Baby Ketchup

  • Author: The BLW Dad
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 30-45
  • Total Time: 35-50
  • Yield: 1 Jar 1x


This baby-friendly version of traditional tomato ketchup has no added salt or sugar, meaning it is a much healthier option. It is also absolutely delicious and your little ones will keep coming back for more!



  • 1 White Onion
  • 1 Stick of Celery
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Purée, or 2 Cloves of Crushed Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Purée
  • 500g Fresh Tomatoes, or 1 Large Jar of Tomato Passata
  • Handful of Fresh Basil


  1. Sterilise a mason jar, or similar.
  2. Finely chop the onion, celery, garlic and tomatoes.
  3. Sauté the onion and celery over a medium heat until the onions soften.
  4. Add the garlic purée and sauté for another minute. 
  5. Add the tomatoes and basil, bring to the simmer then reduce the heat. 
  6. Simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Blend the sauce.
  8. Return the sauce to the pan and continue to cook for 15-20 minutes, or until your desired consistency is achieved. 
  9. Dispense into the jar and allow to cool completely with the lid off.
  10. Screw the lid on, refrigerate and enjoy!


Suitable: From 6 months.

Storage: Store in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze and use within 3 months. 

Top Tip! – Try freezing the sauce in ice cube trays and then transfer into a ziplock bag when frozen. Defrost as and when you need it.

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