Thermomix Tomato Ketchup – Child Approved

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This Thermomix tomato ketchup, or tomato sauce, has the perfect flavour profile that even the fussiest of eaters will approve of! Back when I ditched store-bought sauce I tried a few recipes and some of them were good, but it was all very much hit and miss with my kids.

So I decided I needed to create a child approved Thermomix tomato ketchup. The results spoke for themselves, with my kids licking the sauce off everything I put it on then asking for more.

I shared the recipe here and it went viral. It is still one of the most viewed recipes on my site today.

Over the years I’ve been making this tomato ketchup, I’ve sometimes added different sweetener, or a different spice here or there. It always works out great, so the recipe has been updated to include a couple of subs for the times when you have almost everything needed!

large bowl of tomatoes, smaller bowls of other thermomix tomato ketchup ingredients

What makes this the best Thermomix Tomato Ketchup?

There are a few reasons I think this sauce is time and time again requested by my kids and time and time again made by me!

– Roasting the tomatoes really brings out their flavour and adds so much to this sauce. It’s ok to do this step in advance too – throw your tray of tomatoes in while the oven is on for something else, then once cold you can keep them in the fridge in an airtight container for up to two days before turning in to sauce.

– It’s sweet, without being ridiculous. I’ve listed the two best sweetener options – I used to always make it with honey but nowadays it’s more often than not coconut sugar. Both are excellent, so use whichever you prefer.

– The flavour the spices add is very subtle. Some may be tempted to leave them out, but trust me on this, they are not at all overpowering (or my kids would turn their noses up!)

– It doesn’t contain the additives store bought tomato sauce does.

– It’s very very easy.

Here’s how easy it is

Place tomatoes, capsicum, onion and garlic on a tray, then roast.

Baking dish of tomatoes, capsicum, onion, garlic for thermomix tomato ketchup

Add peeled roasted vegetables to mixer bowl, along with apple cider vinegar, tomato paste, sugar (or honey), salt, allspice, paprika, mustard and cloves.

Birdseye view of thermomix bowl containing ingredients for tomato ketchup

Cook for 30 minutes at 100 degrees, then a further 20 minutes at steaming temperature. See below for the full recipe.

I would very much love for you to leave me a comment underneath the recipe if you give it a try!

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This recipe can also be found in my first cookbook, Main Meals Made Easy, a collection of fab vegetarian main meals (many with meat variations included).

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5 from 7 votes

Thermomix Tomato Ketchup – Child Approved

This is a really fabulous tomato ketchup recipe that's easy to make and is sure to be a hit with everyone, from young to old!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Roasting25 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Home made tomato sauce, Thermomix tomato ketchup, Thermomix tomato sauce
Servings: 50 (20ml per serve)
Calories: 14kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.5 kg tomatoes best results with vine-ripened or Roma, or a combination
  • 1 red capsicum
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 garlic cloves 10g
  • 100 g apple cider vinegar
  • 80 g tomato paste
  • 80 g coconut sugar or honey
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp mild paprika
  • 0.5 tsp mustard powder or 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • pinch of ground cloves

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 200°C. Lightly oil a large tray or baking dish, or line with baking paper.
  • Remove the hard outer top piece of the core from all tomatoes. Cut around the top green stem of the capsicum then remove core, ensuring you remove all seeds.
  • Place tomatoes, capsicum, onion and garlic on tray – no need to cut anything up or peel the onion or garlic. Roast 25-30 minutes, until tomato skins are splitting and capsicum is going black in some places. Leave to cool then roughly peel everything – it doesn't matter if some peel remains. Do not discard any water that has come out of the tomatoes onto the tray.
  • Into mixer bowl place roast veggies (and any liquid on the roasting tray), vinegar, tomato paste, sugar, salt and spices. Cook 30 minutes/100/speed 2/MC on.
  • Cook a further 20 minutes/steaming temperature/speed 2/MC on.
  • Blend 1 minute/speed 8/MC on, ensuring you turn the speed dial up slowly to get to speed.
  • Pour into sterilised jars or bottles. Water bathe for maximum shelf life.

Notes

1. Store in a cool, dark place until opening, then transfer to the fridge.
2. If you skip the water bathing step, store filled jars of sauce in the fridge from as soon as they reach room temperature.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve | Calories: 14kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 369IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

Please note, nutrition information is calculated via an online recipe nutrition calculator and is a guide only. It is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed 100% accurate. I am not a nutritionist or trained health professional.

Tried this recipe?Please rate it and leave feedback in the comments section below, or mention @Thermobexta or tag #Thermobexta on Instagram.
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Vesna
Vesna
6 years ago

Thanks, I cannot wait to try it when I buy all the ingredients :)))

Vesna
Vesna
6 years ago

How much sauce does this make?

Tanya Halse
Tanya Halse
6 years ago

This is the first tomato sauce that really does taste and smell like the one at the shop and my partner finally likes a homemade tomato sauce!! Thank you so much Bec x

Spuddy
Spuddy
6 years ago

amazing taste! loved every drop Thankyou!

romina
romina
6 years ago

Absolutely delicious!!! Will continue to make this recipe

Trish Churchill
Trish Churchill
6 years ago

By far the closest tasting tomato sauce to the ones you buy in the shop, not only in flavour but colour as well. Also makes ALOT and doesn’t use Varoma so not messy at all in the TM5. Thank you Bec. 🙂

cakesbybella
6 years ago

Hi, how long would you put it in a water bath for? Also how long would this last once opened, refrigerated? Thank you.

Mandy
Mandy
6 years ago
Reply to  Thermobexta

Excuse my ignorance, is the water bath just leaving the jars in water (like in the sink)? Cold water?

Kellie
Kellie
6 years ago

This is quite possibly THE best sauce I have ever tasted! Thanks for the recipe.

BronwynSA
6 years ago

So glad I made this tonight….hubby loves it and Im thinking the kids will finally like a homemade tomato sauce! Thanks Bec 🙂

Jo W
6 years ago

I’ll try this tonight just got some tomatoes 🙂

Jo W
6 years ago
Reply to  Jo W

So I didnt add honey just to see and it is nice but I think to be like ‘real’ sauce it needs the sweetness
great work Bec! You are a star ***

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I specialise in great tasting vegetarian Thermomix recipes and cater for a wide range of dietary needs. I love sharing here and in my cookbooks my healthy, delicious recipes (of course the odd treat too!) Whether you're looking to ignite your thermo mojo, or just after some new, really tasty family friendly recipes, there really is something here for everyone

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