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Instant Pot Cranberry Meatballs

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail meatballs, cranberry chili meatballs, instant pot meatballs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Pressure Building: 5 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 293 kcal
Cranberry Chili Meatballs are always a party appetizer favorite, especially around the holidays. Party meatballs don't get easier than these Instant Pot meatballs made with cranberry sauce and sweet chili sauce. Yum!


  • 60 frozen cocktail meatballs
  • 14 ounces jellied cranberry sauce
  • 12 ounces sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard


  1. Place frozen cocktail meatballs, jellied cranberry sauce, sweet chili sauce and Dijon mustard into the Instant Pot, stir to cover all of the meatballs as best you can. The jellied cranberry won't mix well and that is ok.
  2. Lock lid in place and cook on manual high pressure for 8 minutes.
  3. Use quick release method.
  4. Stir sauce and meatballs until sauces fully combine.
  5. Serve immediately or turn Instant Pot onto "warm" function and serve out of the pot.
  6. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Cranberry Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 293 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 346mg 14%
Potassium 209mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Sugars 26g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Vitamin C 1.4%
Calcium 1.1%
Iron 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.