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Cranberry Sauce Meatballs

Add a tangy twist to your meatball appetizer this holiday! This recipe features the perfect fusion between sweet and savory–plus, you can prep it ahead of time.

1 hr
8 Serving(s)
Cranberry Sauce Meatballs


  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Schnucks ketchup
  • 1/4 tsp. Schnucks garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup Schnucks Italian-style breadcrumbs
  • 1 (14 oz.) can Schnucks jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 navel oranges, juiced (or 1/2 cup orange juice)
  • 1/2 cup less sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. Schnucks honey
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce
  • 1 tsp. fresh rosemary, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 tsp. Schnucks black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees with rack in middle position. Line a large sheet pan with foil and coat with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground turkey, egg, ketchup, garlic powder, paprika and breadcrumbs. Roll turkey mixture into 2-inch balls and arrange on prepared sheet pan; bake 20 minutes.
  3. In a large pot over medium-high heat, combine remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring often, until cranberries have popped, about 15 minutes.
  4. Add meatballs to sauce and toss to coat. Remove from heat. Serve warm, garnished with rosemary.

Plan Ahead

Prep meatballs ahead (without baking) and keep them in the refrigerator up to 4 days or in the freezer up to a month. Thaw (if frozen) and cook according to recipe.

      Nutrition Facts

      284 Calories Per ServingFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 272mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugars: 25gProtein: 10g

      Actual nutritional values may vary depending on specific ingredients used and/or modifications to the recipe