A delicious Italian loaf, soaked with homemade garlic butter, loaded with venison sausage, Italian seasoned sauteed bell peppers and onions and then a bubbly layer of cheese. Who wants some?
Venison Pepper and Onion Loaf is ready to devour in 20 minutes or less. You’ll have a delicious, better than any takeout meal that the whole family will love. This is another anytime meal–it’s good for breakfast or dinner.
When I make Venison Pepper and Onion Loaf I always have to double the batch and leave the peppers and onions off one of them for my son, Chase. I just leave it off and top the cheese with crushed red peppers. It’s so good, but I personally like it with bell peppers and onions better. You can also use ground venison burger or slices of venison steak. Get creative!
The good, the bad and the delicious…
- Venison Pepper and Onion Loaf is low in calories and sugar, high in protein and calcium.
- The sodium, total fat, and cholesterol might be too high for some. See my tips below for making this a more diet-friendly recipe.
Since we are removing part of the bread from each half of the loaf (maybe 25%), it’s impossible for me to calculate the nutrition facts without going insane. Also, your venison sausage might be made with different ingredients than mine–it might have a higher or lower pork sausage amount added. Click the sausage if you want to check out my venison sausage recipe.
There are so many venison sausage recipes out there. I used the recipe you see above and it has 141 calories per serving, which is 80 g. This means it has 846 calories per lb. The Venison Pepper and Onion Loaf serves 8, so the sausage calories would be 106 per serving. Have I ever mentioned I hate math!
Anyway, I calculated Venison Pepper and Onion Loaf as if I were using the whole loaf of Italian bread and a generic venison sausage patty. You can see the nutrition facts here at MyFitnessPal.com but keep in mind these facts are not 100% accurate. I personally would take away at least 25% from the totals.
Venison Pepper and Onion Loaf
|Yields: 8 pieces||Serving: 1 piece|
|Calories 344||Calories from fat 37|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 14 g||21%|
|Saturated Fat 5 g||24%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g|
|Trans Fat 0.0 g|
|Cholesterol 84 mg||28%|
|Sodium 534 mg||22%|
|Potassium 2 mg||0%|
|Total Carbohydrates 28 g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 2 g||7%|
|Sugars 1 g|
|Protein 30 g||59%|
|Vitamin A 12%|
|Vitamin C 0%|
*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 lower the sodium, total fat, and cholesterol, use a non-fat mozzarella cheese and a butter alternative.
- You could also omit the butter and just use the garlic.
- You could also use less cheese.