Spicy Venison Squash Casserole

Spicy Venison Squash Casserole

Just in time for summer–my Spicy Venison Squash Casserole recipe. It will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. It’s low in fat and loaded with potassium, protein, and vitamin A. It’s so delicious and easy to make, too.

This is one recipe I’m always anxious to make every summer. There’s nothing like going to the garden and picking fresh squash, onions, and tomatoes and frying these delicious veggies up with wild meat that you didn’t buy from the store. Of course, I know not everyone has a garden or access to fresh veggies at all times of the year, so I always try to list store-bought ingredients to make things simple.

Not only do I get excited about all the organic ingredients, but this dish only has 244 calories per serving. Can you believe that? It’s not often that you have a meal with so little calories, so this dish is very diet-friendly.

However, if you are on a very strict diet, please check out the Spicy Venison Squash Casserole nutrition facts and my directions to make it more diet-friendly towards the bottom of this page.

Just a tip–all of my recipes have nutrition information.

Spicy Venison Squash Casserole

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 6 Servings

Serving Size: 1 Square

Calories per serving: 244

Fat per serving: 11.5g

Spicy Venison Squash Casserole


  • 1 lb ground deer burger
  • 4 medium yellow squash, peeled and sliced
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 tsp chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cup mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp of olive oil for frying


  1. Fry the ground deer burger in a skillet over medium-high heat, breaking it up as it fries. This should take about 10 minutes. Remove any excess grease and set it aside for later.
  2. Heat a frying pan with olive oil over medium heat and add the squash and onions and dash them with salt and black pepper to taste. Sauté for about 5 minutes or until tender.
  3. Add the ground deer burger, tomatoes, and chili powder to the pan and gently mix.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and pour the mixture into a 8" x 9" casserole dish.
  5. Sprinkle the top with cheddar cheese and bake at 350°F for 12 minutes--just long enough to melt the cheese.

This goes great with baked potato wedges or some hot rolls. You probably know me enough by now to know that I like to eat it plain–without sides. It’s even good as leftovers the next day.

Check out our slideshow to see how simple this recipe is…


The good, the bad and the delicious…

  • High in niacin, phosphorus, thiamin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, and zinc.
  • Might be too high in saturated fat and cholesterol for some.

Spicy Venison Squash Casserole Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Grade: A-

Yields: 6 Squares Serving: 1 Square
 Calories 244
% Daily Value*
 Total Fat 11.5g  18%
 Saturated Fat 6.2g  31%
 Trans Fat 0.0g
 Cholesterol 30mg  10%
 Sodium 205mg  9%
 Total Carbohydrates 9.2g  3%
 Dietary Fiber 2.9g  12%
 Sugars 4.8
 Protein 26.1g
 Vitamin A 30%
 Vitamin C 55%
 Calcium 24%
 Iron 6%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

To make this dish more diet-friendly…

  • Use low-fat cheese or omit it altogether. It’s still just as delicious.
    • This will lower the saturated fat and cholesterol.
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