I always see a plethora of recipes after Thanksgiving for using the leftover turkey, mashed potatoes and other dishes, but I don’t see many for using up leftover cranberry sauce. So I thought I’d hunt some down.


Recipes using leftover cranberry relish


Recipes using leftover jellied cranberry sauce

  • Turkey and Cranberry Panini – This is a twist on the classic Thanksgiving leftover sandwich that uses the turkey, cranberry sauce along with some greens and cheese in a hot sandwich.
  • Cranberry Meatballs – Meatballs are simmered in a cranberry sauce/bbq sauce combination. Make small meatballs, stick them on toothpicks, and you’ve got a festive holiday appetizer.
  • Cranberry Cream Cheese Pinwheels – This is sort of a pastry idea with the jellied cranberry sauce and cream cheese rolled up into crescent roll dough.

What do you do with your leftover cranberry sauce?


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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

6 ideas for leftover cranberry sauce
Don’t let Thanksgiving’s leftover cranberry relish or cranberry jelly go to waste. Use your leftovers in one of these recipes.