Cranberry Salsa Dip ~ Take that leftover cranberry sauce, homemade or canned, and turn it into a dip that’s perfect for any game day nosh!
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
I love homemade cranberry sauce with my turkey. It’s incredibly easy to make at home instead of opening a can. I make my grandma’s recipe every year.
However, not everyone at my dinner table likes it. Some years, I am left with maybe a teaspoon, and other years, I am only missing a tablespoon.
I set aside enough cranberry sauce to get me through some leftovers and sandwiches, then was still left with about a cup and a half.
What to do With Leftover Cranberry Sauce
What to do with that cup and half you may ask? Well, salsa is always the answer. Leftover cranberry sauce, a few other ingredients, a blender and some cream cheese and you, my friends, have a festive dip on your hands.
With it being the height of football season, there are plenty of games around the holidays where you can serve this holiday dish. It’s easy to convert it into a dip that everyone will love.
Plus this works well whether you use homemade or canned cranberry sauce.
I love cranberries in many different ways, and this Cranberry Salsa Dip is just one more way I get to enjoy this seasonal berry.
What other ways have you used up your leftover cranberry sauce? Maybe a smoothie? Or in a salad? How about a casserole? Share with me in the comments below how you’ve used up any leftovers of this holiday favorite.
Easy Party Dip Recipes
Need more ideas for your holiday parties? Try these easy yet delicious dips.
- Plum Salsa
- Red Pepper Cheddar Green Olive Dip
- Tuscan White Bean and Sausage Dip
- Slow Cooker Texas Trash Beef and Bean Dip from The Magical Slow Cooker
- Quick Queso Dip
- No-Fuss Bean Dip
- Black Bean Dip
Cranberry Salsa Dip
- 1½ cups cranberry sauce
- 1 jalapeño seeded, deveined, and diced (leave seeds if you like it HOT)
- 5 green onions diced
- 3 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
- ¼ tsp cumin
- 1 clove garlic
- ⅛ onion powder
- ⅛ tsp salt +/-, to taste
- ⅛ tsp pepper +/-, to taste
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
Add all the ingredients except for the cream cheese to a blender, pulse or blend until smooth.
Allow to chill for one hour to overnight.
Spread cream cheese on a platter or such.
Pour chilled salsa over cream cheese.
Serve with crackers and/or chips.
This is a very mild salsa. To amp up the spice, add 2 to 3 more jalapeños or even a habanero.
This post has been updated from it’s original November 29, 2014 publishing with updated content, clarified recipe card, reedited photos, and links to other recipes.