Homemade Turkey and Sweet Potato Meatball Dog Treats
It’s that time of year again when the grocery store aisles are packed with hungry shoppers, disgruntled cashiers, and more pumpkin pies than you can shake a stick at. Yes, it’s Thanksgiving! I don’t know about you, but this is my absolute favorite holiday. And if your dog is anything like mine, it’s her favorite, too.
Its no surprise dogs across America are such big fans of the holiday season. After all, the probability of food hitting the floor is at an all time high, and dozens of party guests mean double the amount of hands to give out belly rubs and treats. If your dog is really lucky, she might even get a special meal or some canned pumpkin mixed in with her kibble.
Alas, preparing a gourmet feast for your pup while trying to feed the hungry humans at your dinner table is typically a recipe for disaster. It’s important to pick and choose your battles on Thanksgiving Day, and furry family members often get the short end of the stick. Fortunately, leftovers are inevitable and you can only eat turkey soup and sandwiches for so long before you’re just plain sick of poultry.
That’s where this recipe for Homemade Turkey and Sweet Potato Meatball Dog Treats comes in handy. As you divvy up your leftovers into freezer bags and plastic containers, set a pound of turkey and a sweet potato aside to make these delicious dog treats your pup will go nuts over – even if it’s the day after Thanksgiving.
Homemade Turkey and Sweet Potato Meatball Dog Treats Author: PetCouponSavings.com
1 lb shredded or ground turkey
1 sweet potato
1 cup quick cook oats
1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. honey
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Poke 4 or 5 holes in sweet potato and bake for 35-40 minutes until soft. Or, you can microwave it for 8-10 minutes. Set aside and allow it to cool.
Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
Pull skin from sweet potato and scoop the insides into a large bowl.
In a blender or food processor, combine parsley and egg. Run until parsley is well chopped. Add parsley/egg mixture to the sweet potato.
Add turkey, oats, cinnamon, and honey to the parsley/egg/sweet potato mixture.
Mix with your hands until well combined.
Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
Roll the turkey mixture into balls slightly smaller than a golf ball.
Bake for 15-20 minutes. Allow the meatballs to cool before serving.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
We hope your pup likes these homemade dog treats made from Thanksgiving leftovers. If you make them, please share pictures of your dog enjoying her post-holiday meal on The Doggy Dojo Facebook page!