Easy Slow Cooker Dog Food with Ground Turkey and Veggies


By Lori Taylor

Winter is almost here, which means delicious slow cooker meals! Don’t leave your pup out of the fun, they can have the same style delicious homemade meals. It’s easier than ever when you use a slow cooker. This easy slow cooker dog food recipe features ground turkey and an assortment of vegetables including carrots, sweet potatoes, and green beans.

Slow Cooker Dog Food with Ground Turkey and Veggies

Slow Cooker Dog Food with Ground Turkey and Veggies

You may think you don’t have the time or money to make your dog’s food. You might be surprised to see that you actually SAVE MONEY when you make your dog’s food at home from scratch. And when you use your Crock-Pot, it’s faster and easier than ever!

Stop anxiously reading over long ingredient labels and wondering what you’re really feeding your furry best friend. Homemade dog food allows you to ensure your pup is eating only the best ingredients like high-quality meats and nutritious, dog-safe veggies.

Makeup two weeks’ worth of homemade dog food and store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. It’s freezer-friendly too!

Slow Cooker Dog Food with Ground Turkey and Veggies

Always talk to your veterinarian before changing your dog’s diet or adding in new foods. If the recipe below includes an ingredient that is a known-allergy for your dog, skip it or substitute it with another dog-safe ingredient.

RELATED: Which Fruits and Veggies Are Safe For Dogs? 

Slow Cooker Dog Food with Ground Turkey and Veggies

Easy Slow Cooker Dog Food with Ground Turkey and Veggies

A money-saving homemade dog food recipe that you can make in the Crock-Pot.
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Course: Pet Food
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow Cooker Dog Food with Ground Turkey and Vegeatables
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 142kcal


  • 3 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice
  • 1 15 ounce can kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups sweet potato peeled and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups carrot peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup green beans chopped
  • 3 1/2 cups water


  • Add all ingredients to a large slow cooker and stir with water to combine.
  • Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 3-4.
  • Let cool completely before serving to your pup.


Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3074IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

Slow Cooker Dog Food with Ground Turkey and Veggies

Don’t just stop at homemade dog food. Whip up some easy dog treats too! Here are a few of our favorites:

We also have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to ideas for your dog. Check it out!

Will you give this easy slow cooker dog food recipe a try? Be sure to let us know what your dog thinks of it!

Slow Cooker Dog Food with Ground Turkey and Veggies

Slow Cooker Dog Food with Ground Turkey and Veggies

Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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47 responses to “Easy Slow Cooker Dog Food with Ground Turkey and Veggies

  1. Looks good I’m gonna give it a try for my new puppy. One quick question….you have down 3 pounds of ground turkey added to the slow cooker but should that be cooked or uncooked?

    1. You can do either. The slower cooker will cook it, but some people like to cook it ahead of time! It is honestly up to your preference.

  2. I have a 8yr old Chihuahua that was losing weight consistently since January, to the point he has seen two vets trying to make him well. I was at wits end changing to high end dog food thinking that would help. I finally decided to use your recipe with modifications as I already bought frozen peas and spiraled zucchini and fresh spinach. With one hour left in the slo-cooker I gave Eddie a bit of everything after he refused to eat his canned food again, guess what he went crazy over it, wanted more and then my other chihuahua wanted some. I’m sold, this being my very first attempt I’m very happy. So now I’m making all their foods at home. Thanks for posting this recipe, it’s a hit at our house! And, the other 3 dogs are foodies so I imagine they’ll be over the moon!

    1. This is such a great story. Thank you for sharing it with us. We believe that even animals love the great flavors of fresh produce!

  3. It makes a lot of food. How best to package and store? I give her 1 cup twice a day. I have freezer bags. What do you recommend?

    1. We usually prefer air tight containers to freeze. You can absolutely use freezer bags if that is what you have on hand.

  4. I have a 15 year old labradoodle who was becoming a picky eater. After trying combinations of wet and dry dog foods I gave up and started researching homemade dog meals. I made this for my dog and he loved it. He gets excited again for his dinner time. I did add Zesty Paws to his diet for additional vitamins and minerals.

    1. Send an email to kristin@theproducemoms, and we we will get you added to our email send list. We send out emails 4-6 a month with all of our new recipes (people and pet)!!!

  5. Great recipe! I have a 13 year old poodle who’s a picky eater. I have started cooking for and a crockpot is a great idea! Do you add any vitamins or supplements? If yes which ones?

  6. We just started making meals at home for our German Shepherd and look forward to trying this recipe! How many cups does this recipe yield approximately? Do you have any recommendations for figuring out serving size? He weighs 90 lbs. Thanks!

  7. I want to try this as part of my overweight dog’s new diet (supplemented with kibble). The rice will be added uncooked, right? I am not the best cook and so I follow everything to the letter in fear of messing up.

  8. My 8-year old Frenchie loves this recipe. Question for you – if you want to omit the rice how much water should I add?

    1. We haven’t tried it without the rice, so I’m not sure what would work best. You may have to try it a few times to get the right mix.

  9. I love the recipe but I’m still quite unsure how much I should feed my 2 dogs every day. I have a 100 pound black lab and a 30 pound corgi. I know how many calories to feed them but I’m still unsure how many calories this whole recipe is so I know how to portion it.

  10. I started this recipe last week for my dogs (7) and they absolutely love it. I’m so happy and so are they. I do add vitamins. Thank you for this recipe.

  11. I am excited to try this recipe! we decided to start making our own dog food since the last 2 bags of food we have purchased have had alot of crushed dog food in them almost like powder and our pups won’t eat it even if we mix their canned food with it. I know they are going to go bonkers over this. I honestly thought it would be very time consuming but how easy is a crockpot.

    I also will be making some doggie treats with your recipes. So glad I found your website. Thank You!

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