Turkey & Veggie Dog Food Recipe

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This Turkey and Veggie dog food recipe is made with lean, ground turkey and nutrient rich vegetables that will boost your pet’s health and wellness. Olive oil is added to help give shine to your dogs coat and provides needed fats for a healthy diet.

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 and 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 & 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: Ziploc bags are great for freezing individual meals and should be labeled with the date of preparation and name of the meal. The amount frozen for each meal will depend on the weight of your dog. Check with your vet regarding how much to feed your dog on a daily basis. Allow to defrost in the refrigerator the night before serving.

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10 Comments on "Turkey & 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! 😀


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