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

Healthier Venison Stroganoff

  • Author: Miss AK
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


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



  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 sweet yellow onion, diced
  • 1 lb. ground venison
  • 1 pint baby bella mushrooms, destemmed and sliced 
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1 pinch dried thyme
  • 2 Tbsp. arrowroot powder or tapioca starch 
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine (if you don’t want to use wine, sub for beef broth, but use it if you can)
  • 3/4 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup beef broth 
  • 35 dashes Worcestershire sauce 
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (we like 2% fat, but any will do)
  • Egg noodles, gluten free noodles or butternut squash noodles for serving 


  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.  
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Russian/American


  • Serving Size: 1 cup sauce
  • Calories: 397
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 614 mg
  • Fat: 22 g
  • Saturated Fat: 14 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 30 g
  • Cholesterol: 311 mg

Keywords: stroganoff, venison, wild game, dinner

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