Homemade Ketchup: Healthy, Easy, and Way Better Than Heinz

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Yesterday, as I was cooking lunch, my oldest daughter asked the all-important question “What’s for dinner?!” (Apparently lunch isn’t important.) I informed her that I would be making chicken nuggets, sweet potato fries, and steamed vegetables. She looked at me for a second and then promptly ran to tell her little sister, “Hey Adalynn, we’re having chicken nuggets for dinner!! That means we get to have ketchup tonight!!” At first, I smiled at her excitement. What a thing to get excited over! Soon though, I realized her excitement was going to be short-lived. I forgot to buy ketchup!!

(Mommy fail!)

Homemade Ketchup
Image: Courtesy of Dulce Delicious

Desperate to not break my sweet daughter's heart, but not so desperate that I was willing to walk us all to the grocery store, I turned to the always awesome Internet for a homemade recipe. I was expecting another failure. So many people buy store-bought ketchup, it must be because it’s difficult to make… right?! Wrong! I was shocked to find a healthy, easy, homemade recipe within a minute! Score!


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The recipe I found was almost perfect, but I had to adapt it to suit my families taste. What I ended up with was the most delicious ketchup I have ever tasted! Seriously, I had no idea that ketchup could be so good, and with as easy as it is to make, I am quite certain, I’ll never buy store-bought ketchup again! Best of all, besides being easy and delicious, this recipe is also budget-friendly and healthy! Homemade ketchup is a must-have recipe for everyone! Even if you’ve never liked ketchup before, I think there is a good chance this could change your mind! Bring on the fries…or umm…chicken nuggets!
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Homemade Ketchup
Adapted from SkinnyTaste
Yields 1 Cup
1 (6 Ounce) Can Tomato Paste
1/3 Cup White Vinegar
1/4 Cup Honey
1/4 Cup Water
1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/8 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

Place all ingredients in a small pot and whisk until thoroughly combined. Cook over low heat for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and allow to cool before serving. Enjoy!


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