Creamy Cranberry Meatballs Recipe
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Creamy Cranberry Meatballs Recipe

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Extras from tonight’s rich and juicy appetizers can become tomorrow’s entree. Simply serve them over a bed of fluffy noodles or rice—if there’s any left. —Amy Warren, Maineville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 60 servings


  • 2 envelopes brown gravy mix
  • 1 package (32 ounces) frozen fully cooked Swedish meatballs
  • 2/3 cup jellied cranberry sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Nutritional Facts

1 meatball: 55 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 167mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Prepare gravy mix according to package directions. In a 4-qt. slow cooker, combine the meatballs, cranberry sauce, mustard and gravy. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until heated through, adding cream during the last 30 minutes of cooking. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Creamy Cranberry Meatballs in Simple & Delicious December/January 2012, p23

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tamarapearson User ID: 3272516 241996
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2016

"These were a huge hit- really delicious. I will be making these again for sure."

Mary Kruse User ID: 5796124 238631
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2015

"I made these for a party, they were gone in no time everyone tried to figure out the ingredients,I had left over cranberries so I used them and I didn't have cream so I used sour cream instead great recipe"

cyounce User ID: 2118537 134797
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

"I made these for dinner using frozen turkey meatballs & served them with mashed potatoes. quick prep time, very easy and very good. This will become a regular in my recipe rotation."

dempseypenn User ID: 960560 192615
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"Outstanding! I made them for a Christmas Eve party and everyone loved them! My college-aged nephews couldn't get enough of them. I only had 2 meatballs leftover, I will put this recipe in my recipe box as a keeper!"

mstrausstoh User ID: 1735775 194003
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"These were a hit at our staff Christmas party. Next time, though, I will brown the meatballs. That brings out the flavor as well as makes them prettier. Pretty is what it is all about, no?"

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