Venison Recipe for Picky Eaters

Venison Recipe for Picky Eaters

Recipe and photos by: Austin Legg

We all know those picky eaters. Some people out there just do not like the taste of game meat. 

It doesn’t matter how well it’s cooked, how tender it is, or how you try to season it - they still don’t like it. Well, this simple, budget friendly Venison spaghetti recipe is not only quick to prepare, cheap to do, but most importantly, it won’t get complaints.

The first step in any wild game meal is, of course, collecting the wild game. The Whitetail buck I used for this meal came from the Texas hill country last December. It was a great hunt with a few challenges and mishaps but in the end, I was able to take this very fine mature buck.

A fine harvest makes for many fine meals.

Usually, I get about 75% of my deer meat made into burger. Burger is a versatile ingredient that can be used in just about any meat based meal

Deer burger.

My favorite uses for venison burger are tocos, burgers and this venison pasta dish. Here are the ingredients.

Venison Pasta


1lb ground venison/elk burger

1 bag of spaghetti noodles or pasta shells

1 tablespoon onion powder

¼ cup of minced garlic

1 tablespoon of general seasoning

1 can of spaghetti sauce

1 loaf of garlic bread

Shredded cheese

Spaghetti sauce.

This meal can be prepared in about 20 minutes and for less than $20. I am going to walk you, step by step, through the preparation of this recipe. Here we go.


  • Bring a pot of water to boil and at the same time begin browning 1lb of burger.
  • Once your pot of water begins to boil, add in a bag of noodles or pasta shells, and bring water back to a boil.
Pasta seasoning.
  • Add your favorite general seasoning to your burger and season to taste.
Cooking in full swing.
  • Put garlic bread in the oven at 350 degrees. This will be in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
Don't forget the garlic bread!
  • Your boiling pot of noodles will need to boil for about 8-10 minutes or until desired softness is reached. Stir occasionally.
  • After your burger meat is browned, add in ¾ jar of spaghetti sauce.
Seasoning the Venison.
  • Mix into the sauce your minced garlic and onion powder.
  • Simmer the meat and sauce together on low heat will stirring to ensure the meat is evenly spread through the sauce.
  • Pour out the excess water from your pot of noodles.
Almost there!
  • Add sauce and some shredded cheese to the noodles and serve with hot garlic bread.
Time to dish up.

Its simple, quick to prepare and delicious. Perfect for those picky eaters.

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