Sweetly tart and as vibrant as your favorite red kitchen cabinets in our custom color line, cranberries are a must-have on every holiday table. Whether you prefer whole berry, jellied, or homemade cranberry sauce, chances are you have a few leftover cans and containers in your refrigerator or pantry. If so, check out these five creative ideas for cranberry sauce!
Cranberry Barbeque Meatloaf
After eating all that Thanksgiving turkey, switch things up a bit by making a nice meatloaf for dinner. Cranberry Barbeque Meatloaf gives a clever twist to this dinnertime classic. Baked in a cast iron skillet, it features a thick and sticky barbeque sauce glaze made with leftover cranberry sauce, of course! Click here for the Cranberry Barbeque Meatloaf recipe from Southern Cast Iron.
Banana bread became the official comfort food of 2020, but if you’re tired of the same old loaf, try this Cranberry Nut Bread from Ocean Spray. This recipe calls for a can of whole berry cranberry sauce from your kitchen pantry cabinet, plus the usual suspects like flour, sugar, walnuts, eggs, and butter, as well as cinnamon and nutmeg from your door mounted spice rack. Yum! For the recipe from Ocean Spray, click here.
Cranberry Sauce Salsa
This holiday-worthy recipe takes salsa up a notch with canned whole cranberry sauce, fresh cilantro, lime juice, onion, and jalapeno peppers. You’ll also need diced red and green bell peppers and spicy canned tomatoes from your kitchen pantry cabinet. Serve with tortilla chips or turkey taquitos for a scrumptious snack or appetizer. For the full Cranberry Salsa recipe from Food Network, click here.
This easy dessert from Tbsp. calls for butter and two simple ingredients from your kitchen pantry cabinet: boxed yellow cake mix and cranberry sauce! No need to pull up your heavy duty mixer for Cranberry Cake Cobbler. Simply pour canned whole berry cranberry sauce in a prepared pan, sprinkle dry cake mix on top, drizzle with melted butter, and bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Click here for the complete recipe and instructions from Tbsp.
Cranberry Sauce Cocktails
When stocking your bar cabinet for the winter months, don’t forget the cranberry sauce! Martha Stewart uses canned cranberry sauce in her Cranberry Paloma, Cranberry Manhattan, and Cranberry Kir Royale cocktail recipes. Or whip up this festive Cranberry Hot Toddy from Food and Wine that combines Cognac with cranberry juice, cranberry jelly, and honey. When it comes to creative cocktail ingredients in your bar cabinet, cranberry sauce can’t be beat.
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