Easy Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs Recipe

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This easy cranberry cocktail meatballs recipe has only three ingredients and it can be ready in under 30 minutes. Are you looking for an easy recipe for a last minute get together, cranberry cocktail meatballs is a crowd pleaser that is ready to save the day!

Easy cranberry cocktail meatballs recipe ingredients

Easy cranberry cocktail meatballs recipe is a twist on the traditional grape jelly cocktail smokies your grandmom or mom used to make (and maybe still does). Jellied Cranberry sauce replaces the grape jelly and reduces the sugars by 35% per 20 gram serving. Plus, the tartness of the cranberry sauce adds some tasty zip that makes you want to go back for more.

I like to use Cooked Perfect All Natural Homestyle Meatballs, but you can certainly still use Lit’l smokies or any other type of frozen meatballs. In fact, I sometimes double the sauce portion of the recipe and add 1 bag of meatballs and 1 bag of Hillshire Farm Lit’l smokies.

This recipe is so easy it almost doesn’t need a recipe card. Just mix 1 can of jellied cranberry sauce with 1 jar of chili sauce in a saucepan, then add your meatballs or smokies and warm on medium heat for 20-25 minutes. Serve and Enjoy!

Easy Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs Recipe

Recipe by supersimpleCourse: AppetizersDifficulty: Easy


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  • Jellied Cranberry Sauce, 1 can

  • Chili Sauce, 1 jar

  • Cooked Perfect All Natural Homestyle Meatballs


  • Mix cranberry sauce and chili sauce in a saucepan over medium heat
  • Add in frozen meatballs
  • Warm for 20-25 minutes

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