Happy National Ketchup Day! I love a little ketchup on my eggs, grilled cheese, macaroni and cheese and a whole pile of other foods. It’s my favorite condiment. But have you ever considered incorporating ketchup into some delicious meals as an ingredient instead of a topping? It adds great flavor to many recipes and is basically undetectable in a lot of dishes. So pull out your ketchup and get ready to make an amazing supper for this Monday night.

 

1. The Best Cocktail Sauce Ever

While it’s still a sauce, it definitely is hard to tell that the base of this gourmet sauce is ketchup. Serve at a dinner party and your guests won’t have a clue that ketchup is part of the equation.


2. Campfire Whisky BBQ Chicken

When you’re camping, ketchup is always present. Make some flavorful chicken legs with the help of a little ketchup and you will be glad ketchup flavored your meal.

3. Glazed Mini Meatloaves

How cute are these mini meat loaves? We are crazy about anything mini, but these meat loaves are our favorite. Ketchup takes these little guys to the next level so that they are truly the meat loaf that no one can forget.

4. Sloppy Joes

Who doesn’t love a good sloppy joe? These sandwiches are great for cheat day and are very easy to make when you’re just not in the mood to cook.

5. Meatloaf Wellington

Impress guests with this well made Meatloaf Wellington that is unforgettable and looks restaurant worthy. No one will guess there is ketchup inside the bundle of goodness.

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6. Baked Asiago Green Bean Fries and Spicy Tomato-Basil Ketchup

Looking for an healthy alternative to french fries? These Baked Asiago Bean Fries will help you with that goal and is paired perfectly with some new and improved ketchup. You’ll be reaching for second servings of this appetizer every time!

7. Baked Meatballs

Meatballs are an easy go-to supper for a busy weeknight.  You can eat them on their own, throw them in with spaghetti or serve on some rice. No matter how you serve it up, you wouldn’t believe that there is ketchup in them!

8. Sweet and Sour Chickpeas with Peppers

This supper looks SO good. Who would have thought that ketchup would be present in the fancy little dish? Pile your plate high with this high protein supper that will satisfy those hunger pangs.

9. Grilled Huli Huli Chicken

This chicken is sweet and a little ginger-y to give you a perfect balance of flavors. It will go wonderfully with some rice and roasted veggies or with a fresh summer salad.

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10. Bacon Wrapped Mini Meatloaf

For those people who love an extra little twist to meatloaf will love this bacon wrapped wonder that contains our favorite condiment: KETCHUP! Enjoy this meal dressed up on a dinner plate or as an appetizer at a party.

Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay loves cooking fun and creative meals for friends and family. At home, you can find her trying out a new recipe found on Pinterest while trying to balance her husband's sweet tooth with her healthy eating habits. If she's not in the kitchen, you'll find Lindsay photographing people she loves and going out with friends to try the newest restaurant in her small town.

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