Best Homemade Dog Food Recipe for Small Dogs – Scrumptious Turkey Dinner

The only thing missing from this recipe to make it a Thanksgiving feast are the cranberries and stuffing!

But I say add the cranberries anyway, as they are on the “yes” list for dog’s to eat. However, hold the stuffing!

Now what kind of Thanksgiving feast would it be if there were no sweet potatoes? So in this Thanksgiving inspired recipe, I went ahead and added a moderate amount of sweet potatoes. Not only are they sweet and delicious, but they are fantastic for digestive health due to their dietary fiber. Sweet potatoes also contain magnesium, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and are low in fat. Ding, ding, ding!

Read six things you didn’t know about sweet potatoes and dogs for more detailed information.

You probably have not put much thought into magnesium or what role it plays in a dog’s diet but magnesium is important because it provides energy production at a cellular level. Proper sodium, potassium and calcium levels are dependent upon magnesium and should magnesium levels drop so will these minerals. This can cause muscle weakness or trembling, difficulty walking, muscle pain and lethargy. It is important that we provide the proper levels in our homemade recipes to provide an all-around balanced meal.

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Turkey Dinner

A nutritious homemade dog food recipe.

Main Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword dog food recipe for small dogs
15 minutes
45 - 1 hour 20 minutes
1 hour 35 minutes
6 Pounds


  • 5 pds. Ground Turkey
  • 4.5 oz. Liver Vitamin A/Copper
  • 4.5 oz. Beef Kidney
  • 12 oz. Sardines (in water) Vitamin D
  • 2 Sweet Potatoes (raw) Vitamin A
  • 8 oz. Spinach Manganese, Vitamin E
  • 1 cup Blueberries Antioxidants
  • 1 Apples (raw) Fiber
  • 1 cup Brown Rice Optional
  • 4 tbsp. Hemp Seed Oil Omega 3, Omega 6
  • 1 cup Flaxseed Zinc
  • 1 serving Nupro Add prior to feeding


  1. In a large stock pot place the ground turkey, kidney and liver in a steamer basket and cover the bottom of the pot with water. Cover and cook 40 If using an Instant Pot steam for 20 minutes.

  2. In a food processor add the raw spinach, blueberries, apples and sweet potatoes and puree.

  3. Boil the rice.

  4. Once the meat is cooked and cooled, add to food processor and slowly incorporate the hemp seed oil. 

  5. Add meat mixture, rice, flaxseed and pureed vegetables to a large Tupperware or aluminum pan and hand mix. Prior to feeding add Nupro per serving instructions.

~~For information on supplements I use, visit my recommended supplements page.~~

Lastly, I use Ziploc bags for each meal and I portion out morning and night feedings. My dog’s eat the same amount (2.5 oz each) so I measure out 5 oz. in each Ziploc bag and freeze/refrigerate. At feeding time I split the serving into two and serve.

Once I see that I have two days left of fresh food in the refrigerator I will take out another few days worth from the freezer and defrost.

**This recipe for my two small dog’s will last about two weeks. This is why I cook an entire months worth (approx. 25-30 days) of food. I always cook two different meals. That way they eat a variety of different food and are getting all their nutritional met daily For more information on rotational feeding visit**

2 thoughts on “Best Homemade Dog Food Recipe for Small Dogs – Scrumptious Turkey Dinner

  1. After this, my dog Tarzan will be eating better than me lol.
    Thank you for the nutrition facts and about the magnesium, this post was extremely helpful and informative.

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