Winter recipe: wild venison and gnocchi bolognese

This delicious venison and gnocchi Bolognese recipe is straight from the My Food Bag kitchen

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In the colder winter months, quick and easy recipes that deliver a flavoursome hearty meal are worth their weight in — well, venison. This delicious venison and gnocchi Bolognese recipe is straight from the My Food Bag kitchen. We’ve been enjoying the convenience of My Food Bag during some busy weeks pre- and post-National Fieldays to make the evening food routine as simple (and quick) as possible. Plus, we’ve got a nice stash of delicious recipes to refer to, which have now become household staples.

Recently, My Food Bag partnered with local wild game suppliers WithWild and Premium Game for recipes like this Venison Bolognaise (shared below), Seared Venison Steaks, a fragrant Goat Curry, and a Venison Pepperoni Pizza to share the inspiration about including wild game in your regular menu planning.

15-Minute Wild Venison and Gnocchi Bolognese


1 carrot, grated
600g wild venison mince
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
2 tsp brown sugar
4 Tbsp tomato paste
400g cherry tomatoes
½ cup beef stock
100g baby spinach

500g gnocchi
1 drizzle of olive oil
4 Tbsp grated Parmesan


Bring a pot of salted water to a boil

Prep and cook Bolognese
Grate carrot. Heat a drizzle of oil in a skillet fry pan on high heat. Cook venison mince for about 5 minutes, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until browned. Add carrot, spices and sugar and cook for 3–4 minutes, until carrot is tender.

Finish Bolognese
Add tomato paste, cherry tomatoes, and stock to pan. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, for 5–6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce has thickened. Add spinach to wilt and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, cook gnocchi
Add gnocchi to pot of boiling water and cook for 3–4 minutes, until gnocchi start floating to the surface. Drain and return to pot with olive oil to prevent sticking. Stir through Bolognese sauce and sprinkle over Parmesan.

To finish
Spoon Bolognese into bowls. Serve fresh green salad on the side.

Recipe supplied by My Food Bag (

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