Italian Venison Sandwich

Italian Venison Sandwich
Italian Venison Sandwich

The Italian Venison Sandwich is deliciously Italian flavored ground venison, slices of mushrooms, green peppers, and purple onions mixed with sauce and topped with lots of cheese and placed inside a steak roll.

The Italian Venison Sandwich is so simple to make. It seriously takes only 15 minutes and clean-up is easy too. You can’t get any simpler than that.

I got this recipe from Mrs. Paula Greer–mom of my friend Michael Cantrell of Pure Instinct Hunting and Wicked Wild Outdoors and it is the bomb! Mrs. Greer knows what she’s doing in the kitchen! This is a must-try recipe! 

My son Chase said these sandwiches are better than anything you’ll get from Subway and he loves Subway sandwiches, so that’s a huge compliment. Immediately after I made them the first time he was already putting in a request for them for the next week. Now it’s a family favorite!

Thanks for sharing your recipe with us Mrs. Paula Greer!

Italian Venison Sandwich

Prep Time: 3 MinutesYield: 6 Sandwiches
Cook Time: 12 MinutesServing Size: 1 Sandwich
Total Time: 15 MinutesCalories: 480


  • 1 lb venison, ground
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 purple sweet onion, sliced thin
  • 6 oz. of mushrooms, sliced thin
  • 14. oz. can of pizza sauce
  • 8 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 tsp. of oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. of basil
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • Arnold Premium Italian Steak Rolls, 6 ct


  1. Crumble venison and add salt, pepper, garlic powder, basil, and oregano and mix well, breaking the venison up.
  2. Cook on medium-high heat until done, about 7 minutes and then add and cook the green bell pepper, onion, and mushroom slices until tender.
  3. Add pizza sauce and stir well and then top with about 1/2 the cheese, reserving the rest of the cheese for topping later (or add all of the cheese) and let cook till cheese is melted
  4. Spoon this mix into hoagie rolls and serve.

Watch and Follow…

Paula says she likes to top hers with a drizzle of Italian dressing, more mozzarella cheese, and a few slices of tomato and pepperoncini peppers. Whatever you add to your Italian Venison Sandwich don’t forget to add in those extra calories, fat, etc…

The good, the bad, and the delicious…

  • Italian Venison Sandwiches are not too bad calorie plus they are also loaded with protein, calcium, and iron and have lots of other important vitamins.
  • They might also be a little high in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium, especially for those of you on a special diet. 

See my tips below for making this a more diet-friendly recipe.

Italian Venison Sandwich Nutrition Facts

Yields: 6Serving Size: 1
Calories 480 Calories from fat: 26 
 % Daily Value*
 Total Fat 14 g21%
 Saturated Fat 6 g29%
 Monounsaturated Fat 1 g 
 Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g 
 Trans Fat 0 g 
 Cholesterol 111 mg37%
 Sodium 2807 mg117%
 Potassium 320 mg9%
 Total Carbohydrates 47 g16%
 Dietary Fiber 4 g18%
 Sugars 8 g 
 Protein 41 g 82%
 Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 21%
 Calcium 34% Iron 36%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA, but were calculated byMyFitnessPal, Inc. by Under Armour, Inc. 

To make this recipe more diet-friendly… 

  • To help lower the cholesterol and fat use less fat in your ground venison burger. This recipe was calculated using 80/20 ground venison burger because that’s what most hunters use. If your burger has less fat this recipe will also have less fat and cholesterol. You can use ground venison that has no fat added and it will still be good!
  • To help lower the fat even further use low-fat mozzarella cheese or use less cheese. You can omit it, but it will surely take away some of the deliciousness.
  • To help lower the sodium use a salt alternative for the added salt in the recipe or leave it out. Look for a lower-sodium pizza sauce or make your own. Anything prepackaged will always have a higher sodium content. Also, if you can find it, use a lower-sodium steak roll.
  • Whatever changes you make to your Italian Venison Sandwich, you can recalculate the nutrition facts at

Bon Appétit

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Italian Venison Sandwich by DeerRecipes.Online

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  2. Glad you enjoyed my recipe for the Venison Italian Sandwich-made this a lot for my kids especially when we were camping when they were youngsters!

    1. My family really loves it and now everyone else can enjoy it too. I’ve already had lot’s of people tell me they are going to try it. We greatly appreciate you sharing with us.

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