Homemade Turkey and Sweet Potato Meatball Dog Treats

by Pet Coupon Savings on November 4, 2013

These Homemade Turkey and Sweet Potato Meatball Dog Treats can be traded in place of your pet’s dry  food meal. Do you know what is in most dog food and dog treats? A lot of it is unpronounceable and unrecognizable.  Fresh meat – chicken or turkey, and occasionally beef without added salts and preservatives, vegetables, and rice make a fantastic replacement to your pet’s commercial dog food. I ran this homemade turkey sweet potato dog treat by my vet and he found this combination an acceptable replacement.

If your four legged friend is more family member than pet you may be looking for dry dog food alternative and this may be the one. This particular tasty treat can be made year round or it can be made with Thanksgiving leftovers. Use meat that is not heavily seasoned, and sweet potatoes before you add marshmallows and all the other unhealthy ingredients. My dogs absolutely love this dish, and I feel good giving it to them because I know there are no dyes, additives, or chemicals.

Easy Homemade Turkey and Sweet Potato Meatball Dog Treats

Homemade Turkey and Sweet Potato Meatball Dog Treats Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Shredded or Ground Turkey
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Sweet Potato
  • 1 Cup Quick Cook Oats
  • 1 ½ tsp. Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. Honey
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh Parsley

Homemade Turkey and Sweet Potato Meatball Dog Treats Instructions:

Poke 4 or 5 holes in sweet potato, Place sweet potato in oven preheated to 400°, bake for 35-40 minutes until soft. Or you can microwave for 8-10 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool.

Pull skin from sweet potato and scoop inside into a large bowl.

In a blender, chopper, or food processor combine parsley and egg, run until parsley is well chopped. Add to sweet potato in bowl.

Add turkey, oats, cinnamon, honey and parsley.

Mix with your hands until well combined.

Spray a large cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

Roll turkey mixture into balls, slightly smaller than a golf ball.

Place in oven that has been preheated to 350°. Cook for 15-20 minutes.

Allow to cool, store in an airtight container in refrigerator.

We hope that your dog enjoys these Homemade Turkey and Sweet Potato Meatball Dog Treats!

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Erinn S November 4, 2013 at 8:51 AM

I’ll have to share with my son- I have a grand Beagle Pup who would love these!


Pet Coupon Savings November 4, 2013 at 8:54 AM

Thank you Erinn! I hope he enjoys these. :)


Brynn @ MommyDigger.com November 4, 2013 at 8:55 AM

My dog would love these, I’m going to make them as a Thanksgiving treat for him :) Your doggie is too cute!


Pet Coupon Savings November 4, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Thank you for stopping by Brynn! :)


Emma @ P is for Preschooler November 4, 2013 at 9:15 AM

My dog would love these! Thanks for sharing! I hate buying the commercial dog treats because of all the chemicals, but most of the time I don’t have the time or cooking skills to make homemade!


Pet Coupon Savings November 4, 2013 at 9:26 AM

I hope your dog enjoys these, Emma! :)


Alicia November 5, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Garlic? I thought garlic is bad for dogs.


Pet Coupon Savings November 5, 2013 at 4:17 PM

I’m sorry Alicia, it isn’t in the ingredients part of this recipe but somehow made it into the instructions. I’ll remove it. Thanks for letting me know.


Alicia November 6, 2013 at 6:24 AM

I noticed that.I just didn’t want anyone putting it in :)


Asha November 17, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Great recipe. I am definitely making this for Thanksgiving. I am afraid of buying commercial pet treats after my friend’s dog getting sick from eating Chinese chicken jerky.


Pet Coupon Savings November 19, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Thanks for stopping by Asha! I hope your dog enjoys them. :)


Lekesia Williams September 7, 2014 at 7:50 PM

I made these for my Mr.Digglesworth “Diggles” 1st birthday pawty, and they were a hit. The dogs were going crazy over them. I had to make another batch. Diggles want eat his dog food unless I cut up a meatball to add to it.


Pet Coupon Savings September 7, 2014 at 8:51 PM

That’s great to hear Lekesia! I’m glad Diggles enjoyed them and had a good birthday pawty. :)


Terri August 13, 2015 at 9:26 AM

Made these for my 2grandpups. They love them, not to mention my daughter hides their pills in them!


Pet Coupon Savings September 2, 2015 at 10:25 AM

Great, Terri! Glad it works well for the pups. :)


Diana February 12, 2017 at 12:02 PM

Thank you so much for posting this recipe! My dog loves them and with all the food and treat recalls, it’s nice to be able to make treats that are good for him. :-)


Mary May 11, 2017 at 2:15 PM

These sound really good. How long will they keep in the fridge?


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