Meatballs with Cranberry Dipping Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.


2 dozen (1-1/2 cups sauce)

Updated: Sep. 07, 2022
With their cranberry dipping sauce, these no-fuss appetizer meatballs make use of traditional Thanksgiving ingredients, so they're ideal around the holiday or anytime you're craving those favorite seasonal tastes.—Ann Baker, Texarkana, Texas
Meatballs with Cranberry Dipping Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 cups cooked stuffing
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 cup jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest


  1. Place stuffing in a large bowl. Crumble ground turkey and pork sausage over stuffing and mix well. Shape into 2-in. balls. Place on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Drain on paper towels.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients; heat through. Serve with meatballs.

Can you freeze Meatballs with Cranberry Dipping Sauce?

Freeze cooled meatballs in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, gently stirring and adding a little water if necessary. Meanwhile, combine and heat remaining sauce ingredients as directed. Serve over meatballs.

Nutrition Facts

1 meatball: 98 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 227mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.