A delicious creamy venison sauce with rotini pasta and loads of cheese. This recipe is worth a million dollars, but since I love my readers so much, I’ll share it gladly–free of charge 🙂
Million Dollar Pasta recipes have been around for many years and it’s made in so many different ways. A lot of people will buy traditional pasta sauce and add cream cheese and sour cream. Some will only add cream cheese and some only sour cream. Then you have those that like to throw in some cottage cheese, too. It’s all good!
Personally, I like to make homemade sauce. It always tastes better and it’s healthier, too. It’s really simple and once you try it you’ll never use store-bought again.
Million Dollar Venison Pasta is one of the easiest, but most delicious pasta recipes ever and can you believe it takes about 30 minutes to make? How can something so delicious take such a small amount of time?
It actually takes less than that if you cook the way I do–everything all at once. While the meats are cooking, I’m cooking the pasta and gathering and measuring ingredients for the sauce.
I start the water for the pasta and while I’m waiting for that to boil so I can add the pasta, in a separate kettle I start frying the venison burger and sausage to make my sauce.
Before the meats are done, the water is ready and I add the rotini pasta. Shortly afterward, the meat is ready and I add the tomatoes, spices, sour cream, and cream cheese and cook another five minutes.
By then, everything is ready and all I have to do is layer it in a casserole dish and bake for maybe 5 minutes.
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Once cooled, cut evenly down the center and then make four even cuts across, giving you 10 equal squares. This goes great with a salad and some garlic bread or rolls.
This is the perfect dish to take to family get-togethers, parties, etc… It serves so many people, it’s very filling, and a real crowd-pleaser. During deer hunting season, I love making this on a Friday and having it for leftovers on Saturday. This way I can hunt all day Saturday and not have to worry about cooking dinner.
The good, the bad and the delicious…
- Million Dollar Venison Pasta is low in sugar for most people, high in fiber, protein, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron.
- Unfortunately, for some, it might be too high in calories, total fat, sodium, and cholesterol.
See tips below for making this a more diet-friendly recipe.
Million Dollar Venison Pasta
|Yields: 10 Squares||Serving: 1 Square|
|Calories 473||Calories from fat 42|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 22 g||33%|
|Saturated Fat 13 g||64%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Trans Fat 0.0 g|
|Cholesterol 100 mg||33%|
|Sodium 1086 mg||45%|
|Potassium 6 mg||0%|
|Total Carbohydrates 41 g||14%|
|Dietary Fiber 6 g||25%|
|Sugars 7 g|
|Protein 26 g||53%|
|Vitamin A 29%||Vitamin C 28%|
|Calcium 31%||Iron 26%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value 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 by MyFitnessPal, Inc. by Under Armour, Inc.
To make this recipe more diet-friendly…
- To help lower the cholesterol and fat you could use less fat in your ground venison burger and sausage. This recipe was calculated using 80/20 ground venison burger.
- To lower the calories, sodium, fat, and cholesterol, use non-fat mozzarella cheese, sour cream, and cream cheese. You should also look for cholesterol free or low cholesterol sour cream and cream cheese. You could also use less of the above-mentioned dairy products–try half.
- To help lower the sodium, omit any added salt or use a salt alternative and use low-sodium pasta.
- Whatever changes you make to your Million Dollar Venison Pasta, you can recalculate the nutrition facts at myfitnesspal.com