Venison Pasta Cheese Bake
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A Cheesy Venison Pasta Casserole

Who doesn't enjoy a hearty and rich deep dish casserole every now and again? This Cheesy Venison Pasta dish is perfect for a feeding a hungry crowd and leaving them not just fully satisfied but begging you to have more.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 6


  • 1 lb Venison, ground
  • 1 lb Orecchiette pasta
  • 24 oz Pasta sauce
  • 15 oz Ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Basil
  • 1 tsp Parsley
  • 1 tsp Marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook following the directions on the back of the box, drain and set aside.

  • Heat a skillet over medium heat and the oil, onions and garlic. Cook until the onions soften about 5 minutes. Add the ground venison to the skillet and cook until browned. Season the ground meat with the basil, parsley, marjoram and salt. Remove from heat.
  • In large bowl combine the ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, venison and pasta. Add the mixture to a 9x12 casserole dish. Pour the pasta sauce over the mixture and top with the remaining mozzarella cheese.
  • Cover loosely with foil and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.


If you don't have ground venison, you can substitute other ground game meat like elk, antelope, sheep and moose.