Turkey and Veggie Dog Food Recipe made with Whole Food Ingredients

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We only want the best for your dogs! That’s why we recommend making your own dog food. It’s the best way to control what ingredients go in (and which preservatives stay out). All of our dog food and treat recipes are made with 100% natural, human-grade ingredients. The same type of clean, healthy foods that you use to create your own meals! That’s why you’ll find lean turkey, protein-rich liver, and nutrient-dense vegetables in this Turkey and Veggie Dog Food recipe.

Choosing Ingredients for our Turkey and Veggie Dog Food Recipe

Turkey and Veggie Dog Food Recipe

When creating our dog food recipes, we research which ingredients are best for dogs to eat and digest. Then, we create the recipes and test them on our own dogs. Once we know our dogs are satisfied, we give the recipes to our friends and families and try them out on their dogs. Finally, we share the recipes with the SkinnyMs. community. That way, your dog can also enjoy wholesome, clean-eating dog food and treats.

After doing our research, we selected lean, ground turkey for this Turkey and Veggie Dog Food recipe. We also added in a few nutrient rich vegetables to boost your pet’s health and wellness. As an extra bonus, we included olive oil in the mix. It not only provides essential fats for your dog’s healthy diet, but it also gives your dog’s coat the shine it deserves.

NOTE: Check with your veterinarian before making any changes to your pet’s diet. Also, please be aware of any allergies your pet may have to specific ingredients. Always avoid ingredients which have caused reactions in your pets in the past. If you are unsure about a specific ingredient found in one of our dog food recipes, introduce the food to your pets in small amounts first.

Turkey and Veggie Dog Food

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5 from 1 vote

Turkey and Veggie Dog Food Recipe

Our dog recipes are filled with good nutrition and made with only whole foods. Dog family members deserve the best!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Pet Meals and Treats
Cuisine: Pet Recipes
Keyword: Healthy Dog Food, Healthy Dog Recipes
Servings: 8
Calories: 176kcal
Author: Gale Compton

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons chicken liver finely diced
  • 2 medium carrots coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup green beans diced
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  • Add 1 1/2 cups water to a double boiler, place vegetables in a steam basket over the pot and cover. Heat until boiling, reduce heat to a low-boil and steam until veggies are tender, about 10 minutes.
  • In the meantime, add the turkey and liver to a large skillet and cook on medium-high heat until done. Drain off any fat and discard. Chop veggies or pulse in a food processor. Add veggies to cooked turkey.
  • Add the olive oil and toss with turkey & veggie mixture. Allow to cool before dividing into freezer safe containers.

Nutrition

Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 458mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3080IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

NOTE: Freezer-safe bags are great for freezing individual meals. Before tossing them into the freezer, make sure to label each bag with the date of preparation and name of the meal. The serving size for each meal will depend on the breed and weight of your dog. Check with your vet regarding how much to feed your dog on a daily basis. Always allow time to defrost each meal in the refrigerator the night before serving.

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24 Comments on "Turkey and Veggie Dog Food Recipe made with Whole Food Ingredients"

  1. Carol  September 4, 2016

    Is this meal sufficient for a dogs daily diet, meaning no supplements to include such as vitamins and minerals?

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    • Gale Compton  September 4, 2016

      Carol, Please talk to your vet about your dog’s individual needs. For example, my dog gets a variety and I sometimes add fish oil and/or probiotics just before he eats. Sometimes he gets grass-fed ground beef with veggies and a little beef liver cooked in. At any one time, I have 2-3 gallon size ziplock bags packed with meals in individual quart size baggies…all in the freezer. I usually cook for a few hours every other week. It’s work, but he’s so worth it. 🙂

      I get a lot of recipes from Dr. Becker’s Real Food for Dogs and Cats.

      Hope this helps. 🙂

      Reply
  2. E Malek  October 21, 2016

    This recipe needs a calcium supplement if not feeding raw meaty bones. Otherwise it’s too high in phosphorus and too low in calcium. 1/2 tsp of powdered eggshell per pound of food will be enough.

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    • Nichole  October 22, 2016

      Thank you for the tips!

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  3. Melody Yarcho  September 23, 2018

    I only do homemade dog food as a topper for the dog food for something different! My dogs love it!

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    • Gale Compton  September 24, 2018

      Melody, Thanks for letting us know. So happy your dog loves it. 🙂

      Reply
  4. Debbie  February 22, 2019

    My little dog loves this! I usually do 1/2 cup 2x a day, with about 1/4 cup, or less of his favorite Can food. He sits and cries/begs the whole time it is cooking?

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    • Gale Compton  February 23, 2019

      Debbie, Awwww…I’m so happy he loves it! 🙂

      Reply
  5. Katterkat  March 23, 2019

    I’ve been feeding my dog ground Turkey for about a year now. I buy 3lbs of ground Turkey. I add about 6 eggs, 2 cups of mixed vegetables, 1 Tablespoon of egg shell that’s been boiled for 5 min and ground to a fine powder., 1 cup of oats or white rice or barley. I add one vitamin per day and 1teaspoon of ACV. Sometimes I add non salted beef boilion cube to the turkey. She gets a half cup a day. She is a Shih-Poo. Weighs 15 lbs.

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    • Erin Milller  March 25, 2019

      WOW! The royal treatment, for sure! That’s awesome! 😀

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    • Jan  May 29, 2019

      How are you fixing this, in the crock pot or are you feeding raw. Sounds like one I would like to make. Thank you.

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  6. Vanessa Esperanza  April 26, 2019

    Thanks so much for this recipe! I love making my own dog food and I would agree with some of the previous comments regarding supplements. I use Azestfor because its super easy, you just mix it right in and it takes the guessing out of what my pups are getting or not getting.
    Can’t wait to try your turkey/veggie dish 🙂

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    • Gale Compton  April 27, 2019

      Vanessa, Thank you for the feedback. We’ll be adding more doggie recipes soon. 🙂

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      • Donna Pieniazek  July 4, 2020

        No one should give their dog or cat any canned or bag dog food ever! These food companies really don’t care what your pet eats! The ingredients mentioned on the ingredients are not totally true or clear. Did you know, what is actually in the vast majorities of dog food?! When the label on your dog food says ” by products” what it is really saying is, dead animals crushed up” also, diseased animals that have died anbd died crushed up. Also by products mean, any garbage that they can make pass as an ingredient combined with another terrible ingredient in dog food. Don’t you ever wonder what all the ingredients are that you never heard of or even understand? These people are making millions and some people are making billions of dollars, making dog and cat food! It really is one of the most terribly, awful things that has been going on with out pets food for over 50 years! These ingredients that do not list that, are breaking the law or just flat out lying! Also the many things that are in dog foods are not good for your pets and are actually the reason so many animals are getting sick with many ailments including Cancer. If you really want to know exactly what is in your dogs or cats food you need to look up, ” Homemade Dog Food”. There are several different recipes online. Take some time and read as many as you can or want. They cover a variety of food that is ” good” for dogs! The recipes look so good, you would want to eat them yourself. They contain proteins ( meat, dairy) many kinds of vegetables ( most) and many fruits including berries! Just like berries are so good for us, they are very good for dogs as well! Especially blueberries! Good for us and wonderful for dogs too! Wouldn’t you feel better, if you knew that your were giving your dog a healthy food instead of those icky things that are kept in cans for many years, let alone kibble that is kept in that bag for many years. The both have a ton of preservatives in them. That’s why they last so long. Do you really want your beloved pet to eat all those, ” chemical” preservatives?! Not to mention the artificial coloring and whatever ” by products” they decided to go with. There are grains that you should ” never” give to your pets as well. One that is in dog foods that are suppose to be in prescription dog foods, such as Science Diet and Royal Canin. Wheat and corn..are not good for your dog! No matter how these companies word these products in dog food, does not make them any healthier. If you don’t have time or want to worry about making the next batch of dog foid, you can order it! There are the….fresh dog foods. I believe there are only 3 on the market right now. Farmers Dog, Soot and Tango and Fresh Pet. Read up on ALL of these foods and try one or all. They tell you exactly how to change over from one to another or from what ever yoy’ve been giving your pet. You must ” slowly” inroduce any new food to your dog over a period of 1 week. Add little by little to the food you’ve been giving them. If you don’t, your dog will most likely get sick and vomit for days! Start out with adding a 1/4 of the new food to 3/4 of the old for 2 days, then 1/2 to 1/2 for 2 days then, 3/4 of new to 1/4 old for 2 days then, on the 7th day, give 100% new food!!! Your dog or cat shouldn’t have any problem with the transition if you do this. I would like to add that dogs ” LOVE” fresh food! At least the many dogs that I know, who have been luckily changed to it. Just think, knowing what your pet is eating and not being worried as much, if your dog will get a cancer or many other health problems. At least you’ll know it’s not because of their diet. I don’ t know about treats yet, but I’m learning about that now. Just try to stick with ingredients that you know. You can also google, ” Healthy Homemade Treats for my Dog”. You would be surprised at all the healthy treats you can make easily for your dog. Thanks for reading! This wasn’t directed to the person who had posted on this same subject, It was meant for everyone that wants to give their pets ” A Healthy Diet” Thanks for reading!

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        • Gale Compton  July 5, 2020

          Excellent information, Donna. In addition to the companies that mail order the homemade type of dog food is, NOM NOM NOM.

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  7. Marcia  June 18, 2019

    My recipe is basically the same as Katterkat’s, but I grind up hard boiled eggs for the calcium, and include white rice (not brown rice-dogs don’t digest it well) for added “filler”. Recently have been adding a couple of teaspoons of tuna for the topper – my dog loves any kind of fish. I don’t cook the turkey or veggies, but mix all ingredients and then freeze the mixture into patties that I can thaw in the microwave. My dog is 11 years old and is in great health!

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    • Gale Compton  June 19, 2019

      Marcia, Thank you for the feedback. It sounds like you dog has a happy & healthy life. 🙂

      Reply
  8. Mariane First  August 22, 2019

    my Maltipoo is so fussy what he eats, I would love to top his dog food off with this. Thanks for the recipe

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    • Erin Milller  August 22, 2019

      Hi Mariane! We hope he enjoys it 🙂

      Reply
  9. Jo  January 10, 2020

    Maybe fix this to include calcium so people don’t cause unnessary damage to their dog. Also, it is missing micronutrients. Anyhow at least fix it with the calcium requirements so people don’t hurt their dog. 🙂

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    • Gale Compton  January 11, 2020

      Jo, Actually cauliflower contains calcium. However, if you’re concerned about micronutrients, add one sardine and you’ve got the micronutrients and calcium covered. Of course, as stated in the recipe, check with your vet before introducing any new foods to your dog’s diet. 🙂

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  10. David  June 10, 2020

    My dog loved this recipe! He’s usually such a picky eater, so I’m grateful to find something he really enjoys. Thanks!

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    • Erin Miller  June 10, 2020

      We’re happy to hear that your pup loved them, David! 🙂

      Reply
  11. Beverly  June 18, 2020

    5 stars
    Our dog is allergic to most everything but ground turkey so we cook this recipe for him minus the olive oil as he is allergic to that too but we’ve been adding a product called Dynovite to it for vitamins and minerals doesn’t the recipe need these added? Also taurine for his heart. Other than that he loves his meals and always wants more.

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