Delicious Dog-Friendly Turkey Mutt Loaf

Dog Licks Recipe for Thanksgiving Dinner


Well, Kilo is giving thanks for the season and his job as official Talent Hounds Recipe Taster. This delicious Turkey Mutt Loaf recipe was Kilo’s favorite so far in our Dog Licks Series. He ate it with a little of his usual kibble for dinner for two nights and LOVED it. My husband, daughter, and I enjoyed it too – I added some tomato source on ours.

All our DOG LICKS recipes are DIY, dog-friendly, look like cute dogs, and make mealtime and parties more fun. Let your dogs and kids enjoy a Sunday dinner or a birthday or join in the celebration on Thanksgiving and other seasonal holidays with this tasty, healthy, lean turkey and veggie mutt loaf meal. It’s also a great way to use leftover turkey breast.



  • 2 cups raw minced turkey or shredded leftovers from your Thanksgiving turkey (flesh only – no fat, skin, bones, or onion)
  • 1 cup quinoa and/or rice – I used a mix of brown rice, quinoa, and lentils I had half cooked
  • 1 egg
  • 3 green beans
  • 3 pieces of asparagus
  • 3 baby carrots
  • 1 tablespoon of pumpkin puree
  • 1 slice of red pepper



  • Spinach
  • Red pepper
  • 1 cherry tomato
  • 3 pieces of kibble


Preheat oven to 375F

  1. Mix the meat, rice, pumpkin puree, and egg in a bowl with a fork.turkey-mutt-loaf-dog-licks-recipe-combining-ingredients
  2. Chop up the vegetables and add them to meat mixture. Distribute well throughout the mix.turkey-mutt-loaf-dog-licks-recipe-mixture
  3. Spoon mix into cupcake tins (1 large and 2 small per pup). Place cups on a baking tray.turkey-mutt-loaf-dog-licks-recipe-filling-cups
  4. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until brown and firm to a fork. The smaller tins will cook faster than the larger ones, so check after 20 minutes and remove when meat is fully cooked.turkey-mutt-loaf-dog-licks-recipe-cups-filled


  1. Turn over the largest cupcake tin to create the face and the two smaller cupcake tins for the ears.turkey-mutt-loaf-dog-licks-recipe-ready-to-decorate
  2. Add two cherry tomato slices as eyes.
  3. Put a scoop of pumpkin puree in the middle as the muzzle with a kibble as the nose.
  4. Add a piece of red pepper as the tongue and spinach as a bow tie.
  5. Enjoy!turkey-mutt-loaf-dog-licks-recipe-final

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Disclaimer:  Please note that I am just having fun with these Dog Licks Recipes, making food that looks like cute pups and that my dog, my kids and I can enjoy. I am not an expert, a chef, a vet or a nutritionist, so it’s advisable to consult with your own authority when trying new foods, and also to ensure that your dog’s or your child’s diet is balanced and appropriate & includes all of the nutrients that are necessary for good health.

Also please watch for allergies or adverse reactions, especially if using products like peanut butter which can be deadly, and never give your dog chocolate, onions, grapes, xylitol or raisins ( if you have any questions contact your Vet or the ASPCA hotline).
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  • kelly 1 year ago

    Loving these recipes! And how appropriate just in time for Thanksgiving weekend! I swear they look good enough even for the humans 🙂

  • What fun, and both my dog and my cats would literally EAT this up! Probably could serve this to my husband, too (ahem).

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      Definitely- I did serve to my husband after Prince Kilo the Pug LOL – he found a tiny bit bland so added tomato gravy and then I made into a pasta meat sauce the next night.

  • Oh my……. just when I think I can’t see a cuter dog recipe from you. Adorable!!

  • I always love your recipes and this one looks like a winner – closer to Thanksgiving am going to try it as she gets ground beef all the time – thanks

  • Looks great! We are going to save this and hope mom will make us some! Thanks for sharing!

  • This looks delicious! I’ll have to start including Gremlin as a guest and make his own little member. Usually he has a tranquil spa day in our bedroom lol!

  • okay … that is cute!!! I already make his food … now to work on my presentation!

  • Your dog treats are always so cute and creative.

  • I just LOVE your creative recipe ideas! I’m always so overloaded with time management on Thanksgiving day, but these are perfect for the weekend after and also a good way to share some left-overs.

  • Yummy! I eat tons of quinoa and could easily make Ruby a little bit, too. All these recipes are so adorable!

  • Mr. N would love the turkey mutt loaf! Maybe I’ll make some for his birthday.

  • Another great Dog Licks recipe! This one is a great meal & super healthy. Great for dogs and kids who are reluctant eaters – these are irresistible! Thanks for sharing, have a Happy Thanksgiving Day weekend!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  • What a fun idea! I honestly think if I try this, it won’t look nearly as nice. But I’m super impressed with the creativity and dog shape.

  • Yummy Yummy! Looks so tasty!

  • Now this is a recipe that all of my dogs could enjoy! I think my cat would like it too.

  • Love trying out new recipes for my dogs. Thank you for sharing this

  • Oooh, these are great!! And just in time for Thanksgiving!! I love your recipes! They’re so much fun and adorable!!

  • Hindy Pearson 1 year ago

    One of my dogs is quite limited in what she’s able to eat, and even home made recipes contain ingredients that are on the “no no” list. I’m happy to say that this recipe would be perfect for her. Thanks for sharing.

  • Glad you are giving us time before thanksgiving! I know people will want to include their pups in the celebrations. Brilliant recipe!!

  • You always have the most amazing food for your dogs.