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!
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. . .
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!
Here are a few more tasty Thanksgiving recipes:
One Hour Dinner Rolls
Homemade Fruit Cocktail
Sweet Glazed Carrots
Creamy Cranberry Salad
Creamy Cranberry Salad
Creamy cranberry salad with pineapple, grapes, bananas, and marshmallows.
- 2 cups fresh cranberries, very finely chopped in a food processor or blender
- 3 cups mini marshmallows
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 20 oz can crushed pineapple
- 1 cup purple grapes, halved
- 1 cup cream, whipped till stiff peaks form
- 2 bananas, diced (or 2 apples, diced)
- 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.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 262Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 20mgCarbohydrates: 47gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 2gSugar: 39gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 2g
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.
Jessica @ Pretty Providence
This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it!
You should Jessica! It is such a pretty dish, and so tasty!
renee @ Two in the Kitchen
This cranberry salad is gorgeous Kara!! And so are the pictures. What a fun feast!!
Thanks so much Renee! It really was super fun to get together and sample all the tasty recipes!