Is ketchup the same as tomato paste?

Chef's answer
It's not quite as thick as tomato paste, but it's much thicker than sauce or fresh tomatoes. Keep in mind that ketchup contains vinegar, sugar, and spices, so adding ketchup to your favorite recipes will certainly change their flavor profile.28 Jun 2019
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Best ketchup substitute
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste.
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar.
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey.
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt.
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika (or sweet paprika)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder.
Ah, yes, tomato ketchup has the body and robust flavor of tomato paste with a bit of added sugar and seasoning, so it makes a great substitute for tomato paste in cooking. You can swap tomato ketchup one-for-one for tomato paste!2 May 2020
Is ketchup keto? Even though traditional ketchup contains tomatoes, a keto vegetable, it is definitely NOT keto friendly. Most ketchup brands have so much added sugar in them, they could technically be considered to be a candy.11 Sep 2020
Vienna Beef executive Bob Schwartz feels so strongly about this that he titled his hot dog history book "Never Put Ketchup on a Hot Dog." ... Many people will tell you it's because the sweetness in ketchup smothers the flavor of a good hot dog, but that would be true whether you were in Chicago or not.23 Aug 2017
Best ketchup substitute
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste.
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar.
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey.
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt.
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika (or sweet paprika)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder.
  • Substitute for ketchup
    • 1/2 cup tomato sauce.
    • 2 tablespoons sugar.
    • 1 tablespoon vinegar.
    • 1/8 teaspoons ground cloves.
    Best ketchup substitute
    • 1/4 cup tomato paste.
    • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar.
    • 1/2 tablespoon honey.
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt.
    • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika (or sweet paprika)
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder.
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