12 Cranberry Recipes for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming up and I’m not sure the holiday dinner table is complete without some sort of cranberry dish! Yes, cranberries are the fruit of Thanksgiving. The great thing about this versatile fruit is that you just don’t have to serve it by itself as just the standard “cranberry side dish”. Nope, there are tons of ways to include cranberries in your Thanksgiving meal (including dessert!) and here are 15 of our favorites.

BEST EVER CRANBERRY SAUCE

Sure, you can grab a can of “cranberries” but do you really want to when you can whip up homemade cranberry sauce in about 15 minutes. Mom on a Timeout has a fantastic recipe for you that will make you forget about the canned option!

cranberry sauce

APPLE CRANBERRY AND ALMOND COLESLAW

My grandma always made homemade coleslaw but I don’t think she knew about this delicious option from Cooking Classy of adding cranberries, apples and almonds to take it to another level.

cranberry coleslaw

CRANBERRY SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE

Another combination of two side dishes that will have your family thinking you are Martha-freaking-Stewart! Yes, this Cranberry Sweet Potato Casserole by Homemade Interest is everything that is good about Thanksgiving! (Get RECIPE here)

Cranberry StuffingCRANBERRY JALAPENO DIP

We all just have to stop and appreciate the combination of these two foods. Cranberry + jalapeno dip = get in my belly! Seriously, if you are looking for THAT appetizer, this Cranberry Jalapeno Dip by Tabler Party of Two just might be it! (Get RECIPE here)

Cranberry Jalapeno Dip

CRANBERRY QUINOA SALAD WITH CANDIED WALNUTS

I feel like all Thanksgiving tables should have some sort of salad option and this Cranberry Quinoa Salad with Candied Walnuts by Peas and Crayons fills the trendy bill!

cranberry quinoa

ROASTED BRUSSEL SPROUTS WITH CRANBERRIES AND BALSAMIC REDUCTION

I don’t know how vegetables get trendy but unless you’ve been living under a rock, 2017 has been the year of the brussel sprouts. It would only make sense to serve this Roasted Brussle Sprouts with Cranberries and Balsamic Reduction by Platings and Pairings at your holiday meal to show your millennial niece just how hip you actually are.

CRANBERRY BRUSSELS

CRANBERRY PECAN BAKED BRIE

There is something just so amazing about cranberry and brie, am I right?! This appetizer by Damn Delicious is everything the Thanksgiving meal pre-show should be about. (Get RECIPE here)

cranberry pecan brie

CRANBERRY WHITE CHIP COOKIES

Looking for a handheld Thanksgiving dessert? These Cranberry White Chip Cookies by The Domestic Rebel are it!

cranberry cookies

CRANBERRY TRIFLE

Who says you have to serve pumpkin pie every Thanksgiving? My husband doesn’t even like pie. (gasp!) Why not switch it up this year and make this Cranberry Trifle by Spend with Pennies?

cranberry trifle

CRANBERRY EGGNOG CHEESECAKE

It’s time to take your cheesecake to the next holiday level with this Cranberry Eggnog Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust by Carlsbad Cravings. It just looks too delicious to pass up! (Get RECIPE here)

cranberry cheesecake

CRANBERRY AND LEFTOVER TURKEY SLIDERS

More than likely, you are going to have some leftover turkey after the holiday! It’s the one meal that people don’t mind eating leftovers from for days afterwards. Sometimes plain old turkey sandwiches get old though. Time to step it up with these delicious Cranberry and Leftover Turkey Sliders by Tammilee Tips! (Get RECIPE here)

Cranberry Sliders

TURKEY CRANBERRY QUESADILLAS

Another great way to take the Thanksgiving leftovers to the next level is to turn them into Turkey Cranberry Quesadillas. I thought I loved regular quesadillas until I tried these from A Night Owl and realized what I was missing. (Get RECIPE here)

turkey cranberry quesadillas

 

 

 

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Baby Gizmo founder Hollie Schultz is the proud mom of three adorable kids. This certified CPS (Child Passenger Safety) Tech and baby gear expert is the host of the Baby Gizmo video reviews giving moms the inside look at baby products before they purchase them. Hollie is also the co-author of The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide. A former resident of Los Angeles, she and her family now live in North Carolina where she is having a blast designing and decorating her new home.

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