RITZ Cranberry-Orange Meatballs

Want to impress party guests with your cooking skills? Homemade meatballs baked until juicy then served with a creamy cranberry sauce should do the trick.

Let's whip it up

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Total time:

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Ingredient list

  • 60 RITZ Crackers, crushed, divided
  • 1 lb. meatloaf mix (1/3 each: ground pork, beef and veal)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 tsp. zest and 1/3 cup juice from 1 orange, divided
  • 1 cup jellied cranberry sauce, divided
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tsp. prepared horseradish

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Recipe Tips


Heat oven to 400°F.


Remove 2/3 cup cracker crumbs; place in small bowl. Reserve for later use.


Mix remaining cracker crumbs with meatloaf mix, garlic, eggs, orange zest and 1/4 cup cranberry sauce just until blended; shape into 32 meatballs.


Cover rimmed baking sheet with foil; spray with cooking spray. Roll, meatballs, 1 at a time, in reserved cracker crumbs until evenly coated on all sides. Place on prepared baking sheet.


Bake 20 to 25 min. or until done (160°F). Meanwhile, mix mayonnaise, horseradish, orange juice and remaining cranberry sauce until blended. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Serve meatballs with the mayonnaise mixture.