Patti’s Cranberry Salad for Thanksgiving!

If you are looking for a simple cranberry salad for the holidays, Patti’s Cranberry Salad is the one for you. Four ingredients, and it can be made the day before. Perfect!

Patti's Cranberry Salad

Patti’s Cranberry Salad for Thanksgiving . . .

My family has always had cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving. You know, that tradition goes back to my grandparents time when I was a child. But, my children aren’t too fond of it. However, I like to have something cranberry for Thanksgiving. And that something is usually a Cranberry Salad!

My friend, Patti, had sent me her recipe, Patti’s Cranberry Salad. This recipe is SO simple to make . . . with only 4 ingredients! And, it can be made the day before, which is even better when you are looking at preparing a holiday dinner for your family. So, I made her salad for our Thanksgiving dinner.

Patti's Cranberry Salad

Making Patti’s Cranberry Salad . . .

Since our dinner was actually going to be on Monday (and not Thanksgiving Day), I made this salad on Sunday. I covered it well with plastic wrap, and it was perfect when we ate our dinner 24 hours later. All I had to do was stir it up some before transferring it to the bowl I was going to serve it in.

One tip I want to pass on is, be sure to drain the pineapple tidbits and mandarin oranges well before adding to the cranberry sauce. Both fruits have quite a bit of juice in them, so draining them on paper towel is recommended. The pecans are optional . . . you can use them if your family likes them, or leave them out if they don’t. My husband LOVES pecans, so I used them.

I think once your family tastes Patti’s Cranberry Salad, they will love it as much as we do.

Do you think Patti’s Cranberry Salad would be an easy cranberry dish for your holiday dinner?

Patti's Cranberry Salad

Patti’s Cranberry Salad

Check out Mama’s Cranberry Apple Pecan Salad. Another great salad for the holidays.

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Patti's Cranberry Salad
Patti's Cranberry Salad Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Patti's Cranberry Salad is an easy recipe to make for the holidays. Only 4 ingredients, and this salad can be made in advance. It gets "rave reviews" from those who eat it!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Patti
  • 1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 can pineapple tidbits, drained well
  • 1 can mandarin oranges, drained well
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped or whole (your preference)
  1. Mix all ingredients together. Refrigerate until serving.

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