You did it! You got through the holidays. The family at Thanksgiving, the craziness of Christmas, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season…and now you are left with a messy house, some great memories, and leftover cranberry sauce.
Let’s be honest – there is ALWAYS leftover cranberry sauce. Sometimes you make too much and sometimes it’s just there out of tradition and no one actually eats it, but either way, I’m betting you have a bowl of cranberry sauce in your fridge that you have no idea what to do with.
Rest easy, my friends. I have compiled a list of 21 Ways to Use Leftover Cranberry Sauce, and there’a little something for everyone here.
Be it a decadent dessert, a comforting leftovers mashup, or an egg roll, there is a way to use up your leftover cranberry sauce on this list that you will totally go for.
21 Ways To Use Leftover Cranberry Sauce
Section 1: Put it with cheese. Obviously.
1. Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce
This two ingredient appetizer is so easy to put together for a post holiday game night with friends. Get the recipe by clicking HERE. From The Cheerful Kitchen.
2. Grain Free Goat Cheese Tarts with Cranberries & Cinnamon
This grain free dessert is naturally gluten-free and a lighter version of your typical dessert tart. Get the recipe by clicking HERE. From The Cheerful Kitchen.
3. Cranberry Brie Mini Tarts
These excellent, bite-sized tarts are perfect for snacking, and snacking is the best way to eat for at least a week or two post-holiday, am I right? Get the recipe by clicking HERE. From Fox and Briar.
Section 2: A classic way to use leftover cranberry sauce is to put it on a sandwich, but here are a few sandwich examples that will help you mix it up a bit.
4. Cheesy Turkey Sliders
Sliders are so much fun to eat. These cheesy turkey sliders might even get the little ones to partake in some of that cranberry sauce. Get the recipe by clicking HERE. From Sweet and Savory Meals.
5. Vegan Chickpea Salad Thanksgiving Sandwich
Here’s a delicious idea for the vegans out there, or simply just for that health kick you’ll be going on for the New Year! Get the recipe by clicking HERE. From Yummy Mummy Kitchen.
6. Grilled Turkey Cranberry Cream Cheese Sandwich
If you’re not done indulging, this creamy sandwich is an awesome way to use cranberry sauce leftovers. As you saw in section one, you’ll never go wrong when you add cheese. Get the recipe by clicking HERE. From Delicious On A Dime.
7. Turkey Cranberry Sandwich with Mozzarella & Goat Cheese
Here’s another one for those of us who have a hard time letting the indulgence of the holidays go. Mozzarella AND goat cheese?! Sign me up. Get the recipe by clicking HERE. From Girl Heart Food.
Section 3: Add that sweet and tangy sauce to some batter and whip up a delicious bread to have with your coffee or tea. Bread is always the way to go.
8. Cranberry Walnut Bread
This delicious bread calls for a 14oz can of whole cranberry sauce, but you can just substitute 1 and 3/4 cups of your leftover cranberry sauce instead. Easy peasy. Get the recipe by clicking HERE. From Mighty Mrs.
9. Cranberry Nut Bread
This bread also has nuts in it, but it lets you decide which to use, and it only calls for 1 cup of cranberry sauce, which might be more true to leftover portions. Hey, chop up all those leftover holiday nuts, and you have a two-for-one leftovers recipe! Get the recipe by clicking HERE. From Tikkido.
10. Cranberry Sauce Quick Bread
This bread option is one you’ll like if you’re Vegan or Gluten-Free. No guilt with this one! Get the recipe by clicking HERE. From Strength and Sunshine.
Section 4: Sweet Treats. Keep that sweet tooth happy once all the
holiday goodies are gone.
11. Cranberry Pumpkin Fudge
This really fun fudge uses up two holiday favorite flavors.
Get the recipe by clicking HERE. From Imagelicious.
12. Leftover Cranberry Sauce Crumble Bars
Who doesn’t love a crumble bar?! That’s right – there’s no one. This one is a no brainer. Get the recipe by clicking HERE. From Fox and Briar.
13. Leftover Cranberry Sauce Hand Pies
This unique hand pie adds shredded cheese with the cranberry sauce inside these puff pastry triangles. Sounds good to me! Get the recipe by clicking HERE. From Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.
Section 5: Totally acceptable for breakfast
14. Cranberry Pancakes
This is more of an idea than a recipe, but it does include how to make their favorite pancake in the post! Get the recipe by clicking HERE. From Keeping Life Sane.
15. Cranberry Apple Dumplings
These fruit filled dumplings look really fun to make, and they’re perfect for a cold, wintry weekend morning. Get the recipe by clicking HERE. From Tastes of Lizzy T.
16. Cranberry Apple Cobbler
I don’t know about you, but growing up and now in my house, cobbler was always considered a breakfast food. I mean, we’d make it for dessert, but no one really planned on eating it until the following morning. Bueller?….
Get the recipe by clicking HERE. From The Typical Mom.
Section 6: Savory food for easy post holiday eating. Cranberry sauce doesn’t have to be all sweet. There are plenty of savory ways to use it up. Here are 4, specifically.
17. Thanksgiving Turkey and Cranberry Egg Rolls
How fun are these? Turn your leftovers into something completely different with these cute little egg rolls. Get the recipe by clicking HERE. From Savoring the Good.
18. Cranberry Corn Bread Bells
Made in the Instant Pot, these adorable little corn bread bells are stuffed with leftover cranberry sauce. Serve them along side Homemade Chicken Soup for an excellent and comforting meal. Get the recipe by clicking HERE. From This Old Gal.
19. Cosmo Cranberry Aioli
This creative spread will have you craving sandwiches all January long.
Get the recipe by clicking HERE. From Food Meanderings.
20. Leftover Turkey Casserole
This leftover turkey casserole looks so comforting and delicious. There’s really no reason not to whip this up! Get the recipe by clicking HERE. From Wholesome Yum.
21. Leftover Turkey Shepherd’s Pie
These leftover turkey shepherd’s pies are freezable! What a great way to get rid of the leftovers without feeling like you need to eat it all right away.
Get the recipe by clicking HERE. From Delicious On A Dime.