13 of the Best Venison Sausage Recipes

13 of the Best Venison Sausage Recipes
Add some flavor to your venison sausage and wrap them in bacon.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and appetizers ... we got you covered! Enjoy the taste of the outdoors with these venison sausage recipes, sure to satisfy family and friends

Freezer full of venison and fresh out of ideas for what to do with it? We've all been there. Lucky for you, your problem is now not a problem of all! Venison is an incredibly versatile and lean meat with endless possibilities for fabulous cooking creations. The collection of recipes we've compiled contains ideas for the pickiest eaters, as well as those who like to be a little more adventurous with what they try. So read on, find something that looks tasty to you and get cookin'!

Venison Bratwurst Recipe from Scratch

These bratwursts are perfect for a game day cookout. (Jeff Phillips photo)

A Saturday kill turned into a perfect game-day meal, this venison bratwurst is perfect for any tailgate or home grill.


  • 2 pounds ground venison
  • 2 pounds ground pork butt (fatty meat for flavor)
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground sage
  • ½ teaspoon marjoram
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated black pepper
  • ⅔ cup dark beer
  • Casings

Get the Recipe: Venison Bratwurst Recipe from Scratch

Italian Venison and Bacon Sausage Recipe

Add some flavor to your venison sausage and wrap them in bacon.

Venison sausage recipe with an Italian kick.


  • 4 pounds venison scraps
  • 2 pounds lean bacon
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • ½ tablespoon black pepper
  • ½ tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon minced rosemary
  • ½ cup Italian parsley
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 8 ounces (8 feet) sausage casings

Get the Recipe: Italian Venison and Bacon Sausage Recipe

Smoked Venison Sausage Recipe

Whether you are making sausage links or patties, this recipe will deliver an amazing smoked flavor. (Photo courtesy of Miss Homemade)

There are two ways to smoke these venison sausages, in the oven or in a smoker.


  • 4 ½ pounds ground venison
  • 1 pound pork sausage
  • 2 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hickory smoked salt
  • 2 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 ½ teaspoons mustard seeds
  • 2 ½ teaspoons black pepper

Get the Recipe: Smoked Venison Sausage Recipe

Venison Sausage Bread Recipe

Dip a piece of this venison sausage bread into marinara sauces for an amazing italian treat. (Photo courtesy of "Crush with Lee & Tiffany")

Stuffed with cheese and deliciously seasoned venison, this sausage bread recipe from Crush with Lee & Tiffany will have you drooling.


  • 1 pound venison sausage
  • 1 log mozzarella cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 package fresh pizza dough
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • Marinara sauce (optional)

Get the Recipe: Venison Sausage Bread Recipe

Easy Venison Summer Sausage Recipe

Serve this venison summer sausage with a cheese plate at your next gathering. (Photo courtesy of Miss Homemade)

Making summer sausage is a perfect way to enjoy some tasty venison.


  • 3 pounds ground venison with no fat (deer, elk, antelope)
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (or ground pork)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 teaspoons cracked black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 3 tablespoons Tender Quick

Get the Recipe: Easy Venison Summer Sausage Recipe

Homemade Venison and Pork Sausage Recipe

This venison pork combination makes for a savory and delicious sausage. (Photo courtesy of Miss Homemade)

It doesn't matter if you use a sausage stuffer or make patties, this sausage recipe is great.


  • 4 pounds ground pork
  • 4 pounds venison, cut into 1½-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons coarse black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon clove
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground sage

Get the Recipe: Homemade Venison and Pork Sausage Recipe

Venison Jalapeño-Cheddar Summer Sausage Recipe

Add a little kick to your venison summer sausage with this recipe. (Jeff Phillips photo)

Add some variation to your summer venison recipes with some spice.


  • 3 pounds venison, ground
  • 3 tablespoons tender quick
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon homemade garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon homemade onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 2 jalapeño peppers (or to taste), seeded and minced
  • 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese, shredded

Get the Recipe: Venison Jalapeño-Cheddar Summer Sausage Recipe

Venison Sausage Patties Recipe

Serve these with biscuits and gravy for a traditional southern breakfast.

A great, wild addition to any breakfast, you won't believe the flavor in this venison sausage patty recipe.


Get the Recipe: Venison Sausage Patties Recipe

Venison Sausage Egg Muffins Recipe

An easy breaksfast for the family. (Photo courtesy of "Crush with Lee & Tiffany")

Mornings can be hectic, so slow things down with this easy (and delicious) muffin.


  • 12 eggs, whisked
  • 1 cup browned and drained venison breakfast sausage
  • 1 cup chopped spinach or kale
  • ½ cup chopped red pepper
  • ½ chopped fresh mushrooms (optional)
  • ¼ cup chopped onion (optional)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Shredded cheese

Get the Recipe: Venison Sausage Egg Muffins Recipe

Venison Sausage Penne Pasta Recipe

This hearty pasta dish is a perfect dinner after a long day of hunting. (Photo courtesy of "Crush with Lee & Tiffany")

Pasta la vista baby! Whip up this recipe from Crush with Lee & Tiffany, perfect for any night of the week. So good, you'll definitely want to make enough for leftovers.


  • 2 pounds venison ground breakfast sausage (if you use plain ground venison, season with spices)
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 4 cans diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 jar cheese con queso (cheese dip in snack aisle)
  • 1 package penne pasta
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Chopped parsley (optional)

Get the Recipe: Venison Sausage Penne Pasta Recipe

Mushrooms Stuffed with Italian Venison Sausage

This Italian venison sausage recipe is a great option for a finger-food appetizer to serve your guests. (Photo courtesy of "The Lindsey Way")

Don’t overlook venison for appetizers; give this very simple, three-ingredient recipe a try for venison beginners.


  • 2 packages baby Bella mushrooms
  • 1 pound ground Italian venison sausage
  • 1 (8-ounce) package of cream cheese

Get the Recipe: Mushrooms Stuffed with Italian Venison Sausage

Hot Italian Venison Sausage Recipe

If you like spicy, this is a great venison sausage recipe to add to your favorite meals. (Photo courtesy of Miss Homemade)

Italian venison sausage goes perfect with breakfast or as a topping on your favorite pizza.


  • 2 pounds ground venison
  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • 3 ½ teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 4 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 7 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup cold water

Get the Recipe: Hot Italian Venison Sausage Recipe

Venison & Egg Breakfast Bake Recipe

Tiffany's breakfast bake is a perfect recipe to feed a crowd. (Photo courtesy of "Crush with Lee & Tiffany")

After making this for "Breakfast with Tiffany" for Outdoor Channel, fans couldn't get enough of Tiffany Lakosky's creative and delicious recipes! Start your day off right with this Crush with Lee & Tiffany inspired recipe.


  • 10-12 bread slices
  • 12 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 ½ browned & drained venison breakfast sausage
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can mushrooms drained
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 can cream mushroom soup

Get the Recipe: Venison & Egg Breakfast Bake Recipe

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