Turkey and Veggie Dog Food Recipe

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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

Turkey & Veggie Dog Food Recipe

Turkey & Veggie Dog Food Recipe


  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons chicken liver, finely diced or pureed, optional
  • 2 medium carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup green beans, diced
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Add the olive oil and toss with turkey & veggie mixture. Allow to cool before dividing into freezer safe containers.

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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19 Comments on "Turkey and Veggie Dog Food Recipe"

  1. Carol  September 4, 2016

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

    • 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. 🙂

  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.

    • Nichole  October 22, 2016

      Thank you for the tips!

  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!

    • Gale Compton  September 24, 2018

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

  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?

    • Gale Compton  February 23, 2019

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

  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.

    • Erin Milller  March 25, 2019

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

    • 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.

  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 🙂

    • Gale Compton  April 27, 2019

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

  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!

    • Gale Compton  June 19, 2019

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

  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

    • Erin Milller  August 22, 2019

      Hi Mariane! We hope he enjoys it 🙂

  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. 🙂

    • 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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