Holiday Sausage Meatballs with Cranberry BBQ Dipping Sauce #Recipe

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The holiday season is upon us, and with it come lots of parties and family get togethers. Each year, I try to think of foods that I can lend a holiday twist too, while keeping the dish new and interesting. This year, I have come up with a holiday sausage meatball with a cranberry BBQ dipping sauce recipe made with Sargento Shredded Cheese that had the boys drooling before they had even finished cooking.

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Holiday Sausage Meatballs with Cranberry BBQ Sauce


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  • 1 lb. breakfast sausage
  • 8 oz. Sargento Shredded Natural Cheese 
  • 1/2 c. bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 c. canned cranberry sauce 
  • 1/2 c. BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 c. orange juice
  • 1 tsp. worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2: Mix together sausage, Sargento cheese, bread crumbs, egg, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

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Step 3: Form the meat mixture into meatballs about 2 inches around.

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Step 4: Place the meatballs in a casserole dish in the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes.

Step 5: While the meatballs are cooking, add the remaining ingredients to a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring well until blended.

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For inspiration on more great recipes that you can make with Sargento Shredded Natural Cheeses, visit Sargento on Pinterest.

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  1. These look so delicious and the cranberry dipping sauce really intrigues me!

  2. My son would be all over this cranberry dipping sauce!

  3. I've had cranberry sauce on meatballs before but never with sausage and cheese. This sounds yummy!

  4. Oh wow, those look so delicious. My hubby would absolutely love these. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. I love this recipe!! Thank you for the share!

  6. OMG, this looks and sounds delicious. Thank you so much for shating this recipe. I can't wait to make this. The sauce sounds fantastic. Lol. My mouth is watering here. :)
    Carol L
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  7. These Sausage Meatballs look so delicious and my Dad and sister would love for me to make these. These would be a great addition to my Super bowl appetizers that I will be making. Your meatballs look delicious!!



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