Venison and Potatoes are tender chunks of venison tenderloin with golden potatoes, slices of onion, and loads of spices. It’s so good and diet-friendly too!
Venison and Potatoes is an extremely easy recipe. It takes just over 20 minutes and you’ll have a healthy, delicious, diet-friendly meal that the whole family will love.
Just prep the meat and veggies and preheat the oven and an oven-safe pan. Layer the venison tenderloin in the pan and place the veggies on top. Bake for about 20 minutes.
Venison and Potatoes
|Prep Time: 3 Minutes||Yield: 4 Servings|
|Cook Time: 20 Minutes||Serving Size: 1/4 of Everything|
|Total Time: 23 Minutes||Calories Per Serving: 299|
- 1 lb venison tenderloin, cut into small chunks
- 1 yellow onion
- 1 lb honey gold petite potatoes (I use Tasteful Selections)
- 1 Tbsp. of oregano
- 1 Tbsp. of basil
- Dash of salt & black pepper
- 2 Tbsp. of butter (optional)
- Chop the onion into large chunks and half or quarter the potatoes (if they are really tiny half them, if larger quarter them).
- Sprinkle black pepper, salt, oregano and basil all over the venison and the veggies.
- Preheat the oven to 375 F and also preheat an oven-safe pan. Spray with oil (if needed). I used my copper pan, so I didn’t need any oil.
- Place the tenderloin in the bottom of the pan and place the veggies on top of the tenderloin and add butter (optional).
- Bake in the oven until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
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This is a very hearty meal. It will fill you up quickly and keep you full. Because of this, you don’t really need any sides, but if you must, it goes great with a salad or corn on the cob.
You might want to add more than 1 Tbsp. of oregano and basil if you want it to have a stronger flavor. I personally feel the more the better! I have also tried Venison and Potatoes with Creole seasoning instead of oregano and basil and it is the bomb! If you try the Creole seasoning, omit the added dash of salt and black pepper because it is not really needed and use at least 2 Tbsp. of the Creole seasoning.
You can also top this with cheese, but I was going for a healthier dish, so I left it out. My family likes it when I add mozzarella or cheddar cheese, but I’m the strange one, so I like it with pepper jack cheese or just as it is.
The good, the bad, and the delicious…
- Venison and Potatoes are very low in calories, fat, and sugar and contain no cholesterol. It is also high in potassium, protein, vitamin c, and iron.
- This meal might also be a little too high in sodium for those of you on a low-sodium diet.
See my tips below for making this a more diet-friendly recipe.
Venison and Potatoes Nutrition Facts
|Yields: Serves 4||Serving Size: 1/4|
|Calories 299||Calories from fat: 0.09|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 3 g||5%|
|Saturated Fat 0 g||0%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0%|
|Sodium 540 mg||23%|
|Potassium 460 mg||13%|
|Total Carbohydrates 28 g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 1 g||5%|
|Sugars 2 g|
|Protein 37 g||73%|
|Vitamin A 1%||Vitamin C 36%|
|Calcium 3%||Iron 15%|
*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 by MyFitnessPal, Inc. by Under Armour, Inc.
To make this recipe more diet-friendly…
- This recipe is pretty healthy already, but the sodium might be too high for some. To help lower the sodium use a salt alternative for the added salt in the recipe and/or maybe omit some of the salt. Also, use fresh spices instead of dry processed ones. Most processed (prepackaged foods) will have a higher sodium content.
- Whatever changes you make to your Venison and Potatoes, you can recalculate the nutrition facts at myfitnesspal.com