Christmas Countdown Day 6- Turkey Dog Treat Recipe

My canine crew love getting treats for Christmas. They aren’t too picky which is good because I don’t have to worry about impressing them with my cooking skills. When making treats, I love simple recipes, like this turkey treat recipe. It’s basically 1 ingredient and if you like you can add some items for flavoring.


Ingredients for dog treat recipe

Ground meat, I’m using 1lb of ground turkey.  Low fat meat will not shrink as much  and won’t leave as much grease in the pan when cooking.
possible additions- soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, grated cheese, garlic powder.


  1. Mix any additions into the ground meat.  I added 1 tbsp soy sauce.
  2. Spread ground meat onto a slightly greased sheet pan.
  3. Score the meat to make it easier to cut apart when done cooking.
  4. Cooking time can vary depending on the meat. I cooked the turkey at 300 degrees for 20 minutes.  I then took the tray out and poured off the fat that was in the pan.  I also blotted the top to remove some of the fat.  I returned it to the oven and continued cooking it at 250 degrees for 30 minutes.
  5. I removed the tray from the pan and cut the treats up. I turned the treats over and returned thetray to the warm oven for 10 minutes with the oven turned off.  This helps harden the side that was underneath and makes it not greasy to handle.
  6. Pass out to eagerly awaiting canines.
Since these are really dehydrated, I store a few days supply in the fridge and for longer storage in the freezer.
These are a favorite for me to make because I can make them any size (I tend to go small when I am actively training) I also prefer meat-based treats over treats that are mostly or all carbs.
Leave out the additives for a treat you can share with your cats and ferrets.

What’s your favorite simple dog treat recipe to make?

This is our first time taking part in the Tasty Tuesday Blog Hop hosted by Kol’s Notes and Sugar the Golden Retriever.  Follow along to see find more tasty eats.

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