Easily make your own tomato ketchup (tomato sauce) at home with just a few store cupboard ingredients. For this one, I’ve omitted the salt completely and used maple syrup instead of refined sugar to make it healthier.
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 onion diced
- 500 g tomato passata (or 2 cans plum tomatoes, blended until smooth)
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- ⅛ tsp ground cinnamon
Add the oil to a frying pan over a medium/low heat and sautee the onions for a few minutes until translucent but not browned.
Add the garlic and cook for a further minute.
Add the tomato passata, vinegar, syrup and spices and allow to cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes to reduce and thicken.
Whiz in a blender or with a hand blender until smooth. If it’s too thick, add a little water to thin. Pour into a sterilised jar and store in the fridge.
Will keep for up to 1 month in the fridge