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15 Cranberry Recipes: Best Slow Cooker Recipes Using Cranberries

Updated December 30, 2022

Cranberry Sweet PotatoesThere are some ingredients that are unmistakable seaonal classics. Cranberries are festive and delicious and with this collection, 15 Cranberry Recipes: Best Slow Cooker Recipes Using Cranberries, you'll have all the recipes you need to impress this holiday season. Cranberry recipes are super versatile and can take on many forms and highlight many flavors. Try making a Chocolate Cranberry Bread Pudding this Christmas, for a dessert that's a little different from that expected slice of pecan pie. You won't want to miss these delicious Festive Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Meatballs either. They're the perfect addition to any holiday spread. See what other tasy slow cooker recipes using cranberries speak to you this holiday season, and impress your friends and family with unexpectedly delicious recipes you'll come to love.



Best Slow Cooker Recipes Using Cranberries

Table of Contents

Unique Cranberry Appetizers & Sides
Main Courses Using Cranberries
Crave-worthy Cranberry Desserts


For more holiday recipes that are sure to make your table festive and full of cheer, try this free eCookbook, Christmas Dinner Recipes: 23 Holiday Slow Cooker Meals and Ideas.


Unique Cranberry Appetizers & Sides

Slow Cooker Apple Strawberry Cranberry Sauce

Festive Sweet & Spicy Cranberry Meatballs
For a great way to entertain and feed a crowd during the holidays, try this slow cooker meatballs recipe.This easy appetizer recipe incorporates a fruity, yet savory flavor into tasty meatballs with a little added heat. Cranberry sauce, ketchup, soy sauce, hot sauce and brown sugar come together to create a truly inventive and unique sauce for your meatballs.

Slow Cooker Apple Strawberry Cranberry Sauce (shown)
This Slow Cooker Apple Strawberry Cranberry Sauce is one of our favorite holiday side dishes recipes of all time. If you're a big cranberry sauce fan, this spin on the classic preparation is bound to blow you away. Made with the 3 fruits listed, plus lime zest, orange juice, honey, and cinnamon, this is a fantastic-tasting fruit sauce that will brighten up any holiday plate.

Easy Cranberry Pecan Stuffing 
Preparing for Thanksgiving dinner won't be hectic if you make this Easy Cranberry Pecan Stuffing. You'll only have to combine ingredients like Italian sausage and sage into a pan and saute for a bit. Then you just assemble everything in your trusty slow cooker, and let this yummy pork stuffing simmer for roughly 4 hours.

Cranberry Sweet Potatoes
If you're in search of slow cooker side dish recipes for the holidays or just want a tasty fall side, this recipe for Cranberry Sweet Potatoes is a perfect choice. Made with sweet potatoes, dried cranberries, cinnamon, butter and more, this dish is sweet perfection.

Caramelized Onion and Cranberry Toasts 
Get ready for your next holiday party with this tasty cranberry recipe. This simple appetizer is easy to prepare and tastes amazing. The tart cranberries mixed with balsamic vinegar and sweet brown sugar create an appetizer with complex and addictive flavor.

Super Easy Spiced Cranberry Chutney 
To make this amazing Asian-style sauce, simply combine ingredients such as fresh cranberries, orange juice, Granny Smith apples, and more in a 4-quart slow cooker. Then simmer on high for four hours. In no time, you'll have this mouthwatering slow cooker recipe that can be served as a side dish or as a sauce.



Main Courses Using Cranberries

Cranberry Pineapple Tropical Roast Pork

Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken 
This main dish cranberry recipe is so easy that it requires almost no work on your part. Simple chicken recipes like these are perfect for a busy day of work or errands or for an easy party meal. The recipe calls for chicken breasts, cranberry sauce, barbecue sauce, onion, salt and pepper, so you don't have to spend hours prepping ingredients or searching the shelves at the grocery store for an uncommon ingredient. 

Cinnamon Cranberry Pork Roast 
Make this recipe for Cinnamon Cranberry Pork Roast for your next holiday gathering. By cooking the roast in the slow cooker, it becomes tender and juicy. The sweet flavors really sink into the slow cooker pork roast. Soy sauce offsets the sweetness of the dried cranberries. Cinnamon and rosemary add a wonderful taste and aroma.

Six Hour Cranberry Chicken 
Preparation is easy, as this recipe incorporates pre-made cranberry sauce and onion soup mix. French dressing and quick-cooking tapioca make the sauce in this cranberry chicken recipe extra rich and tasty. The best part about this easy cranberry chicken recipe is that it cooks all day in your slow cooker!

Pineapple Tropical Roast Pork (shown)
This dish takes so little time to prepare, you can throw your ingredients in the slow cooker and head out the door. When you get home, you'll have a lovely sweet and savory pork roast waiting for you. Serve this dish with a side of mashed potatoes and a dinner roll -- the extra sauce is great for soaking up with bread or pouring over your mashed potatoes for extra flavor.

Slow Cooker Cranberry Glazed Ham
This recipe takes everything you love about a traditional honey baked ham, and steps it up a notch with a cranberry, raspberry, and orange glaze that's absolutely out of this world. Treat your family and friends to a scrumptious meal they will be talking about all year long!

Turkey and Cranberry Pot Pie
Combining the savory flavors of a roast turkey recipes and the sour-sweet tang of cranberry recipes, Turkey and Cranberry Pot Pie an easy turkey pot pie recipe that is specially designed for Thanksgiving.


Crave-worthy Cranberry Desserts

Chocolate-Cranberry Bread Pudding

Simply Divine Apple Cranberry Crisp 
This slow cooker dried cranberry and apple crisp recipe is absolutely delicious as a sweet after-dinner treat. You can feel great about making this apple cranberry crisp recipe because desserts sweetened naturally with fruits are much healthier for you than other types of desserts. You can always add a scoop of your favorite ice cream flavor to bring a little decadence to this dish.

Slow Cooker Cranberry Orange Bread 
Flavored with grated orange peel, dried cranberries, almonds, and chocolate, it has the perfect blend of tart and sweet. This makes a great holiday breakfast idea or even a holiday a gift for loved ones. It only cooks for about three hours, so you don't need to plan too far in advance.

Chocolate Cranberry Bread Pudding (shown)
What could be more festive than a delightful Chocolate-Cranberry Bread Pudding recipe? This holiday bread pudding recipe is one of the easiest slow cooker recipes for bread pudding you'll find this season. Make your Christmas meal complete by ending it on a high note with a scrumptious bread pudding treat the whole family will swoon over.



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