Hunter's Venison Casserole


This delicious, one-dish meal was designed to be most flavorful when made with ground venison, but it's also fabulous when made with other big game or even ground beef.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • 2 cups buttery mashed potatoes

  • 1 pound lean ground venison (or other big game)

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 red onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 stalks celery, diced

  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 cup cottage cheese

  • 2 tomatoes, sliced

  • 1 cup shredded Colby Jack or Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Spread mashed potatoes evenly in a 2-quart casserole dish; set aside. Brown the venison in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crumbly and no longer pink, set aside.

  3. Heat the canola oil in the skillet, then stir in the red onion, garlic, celery, and red bell pepper. Cook until the onion has softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in cooked venison, and season with Worcestershire, salt, and pepper. Spoon mixture onto potatoes in the casserole dish.

  4. Stir together eggs and cottage cheese in a small bowl; spread evenly over meat mixture. Top with tomato slices, and sprinkle with cheese.

  5. Bake, uncovered, in preheated oven until set, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

547 Calories
27g Fat
28g Carbs
47g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 547
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 241mg 80%
Sodium 1206mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 47g
Vitamin C 43mg 214%
Calcium 334mg 26%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 1104mg 23%

* 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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