Homemade Paleo Ketchup + 9 Quick and Easy Ketchup Variations

Healthy homemade paleo ketchup is so easy to make, and you’ll also love the 9 flavor variations that take seconds to come together!

Homemade Paleo Ketchup

For a while, I stopped eating store-bought or restaurant ketchup because the most popular brand (you know which one) adds high fructose corn syrup to theirs, which is an ingredient I avoid like a plague. That’s when I started making my own at home and it’s been a staple in my fridge ever since.

These days, there are much better options on the market, but none of them taste as good as this homemade paleo ketchup that I keep going back to. This ketchup is so simple and easy to make that I never actually thought to post a recipe for it.

However, a reader recently asked me what my favorite ketchup brand is, and since the answer is “my own,” I knew I had to share it. This version only takes 5 minutes to whip up together with ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen, so I hope you make it!

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My favorite way to enjoy this ketchup is dipping sweet potato fries in it, because that’s a combo that can’t be beat for me. I always choose Japanese purple sweet potatoes because they taste so amazing and I just love their beautiful color.

Of course, if you think this homemade paleo ketchup is boring, well, I got you. I’m sharing 9 flavor varieties so you can switch up your ketchup in just seconds. And you can be creative and come up with your own flavors as well!

Hope you check out the recipe below, and let me know what flavor ketchup you would make in the comments! I would love some new ideas to switch it up and surprise my palate every now and then.

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Homemade Paleo Ketchup

Homemade Paleo Ketchup

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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes



  • Combine tomato paste and water in a saucepan and heat over medium heat.
  • Just as the mixture starts to boil, turn off heat.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well.
  • Remove from heat and cool at room temperature. Add more water if you want a thinner consistency.
  • Store in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 weeks.

If you are looking for different flavor variations for your ketchup, I have 9! Here are some ways that you can add some variety to your ketchup easily and quickly:

9 Easy Ketchup Variations
  • Sriracha Ketchup
  • 1 batch of Homemade Paleo Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup [url href=”https://whatgreatgrandmaate.com/sriracha”]sriracha sauce[/url]
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • Horseradish Ketchup
  • 1 batch of Homemade Paleo Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp (or more, to taste) freshly grated horseradish root
  • Curry Ketchup
  • 1 batch of Homemade Paleo Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp [url href=”https://whatgreatgrandmaate.com/currypaste”]red curry paste[/url]
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • Garlic Ketchup
  • 1 batch of Homemade Paleo Ketchup
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup
  • 1 batch of Homemade Paleo Ketchup
  • 1/3 cup finely minced roasted bell pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • Chili-Cumin Ketchup
  • 1 batch of Homemade Paleo Ketchup
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • Sweet and Sour Ketchup
  • 1 batch of Homemade Paleo Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 tbsp [url href=”https://whatgreatgrandmaate.com/acv”]apple cider vinegar[/url]
  • 1 tbsp [url href=”https://whatgreatgrandmaate.com/coconutaminos”]coconut aminos[/url]
  • Ketchup BBQ Sauce
  • 1 batch of Homemade Paleo Ketchup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Fry Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Homemade Paleo Ketchup
  • 1 cup [url href=”https://whatgreatgrandmaate.com/video-tutorial-how-to-make-paleo-mayonnaise/”]paleo mayonnaise[/url]
  1. For each ketchup variety, whisk the ingredients together until they are well combined.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Homemade Paleo Ketchup (Gluten Free, Vegan)

16 thoughts on “Homemade Paleo Ketchup + 9 Quick and Easy Ketchup Variations

  1. Taesha Butler (The Natural Nurturer)

    I LOVE homemade ketchup! So much better (in taste and quality) that store bought and so much easier than people usually realize!


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