venison stroganoff on a plate with a black charger and a silver fork and parsley

Healthier Venison Stroganoff

This healthier Venison Stroganoff recipe uses coconut milk and Greek Yogurt for a lighter, but still delicious, take on classic stroganoff with wild game.

  • Author: Miss AK
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Russian/American



  1. Heat the butter and olive oil in a stock pot or Dutch oven over medium heat until hot. 
  2. Add the onion and cook for 3-5 minutes, until slightly brown. 
  3. Add the venison and brown, about 8 minutes. 
  4. Next, add the mushrooms, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, and thyme. Cook for 2 minutes and add the Tapioca starch. Cook for 2 additional minutes. 
  5. Add the wine and apple cider vinegar and scrape up all of the bits at the bottom of the pan. 
  6. Cook for 2 minutes before adding the coconut milk, beef broth, and Worcestershire sauce. Let the mixture come to a boil, cover and reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes. 
  7. Add the Greek yogurt, stir well to combine, cook for 2 minutes and remove from the heat. Serve with egg noodles, gluten free pasta of choice or butternut squash.  


Keywords: stroganoff, venison, wild game, dinner