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Gold spoon stirring cranberry sauce and mayonnaise together in a glass bowl.

Cranberry Mayonnaise

  • Author: Jessie
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 2/3 cup 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


The easiest cranberry mayonnaise - the perfect way to use up leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving or Christmas!




  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.


You may need to adjust this mayonnaise mix to suit your cranberry sauce - just give it a taste when you mix it together and add extra mayonnaise, cranberry sauce, or salt as necessary! If your cranberry sauce is too tart, stir in a spoonful of honey or maple syrup to add more sweetness. If the mayo is too sweet, add a splash of lemon juice to brighten it up.

This recipe doesn't freeze especially well as the mayo can separate once defrosted. Cranberry sauce freezes very well on its own, though! We recommend freezing leftover cranberry sauce on its own, then defrosting as needed to make this cranberry mayo on demand.

Use this cranberry mayonnaise on a leftover turkey sandwich, a cranberry brie grilled cheese sandwich, or add a dollop to a quick vinaigrette in place of mustard for a tart, creamy salad dressing!

Keywords: thanksgiving, leftovers, sauce