Sugar-Free Ketchup

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This sugar-free ketchup is super easy to make in just 15 minutes using just 3 ingredients. It’s perfectly tangy and sweet and tastes just like regular ketchup. Use keto ketchup as a dipping for many recipes or as a sauce for pizza.

Sugar-Free Ketchup

Ketchup is one of the most loved condiments worldwide because it’s super versatile and pairs incredibly with many recipes.

Growing up, my favorite way of serving it was with a large side of French fries.

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So, sugar-free ketchup became a staple in our house ever since I started my keto journey.

This sugar-free ketchup is quick to make and can be prepared by anyone, even people with little experience in the kitchen.

What Is Ketchup?

Ketchup is a sauce loved all over the world. It is so popular that we find it all over the world, in different containers and with different flavors. 

Ketchup is a tomato-based sauce usually smooth but fluid in texture and has flavors of sugar, vinegar, onions, garlic, and spices. It is often used as a condiment sauce for dipping.

Is Ketchup Keto-Friendly?

Regular ketchup that we find in stores is not keto because they are made from sugar and other ingredients high in carbs.

But fortunately, you can make a home version that is much better because we know exactly what ingredients we put in it, and the taste is wonderful.

Why Are You Going To Love This Homemade Sugar-free Ketchup Recipe

  • It’s much healthier than store-bought ketchup.
  • You can make it ahead of time.
  • Ready in under 15 minutes.
  • Only 4g net carbs per serving.
  • It tastes like regular ketchup but with fewer carbs.
Sugar-Free Ketchup

Ingredients For This Sugar-Free Ketchup

You will need only a few easy and common ingredients to create this delicious sugar-free ketchup. Here is a list with everything you will need:

  • Tomato Paste – this is the main ingredient in this recipe, so make sure you use a good quality tomato paste with no added sugar or other ingredients high in carbs.
  • Vinegar – adds that bitter flavor of regular ketchup.
  • Brown Sugar Substitute – since tomato paste and vinegar are tangy, we use brown sugar to balance the flavors. 
  • Onion&Garlic Powder – add extra flavor to the ketchup, but you can skip it if you want.
  • Water
  • Salt – to taste.

How To Make This Sugar-Free Ketchup

Another great thing about this recipe is that it’s super easy to make without needing cooking skills. Here is everything you have to do:

  1. Start by preparing all the ingredients.
  2. Then add them to a saucepan over medium heat and mix until well combined. Let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes, then remove from the heat and taste.
  3. Transfer it to a glass jar and enjoy.
Sugar-Free Ketchup

Recipe Variations and Tips

  • You can add some red pepper chili flakes to make hot ketchup.
  • Feel free to add more water if the sauce is too thick.
  • Add some fresh garlic or onion to the ketchup for an intense flavor.
  • Add other dried herbs like dill or oregano.

Storing Ideas

  • Fridge

You can store this sugar-free ketchup in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 10 days.

How To Serve Keto Ketchup

This sugar-free ketchup it’s extremely versatile because you can use it in many different ways. Here are some ideas

  • You can use it to create different sauces for pasta.
  • You can make some chicken balls or nuggets and use this sugar-free ketchup as a dip.
  • It’s great with french fries or oven-roasted vegetables.

Sugar-Free Ketchup

How To Thicken This Sugar-Free Ketchup?

This sugar-free ketchup will thicken while it cools. To thicken this homemade ketchup, you may also add a teaspoon of cornstarch while simmering.

Can I Freeze This Sugar-Free Ketchup?

Sure, this ketchup can be stored in the freezer in an airtight container for up to one month. Then thaw it in the fridge overnight.
You can also store it in an ice cube tray and use it to create a sauce for pasta or different recipes.

What Ketchup Is Keto Friendly? 

Brands like Heinz Tomato Sugar-Free Ketchup and G Hughes are great low carb ketchup options you can get from the store.

Sugar-Free Ketchup

Sugar-Free Ketchup

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Prep time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Yelds 10 servings


This sugar-free ketchup is super easy to make in just 15 minutes using just 3 ingredients. It’s perfectly tangy and sweet and tastes just like regular ketchup. Use keto ketchup as a dipping for many recipes or as a sauce for pizza.


  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar substitute
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • chili powder optional


  • Place a small saucepan over medium heat. Add all the ingredients to the pan and bring to a simmer.
  • Stir consistently for 5 minutes or until the sauce starts to thicken. Taste and adjust the seasonings.
  • Remove from the heat, allow to cool, and transfer to a jar. Store in the fridge for up to 10 days.
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How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course sauce
Cuisine American
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