Recipe: Turkey Dinner for Dogs

This recipe uses turkey as the main protein source. Instead of this turkey dinner for dogs, you could substitute different protein sources such as fish, venison, or rabbit meat to add some variety to your pet's diet.

This homemade dog food would make a great meal for any adult pup, as long as they don't have specific dietary restrictions or needs. Before switching to this (or any other homemade meals) for your dog, it would be best to have a conversation with your veterinarian or a canine nutritionist.

Like humans, every dog has a unique set of nutritional needs. Some dogs may need more calories than others, while other dogs may require higher protein content in their meals.

If your dog has any health issues, his dietary needs are going to vary depending on the condition he has and the severity of the problem.

Providing your dog with the best nutrition possible isn't as easy as most people think. We want to give our dogs the best, but a homemade diet may not always be the best option.

If you don't provide nutritionally balanced meals, your dog could suffer from nutrient deficiency or an overdose of certain vitamins and minerals. This is why it's so important to consult an expert before making a change to your pup's diet.

Turkey Dinner for Dogs Recipe

Turkey Dinner for Dogs

This recipe will not provide balanced nutrition for all dogs. In order to ensure that your dog is receiving proper nutrition, talk to your veterinarian before feeding this recipe.

They will evaluate your dog and evaluate the recipe(s) that you're thinking of feeding. Your vet may recommend adding a multivitamin or additional supplements to make this recipe 100% nutritionally balanced for your dog's unique needs.


Recipe: Turkey Dinner for Dogs

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This is a safe and healthy recipe that is made with human-grade ingredients. Not only can you feed it to your dogs, you could even eat it too!

This is a very simple recipe to make. The prep work is the hardest part.

If you'd like to use a different protein source, just choose a protein that your dog enjoys and cut it into small chunks about the size of a penny. Prep for this recipe usually takes me about 10 minutes.

  • Author: Samantha Randall
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: about 12 cups of food 1x
  • Category: Cooked Food
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Dog Food


  • 1 pound white meat turkey
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 3 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ⅛ cup parsley
  • 3 sage leaves (diced)
  • 1.5 tbsp. rosemary
  • 1.5 tbsp. fish oil


Cook the turkey however you like. You can use leftover turkey from a recent meal or prepare ground turkey by frying it in a pan.

Cook the rice according to the instructions on the packaging. Boil or bake the sweet potato. You do not need to peel the potato, as many of the nutrients are found in the skin.

Once you've prepared these first ingredients, combine the cooked ingredients with all other ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir until everything is evenly combined.

Once all of the ingredients have cooled, you can feed this turkey dinner for dogs to your pet.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 197
  • Sugar: .9 g
  • Sodium: 34 mg
  • Fat: 10.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.1 g
  • Fiber: 8.7 g
  • Protein: 5.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 81 mg

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How much to feed: I recommend feeding about 1/2 cup of this homemade dog 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 turkey dinner for dogs 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 treat 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.

Samantha’s biggest passion in life is spending time with her Boxer dogs. After she rescued her first Boxer in 2004, Samantha fell in love with the breed and has continued to rescue three other Boxers since then. She enjoys hiking and swimming with her Boxers, Maddie and Chloe.