Homemade dog food is a healthier alternative to commercial diets for most pets. You can cater the meals to your dog's individual needs, and you can use the healthiest ingredients available. This skillet turkey dog food is made with vegetables, flaxseed, yogurt and other superfood ingredients.
You can substitute a different protein source if your dog can't eat turkey. If your pup is sensitive to common protein sources, you could use rabbit, lamb or venison instead. In fact, you can substitute any protein source that is available in your area. You could even make this recipe multiple times with many different protein sources to add some variety to your pet's diet.
Fruits and vegetables that you may substitute include:
- green beans
Before making any changes to the recipe, discuss a homemade diet with your veterinarian. Bring this recipe with you, and ask whether or not it will provide balanced, complete nutrition for your pet. Your vet may recommend adding supplements or a multivitamin to the recipe in order for your dog to get the nutrition that he needs.
Skillet Turkey Dog Food with Veggies
There are plenty of great, nutritionally dense foods you can use to supplement your dog's diet. Whether he eats home cooked meals or a commercial dog food diet, you can always add whole foods to his diet as snacks or food toppers. The extra vitamins and minerals provided by these foods give your pooch a necessary boost, and can help him stay healthier.Print
Recipe: Skillet Turkey Dog Food with Veggies
Turkey is a highly digestible protein. This lean, white meat helps dogs build muscle and maintain a healthy body weight. It's a great source of necessary nutrients like phosphorus, riboflavin and, as an added bonus, most dogs love the flavor.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: about 6 cups 1x
- Category: Dog Food
- Method: Stove Top
- Cuisine: Cooked Food
- 2 cups ground turkey
- 1.5 cups white potatoes (diced)
- 1/4 cup non-fat yogurt
- 1 cup dog-friendly vegetables (chopped)
- 1 egg (with shell)
- 1/8 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/4 cup quick oats
- 1 cup water
In a large skillet, add the turkey, potatoes, vegetables and water. Cook on medium heat for about 20 minutes. Stir the recipe occasionally.
Add the egg. Crush up the shell with your fingers and sprinkle it into the food. Add the oatmeal. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Remove the turkey dinner for dogs from the heat. Add the flaxseed and yogurt. Stir until evenly combined. Allow the food to cool completely before serving it to your dog.
- Serving Size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 144
- Sugar: 1 g
- Sodium: 74 mg
- Fat: 6.9 g
- Carbohydrates: 5.5 g
- Fiber: 1.1 g
- Protein: 16.7 g
- Cholesterol: 70 mg
Keep in mind that the nutrition information above is based on the ingredients that I used. If you substitute a different protein source, the nutrition information will change. Likewise, I used asparagus and carrots as the vegetables in my recipe. If you use other veggies, you'll need to recalculate the nutritional information.
How much to feed: I recommend feeding about 1/2 cup of food for every 20 pounds of body weight. This recommendation is for 2 servings per day. This is just a guideline. Lazier pets and senior dogs may not need as many. It is extremely important to consult your veterinarian about the best serving size for your dog.
How to store: You can store the leftover dog food in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or freeze them and they’ll keep for up to 3 months. Keep in mind that this recipe includes no preservatives, so it won't last nearly as long as commercial dog food.
For More Information
We publish many homemade dog food and treats recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips and advice, see our “Recipes” section. If you're new to home cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.