20 Recipes That Use Cranberry Sauce Because You Have Leftovers

Whether it’s homemade or out of a can, we’ve found several recipes that will keep your leftover cranberry sauce from going straight from the table to the garbage. It’s the one thing we always seem to have too much of after Thanksgiving and even when we spread it on sandwiches, we can still never quite finish it all.

From cornmeal waffles, to cranberry laced cocktails, and even a pizza recipe, here are 20 recipes that use cranberry sauce and will completely re-invent this Turkey Day condiment.

1. Leftover Cranberry Sauce Pancakes with Pecans

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Kitchen Treaty

Pancakes stacked high with cranberry sauce and pecans. If you ask me, there is no better way to start the day.

Get recipe here.

2. Cranberry Cornmeal Waffles and Cider Syrup

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Dessert for Two

Cornmeal adds a nice texture to these sweet and tart waffles. Served with warm cider syrup, this is a fragrant way to wake up the family after Turkey Day.

Get recipe here.

3. Leftover Cranberry Sauce Muffins

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Kitchen Treaty

This recipe is a great way to use up your leftover cranberry sauce, and share some muffins with your family and friends.

4. Cranberry Black Pepper Sweet Rolls

Daily Waffle
Daily Waffle

This sweet roll recipe is elevated by the surprising punch of black pepper.

Sinfully sweet and a little spicy, these sweet rolls are a great breakfast treat.

5. Cranberry, Pear, and Brie Grilled Cheese

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Kitchen Treaty

This melty cheese masterpiece adds a twist to the classic recipe with your leftover cranberry sauce.

6. Cranberry Oatmeal Bars

Cook the Story
Cook the Story

This recipe is great for a quick breakfast or a snack while you’re out snatching up all of those Black Friday bargains.

7. Cranberry-Orange Coffee Cake

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Noble Pig

Cranberry and orange is one of my favorite flavor combos. Serve this recipe to any guest and they will be pleased, or take it to a neighbor for a winter treat.

8. Leftover Cranberry Sauce Mini Cheesecakes

Sweet Peas and Saffron
Sweet Peas and Saffron

These mini mouthfuls of creamy cheesecake and sweet cranberry are a delicious way to use up your leftover cranberry sauce.

Grab one while you can, these little guys get devoured pretty quickly. Get recipe here.

9. Turkey and Cranberry BBQ Sauce Pizza

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Recipe Runner

What better way is there to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers than to put them on a pizza?

Pizza just makes everything better. Get the recipe here.

10. Cranberry Almond Greek Yogurt Cake

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Lovely Little Kitchen

This cake makes a great gift or a delicious ending to any post-holiday meal.

Get recipe here.

11. One-Bowl Cranberry Sauce Bread

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Always Order Dessert

Simple, delicious, and cranberry-infused, this recipe is scrumptious smeared with butter and served for breakfast, or a secret snack.

12. Cranberry Pork Stew

Noble Pig
Noble Pig

Cranberries and pork make a delicious duo in this hearty stew that will keep the whole family warm and well fed while you’re out shopping.

Get recipe here.

13. Thanksgiving Quesadilla

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AllRecipes

Spice up your Turkey Day leftovers with this Tex-Mex inspired recipe.

14. Leftover Turkey and Cranberry Sauce Salad

The Healthy Maven
The Healthy Maven

This recipe is perfect for fueling up fast while you get your hands on all of those Black Friday deals.

15. Cranberry Turkey Casserole

So Easy Being Green
So Easy Being Green

This rich casserole will keep your whole family full through the weekend and help you use up all of your Thanksgiving leftovers.

Get recipe here.

16. Turkey and Cranberry Ravioli

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Food Network

Giada De Laurentiis puts an Italian twist on Thanksgiving Day leftovers. Delizioso!

Get recipe here.

17. Cali Mayflower Cocktail

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Pop Sugar

This cocktail recipe uses the classic combination of cranberry and lime flavors, with rum and bitters, to help you unwind after all of your Turkey Day duties.

18. Cranberry Sauce Bourbon Cocktail

The Roasted Root
The Roasted Root

What better way to warm up and relax after a few days with the relatives?

Get recipe here.

19. Gin and Cranberry Sauced Cocktail

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Cooking Channel TV

Combining the flavors of gin, bitters, and leftover cranberry sauce, there is no better way to get a little sauced after a big holiday.

Get recipe here.

20. Cranberry Martini

Self Proclaimed Foodie
Self Proclaimed Foodie

This festive recipe will keep your holiday spirits high and help you use up that leftover cranberry sauce.

Recipe: Savory Baked Cranberry Donuts