Homemade Slow Cooker Ketchup

If you like zesty ketchup, you can add crushed red peppers, Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy Seasoning Blend, or salt-free chili powder along with, or instead of, the cinnamon and other seasonings. Another alternative is to use hot paprika rather than sweet paprika.

Serves: 32Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 4 hours 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 32


  • 1 can (15 oz.) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp. water
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup cider vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp. ground cloves
  • ⅛ tsp. ground allspice
  • ⅛ tsp. nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • ⅔ tsp. sweet paprika


  • Add all ingredients, except paprika, to the slow cooker. Cover and, stirring occasionally, cook for 2–4 hours or until ketchup reaches desired consistency.
  • Turn off the slow cooker or remove the crock from the slow cooker and stir in the paprika. Allow mixture to cool, then put in a covered container (such as a recycled ketchup bottle). Store in the refrigerator until needed.