Homemade Ketchup Recipe

Simple recipe to make homemade ketchup.




  1. Use a whisk to thoroughly combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium high heat.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce to med-low and simmer until desired consistency is reached (about 15-20 minutes). If you like your ketchup thinner add more water.

You can put ketchup in a squirt bottle, but I just love the look of homemade items in a mason jar. Just use a spoon to scoop it out. The other benefit of using a mason jar is that you can make extra ketchup and preserve it, simply use the hot water canning method after filling your jars.

Canning Ketchup

  1. Use a clean, new lid and a ring (grab a set here).
  2. Fill jar with ketchup leaving 1/4” at the top.
  3. Tightly close lid on jars and place several in a large pot, makings sure they are covered in water, boil for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from water, and allow to cool.
  5. To assure that the lids sealed press down on center, if it pops back up lid is not sealed properly.