Johnny Marzzetti with Ground Venison

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1960's casserole made with ground venison or beef.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package elbow macaroni

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 pound ground venison

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • ¾ cup water

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • 1 (16 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a glass 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.

  2. Meanwhile, heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it begins to smoke. Add venison and cook, stirring to break apart, until browned and cooked. Drain off any excess oil, then stir in onion and green pepper. Cook for a few minutes until the onion softens, then stir in tomato paste, diced tomatoes, and water until combined. Season with salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Stir together drained macaroni and tomato sauce and pour into prepared baking dish.

  3. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, then sprinkle evenly with shredded Cheddar cheese, and continue baking until the cheese is bubbly and browned, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

725 Calories
30g Fat
68g Carbs
45g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 725
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 17g 84%
Cholesterol 131mg 44%
Sodium 1226mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 45g
Vitamin C 29mg 146%
Calcium 601mg 46%
Iron 8mg 43%
Potassium 847mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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