Friends, I love, love, love ketchup and that makes this low carb ketchup recipe a NECESSITY in my life.
But, because of the tomatoes and sugar, regular ketchup just has too many darn carbs!
And what good is making all of these delicious low carb recipes if we don’t have any way to dress them up??
Thankfully, we have all sorts of recipes for low carb sauces so we never have to miss out… low carb bbq sauce, low carb pizza sauce, and this low carb ketchup are our family staples that are just as tasty as the original, with a fraction of the carbs!
Let’s try it!
This is a condiment staple, so I use this low carb ketchup several times a week! It’s easy, because:
- Basic ingredients you probably have hiding in your cabinet!
- Ready in 5, count em, FIVE minutes!
- All the tangy, sweet taste of ketchup, with way less carbs!
This yummy low carb ketchup sauce takes 1 bowl and 5 minutes. What could be simpler?
Simple ingredients that are inexpensive and easy to find!
Tomato paste: A question I hear all the time – wait, are tomatoes keto? Using tomato paste means we get that concentrated tomato flavor, so we can use less.
Apple cider vinegar: In this low carb ketchup, ACV adds the zesty, sweet zing that we crave in ketchup.
Erythritol: Oh, erythritol, you beautiful, zero carb sugar dupe. This is where the magic happens, friends. By swapping out the regular sugar in ketchup with plant-based erythritol, we take the carbs down to almost nothing.
Store this low carb ketchup in the refrigerator in an airtight container to make sure it stays fresh. This recipe makes about 20 servings, so make sure it stays wrapped up well between uses.
You actually CAN freeze this low carb ketchup! In fact, if you don’t use it often, you can freeze it as ice cubes for single serve portions.
Again, I like putting low carb ketchup on almost anything. But, there are a few things it goes especially well with. I love it with this crunchy, salty low carb fried chicken, or as a topping for low carb meatloaf.
Everything you could’ve ever wanted to know about ketchup!
Can I Eat Ketchup on a Low Carb Diet?
Carbs in ketchup come from 2 places – tomatoes and added sugar. You may be thinking, well, I wonder how many carbs are in sugar-free ketchup?
The answer is…. The same as this low carb ketchup recipe! The ketchup you buy at the store is similar to this – they use a fake sugar in place of the regular sugar.
The difference is, we use erythritol, which I prefer because it’s plant-based, has no effect on your blood sugar, and has almost no calories.
What Ketchup Is Keto Friendly?
In order to stay keto friendly, you’ll want a ketchup that is specifically low carb or sugar-free. Regular old ketchup can have 4 or 5 carbs per tablespoon – yikes!
Make sure to check your labels, or make your own.
What Can I Eat Instead Of Ketchup?
If you want to swap ketchup for another condiment that’s keto friendly, you can always try other low carb sauces like:
What’s a meal without sauce?? Here are some of our other faves:
Low Carb KetchupPrint Recipe Pin Recipe
- 6 Ounces Can Tomato Paste
- 1/2 - 1 Cup Water
- 1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/4 Cup Swerve or Lakanto (see sweetener notes below) powdered
- 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Pepper
- Toss all ingredients in a bowl, starting with water (1/2 cup). Combine, and add more water until the ketchup has thickened to your liking.
- Store in the fridge, and enjoy!
Fans Also Made These Low Carb Recipes:
- Lakanto, Swerve, or Erythritol. I stick to Lakanto and Swerve which are a 1:1 swap with traditional sugar. If using a different brand of Erythritol, keep in mind it's 70% as sweet as sugar, so you may need to add more to taste.
- Nutritional Information is based on a serving size of 2 Tablespoons. This recipe makes about 40 tablespoons of ketchup, so 2 tablespoons would give you 20 servings: