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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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.

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Corina
Corina
6 years ago

Thanks for this recipe, I’m very keen to try it out. Would I need to adjust the amount of ACV if I’m using Braggs brand, which is double strength? Thanks!

karen Ellis
karen Ellis
6 years ago

I have made tis the last 4 months running, one batch a month and put it into bottles in the fridge at first the children were errr no mum then they got used to it, now the whole family loves it and they don’t like heinz when we go out!

Jo
Jo
6 years ago

I have 900g of cherry tomatoes. Can i use those for the sauce?

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Tara
Tara
6 years ago

Absolutely amazing !!!!!

Kylie Chris
6 years ago

Awesome recipe thank you! Loved by all the family. I used a variety of home grown tomatoes, roasted in oven, left skin on and blitzed a bit longer. Great colour, texture and consistency too.

nicholamassey
nicholamassey
6 years ago

woohoo…. Finally got my kiddos to eat non commercial ketchup and my hubby too. None of them had a clue !!!! Made one batch so just put it in an old sauce container that is opaque so you can’t see the colour is a little different and they were none the wiser when they squeezed it out. YAY- Thank you

Kelly sandersonv
Kelly sandersonv
6 years ago

Would I be able to use an old sauce container (store brought sauce container) worried it would melt when doing the waterbath it boiling? Maybe do it in the glass jars then transfer to the sauce container? Sorry for my silly questions a new adventure for me trying to make my own sauces etc
Also once in the fridge how long roughly would it last for? Thank you

Bella
Bella
6 years ago

Loved this, a question I use the mason jars with the red and white lids, I did the water bath thing as you noted on an earlier post. How do you know for sure they have sealed properly ? don’t want us to get ill I have a two year old and have two small jars in the pantry other in the fridge one to the in laws and used in the skinnymixer smoky sauce as suggested. Can you please give me some peace I am doing it right – I sterilised before too, poured in hot, sealed and then… Read more »

Jenna
Jenna
6 years ago

Love love love this recipe, my go to one for tomato sauce. Winner with the kiddies too!

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