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Venison Spaghetti Recipe

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Venison spaghetti

Venison spaghetti

Easy To Make Venison Spaghetti Recipe

I grew up in a family of hunters, so we ate a lot of wild game. Venison, dove and quail were among my favorites. Yes, I ate Bambi, and I still do! There's nothing like the taste of fresh deer meat!

My father used to process the deer, but we now take it to a wild game processor. While I love the backstrap and steaks, it's easiest to cook with the ground meat. Venison spaghetti is one of my favorite recipes. It's easy to make, and quite tasty!

Following is the recipe for my Venison Spaghetti. Feel free to experiment with the ingredients, until the taste becomes your own!

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

20 min

35 min



  • 1 pound ground venison
  • 1 cup fresh onion - chopped
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic - chopped
  • 1 16 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • Italian seasonings
  • Spaghetti or angel hair pasta


  1. Brown ground venison in a frying pan.
  2. Add chopped onion and garlic to the meat in the frying pan. Cook until vegetables are tender.
  3. To meat mixture, add tomato sauce and Italian seasonings to taste. Stir, and let simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
  4. While meat mixture is simmering, bring 6 cups of water to a boil.
  5. Add enough pasta to boiling water for 4 servings. Boil until tender.
  6. When pasta is ready, drain, and place on a serving plate or bowl.
  7. Top with meat mixture, and serve with grated parmesan or mozzarella cheese, if desired.
  8. Enjoy!

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Cast Iron Skillets

Your venison meat sauce can be cooked in any type of frying pan. However, a cast iron skillet works best, because it has an even temperature, and will cook your deer meat uniformly.

I have several cast iron skillets, and use them on the stove top, in the oven, and even on the grill!

Venison Recipe Books

If the recipes above have "whetted your whistle", you'll want to venture out and try even more deer meat recipes. The following cookbooks are a great addition to your cookbook collection:

© 2012 Country Sunshine

Do you like wild game? Which cut of deer meat do you like the best? Does this recipe appeal to you?

Country Sunshine (author) from Texas on December 24, 2014:

I imagine that ground turkey would work wel, as it is lean like venison. If you try it, let me know how it turns out!

Marcy Goodfleisch from Planet Earth on December 23, 2014:

I may try this one with something other than venison - I don't eat red meats, but I do eat ground turkey. I love new ideas for recipes, and I always learn from them!

Charito Maranan-Montecillo from Manila, Philippines on January 28, 2014:

I love pasta, but I wonder how venison meat sauce tastes. It's intriguing.

soaringsis on September 01, 2012:

I haven't tried venison yet. The dish looks good.

Michelle from Central Ohio, USA on August 15, 2012:

My whole family hunts but a lot of them don't like the gamey flavor of venison. Getting most of our meat ground and beginning most recipes with garlic and onions solves the flavor problem. A lot of people don't realize that when my mother-in-law makes meat sauce, chili or sloppy joes that it's venison and not beef. It's less fatty but with the game taste gone, it's otherwise like beef.

Elsie Hagley from New Zealand on August 14, 2012:

I like venison, have had venison sausages, very nice. Thanks for sharing.

MermaidDoc on August 13, 2012:

Well, I don't eat mammal meat but we have so many deer at our house you could come and collect a few of them and we wouldn't even notice !! my partner loves venison burgers and steaks and I hadn't thought about spaghetti, but it's a great idea - I'll cook it for him, I just won't eat it myself :)

Rosetta Slone from Under a coconut tree on August 13, 2012:

I've had venison several times the local way: slow-cooked in red wine over a wood fire with lots of fresh thyme. It's amazing. We're also big fans of quail. I like how straightforward your recipe is.

intermarks on August 13, 2012:

I have a little suggestion. You can try to fry the garlic and onion first the follow by the meat. You will get a nicer smell.

Itaya Lightbourne from Topeka, KS on August 13, 2012:

It has been years since I've had venison. I remember it being very tasty! Great recipe and article. Thank you for sharing and for doing a great job. Blessings! :)

Tara Wojtaszek on August 13, 2012:

I've only tried venison once before (a venison burger) but I bet it's fantastic in spaghetti.

Beverly Rodriguez from Albany New York on August 13, 2012:

Venison is a wonderful meat. My husband cooks it in many ways, but I'll ask him to try the spaghetti. That sounds great.

Kerri Bee from Upstate, NY on August 11, 2012:

I don't think I've ever had venison.

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