8 Fresh Cranberry Recipes You’ll Want to Make All Season Long!

Let’s kick off cranberry season with eight sweet and savory fresh cranberry recipes that are sure to make your cranberry sauce jealous!

Fresh Cranberry Recipes Collage


Now I know you kids are still cuckoo for pumpkin puffs right now, but I’m all about that bass those cranberries.

Dried cranberries tend to get more love than fresh, but I’m here to tell you there are a ton of things you can do with fresh cranberries aside from the token bowl-o-cranberry sauce!

Fresh cranberries are basically little flavor bombs wrapped in a slightly sweet and deliciously tart little package. Let’s do them some justice, shall we?

Sweet and Savory Fresh Cranberry Recipes

Today I’m here to share 8 amazing fresh cranberries that are sure to rock your plate!

There’s a mix of sweet and savory goodness including salads, side dishes, and baked goods and everything in this post is gloriously vegetarian too!

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Feta - This sweet and savory side dish is perfect for the holidays and loaded with Fall flavor!

1. Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Feta

Easily one of the most popular recipes on the blog, this sweet and savory side dish is perfect for the holidays and loaded with Fall flavor!

Fresh cranberries roasted and topped with honey and cinnamon so they’re downright irresistible!

Banana Cranberry Muffins

2. Banana Cranberry Muffins

Bakery-style Banana Cranberry Muffins are studded with juicy fresh cranberries and are a delicious way to start your day!

Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad with Chickpeas and Cranberries

3. Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas and Juicy Fresh Cranberries

This cranberry studded kale salad is one of those recipes that checks all the boxes for me.

In addition to being deliciously healthy and loaded with superfoods, this scrumptious salad is fresh, filling, flavorful, and totally crave-worthy!

Cranberry Cornbread

4. Sweet Cranberry Cornbread

I’m here to insist that this festive fruit 110% belongs in your cornbread. HOLY COW IT’S GOOD!

The sweet, fluffy cornbread paired with deliciously tart fresh berries and that kiss of orange zest flavor… HOLD ME BACK! I love it so.

Fresh Apple Cranberry Sauce

5. Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

This fantastic fresh cranberry sauce makes an appearance on our table every Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s crazy easy to make and can even be made in advance and frozen!

Fresh Cranberry Quinoa Salad

6. Fresh Cranberry Quinoa Salad with Candied Walnuts

This tasty cranberry quinoa salad is packed with juicy cranberries, vibrant veggies, and homemade candied walnuts! With 15+ ★★★★★ Reviews it’s a crowd favorite!

This festive Cranberry Mango Layered Smoothie combines two tasty layers of fruit with hidden veggies for a layered smoothie that's so easy to make!

7. Fresh Cranberry Mango Smoothie

I can’t get enough of this cranberry mango flavor combo! It’s the perfect easy, on-the-go breakfast for a serial breakfast-skipper like myself.

Cranberry Banana Bread

8. Cranberry Banana Bread

A fantastic way to use up fresh Fall cranberries, this Cranberry Banana Bread is fluffy and flavorful!

BONUS RECIPE! Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Clementines

This is my favorite way to eat brussels sprouts!  I’m a sucker for veggies that taste like candy and sweet caramelized cranberries with citrusy sprouts and clementines fit the bill!

This is the perfect side dish to serve alongside a winter feast or just an overall awesome compliment to a weeknight meal.

Need a few recipes for dried cranberries too?

We have a pretty tasty arsenal featuring both fresh and dried cranberries! In some cases you can mix and match fresh and dried as well to use what you have handy. WOOT!

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