A Six O’Clock Solution for Deer Meat…You’re Welcome.

After many years of trying to incorporate deer meat into quick last-minute dinner dishes – and failing – I am happy to report that I have a solution to those last-minute woes. The answer is a jar of Classico pasta sauce – the Italian sausage variety! By chance I tried it one night and it actually complements deer meat.

I have turbo-charged it with a whole cauliflower and some parsley for flavour. But this is an easy last-minute dinner for anyone with deer meat in the freezer. Unfortunately I’ve had to throw out many deer meat experiments over the years. So here’s hoping you enjoy this one, as deer meat has a particular flavour that does NOT mesh well with any old jarred sauce!

Quick & Delicious Pasta Sauce for Deer Meat:

3 tbs pure olive oil

1 large yellow onion, small dice

1 cup chopped parsley

1 whole medium cauliflower, small dice

1 tsp pepper

Salt to taste

1 lb ground deer meat

1 jar Classico pasta sauce (Italian sausage, peppers and onions variety)


Sauté onion parsley and cauliflower in olive oil over medium low heat until caramelised. Add pepper.

In separate fry pan, brown deer meat.

Add meat to cauliflower mixture.

Add sauce.

Simmer 5-10 minutes.

Serve over a whole grain pasta such as spaghetti or penne. Enjoy!