Cranberry Christmas Meatballs on a vintage serving tray on a white lace tablecloth

Cranberry Christmas Meatballs

Made with cranberry sauce and dried cranberries, these Cranberry Christmas Meatballs are extra festive and extra delicious!

5 from 1 vote
Cranberry Christmas Meatballs on a vintage serving tray on a white lace tablecloth
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Cranberry Christmas Meatballs

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 48 Meatballs
Calories: 28kcal
Author: Kim Maes


  • 2 (14-ounce/397-gram) cans whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup (150 g) dried cranberries
  • cups (360 mL) ketchup
  • cup (300 mL) gluten-free beef broth
  • ½ cup (100 g) brown sugar
  • ½ cup (60 g) sweet yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 4 teaspoons (20 mL) apple cider vinegar
  • 2 (22-ounce) bags frozen gluten-free meatballs
  • 2 tablespoons (6 g) chives, finely chopped


  • Mix cranberry sauce, dried cranberries, ketchup, broth, brown sugar, onion, and vinegar in a medium bowl until combined.
  • Place frozen meatballs in a 6-quart crockpot. Pour sauce ingredients over the meatballs, making sure they are all coated evenly. Cook on high for 4 hours. When done, place on a platter and sprinkle with chopped chives. Serve with toothpicks.


Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Christmas Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 28 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 92mg4%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 44IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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