Cranberry Glazed Meatballs

Cranberry glazed meatballs jazz up any party with a savory and  sweet cranberry glaze making holiday entertaining easy and delicious.
Cranberry Glazed Meatballs

Cranberry Glazed Meatballs

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

My recipe of the day is  for cranberry glazed meatballs with  Cranberry Week- all week long I will be posting  recipes utilizing this famously tart autumn fruit along with other bloggers.

Normally I’d get in  trouble for using ready to serve meatballs in  such  an easy recipe for a party. But I have to be honest with you here. This is one  of those recipes I like  to have on hand for last minute hostessing,  when I don’t really have time. Or maybe I already have worked hard on other foods and just want to toss something easy  into the ring to help things along.

Easy Holiday Recipes

Because holidays shouldn’t be about stressing yourself out or  working yourself to the bone, or having your ankle chained to the kitchen. So it  is okay, and quite acceptable to take certain shortcuts.

Or perhaps you’d like to make meatballs ahead and freeze them. Then  thaw for this. That still takes some planning, but if you’d like some of my recipes for meatballs, here are a couple that would work: Italian meatballs and Albondigas.

Cranberry Glazed Meatballs

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Cranberry Glazed Meatballs

Cranberry Glazed Meatballs

Cranberry Glazed Meatballs

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American


  • 28 ounces fully cooked meatballs (2 bags)
  • 12 ounce bottle Heinz chili sauce
  • 1 cup jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Lipton onion soup mix


  • Stir together sauce in a large skillet and add heated meatballs.
  • Simmer until the onions from the soup mix soften, about fifteen minutes.


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Cranberry Glazed Meatballs

Cranberry Glazed Meatballs

2 responses

  1. I always have a bag of prepared meatballs in the freezer. They are perfect for unexpected company or spur of the moment invites. Love the sauce you created.

  2. Yum! The perfect savory cranberry-inspired snack! And I’m totally the person that makes double the meatballs and freezes them…I hate doing all of that work for just one batch!!!

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