Keto sugar-free ketchup is such an easy keto condiment that everyone will love! If you are looking for less sugar or just better ingredients, this keto ketchup recipe is for you! A couple minutes of prep and really simple ingredients, you will have some of the best ketchup you have ever had!
When I started my keto journey, I wanted ketchup on everything – chicken, hamburgers, and even some vegetables! Ketchup was a food I didn’t want to give up, but it was usually full of sugar and made with a lot of garbage ingredients. I made do and usually ended up having just one packet of whatever ketchup I could find.
Five years later, there are a lot of companies making sugar free ketchup – Heinz and Primal Kitchen are just a couple options. Both of these are fantastic and easy to find at pretty much any chain grocery store.
Here’s the thing – no one actually wants to spend $8-$12 on a bottle of clean ingredients, no sugar added ketchup. I also find the bottled ketchups taste very sweet, personally. The low glycemic sweeteners used in those store-bought condiments can taste unnaturally sweet if you’ve gone without sugar for a while.
Don’t get me wrong, the ketchups I have tried are great! However, making your own ketchup is SO easy. This keto ketchup recipe is as easy as dump, cook, cool, blend, and store. Seriously, you won’t want to buy ketchup ever again.
keto ketchup recipe ingredients
If you are not able to find crushed tomatoes, you can use diced tomatoes and throw them in the blender after the ketchup has cooked and cooled. I had made it with crushed tomatoes and diced and both ways work very well!
I always make my ketchup in a crockpot. I think everything about slow cooking sauces adds to the magic. I have a smaller family, so I use this smaller crock pot size for many of my recipes and find that it’s easiest to clean and store in our smaller kitchen.
You can make this on a stove top or even in an instant pot if you would prefer! However, I am unable to help with instant pot directions!
The only real change to make ketchup lower sugar, is to replace the sugar with a low glycemic sweetener option.
There are a lot of different keto sweetener options out there. You can find more information about the different sweeteners here from Diet Doctor!
To store ketchup, I purchased smaller mason jars and some plastic lids from Amazon or these plastic food storage containers that are rated for freezer and microwave use. Let the ketchup cool, pour into storage, and freeze. I don’t do all the extra work to properly jar the ketchup. Just freeze and store! This keto ketchup recipe makes enough to freeze every time!
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Keto Sugar-free Ketchup
- Crock Pot
- 2 cans crushed tomaotes 28 oz each
- 1/4 cup sweetener of choice
- 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar can be subbed for white vinegar
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp celery salt
- 1/8 tsp mustard powder can be subbed for same amount of yellow mustard
- Pour tomatoes into a slow cooker. Add a little water to each can, swirl it around to get all that tomato flavor out of the cans, and pour into the slow cooker
- Add sweetener, vinegar, onion powder, garlic power, salt, celery salt, mustard powder, and black pepper. Smash the garlic cloves and add in. Stir to combine
- Cook on low for 8 hours and stir every few hours
- Use an immersion blender to blend the ketchup if you used diced tomatoes or find the ketchup not smooth enough for your preference. If you want a super smooth texture, strain it using a mesh sieve. I didn't feel the need to strain mine so I skipped this step.
- Cool completely before adding any more salt or pepper
- Keep in an air-tight container in your fridge and freeze any extra!