Cranberry Leftovers Recipes

If you have leftover cranberries or cranberry sauce, you're in the right place. Browse trusted recipes for cranberry breads, crisps, and more, rated and reviewed.

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Yum Yum Cranberry Parfait

Rating: 4.5 stars
A sweet way to use any leftover cranberries.

Banana Cranberry Bread

Rating: 4.37 stars
I always have leftover cranberry sauce after Thanksgiving, so I created this recipe which is very moist and delicious.

Apple Crisp with Cranberry Sauce

Rating: 4.57 stars
I devised this recipe when I was trying to use up that leftover homemade cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving! You could probably also use canned whole cranberry sauce for this recipe.

Butternut Cranberry Sauce Pizza

Rating: 3.71 stars
This is a wonderful, non-traditional take on pizza. It's great for using up leftover Thanksgiving food. This works great as personal pizzas, too. Cut the dough into 8 pieces and adjust the time to about 15 minutes

Festive Fall Turkey Salad

Rating: 4.56 stars
I created this recipe to use leftover holiday turkey. It's a classic bound salad using mayonnaise and celery, but it also includes fresh cranberries, orange juice and cashews. Although new to our menu, it has become a holiday favorite. My family requests I make my own turkey before Thanksgiving so I can serve this salad as an appetizer at our holiday feast. I hope you will find it as enjoyable as we do. Enjoy it on rolls, in wraps, or as a spread with crackers.

Leftover Turkey Spring Rolls with Cranberry Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce

Rating: 4.43 stars
This lends classic Asian flavors with an all-American twist. I suggest enlisting the help of a couple of people rolling the spring rolls. This takes up the majority of the prep time. I bake the rolls instead of frying them to cut down on the calories, but you can deep fry them for extra flavor. If you can't find spring roll wrappers, use the egg roll wrappers. They don't bake well, so deep-fry them instead. Use real soy sauce brewed from soybeans, and not the stuff with caramel coloring and salt.

Turkey Cranberry Wreath Bake

Rating: 4.4 stars
This is one of our family favorites for leftover turkey. Even my children's friends that are picky eaters love it. I've also used store-bought sliced turkey in place of leftovers, and it works great too.


Rating: 4.83 stars
Ooooooh, is this a tasty way to use-up some of the leftover turkey and dressing.

Holiday Chicken Salad

Rating: 4.76 stars
Serve on lettuce cups, or make sandwiches. Stand back and enjoy the applause!

Cranberry Sauce Muffins

Rating: 4.49 stars
I found a delicious use for that leftover cranberry sauce.

Eva's Savory Turkey Legs

Rating: 4.04 stars
I had forgotten this simple, tasty, and inexpensive meal my grandmother made until I saw a request for a turkey leg recipe. Thanks for bringing that memory back!

Cranberry and Turkey Salad

Rating: 4.71 stars
This is great on a croissant, in a pita pocket, or on bread. It's a great use for leftover turkey.

Inspiration and Ideas

Leftover Thanksgiving Salad
Rating: Unrated
"A quick and easy salad made from leftover holiday turkey and ham that's easily adaptable to suit your taste." – bd.weld
Cranberry Upside-Down Sour Cream Cake
Rating: Unrated
"I made this cake as written and it was a hit! It definitely has a holiday flavor with the cranberries and cinnamon." – Jellolyn

Cranberry Apple Oatmeal

Rating: 4.55 stars

I made this one morning in an effort to use up leftover cranberries from Thanksgiving. It's filling, healthy, and delicious! If you generally make oatmeal with milk instead of water, don't! The acid in the cranberries will make the milk separate. I tried it. It will still taste okay, but it won't look very pretty.