Creamy Cranberry Salad

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Creamy Cranberry Salad . . . made with fresh cranberries, this easy salad makes a perfect holiday side dish. It’s pretty and absolutely delicious!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that last week I got together with some blogging friends for an early Thanksgiving feast. It was so much fun! One of the dishes I brought was this Creamy Cranberry Salad. I had never made it before, but man  was it delicious! A perfect blend of sweet and tart, creamy and crunchy.

I brought home the leftovers, but I wasn’t sure if my boys would eat it because they do not like cranberries. They surprised me and loved it!

Creamy Cranberry Salad- a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving dinner!

I tweaked a recipe I got from a friend several years ago. I used the apples because I had to travel with it, but my family told me that next time I need to use bananas instead. Either way, this creamy salad is sure to be a hit! It is a beautiful color, and it has such an amazing blend of flavors and textures. It just might become a regular at our Thanksgiving dinner table!

Check out this beautiful spread. . .
Thanksgiving Recipes

Click here to get the links to each and every recipe. Trust me, you do not want to miss them! It was a fabulous meal and I loved every bite!

Recipe for Creamy Cranberry Salad- can be made ahead, and stores well!

Creamy Cranberry Salad

Yield: 8-10 servings

Creamy Cranberry Salad

Creamy Cranberry Salad
Creamy cranberry salad with pineapple, grapes, bananas, and marshmallows.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes



Combine chopped cranberries, marshmallows, and sugar in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Add remaining ingredients except bananas.

Can be served immediately or chilled for a few hours. Add bananas right before serving so they don't brown.


Here are a few more tasty Thanksgiving recipes:

Thanksgiving Stuffing
Easy Thanksgiving Stuffing flavored with herbs. A family favorite stuffing recipe.
One Hour Dinner Rolls
Quick and easy one hour yeast rolls. A perfect dinner roll recipe when you are in a hurry!

Homemade Fruit Cocktail
Sweet Glazed Carrots
Sweet cooked carrots - a simple side dish. Make cooked carrots more delicious with just a few ingredients.


  1. My family has been making this for years with the apples, minus the grapes and with chopped walnuts. It’s even easier if you make it with cool whip that’s stirred in just before serving. I look forward to it every year for the holidays.

  2. This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it!

  3. This cranberry salad is gorgeous Kara!! And so are the pictures. What a fun feast!!

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