House Recipe Ketchup: 10 Amazing Serving Ideas

House recipe ketchup is a great alternative to store-bought ketchup that is healthier and more flavorful. It can be made in minutes, with ingredients you probably already have at home! This homemade recipe for house recipe ketchup is so easy to make and tastes better than anything you could buy at the grocery store.

All it takes are 4 household staples: tomato paste, vinegar, sugar, and salt. Add these together with 6 tablespoons of water or vegetable oil of your choice for a perfect low-sodium condiment that adds flavor to all your favorite dishes.

How to make house recipe ketchup?

  • Preparation Time: 5 min
  • Making Time: 5 min
  • Total time: 10 minutes
  • Serving Size: 6
  • Difficulty: Easy
House Recipe Ketchup
House Recipe Ketchup


  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse kosher salt (we used sea salt)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (or another cooking oil)

Directions for house recipe ketchup

Step 1: Mix tomato paste, sugar, vinegar, salt, and water in a bowl.

Step 2: Whisk ingredients together until they are well mixed.

Step 3: Place house recipe ketchup into a sealed container.

Step 4: Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.


Ketchup will store in the refrigerator for 1 week and can be frozen for 1 month if placed in an airtight container or bag before the freezing process begins. The use of best kitchen tool is a food processor because the mixing, chopping, and dicing can be done in no time.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories- 61
  • Protein- 0.2g
  • Carbohydrates- 12.7g
  • Dietary Fiber- 1.0g
  • Total Fat- 1.9g
  • Saturated Fat- 0.1g
  • Cholesterol- 0mg
  • Sodium: 483mg

10 Amazing Serving Ideas of it

  1. House recipe ketchup with cornmeal on a French baguette
  2. Ketchup is a dipping sauce for steamed vegetables, fish, chicken, and other main dishes.
  3. House recipe ketchup with pasta sauce or marinara sauce.
  4. House recipe ketchup with grilled meat on hamburgers and sandwiches (try it on a turkey burger).
  5. This recipe with melted cheddar cheese on a grilled cheese sandwich.
  6. House recipe ketchup is great as a pizza sauce and goes well with other toppings like fresh tomatoes, grilled chicken, ham, etc.
  7. House recipe ketchup on top of hot dogs (with mustard too).
  8. House recipe ketchup in soups and stews as an alternative to tomato juice or broth.
  9. House recipe ketchup in place of mayonnaise on a sandwich or as a dipping sauce for french fries.

Is It Healthy for everybody?

The tomato is an excellent source of lycopene, which is a type of antioxidant. A single cup of cooked tomatoes contains the same amount of lycopene as 2.5 cups of raw tomatoes. Lycopene helps protect against certain cancers, heart disease, and macular degeneration.

An average person should consume 2 servings (or at least 3 tablespoons) of whole food tomato products per week to get the full benefits of lycopene.

Can I Freeze it?

We recommend that you place it in airtight containers and freeze up to 1 month for longer storage.

Can I make a substitution for any of the ingredients?

Yes, the only ingredient that you can substitute is vegetable oil. You can use other cooking oils like soybean oil, corn oil, or canola oil. If you prefer not to consume any oil at all, vegetable broth or water may be used instead.


House recipe ketchup is a fabulous alternative to store-bought ketchup that is much healthier and tastes better than what you could buy. It is so quick to make and only requires 4 basic ingredients. This homemade recipe for house recipe ketchup can be made in minutes, with ingredients you probably already have on hand!