Ketchup on Everything: 34 Crazy Food Combinations
Ketchup Crazy combinations

Ketchup is one of the most popular and beloved condiments out there. From french fries to burgers, ketchup seems to make everything better.
But some people really take their love of ketchup to the next level, using it on some truly wacky and wild food combinations.

(Picture by Alena Shekhovtcova @pexels)


Read on for 34 of the craziest ketchup food combos that will make you either want to try them immediately or recoil in horror!


01. Ketchup on Eggs

This is a pretty common one, with people putting ketchup on scrambled eggs, fried eggs, and omelets. The sweet and tangy ketchup complements the fluffy eggs beautifully.

Ketchup on the eggs


02. Ketchup on Grilled Cheese

The classic sandwich gets an upgrade with the addition of some ketchup for dipping. The cheese and ketchup are a match made in flavor heaven.

Ketchup on the grilled cheese sandwich


03. Ketchup on Hot Dogs

Another no-brainer here, but ketchup absolutely takes a hot dog to the next level. You haven’t lived until you’ve tried ketchup, mustard, and relish all on the same dog!

Ketchup on hot dogs


04. Ketchup on Mac and Cheese

Ketchup can add a tangy zip to boring boxed mac and cheese. It works especially well with extra cheesy homemade versions!

Ketchup on macaroni and cheese


05. Ketchup on Pizza

While this may seem sacrilegious to pizza purists, plenty of people love adding ketchup to their pizza slices. The sweet and acidic ketchup balances out the cheese beautifully.

Ketchup on pizza


06. Ketchup on Steak

Using ketchup as steak sauce may elicit some raised eyebrows, but it can provide a nice sweet, tomatoey flavor to steak when you’ve run out of A1.

Ketchup on the steak


07. Ketchup on Potatoes

French fries are just the beginning. Baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, hash browns, tater tots…ketchup improves them all!

Ketchup on the potatoes


08. Ketchup on Burgers

Burgers and ketchup are a match made in heaven. Whether it’s drizzled on or used as a dip, ketchup is a must for any burger.

Ketchup on burgers


09. Ketchup on Chicken Nuggets

Chicken nuggets are already delicious, but ketchup takes them to flavor town. Dunk those nuggets in ketchup or use it as a dipping sauce.

Ketchup on chicken nuggets


10. Ketchup on Grilled Chicken

The tangy sweetness of ketchup offers the perfect contrast to juicy grilled chicken. An easy upgrade for boring chicken.

Ketchup on grilled chicken


11. Ketchup on Turkey

Ketchup can spice up leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches. Or use it as a dip for turkey tenders and nuggets.

Ketchup on the turkey


12. Ketchup on Roast Beef

Tender roast beef gets even better with ketchup on top or on the side for dipping. Especially tasty on roast beef sandwiches.

Ketchup on roast beef


13. Ketchup on Meatloaf

The classic comfort food of meatloaf deserves the classic condiment of ketchup. Mix some in the meatloaf or spread it on top.

Ketchup on meatloaf


14. Ketchup on Hot Wings

If Buffalo sauce is too spicy for you, replace it with ketchup for sweet and tangy hot wings.

Ketchup on Spicy Wings


15. Ketchup on Tacos

Heat up your ground beef or chicken tacos with a few squirts of ketchup mixed in or on top.

Ketchup on tacos


16. Ketchup on Chili

Add a teaspoon or two of ketchup to your pot of chili to enhance the flavor. It brings out the tomatoes and spices perfectly.

Ketchup on the chili


17. Ketchup on Scrambled Tofu

Give plain scrambled tofu a flavor punch with ketchup stirred in or served on the side.

Ketchup on scrambled tofu


18. Ketchup on Veggie Burgers

Slather ketchup on your veggie burger to make them more juicy and flavorful.

Ketchup on Veggie Burgers


19. Ketchup on Grilled Vegetables

Drizzle ketchup over grilled veggies like zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, etc. The sweet and tangy flavor pairs well with the char.

Ketchup on Grilled Vegetables


20. Ketchup on French Toast

Wake up your taste buds by dunking french toast in ketchup or drizzling it on top. The ketchup cuts through the richness perfectly.

Ketchup on French bread


21. Ketchup on Pancakes and Waffles

In place of syrup, try ketchup for a change of pace on your breakfast pancakes or waffles.

Ketchup on pancakes and waffles


22. Ketchup on Bagels and English Muffins

Spread ketchup on your toasted bagel or English muffin in place of cream cheese or butter.

Ketchup on bagels and English muffins


23. Ketchup on Donuts

Dip your donut in ketchup for a sweet and tangy treat. Glazed, jelly, or cake donuts all work well.

Ketchup on donuts


24. Ketchup on Ice Cream

Drizzle ketchup on vanilla ice cream for an unusual but tasty flavor combo. The hot and cold contrast is fun too.

Ketchup on ice cream


25. Ketchup on Popcorn

Instead of butter, shake up your popcorn with ketchup. Way better than you’d expect!

Ketchup on the popcorn


26. Ketchup on Chips

Put away the salsa and try ketchup with your tortilla chips instead. Also works great with potato chips.

Ketchup on fries


27. Ketchup on Nachos

Forget the cheese sauce. Pile on the ketchup to take your nachos to a tastier level.

Ketchup on the nachos


28. Ketchup on Apples

Apples dipped in ketchup offer a fun twist on caramel apples without the stickiness.

Ketchup on apples


29. Ketchup on Oranges

Squirt ketchup on orange slices for a sweet and tangy vitamin C boost.

Ketchup on oranges


30. Ketchup on Watermelon

Ketchup complements refreshing watermelon surprisingly well. Simply squirt and enjoy.

Ketchup on the watermelon


31. Ketchup on Pickles

Up the tang factor of dill pickles by dipping them in ketchup. Sweet, sour, and salty all at once.

Ketchup on the pickles


32. Ketchup on Green Beans

Roast some green beans and drizzle with ketchup for an easy vegetable side.

Green Bean Ketchup


33. Ketchup on Cucumbers

Fresh cucumber slices or sticks get an upgrade when paired with ketchup.

Ketchup on cucumbers


34. Ketchup on Cottage Cheese

Mix ketchup into cottage cheese for a creamy, tangy twist on the diet staple.

Ketchup on cottage cheese


So there you have it – 34 crazy ways to enjoy ketchup beyond the basic fries and burgers! What’s your favorite bizarre ketchup food combination? Don’t knock it til you try it… you may just find a new go-to meal.

Let your ketchup flag fly and get creative with this versatile condiment. Ketchup really does go great on everything!

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