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{VIDEO} 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Cranberry BBQ Cocktail Sausages

  • Author: Shannon Epstein
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


  • 24 to 28 ounces of  packaged cocktail sausages
  • 4 ounces fresh cranberries (frozen or thawed)
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/3 cup water (or more) for Instant Pot only


Slow Cooker

  1. Add cocktail sausages, fresh cranberries, and BBQ sauce to the slow cooker. Mix until well blended.
  2. Cook HIGH 2-3 hours or LOW 4-6.

Instant Pot

  1. Add fresh cranberries, BBQ sauce, and water to to the pressure cooker. Mix until well blended. Stir in the cocktail sausages. If you’re using a thick BBQ sauce, use 1/2 cup of water.
  2. Close lid & seal valve. Cook high pressure for 3 minutes. When done, quick release the pressure.
  3. Stir & serve.


I used 2 14-ounce packages of cocktail sausages