Nailed it! Ryan Wilder’s Wicked Easy Paleo Ketchup




At long last I have cracked the code for making paleo ketchup that doesn’t disappoint. Yup, this one has got it all. The flavor is fantastic and it has a smooth glassy texture just like its high-fructose corn syrup laden cousin. But the best part? It is crazy easy to make. BOODOW!

Ryan Wilder’s Wicked Easy Paleo Ketchup 

  • About 12oz Tomato Paste (try to find it in BPA-free packaging if possible)
  • 1.5 Cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp All Spice
Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan. Simmer for a few minutes and stir often. Transfer ketchup to a glass container and refrigerate. That’s it. 

Give me a shout if you try it out!

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72 Responses to Nailed it! Ryan Wilder’s Wicked Easy Paleo Ketchup

  1. Linda says:

    Wonderful! I added a bit of salt and 2 Tbs. Honey to give it a little sweetness. Just like Heinz, but healthier! Thanks for this great recipe!

  2. Silvia616 says:

    I have tried many labor intensive ketchup recipes….This is by far the BEST and quickest ketchup recipe I have ever made. I love how it does not have any man-made foolishness in it. My nine year old daughter (who has given me the thumbs down to all the previous ketchup recipes that I have made) said “mami, this is the best ketchup ever!!!!.” I sprinkled some stevia and it was awesome. Thank you for this recipe….I am a true ketchup addict. Now I can have all the ketchup I want without the guilt.

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  7. jacque says:

    I added 1 chopped date for sweetness and some curry powder for a kick a@@ sweet potato fries sauce. YUM thank you

  8. Misha says:

    Hi! Is the vinegar white or apple cider? Thanks!! And I only have onion salt – will that work?

  9. Claire says:

    This recipe is the best. I added a tablespoon of honey and a pinch of salt and it tastes perfect, just like Heinz. I’m also going to make some minus the Allspice for my sister who is allergic to spice and misses ketchup so much. Thanks!!

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  11. Liza says:

    I made your ketchup recipe last night and ate it with my paleo burger… so yummy. Thank you for sharing your recipes.

  12. Ken Weiss says:

    Tried it and used curry powder since I didn’t have allspice. Tastes amazing, and no bad ingredients like sugar and high fructose corn syrup!

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  14. Veronica says:

    Its still cooking on the stove as we speak…..and already this has become the only way I’ll ever bring ketchup into my home! My boyfriend (who is picky and puts obscene amounts of ketchup on everything) tried it first and LOVED it. I was reading comments to see what to add for variety and he said “Don’t add anything.” We have a winner. Thanks Ryan!

  15. Kelly R says:

    Delish! I added a bit of coconut palm sugar and my oh my it is wonderful! Thank you!

  16. Lisa says:

    Totally Fab! Thank you so much. I love this with celeriac fries.

  17. Lisa Carson says:

    Any idea where I can buy just a single glass bottle? The ones I found on Amazon seem like they would be relatively ineffective for pouring ketchup.

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  19. jessimonster says:

    I added 2 tbs raw honey and a touch of sea salt. Yummy!

  20. Reblogged this on Regular Guy Paleo and commented:
    A perfect homemade ketchup recipe to get away from the nasty stuff in stores. Kid-approved!

  21. adamcrafter says:

    It came out perfectly!

  22. Wendy says:

    woohoo! I tried it and loved it! So happy to have ketchup back in my life. I even put some into a little container to take with me while out for breakky this morning with family. A few non-paleo members of the family asked for a sample and love it too!

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  24. Chelsea says:

    This ketchup was amazing! One of the hardest changes for me to a Paleo diet was not having ketchup, I find this recipe more delicious than any store bought recipe. I followed your directions exactly with one addition, I put in one bay leaf while it cooked on the stove, the bay leaf seems to help cut some of the acidy tomato flavor.

  25. Ian says:

    Thank You- ill definitely be giving this a try. Eggs/Bacon, hamburger etc just isn’t the same without my ketchup!

  26. cody bee says:

    Nice and easy! 🙂 I added mustard seed powder and cayenne. Yum.

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  29. Mary says:

    Is the bottle in the picture yours? Do you know where I could find one like it?

    • Nicole says:

      I use my old Braggs Vinaigrette bottles. They look very similar and are awesome for ketchup and homemade dressings.

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  35. Terri says:

    We made this tonight to go with our paleo fried chicken strips! YUMMMMMY!! I am sharing your link on my blog! Thanks for the great recipe 🙂

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  37. Shelah Phillipsen says:

    I love this Ketchup! So does my 13 year old son. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  38. Lynnette says:

    Just made this….It’s awesome!! Thank-you so much!!

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  41. Adam says:

    Great recipe! Thanks! I made a few changes for my taste..

    1. Added Sea Salt to taste
    2. Added 2T of Raw Organic Honey

    Try it if you’d like. Way good!

  42. Dawn says:

    Never thought to add all spice… I have to substitute the vinegar with lemon juice, can’t wait to try it… I’ve been looking for the perfect ketchup

  43. Savannah says:

    Great recipe! Thank you! Truly very easy and the flavor is great. So glad to have ketchup back in my life.

  44. Andrew says:

    Took the advice and added a dash of cinnamon to it. Really warmed up the flavor profile. I plan on having it tonight with my burgers and roasted cauliflower. Thanks.

  45. shortyg says:

    Very good! I added some cayenne because I like a little spice!!! yummo!!!

  46. Christina says:

    This is awesome!! Thanks for sharing. I added some sea salt for a little extra. Half we kept as is, the other half I added horseradish to make cocktail sauce! Your recipe has made paleo so much easier for my husband.

  47. Liz C says:

    If this is too acidic for you, add a bit of alkaline, is baking soda paleo?

  48. MM says:

    Just tried this and it is easy to make and is the best ketchup I have made yet! I tweaked with what I had on hand; finely chopped onions instead of powder, fresh garlic instead of powder, and some tomato sauce to thin it a bit instead of water – just great!

    thanks for posting this!!!

  49. Anyone find out what kind of vinegar?

  50. Mary says:

    This stuff is amazing!! Thank you so much for this unsweetened treasure!! It has made dieting so much easier for this ketchup loving girl!! Everything tastes better with ketchup! 🙂

  51. What type of vinegar? 🙂 can’t wait to try it!

  52. Dawn says:

    So I had beef pot roast tonight and was really jonesin for tomatoey goodness with it but didn’t want to cave and grab my sugary ketchup that was in the fridge lol 🙂 yay for internets and for your post! 🙂 Just a quick google query and I found this recipe and set to work… I too added a bit of salt at the end because heinz was my poison of choice before paleo 🙂 I tweeted this post too so other people could come enjoy the nommy tomatoey goodness…. oh. yes. 🙂 thank you!

  53. thatjen says:

    I added salt, as per the previous commenter, and felt it still needed a little something, so shook on some cinnamon. Yum!! I’m so glad to find such as simple recipe. Thanks!

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  55. how would you do it with tomatoes?

  56. Lisa says:

    It was so easy compared to other paleo ketchup recipes, took 5 minutes and had all the ingredients in the cupboard. I didn’t have paste, but subbed tomato sauce for paste and water…turned out great! I tried adding a little honey for sweetness and I thought it was good, if you like it sweeter. Thanks so much!

  57. Briana says:

    How long is the fridge life?

  58. superflashphoto says:

    I made this tonight… it turned out AWESOME!
    Turkey burger with homemade paleo ketchup

  59. superflashphoto says:

    I made this tonight… it turned out AWESOME.
    Turkey burger with homemade paleo ketchup

  60. Wow that quite appetizing. Gona try the recipe, but I don’t think I’ll ahve the patience to make one of these babes every week.

  61. Shelby White says:

    i was worried it id have to go out and buy a bunch of silly little spices and stuff but i already have all the ingredients even before a was a paleo-er! i cant wait to try this! need something for my chicken!

  62. spubba says:

    Tastes just like the stuff out of the bottle, but without all the added sugar! I added a pinch of salt to it at the very end, but only because I like my ketchup slightly less sweet.

    This recipe definitely works!

  63. Nice! I love the color, too.

  64. Hosh says:

    Like a boss!

    Thanks for sharing! Gotta try it out…

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