7 Tasty Wild Game Pasta Recipes

These warm and delicious pasta creations are made with wild game, such as venison and turkey, so you can turn your day's hunt into dinner for the whole family

7 Tasty Wild Game Pasta Recipes
Make the venison bolognese for this wild game pasta recipe in a slow cooker. (Chelsie Walters photo)

Instead of the usual "spaghetti and meatballs" dish for dinner, try making something new for your family. Check out these delicious pasta recipes featuring venison, wild turkey, or wild hog as the main protein. From homemade fettuccine to venison mac n' cheese, we've got a wild game pasta recipe that's sure to please!

Slow Cooker Venison Bolognese With Garlic Chive Pappardelle Pasta Recipe

Slow cook this venison Bolognese sauce for 8 hours and pour over Garlic Chive Pappardelle noodles for a wild game twist on an Italian classic.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds ground venison
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup white wine (red wine works too)
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound Garlic Chive Pappardelle (wide, flat pasta noodles)
  • Fresh Parmesan cheese, grated

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Venison Bolognese With Garlic Chive Pappardelle Pasta Recipe



Wild Turkey BBQ Pasta Recipe

Wild Turkey BBQ Pasta Recipe
Garnish this Wild Turkey BBQ Pasta Recipe with dried or fresh parsley for a pretty presentation and added flavor. (Taylor Drury photo)

Wild Turkey and BBQ sauce are the perfect partnership in this pasta recipe by the Drury family.


Ingredients:

  • 4 wild turkey tenders
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced onion
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 cups rotini pasta noodles
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • ½ package ranch powder
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Get the Recipe: Wild Turkey BBQ Pasta Recipe


Vodka and Venison Cream Pasta Recipe

Vodka and Venison Cream Pasta Recipe
This creamy pasta sauce made with venison is paired perfectly with some warm bread and fresh salad on the side. (Photo courtesy of "Crush with Lee & Tiffany")

Lee & Tiffany Lakosky make an upgrade to your normal pasta dish with venison and vodka.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound cooked ground venison
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup vodka
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Penne pasta
  • Parmesan cheese (grated or shredded)
  • Fresh basil, chopped

Get the Recipe: Vodka and Venison Cream Pasta Recipe


Elk Venison Stroganoff With Homemade Fettuccine Recipe

Elk Venison Stroganoff With Homemade Fettuccine Recipe
Learn how to make your own fettuccine for this venison stroganoff recipe!

Brad Lockwood is joined by Shayna Bane from Weston Products and they're making delicious elk stroganoff with fresh fettuccine.

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds elk roast, diced
  • ½ pound of pork fat, diced
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • ⅛ cup tomato paste
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup curly parsley
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oregano and coriander
  • 1 tablespoon sage and cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups bread crumbs
  • 1 pound pasta dough

Get the Recipe: Elk Venison Stroganoff With Homemade Fettuccine Recipe


Wild Turkey Bolognese Sauce With Pasta Recipe

Wild Turkey Bolognese Sauce With Pasta Recipe
This bolognese sauce is easy to make and tastes delicious. (Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley photo)

This Wild Turkey Bolognese Sauce With Pasta Recipe will become a go-to meal for family dinners.

Ingredients:

  • ½ pound ground wild turkey
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (or bacon grease)
  • 2 small carrots, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 jar marinara or pasta sauce
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons prepared liver pâté*
  • 4 servings pasta, preferably thick noodles such as tagliatelle, pappardelle or fettuccine
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Flat-leaf parsley, freshly chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Get the Recipe: Wild Turkey Bolognese Sauce With Pasta Recipe


Venison Chili Mac and Cheese Recipe

Venison Chili Mac and Cheese Recipe
This Venison Chili Mac and Cheese recipe is sure to impress your friends. (Tom Minchella photo)

Make this mac and cheese even creamier by boiling the pasta 3-4 minutes longer than the directions say on the box.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ½ pounds ground venison
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 ½ cups red wine
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup whole Italian tomatoes

Mac and Cheese Ingredients:

  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup grated Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup grated Gruyere cheese
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 ½ cups half-&-half
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Get the Recipe: Venison Chili Mac and Cheese Recipe


Venison and Wild Hog Pasta

Venison and Wild Hog Pasta
This pasta recipe takes delicious to the next level with a savory ground venison and wild hog meat sauce. (Tommy Thompson photo)

This is the perfect pasta recipe to utilize excess ground venison and wild hog still in the freezer.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground venison
  • 1 pound ground wild hog
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 carrot, peeled
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley, divided
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole peeled San Marzano tomatoes
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ pound smoked bacon
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups water (or red wine), divided
  • 1 pound pasta (rigatoni, orecchiette, penne)
  • Fine-chopped Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese

Get the Recipe: Venison and Wild Hog Pasta


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