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Cranberry Meatball Appetizer

Welcome back to #CranberryWeek!  Today I am going to share with you an easy appetizer dish that is so delicious.  Read on to learn how to make Meatball Cranberry Appetizer!

We love to host holiday parties but this year we will probably not host even one.  That makes me sad, that Covid is taking away from our celebrating, but it is more important to me to keep my family and friends safe.  My family likes to have appetizers on Christmas Eve for dinner, and this will be one of them!

Let me know if you give these meatballs a go!  The recipe was my own thinking and I think they are so good!  A play off the retro grape jelly/cocktail sauce meatballs! And, if you are crazy-for-cranberries like me, go and check out all of these incredible cranberry recipes!

Thursday Cranberry Recipes

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Author: Terri Steffes
Cranberry Meatball Appetizers

Cranberry Meatball Appetizers

An easy and delicious appetizer.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 25 Min


  • 1 15 oz can prepared cranberry sauce
  • 1 15 oz jar cocktail sauce
  • 24 homemade or frozen meatballs


  1. Melt the cranberry sauce and cocktail sauce together in a medium saucepan over medium/low heat.
  2. Warm meatballs in a skillet (if frozen) or cook if making from scratch.
  3. Pour the meatballs into the sauce and cook for 15 minutes on medium heat.
  4. Remove meatballs from the sauce and place on the serving tray.
  5. Pour remaining sauce into a serving dish and serve with meatballs.



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  1. I have made these before and everyone LOVES them. Hope other people try them, too. Happy Weekend! xo Diana


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