sugar free ketchup

Sugar free ketchup tomato sauce recipe

I’ve long wanted a sugar free ketchup recipe on Happy Sugar Habits but with limited ability to cook and develop recipes recently, I’ve been hunting down someone who can create something better than I could anyway!

Enter Jenna Brannock who has developed this amazing tomato sauce recipe for you.

This is special because ALL the sugar free ketchup recipes I’ve found previously use a sugar substitute of some sort – stevia, xylitol, brown rice syrup etc.

Whilst those recipes are better than refined sugar ketchup, this one is even better because it doesn’t contain any – it’s naturally flavoured in a clever way with herbs and spices only.

Sugar free ketchup tomato sauce recipe

Recipe & images by Jenna Brannock

sugar free ketchup

If you love ketchup but have never read the nutrition label of a standard bottle, you may be surprised to know that it contains sugar – usually in the form of white refined sugar or high fructose corn syrup (if you’re in the US). 

If you’re anything like me, you don’t use just one tablespoon of ketchup! This means your sugar intake from the “sweet” sauce could really add up over time and contribute to making your taste buds more accustomed to sweetness. 

For this reason, I came up with this sugar free ketchup recipe.

Get the health benefits of tomatoes…minus any sugar, plus a bit of a “kick!” It goes perfectly with baked french fries, potato wedges, on your favourite grilled burger, or anything else you enjoy with ketchup! It’s quick, easy, and oh so good!

sugar free ketchup

Ingredients

  • 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Add cayenne pepper (optional) to desired level of spiciness (I usually mix in a small amount at the very end, taste test, and add more as needed)

Method

  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over low heat.
  • Stir often and simmer until thickened (about 15 minutes).
  • Place in a blender or food processor. Blend until pureed consistency.
  • Transfer to a bowl or jar, and refrigerate.

sugar free ketchup

About the contributor

Jenna Brannock is a Registered Dietitian and health coach, as well as a busy mum. She’s passionate about helping other women come up with practical solutions to healthy eating, and to lead an active, energised, and balanced life. 

Find her at www.nutritionconsultantsoftherockies.com or on Instagram @ncr_dietititian or Facebook.

Have you tried any other sugar-free ketchup recipes before or have been concerned about the sugar in tomato sauce before? Got any questions about this? Comment below and let us know so we can answer.

4 replies
  1. Natalie
    Natalie says:

    Thanks Laura, I can’t wait to see how my kids like it. Since they consume ketchup on a daily basis, I’ve definitely been trying to get them off the sugary stuff.

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