Jake’s Thanksgiving Treat

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Jake’s Thanksgiving Treat

If you know us – then you know Jake! He is our Jack Russell that we love so much. Since he is part of our family I will be making him a Thanksgiving treat. Using some of the turkey from dinner.

I have heard different stories about dogs and turkey. Jake has had turkey but I only give him a little at a time and he has always been fine. If you are unsure then only give a little at a time or use chicken for this recipe.



  • 2 pounds cooked turkey (ground)
  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas (or green beans), thawed
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 apple, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup small grain rice, cooked (brown or white)
  • 1 large egg
  • Special Equipment – Doggie cookie cutter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place ground turkey in a large bowl. If you are using left over turkey put through a grinder first.

  2. Take your sweet potato and pierce a few holes and microwave for 3 minutes. Test and if it is soft take it out – if not set for another minute. Let cool. Peel and mash into the bowl with turkey. Add in peas or green beans.

  3. In a small glass bowl add in carrots and about 1/2 cup of water. Microwave for 1.30 minutes. Drain then add to the bowl.

  4. Add in diced apple, rice and egg. Combine well.

  5. Take a large baking sheet and line with parchment paper or non-stick foil.

  6. Form dog biscuits and bake for 40-45 minutes.

  7. Keep refrigerated for 1 week or freeze in small baggies for easy use!

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