Easy Homemade Ketchup Recipe: Stop Buying the Bottles & Make Your Own Ketchup at Home by Chef Gigi

a year ago

Easy Homemade Ketchup Recipe: Stop Buying the Bottles & Make Your Own Ketchup at Home

Love ketchup? Me, too! But it's time to stop buying that bottled stuff and try my homemade ketchup recipe at home. 

This homemade ketchup recipe is fast, fun and delicious, and it makes an amazing dipping sauce or condiment for your favorite appetizers, side dishes or dinners. Once you try it, I'll bet you'll never want to go back to the bottles!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) unsalted organic diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons water

Here’s how to make it:

  1. In a food processor, add all the ingredients except the olive oil, cornstarch and water. Process to a liquid.
  2. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil to the pan. Add the tomato mixture. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced to 2 cups, about 10 minutes.
  3. Place the cornstarch in a small bowl and add the 2 teaspoons of water. Stir until smooth. Add cornstarch mixture to pan and cook 1 minute or until mixture thickens, stirring constantly.
  4. Cool. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

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Donna John
I've always wanted to make homemade ketchup, but have heard so many horror stories about it. Yours sounds very easy to make and I have all the ingredients in my pantry. Think I'll try this soon! Thanks for sharing, Chef Gigi Gaggero! LOVE all your recipes!
Chef Gigi
Donna John really? Wow! It's SO easy! Sometimes I sneak a Serrano chili in for a nice heated finish ! Enjoy
Donna John
A jalapeno would be good, too! Chef Gigi Gaggero
Chef Gigi
Oooooo u are brave Miss Donna John 🌶😳
Meredith Schneider
This is a must! So much healthier too! Chef Gigi Gaggero How much does this make? Can you freeze some of it?
Dr. Shayna Mancuso
I agree. This is a must... so much healthier. :)
Good idea to freeze some!
Elisa Schmitz
This sounds so yummy! I am cooking so much more now and making my own sauces, etc., so I will try this. Thanks, Gigi Gaggero !
Chef Gigi
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds Cant wait for you to Ketchup!
Have fun!

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