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Venison Italian Sausage Pizza Bundles

Submitted by Carole in Marinette, WI

You can either make your own venison Italian sausage or purchase bulk Italian sausage. You can use this venison sausage for a variety of things: lasagna, spaghetti, pizza toppings...the list goes on and on. This is my favorite recipe using venison Italian sausage! Great to serve for tailgating!


To make venison Italian sausage
- 4 pounds ground venison
- 4 pounds ground pork
- 2 tablespoons black pepper
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 2 teaspoons anise seed
- 3 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons fennel seed
- Mix all together well. Make a small patty and cook until done. Adjust spices to your liking.

To make the Pizza Bundles
- 1 pound venison Italian sausage
- 3 hoagie buns
- 6 tablespoons pizza sauce
- 3 slices onion
- 1/2 green peppers, cut into strips
- 1 - 6.5 ounce can mushrooms
- 4-5 thick cut mozzarella cheese slices


- Divide sausage into 3 equal parts. Shape each to fit hoagie bun. Fry or grill until done.
- Keep warm and set aside. Toast hoagie buns; either in a toaster or broil until golden brown.
- Place 1 tablespoon pizza sauce on top and bottom portion of hoagie bun. 
- On top portion of hoagie bun, place onion slices, green pepper slices and mushrooms. 
- On bottom portion of hoagie bun, place sausage patty and top with mozzarella cheese. 
- Place under broiler and broil until cheese is melted and golden brown. 
- Place top onto bottom and ENJOY! Or wrap in aluminum foil and place in 200F oven to keep warm until half-time.

Categories: Main Dishes, Team-sized Recipes