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instant pot cranberry orange meatballs on plate with toothpick skewers
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Instant Pot Cranberry Orange Meatballs

Instant Pot Cranberry Orange Meatballs is an easy appetizer using frozen meatballs and a few other ingredients. Perfect for parties, holidays and game day!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot cranberry orange meatballs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
time to pressurize and sauce 15 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 120kcal
Author Dee


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 72 frozen meatballs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 15-ounce can jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onions


  • Spread the olive oil evenly on the bottom of the inner Instant Pot, and add meatballs to the pot
  • Pour the water around and over the meatballs
  • Add the cranberry sauce, orange marmalade, garlic powder and onions on top of the meatballs, but do not stir 
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn vent to Sealing position, and hit PRESSURE COOK for 5 minutes. Pot will take a few minutes to reach pressure, then cook for 5 minutes
  • When pot beeps, do a quick release. When pin drops, remove lid, and stir meatballs. To thicken sauce, hit CANCEL,  and SAUTE for about 5 to 10 minutes, or until sauce becomes as thick as you want it. To keep meatballs warm in the pot, hit CANCEL, then hit KEEP WARM. 



Recipe was made in a 6-quart Instant Pot electric pressure cooker.
To make in the 8 quart, add 1 1/2 cups water, but keep other ingredient amounts the same.


Calories: 120kcal