Homemade Turkey Loaf Recipe for Dogs

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Dogs love our meatloaf recipe!

Why make your dog’s food from scratch? When you make this homemade turkey loaf recipe for dogs, you’ll know exactly what your best friend is eating. We believe dogs should eat just as healthily as their human companions, so all of our dog food recipes are made with human-grade ingredients! No need to worry about additives, preservatives, sweeteners, or other unhealthy ingredients.

Homemade Turkey Loaf Recipe for Dogs

Many people believe that purchasing dog food is just as healthy as making it yourself. It certainly seems to be more convenient, too. After making this homemade turkey loaf recipe for dogs, I’m not sure it’s that much more difficult to make it at home! But, commercially-made food works better for some people. Whether you buy canned or dried dog food, be sure to check the ingredients list to make sure there aren’t any hidden additives.

You should also double check that there haven’t been any recalls for the brand you are considering. There are a few sites that send emails with updates of dog food recalls. I use Dog Food Advisor to look for recalls and to receive ongoing recall alerts.

How to Choose the Right Ingredients for Dog Food Recipes

Healthy Turkey Loaf Recipe for Dogs

Choosing ingredients for dog food recipes is actually quite easy. Think of the type of food you would eat; nutrient-dense vegetables and lean proteins. That idea works for dogs, too! This homemade turkey loaf recipe for dogs can be modified to fit your dog’s dietary needs. For example, if your dog has allergies to poultry, use beef or pork instead. The egg can also be eliminated, if necessary.

To increase the nutritional value of this recipe, I often add any or all of the following:

  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup diced white mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup diced baby spinach in place of green beans

Keep in mind that you should always check with your veterinarian before making any changes to your dog’s diet. Also, please be aware of any allergies your pet may have to specific ingredients and avoid ingredients which have caused reactions in your pets in the past. If you are unsure about an ingredient found in one of our recipes, introduce the food to your pets in small amounts first.

4.23 from 35 votes

Homemade Turkey Loaf Recipe for Dogs

Change up your dog's mundane meals with a fresh Turkey Loaf!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Yield 4 treats
Serving Size
Course Pet Meals and Treats
Cuisine Pet Recipes
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 egg large
  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup diced tomatoes (with liquid, no sodium)
  • 1/2 cup carrots finely diced
  • 1/2 cup green beans diced (fresh or frozen and thawed)
  • 1/2 cup brown rice or quinoa cooked


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl thoroughly combine all ingredients. Spread mixture into a 5 x 7-inch loaf pan. Bake for 45 minutes.
  • Slice and chop into bite sized pieces. Store covered in the refridgerator, or freeze.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 212kcal |
Keywords Healthy Dog Meals, Healthy Dog Recipes

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How to Make Ahead: After the loaf has cooled, slice it into individual servings and store it in a freezer safe bag or container. Remove slices as needed and defrost them in the refrigerator the night before serving.

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    1. I use a 1 cup muffin tin (6 count), actually I have 4 and make a batch of 24. My Beagle (33 lbs) will eat 1/2 twice a day with added vitamins and Omega 3 supplements. My Coonhounds (89 lbs each) eat 1+1/2 burger at each meal. I love cooking, and live alone, finding good recipes for my Hounds serves as a filler for the void in not having anyone to cook for, and feeding my Hounds a higher quality less expensive diet! This formula is perfect for any protein source: chicken, turkey, Beef, fish (I use canned Alaskan salmon), it is not framed fish.

  1. We have tiny 3 to 6 pound Chihuahuas. Can we we feed β€˜β€˜tis to them? What would you recommend in portion sizes?

    1. Mikki, I definitely recommend asking your vet about portion sizes. You’ll want to break up the meat loaf into small bite size pieces.

  2. Hi,
    I have 2 5lb mi-kis. They both have liver issues. One worse than the other. They are very picky eaters. Do you have any recipes for liver issues in dogs? They are only 3 & 2 years old. They’ve been eating freeze dried raw dog food & usa chicken jerky sprinkled on to make their food more appealing. My vet said to stop all food & jerky and make homemade dog food which is fine. The recipe she gave me ,they wont touch. My 3 year old had an ultrasound & they didnt see anything. Before they do a liver biopsy- my vet wanted to try changing their diet 1st. But I need a appropriate recipe that will help the liver that is tasty without too many Ingredients in it. I also would like to know if you can recommend a vitamin that isnt powder that tastes good to a dog. They wont eat anything with vitamins on or in thg their food. I need some assistance, please help me.

    1. Judy, Our homemade recipes should be approved by your vet, especially since your mi-kis have liver issues. Regarding the vitamin, I can’t make a specific recommendation since I’m not a vet. Although my dog doesn’t have liver issues, she will eat Pet-Tabs Original Formula. Again, be sure to check with your vet to see if this recipe is appropriate, as well as any vitamin supplement purchased. Best to you and your mi-kis. πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Pam, We haven’t done the calorie count for dog recipes since there is such a big difference in dog sizes. πŸ™‚

    1. Paula, I have several new recipes that just need to be added to the site. Do you prefer treats or meal type recipes?

  3. I made this for my puppers and they are going ga-ga over it!!!! I have a Jack Russel & an itty bitty Yorkie and they are just loving this so far! Thanks for the great recipe and I look forward to trying more!5 stars

    1. Hi Jen
      I have 4 littles furbabies. How much do you feed your babies? Once or twice a day? Thanks for your help

  4. I’ve seen a lot of articles that states that dogs should not have tomatoes. This recipe has diced tomatoes in it. Is it safe? What is an alternative ingredient you could use in the turkey meatloaf recipe?

    1. Jacqueline, Check with your vet about the tomatoes for your dog. You can sub with chicken or veggie broth.

      1. Hi Gail, I did not want to give my dog tomatoes so I substituted 1/3 cup of unsweetened applesauce. She seemed to like it.

        1. Thanks, Karen for letting me know. Unsweetened applesauce is fine too. I’m happy she like the recipe. πŸ™‚

  5. Love this recipe as a base recipe. I have 2 large and 2 small dogs…I changed this recipe to include and delete some ingredients. This is what I made and the gang loves it.
    1-1/2 cups brown rice
    1 tables oil
    3 lbs ground turkey
    1 slice liver, cooked
    3 cups baby spinach, chopped
    2 carrots, shredded
    1 zucchini, shredded
    1/2 cup peas frozen
    1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
    1/4 cup burdock root
    1/2 cup blueberries
    1/2 cup cranberries
    3 tbls flaxseed
    2 boiled eggs
    1 piece turmeric
    Made sure to give a daily vitamin as well.

    1. Rose, Oh WOW, thank you so much for a different version. Looks like you covered all nutritional needs and recommend a multi-vitamin. πŸ™‚

    1. Stephanie, We have not made these in a muffin tin. However, I would recommend starting with 25 minutes at 375 degrees. Check in the center of one muffin before continuing. Keep us posted.

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