Cranberry Meatballs

Cranberry Meatballs


"These are wonderful vegetarian meatballs with a sweet and sour sauce. They're simple to make and they disappear very quickly. Make these for Christmas holiday parties. If you don't have veggie burger patties, you may use TVP, textured vegetable protein, that's available at most health food stores."


50 m servings 429 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 429 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 24.8 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.1g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 16.3 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 83 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 796 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray two cookie sheets with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine eggs, cornflake crumbs, chili sauce, soy sauce, parsley flakes, dehydrated onion, vegetable burger, buttery round crackers, cream cheese, and walnuts. Shape into 72 1-inch meatballs. Arrange on prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake the meatballs at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked through.
  4. In a large saucepan, combine cranberry sauce, Russian dressing, brown sugar, and lemon juice. Cook, stirring frequently until the cranberry sauce is melted. Add the meatballs and heat through. Serve with appetizer toothpicks, if desired.
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  1. 34 Ratings


This recipe was very good, however I was a little disappointed that the Russian dressing overpowered the cranberry flavor that I was expecting. If you're looking for a real cranberry flavor, thi...

I made these for a shower and everybody there raved about how good they were. The meateaters there could not believe they were vegetarian and were eating these over the meat choices available!

These were delicious! Being a vegetarian, I always see these at potlucks but I never could try any until now! We made the meatballs one day in advance and then heated them with the sauce the ne...

The cranberry sauce is fabulous, especially as a holiday main dish (you might want to double the sauce recipe if you like a little extra to dip in)- but don't stop there! Throw these wonderful "...

These are so great even my meat-eating friends raved as they gobbled them up!

My 3 year old would only eat these meatballs last christmas eve. He was the only one who liked it because of the sauce I used. I couldn't find russian dressing so I ended up getting a bottle o...

I made the sauce for this recipe and substituted turkey meatballs. Was a great success and the recipe was asked for over and over.

Mixture came out too wet. I had to add more crushed corn flakes and crackers. It would have been helpful to add the ounces used in the veggie burgers since sizes can vary quite a bit.

I was happy with the way this recipe turned out, although I did make a few changes. I used Morningstar Recipe Crumbles rather than whole patties and slivered almonds instead of walnuts because t...