Venison Pizza with Roasted Veggies for #FennelFriday

With Christmas over, now it is time to think about New Year’s Eve celebrations!  So this pizza addict decided we needed a new pizza recipe to celebrate the fun!  If you did not know about my pizza addiction, here is a montage of photos to prove my love for the delicious treat!  Now any pizza can be shared…..maybe….sometimes…..oh heck, you just better make extra!!!

Venison Pizza with Roasted Veggies #FennelFridayThis is technically the second venison pizza recipe I have shared here at CafeTerra.  The first venison love recipe was Grilled Venison and Veggie Pizza, which included a tomato base and some feta cheese.

This month the Fennel Friday Cooking Club is creating wild game recipes.  AND since I have a freezer full of venison, thank you to my Dad, another venison recipe just made sense!

Today, the recipe I will share does not include a tomato base.  Instead, you will be graced with lots of buttery love.  Now to kick up the buttery happiness a notch, I added Herbes de Provence with fennel pollen.  The flavors were perfect with venison and roasted veggies- AND since there was extra melted butter with some herbs left over Hubby decided to take one for the team and soak up the butter with a crusty bread.  No reason to waste any of the ingredients right?

Venison and Roasted Veggie Pizza #FennelFridaySince I was asked to be a part of the Fennel Friday Cooking Club, I have learned so much about fennel pollen.  I love all the different ways you can incorporate fennel pollen into sweet and savory treats.  My favorite fennel pollen mixture is the Divine Dessert.  I have used the Divine Dessert in almost all my sweet treats lately.  Next week you will get to drool over an apple treat!  First, let’s devour this pizza recipe!

Yields 8

Venison Pizza with Roasted Veggies

40 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

1 hr, 5 Total Time

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Ingredients

2 bell peppers, diced
1 medium red onion, diced
2 medium tomatoes, diced
4 oz package of mushrooms, about 1 cup of mushrooms
1 stick of butter (1/2 cup,) melted
1 tsp Herbes de Provence
1 lb venison steaks, thinly cut into strips
Garlic powder, salt, and pepper to season the venison
2-3 cups swiss & gruyere shredded cheese mixture
Pizza Dough (Red Star Yeast recipe)

Instructions

For the Roasted Veggies:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Roast bell peppers, onion, and tomatoes for about 10-15 minutes, or depending on oven. Sit aside.

For Grilled Venison:
Preheat propane grill on high. Season the thinly cut venison strips with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Grill each side for only one minute, any longer and you will over cook the meat.

For the melted Butter:
Melt one stick of butter, add in the Herbes de Provence while the butter is still warm.

To assemble pizza:
Grease pizza pan with cooking spray, and sprinkle corn meal on cooking spray. With piece of dough to fit 16 inch pan, spread out dough evenly.

Brush on melted butter and herb mixture.

Dice up the grilled venison, and top on the butter and herb mixture.

Next add roasted veggies and mushrooms.

Then add shredded cheese and bake in oven for 20-30 minutes depending on oven. Bake until the dough is golden brown cooked through.

Enjoy!

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Venison Pizza with Roasted Veggies #FennelFriday

To try the Herbes de Provence or even the Divine Dessert, stop by Pollen Ranch and pick up your very own tin of pure love!  I hope you have a very safe New Year’s Eve!!!  Make sure to eat in-style if you go out, or stay home, you deserve the best!

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  • Your pizza looks and sounds perfect for NYE!! The roasted veggies and meat with herbs de provonce sounds so so delicious! Hope you're enioying the holidays and wishing you a great 2014 my friend :)
  • Angie
    The pizza looks mouthwatering, Terra! Happy New Year!
  • Tutti Dolci
    I love homemade pizza, this looks so tasty!
  • BakeItWithBooze
    This looks so yummy, Terra! Pizza is always delicious, but you really dressed it up with the venison and mushrooms. Yum!! Happy New Year!
  • Mari’s Cakes
    It is so tempting! I love your pizzas! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Terra. Hugs
  • Maureen Shaw
    Venison and roasted veg AND pizza? How did you squeeze so much happiness into one dish?
  • Hotly Spiced
    I love the look of your pizza, Terra, and I've used herbs de Provence and they're terrific with pizza. I use fennel a lot but I don't think I've ever had or seen fennel pollen. I'll have to look out for it xx
  • kitchenriffs
    Gotta admit I've never had a venison pizza - my loss! This looks wonderful. Terrific flavor combo - thanks.
  • Liz
    I probably won't get any venison soon unless my BIL comes to town, but I bet this pizza would be delish topped with any meat! Happy New Year, Terra!!! xo
  • Jamie
    Wowee! I love game and love venison (usually eaten in a tart fruit sauce when I can) but my husband does not so we never buy it. This is one amazing pizza!
  • Jeanette Chen
    Now that's a creative pizza - I'd never think to try venison on pizza. Happy New Year!
  • I remember the other venison pizza and it looked quite delicious, but I think I like this one even better. I'm more of a fan of non-tomato base pizza so this one has me ready to jump up an make it! I guess need to send Bobby out to kill us a deer. :) Actually, the local market had some venison last week. Hopefully it's still there. Pizza sounds perfect right now! Hope you're having a great start to 2014!