Bowl of cranberry meatballs

For this year’s #12DaysofChristmas, I’m focusing on ease. Not only for me, but for you. The holidays are blissful and hectic at the same time. They’re blectic. For this reason, I wanted to deliver twelve stress-free recipes that you can make in less than 30 minutes that taste and look like they took twice as much time, if not more. These easy cranberry meatballs are almost embarrassingly simple to make and honestly, who doesn’t like a cocktail meatball? (Vegetarians, I know–but still, they’re addictively delicious to the rest of us.)

Christmas tablecloth with bowl of meatballs

These Easy Cranberry Meatballs are as simple to make as opening cans and jars and dumping everything into a saucepan and warming it to a lovely simmer. A jar of chili sauce, a can of cranberries and a bag of meatballs later, you’ve got yourself a delicious and festive appetizer. Sure, you could make your own meatballs and cranberry sauce, but that would negate that easy theme I’m going for. One thing to remember is that these need to be served hot. That shouldn’t be too big of a problem as it’s my experience that they go fast.

Bowl of cranberry meatballs
3.56 from 9 votes
Print

Easy Cranberry Meatballs

Easy Cranberry Meatballs are a simple and delicious holiday appetizer.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas meatballs, cranberry cocktail meatballs, cranberry meatballs, cranberry sauce meatballs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 208 kcal
Author Amanda

Ingredients

  • 1 package meatballs frozen or thawed
  • 1 jar chili sauce
  • 1 can cranberry sauce whole berry
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix chili sauce, cranberry sauce, mustard, and soy sauce together in a medium saucepan.
  2. Add frozen meatballs and cook over medium-low heat until it comes to a simmer.
  3. Simmer until meatballs are heated through.
  4. Pour into a decorative bowl and serve with toothpicks.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Cranberry Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 208 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 142mg6%
Potassium 176mg5%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 16IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Do you love cocktail meatballs as much as I do? I’d love to hear from you! For last year’s #12DaysOfChristmas recipes all in one place, check out this 2018 Christmas Roundup.

43 thoughts on “Easy Cranberry Meatballs”

  1. Pretty great post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to
    say that I’ve truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts.
    After all I’ll be subscribing to your rss feed and I’m hoping you write again soon!

  2. An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a coworker who has been doing a little research on this. And he in fact bought me breakfast simply because I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending the time to discuss this matter here on your blog.

  3. An intriguing discussion is worth comment. I think that you should compose much more on this topic, it may not be a taboo topic yet generally people are inadequate to talk on such topics. To the following. Cheers

  4. I am often to blog writing and also i really value your content. The write-up has truly peaks my rate of interest. I am mosting likely to bookmark your site as well as maintain checking for brand-new info.

  5. Aw, this was a really great message. In concept I want to put in writing similar to this furthermore? taking some time as well as actual initiative to make an excellent write-up? yet what can I claim? I put things off alot as well as never appear to get something done.

  6. Hey! This is kind of off topic but I need some guidance from an established blog. Is it very difficult to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast. I’m thinking about creating my own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do you have any ideas or suggestions? Thank you

  7. I am frequently to blog writing and i really value your web content. The short article has truly peaks my rate of interest. I am mosting likely to bookmark your website and maintain looking for brand-new details.

  8. Having read this I thought it was really informative. I appreciate you spending some time and effort to put this content together. I once again find myself spending a lot of time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

  9. I loved as much as you will receive carried out right
    here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish.
    nonetheless, you command get bought an nervousness over that you wish be delivering the following.
    unwell unquestionably come further formerly again as exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this hike.

  10. Fascinating blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?
    A theme like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog jump out.
    Please let me know where you got your design. Appreciate it

  11. I am commonly to blog writing as well as i truly value your content. The write-up has truly peaks my interest. I am going to bookmark your website as well as keep looking for brand-new info.

  12. Magnificent goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff
    previous to and you are just too excellent. I actually like
    what you’ve acquired here, really like what you’re saying and the way in which you say it.

    You make it entertaining and you still take care of to keep it smart.
    I can’t wait to read far more from you.
    This is actually a terrific web site.

  13. An outstanding share, I simply offered this onto an associate that was doing a little evaluation on this. And he in fact got me breakfast due to the fact that I discovered it for him. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the treat! Yet yeah Thnkx for spending the moment to review this, I really feel highly concerning it as well as love learning more on this topic. If possible, as you become know-how, would certainly you mind upgrading your blog site with even more information? It is very helpful for me. Large thumb up for this post!

  14. Thanks for your marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading it, you may be a great author.
    I will ensure that I bookmark your blog and will eventually come back down the
    road. I want to encourage continue your great posts, have a nice weekend!

  15. My spouse and I stumbled over here from a different page and thought I
    should check things out. I like what I see so now i am following you.
    Look forward to checking out your web page for a second time.

  16. Oh my benefits! an incredible article dude. Thanks Nonetheless I am experiencing problem with ur rss. Don?t understand why Unable to sign up for it. Is there any individual obtaining similar rss problem? Anyone who recognizes kindly react. Thnkx

  17. Hi there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it is truly informative.
    I’m going to watch out for brussels. I will appreciate if you continue this in future.
    Numerous people will be benefited from your writing.
    Cheers!

  18. After study a few of the blog posts on your website currently, as well as I really like your method of blog writing. I bookmarked it to my book marking internet site list and also will be inspecting back quickly. Pls have a look at my website too as well as let me understand what you assume.

  19. After research a few of the post on your website currently, as well as I genuinely like your method of blog writing. I bookmarked it to my book marking internet site listing and also will certainly be examining back soon. Pls check out my web site too as well as let me understand what you assume.

  20. Thanks for one’s marvelous posting! I quite enjoyed reading it, you can be a great author.I will ensure that I bookmark your blog and may come back at some point. I want to encourage continue your great writing, have a nice weekend!

  21. Great post however , I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this subject? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Bless you!

Comments are closed.