Cranberry Salad for Turkey

Cranberry Salad for Turkey always tastes better when you make it at home in your own cozy kitchen.  This easy to make cranberry jello salad uses only six ingredients and takes 40 minutes to make.

Homemade cranberry salad goes with Turkey perfectly. Homemade cranberry salad tastes so much better than what you find in stores.

Cranberry Jello Salad vs. Cranberry Sauce

So what’s the difference between Cranberry Jello Salad and Cranberry sauce?  It’s simple.  Cranberry sauce is made with only cranberries, water, and sugar.  Cranberry sauce is a traditional holiday complement to your turkey.  But this salad, on the other hand, takes cranberry sauce to the next level.

This cranberry jello salad adds a few other sweeteners to make it extremely flavorful.  Once you make Cranberry Salad for Turkey, you will never go back.  One bite and you will wish to make fresh cranberry salad every year when you make a turkey.

Homemade cranberry salad goes with Turkey perfectly. Homemade cranberry salad tastes so much better than what you find in stores.

Cranberry Salad for Turkey

This salad is the perfect pairing for your Thanksgiving turkey or any other time you enjoy turkey.  And you only need six ingredients.

Here’s what you need:

  • Fresh Cranberries
  • Orange
  • Celery
  • Lemon-flavored Gelatin
  • Sugar
  • Water

Put the cranberries and orange into the food chopper and add the celery and sugar.  In a bowl, mix the hot water and gelatin and put it in the refrigerator until syrupy.  Add the cranberry mixture to the gelatin and refrigerate until set.


  • If you don’t have a food chopper or grinder you can use your food processor to cut everything up.
  • Want to mix it up?  You can also add apples, pineapples and walnuts to your cranberry jello salad.
  • Make your Cranberry Jello Salad a dessert by adding a whipped cream topping to it.

Looking for more ways to use fresh cranberries? Try these recipes

Copycat Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars
Luby’s Cafeteria Cranberry Relish
Cranberry Butter

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overhead view of cranberry Jello salad in two bowls.

Cranberry Jello Salad

Cranberry Jello Salad is the perfect complement to a turkey dinner. Lemon Jell-O, an orange, and celery add a lot of flavors to this fresh cranberry salad.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cranberries, Cranberry Jello Salad, Cranberry Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 270kcal


  • 6 ounces lemon Jello gelatin
  • 3 cups hot water
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 orange peeled, quartered, and seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar


  • Combine the gelatin and hot water in a large bowl and refrigerate until syrupy. It should become syrupy in about 90 minutes. Keep an eye on it to ensure that it doesn’t set up completely.
  • Put the cranberries and orange through a food chopper or food processor. Add the celery and sugar, and chop. Make sure the cranberries, orange, and celery are chopped up very well.
  • Stir the cranberry mixture into the gelatin and refrigerate until set.


• If you don't have a food chopper or grinder, you can use a food processor to cut everything up.
• Want to mix it up? You can add apples, canned pineapple, or walnuts to your cranberry salad. Don’t use fresh or frozen pineapple, as the gelatin may not solidify.
• Make your cranberry salad a dessert by topping it with whipped cream.


Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 64g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 12.2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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