Home-made Ketchup and Oven Roasted French Fries

Ketchup, who doesn’t love it?! In my opinion, onion rings, french fries,  and cheeseburger are not complete without the tangy red sauce and If you are anything like my brothers you can find an excuse to put ketchup on most everything!

With that being said, you wouldn’t believe how excited I was to find a recipe for ketchup on a new favorite cooking blog, Stir It Up! I had no idea you could make ketchup at home (; And the best part, her recipe contained NO corn syrup! I was so inspired by the ketchup post that I quickly pulled together the ingredients and made my first batch of Ketchup. A few burns from the bubbling sauce and a tongue that is somewhat tired of sampling the batch of ketchup later and here I am to share the recipe with y’all. When I told my brother, who is practically a ketchup connoisseur(; , that we might never have to buy a bottle of ketchup again he was a bit skeptical but after tasting the batch he was actually excited!

Ketchup Recipe from Stir it Up



  • 1 6oz. can of tomato paste
  • 1 c. water
  • 1/4 c. evaporated cane sugar
  • (or brown sugar)
  • 3/8 c. white balsamic vinegar
  • (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/8 t. garlic powder
  • 1/4 t. onion powder
  • 1 t. Worcestershire sauce
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pot. (Take my word for it – you want a large pot even though it doesn’t look like much ketchup in the bottom of it. It makes a bubbling, sticky mess!) Bring to a boil and stir constantly until liquid evaporates and mixture is as thick as ketchup. Bottle and chill before using.

Oven Roasted French Fries

Yields 4 servings

  • 4 baking potatoes sliced into desired shape
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dill weed
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Toss potatoes with all ingredients and spread evenly over a baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until crispy and golden!
  4. Serve with the Ketchup and enjoy!! (:

0 thoughts on “Home-made Ketchup and Oven Roasted French Fries

  1. Sarah says:

    Oh wow! Thank you so much for featuring my ketchup recipe, Rachel! I’m so glad you tried it and liked it! Love the post. And the first picture? Fabulous! 😀

  2. longagofamily says:

    Yummm! Looks fabulous! I know Sarah was excited to see you use her ketchup recipe…
    She worked so hard on that. : )

    Your photography is amazing. So cute to use the smiley face and frowny face… : )

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