Easy Venison Meatballs with Tomato Sauce 

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes



  • For The Meatballs
  • 2 lbs ground venison
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1/2 tsp fennel
  • For The Sauce
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp minced basil
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan


For The Meatballs

Preheat your oven to 350ºF. In a large bowl mix together venison, pork, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, sage, and fennel with your hands. Roll into balls and place on a baking sheet and bake until fully cooked, about 13-15 minutes.

For The Sauce

In a saucepan over medium heat add olive oil and garlic and cook 1 minute. Add tomato sauce and minced basil and simmer 5 minutes. Pour on top of meatballs and top with grated parmesan.


We used plain breadcrumbs in our recipe but you can always use seasoned. Adjust salt and pepper accordingly.

These meatballs are great to make ahead of time. Bake them, cool, then place in a ziplock bag. Reheat meatballs in the sauce until warm and meatballs reach an internal temperature of 165ºF.

Perfect Pairing

Looking for another venison recipe? Try this Make-Ahead Venison Stew.