A quick easy recipe to prepare homemade ketchup the healthy way for flavorful fries, pizza, or even pasta with just a few ingredients.
What is the condiment that kids love the most, yet you keep fighting with them to avoid it? Ketchup and that too homemade.
Ever since my kids tried it, they always opted to add it to their meal, was it fries, pizza, or even pasta. I reached a stage where I had to fight back and avoid offering any meals that may trigger them to add ketchup until I was convinced that I cannot keep hiding it for the rest of their lives. Hence, came the decision to deliver this recipe for homemade ketchup and show you how to make homemade ketchup with fresh tomatoes.
The most important difference is that homemade ketchup is free of all these add-on preservatives that you find in a bottle of ketchup that you pick off a supermarket shelf. Store-bought ketchup often includes a high quantity of sugar and salt which is not well balanced with your daily intake. Can you imagine kids are as well consuming this same quantity?
Not to forget that some companies may use different other ingredients like fructose syrup to give you that flavor taste!
I would say, that the best type of tomato for almost all tomato sauces is Roma-style tomatoes known as plum tomatoes. I love using them in my healthy food recipes especially when I am preparing ketchup or pizza sauce. These tomatoes have lower moisture content and are condensed with flavor.
But don’t worry if you can’t find it in the grocery store next door, beefsteak tomatoes, or even cherry tomatoes can do serve the deal.
You may have people debating you that tomato paste is the best for homemade ketchup. I would say they are good and you will be on the safe side. But that’s not our point. If you are reading this blog, then you are looking to “Do It Yourself” from scratch. Here I am to support you with your decision and get you the best homemade ketchup with fresh ingredients only!
Try also making my famous easy homemade pizza sauce with fresh tomatoes.
Ever since my kids tried it, they always opted to add it to their meal, was it fries, pizza, or even pasta. I reached a stage where I had to fight back and avoid offering any meals that may trigger them to add ketchup until I was convinced that I cannot keep hiding it for the rest of their lives. Hence, came the decision to deliver this quick easy recipe and produce my homemade ketchup.
Storage: How long will homemade ketchup last?
The answer is for one month. HOWEVER, you should avoid storing it in a plastic container. Tomatoes are high in acid which may cause a reaction with plastic materials. Glass airtight containers are the best.
Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.
Calories: 268 kcal per serving | Serving size: 1 cup | Number of servings: 2 cups
Total Fat 8 g | Saturated Fat 1 g | Cholesterol 0 mg | Sodium 1771 mg | Potassium 1263 mg | Total Carbohydrate 50 g | Dietary Fiber 7 g | Sugars 40 g | Protein 5 g | Vitamin A: 191% | Vitamin C: 69% | Calcium: 51% | Iron: 4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet