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Easy Venison Taco Dip Recipe

With its tasty layers of Greek yogurt cream, chili-lime spiced ground venison, pepper jack cheese and fresh veggies, this Easy Venison Taco Dip Recipe is a must-have on game day.

Easy Venison Taco Dip Recipe
Impress your friends at the next party with this delicious venison dip. (Allie Doran photo)
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If you have venison in your freezer, you need to make this bad boy. I added a little bit of citrus to the ground venison meat to combat the heavier flavor and it’s divine. I love how the extra-lean venison meat crumbles perfectly over the Greek yogurt cream cheese mixture. To complete this party-ready dip, all you have to do is add a little bit of cheese and veggies of choice over the top – it’s that simple!

Serves: 10
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 pound ground venison
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lime, divided
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese (it mixes easier when soft)
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 2 cups shredded or finely chopped lettuce
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 ½ cups shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced (optional)
  • Chips or veggies for serving


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the diced onion and sauté for 3-5 minutes until golden.
  3. Add the ground venison and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the chili powder, garlic powder, ½ teaspoon of the salt, pepper and the juice of ½ of the lime.
  5. Cook venison taco meat for 2 more minutes, and then remove from the heat.
  6. In a bowl, mix together Greek yogurt, softened cream cheese, salsa, the remaining lime juice, and the remaining salt.
  7. Spread the yogurt cream mixture into the bottom of a 9×13-inch pan.

    venison taco dip recipe
    Yogurt cream mixture (Allie Doran photo)
  8. Sprinkle the venison taco meat over the yogurt cream.

    venison taco dip recipe
    Everyone loves a great dip, and the ground venison in this one sets it apart from the rest. (Allie Doran photo)
  9. Top with shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes.
  10. Sprinkle on the pepper jack cheese and jalapeño, if using.
  11. Serve venison taco dip immediately, or refrigerate for a few hours before serving.

    venison taco dip recipe
    This dip can be served hot or cold depending on when you prepare it and when you are planning on serving it. (Allie Doran photo)

For more delicious venison recipes from Allie Doran, visit: Miss Allie’s Kitchen

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