Homemade Venison Sausage Recipe

Sunday, January 9, 2022
Calling all venison lovers! We have finally perfected our Venison sausage recipe and it's super easy to make at home!

With the addition of pork fat, spices, and red wine, this is really a delicious homemade sausage whether you bake, fry, or grill it.

Our favorite way to serve this is baked with peppers, onions, and in a light wine and can be great for any weeknight meal and perfect in a hard roll sandwich for lunch

It is certainly ok if you don't have the casings and sausage maker, just make this delicious mix of venison sausage and shape it into patties and serve them in a bun no problem!

Below you will find out step-by-step instructions on how to prepare the sausage and then you can bake it, fry, it grill it, and even add it to a tomato sauce in the slow cooker.

There are suggestions on additions to baking this with but you can adapt this recipe to however you love Italian style sausage made with deer meat and pork instead.

We love venison cabernet hamburgers, venison chili, and fried venison steak cutlets, those are all favorites just waiting for all venison-loving readers out there!.

Scroll down to the bottom for our printable recipe.

this is a ring of venison sausage with onions and peppers

venison sausage made from scratch

Easy Recipe

As I mentioned this venison sausage is super simple to make and fried loose, in patties or in hog casings to make in links it will cook up perfectly and be delicious.

Pour ratio for fat is 70% venison and 30% fat, you can change that by adding more or less fat.

This venison sausage can also be sweet or hot depending on the amount of red pepper flakes you put in and black pepper so keep in mind less is sweet and more it hot hot hot.

venison meat ground up for sausage

Ingredients You Will Need to Make This Recipe (Scroll down to the recipe card for exact measurements and print them off)

  • Venison ground
  • Pork fat
  • red wine
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • minced fresh garlic
  • salt
  • pepper
  • paprika
  • fennel seed
  • Baked Venison Ingredients:
  • pepper, onions, garlic, potatoes, herbs, oil spray, (grated cheese and breadcrumbs are optional)

these are potato wedges with herbs and cheese


  • make sure the meat is very cold before stuffing
  • for easy cleanup line the pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil when baking
  • always soak the casings overnight
  • For best results use a meat thermometer, the roast should be at 140 degrees in the center
  • add all fresh herbs when possible
  • refrigerate the sausage overnight for melding flavors
  • sausage can be frozen for up to 1 year
  • Notes and Cooking Methods:
  • Air fryer: add to the basket oil spray sausage, heat the air fryer to 400 degrees cook for 11 minutes.
  • For the grill: Cook the sausage in a heated grill in a cast-iron greased skillet use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature is at 140 degrees
  • If using a slow cooker/instant pot , brown the sausage first then you will have to add 1 cup of wine or beer to the pot on high for 6 hours
  • For best results and doneness use a meat thermometer, venison should be at 140 degrees internal temperature. 

venison sausage homemade in a collage of photos

Other Additions for Baked Venison Sausage

  • mushrooms
  • boiled, mashed, or baked potatoes
  • celery and carrots
  • asparagus or broccoli any vegetables can roast in the baking pan
  • corn on the cob ears
  • sliced ​​pepper hot or sweet
  • grape tomatoes

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Cooking Tips Methods

Adding sausage to a slow cooker will require browning first then added to a tomato sauce.

If you decide to grill this we usually use a cast iron skillet and add some vegetables along with it and remember you can make venison sausage patties.

If you love smoked meats, to bet the best results use a smoker grill outdoors or an electric smoker.

Whether you fry, bake, smoke, grill, or slow cook this sausage, it will be delicious so get creative and substitute it for however you use your favorite Italian sausage recipes.

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Homemade Venison Sausage Recipe

Other Recipes To Try

Venison Bolognese Sauce

Old Fashioned Venison Stew

Venison Meatloaf

Venison Hunter

venison sausage homemade in a collage of photos


  1. Venison is one of my favorite red meats and we love it this time of year. Haven't yet tried making my own sausage but very tempted to with this delicious looking recipe!

  2. I am not sure that I have all the patience to make sausage myself, but I LOVE venison! This must be incredibly delicious.

  3. I love how easy your instructions are and this sausage came out perfect. This was my first time making sausage from scratch and I'm so glad I did. Thank you so much, this is a delicious recipe!

  4. This is so good! The recipe was super simple to follow...a definite do again!

  5. This sounds delicious. I made a lot of sausage in culinary school, but was never lucky enough to be able to use venison.

  6. I love venison but have never tried to make my own venison sausages. You make it sound pretty easy so, I'm planning to give it a go!

  7. Oh wow! I haven't tried making sausage in the casing at home before. These look absolutely fantastic and I love all the flavor.


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