Thanksgiving turkey dinner for your dog can be a fun and easy project. It’s always sad when your furry friend wants to share in the big meal, but can’t because the human version isn’t good for us pups. My recipe is not only tasty, but it is safe for your dog to eat, and easy to make! Heavens, if I can make it, so can you!
You can use any fruits or veggies you would like in your turkey creation. I decided to use sweet potatoes, apple, peas, radishes, and a carrot. First I mixed a pound of lean ground turkey with an egg and about a cup of oats. The consistency needs to be the same as meatballs because you are making a meatball, or several depending on the size you would like. The oats bind the meat and eggs and will give your finished turkey more of a turkey skin look.
Next you need to make the feathers, feet, eyes, and wattle. I had my mom help cut these items out of the veggies so I didn’t hurt myself. Since the goal is to have this look like a turkey, choose pretty colors. I used sweet potato for the feathers, and then a couple radish slices for small feathers in front of the big ones, the apple for the wattle, peas for the eyes, and carrots to make the feet.
All these veggies are then stuck into the meatball to create the look of a turkey. The “bird” is placed into a well greased pan to be baked.
As always, before baking, make sure and taste what you are making. Why wait an hour for it to bake if it doesn’t taste good. My taste buds say skip the baking and chow down, but I know that would not be the right thing to do.
Now it is time to let the little fellow bake for about an hour. The veggies are baking with him, and will get some of the turkey flavor because of that. The waiting if a real killer!
Once the turkey dinner for your dog is out of the oven, let it cool, and then serve. It can be served on a fancy plate, or in your dog’s bowl. I used the rest of the sweet potato to make some chips to use as a garnish. Simply slice and bake in the oven while the turkey is baking.
Turkey dinner for your dog works fine in a dog bowl as well, and the chips can be added as a garnish in the bowl too.
Now for the highlight of cooking, the real tasting time! Sorry folks, I couldn’t help myself. I had to just grab the turkey and gobble it up! Thanksgiving is almost here, so grab my recipe and make sure you have the ingredients to make your own turkey dinner for dogs!
Watch out for any cat burglars in the area. I had an incident with cat bro Bert taking off with a sweet potato chip and eating it. They are not something cats should eat much of, but he eats toilet paper, off the roll, so this has to be better than that for his health!
In case your pup wants some pumpkin pie for desert, Emma has a recipe for a tasty dog friendly one from years ago. Stop by her post to grab that recipe!
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