Homemade Ketchup

Ketchups are traditionally high in sugar, and sugar-free versions are usually substituted with a chemical sweetener. If you make your own, you’ll know exactly what ingredients are in your specially made ketchup!

Serves: 16Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 4 hours 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 16


  • 1 can (15 oz.) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp. water
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ¾ cup raw honey
  • ⅓ cup lime juice
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp. ground cloves
  • ⅛ tsp. ground allspice
  • ⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ⅔ tsp. sweet paprika


  • Combine all the ingredients in a 2½-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low, stirring occasionally, for 4 hours or until ketchup reaches desired consistency.
  • Turn off the slow cooker and allow mixture to cool, then transfer to a covered container (such as a recycled ketchup bottle). Store in the refrigerator for up to a month.