Thanksgiving Dog Treat Recipes
Updated: Sep 16
My dogs and I have many things in common, but one of the things we truly love is food. Now, celebrating a holiday that is legit about food, we are totally here for it.
Typically, how the cooking day gets started is by burning a pumpkin scented candle and turning on Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. The chef takes her job very seriously, so cooking doesn’t begin until everyone has their uniforms on, which are matching doggy sweaters and aprons. After the sweaters are on and the apron is snatched, we get all our ingredients out. This year, I am thinking of roasted vegetables with pumpkin, stuffing, mashed potatoes, Gardein Holiday Roast, and a green bean casserole. Of course, there will be a pumpkin pie involved!
My favorite part of this whole lineup has to be the green bean casserole- it is vegan-friendly and so delicious! I also love it because there is a cheddar green bean dog biscuit recipe from Baking with Junior that my dogs love! It makes a hefty batch, which is great for when you are having friends and their dogs over for holiday gatherings.
You’ll need cookie cutters, basic ingredients, and a baking sheet before you get started! I usually grab some of these items already when I am shopping for Thanksgiving, so don’t forget to grab some of the other pieces as well when you go shopping.
Cheddar Green Bean Dog Biscuits makes about 150 individual treats
Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour, plus extra for rolling the dough heaping 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup low sodium chicken, beef, or veggie broth 1/4 cup low fat/non fat milk heaping 1 cup steamed or canned (salt-free) green beans
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, stir together the flour and cheese. In a blender, combine the chicken (or beef or veggie) broth, milk, and green beans. Puree until smooth. Pour the pureed mixture into the flour mixture and mix to combine. Once the mixture has come together, turn it out onto a floured board and knead until smooth, adding more flour as necessary to prevent the dough from sticking to the surface. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into desired shapes (I used a shot glass to cut out rounds). Place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet about 1/4 inch apart (they won’t spread). Bake for 30 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store the biscuits in an airtight container for about 5 days, or in the freezer for 3 months.
I love how easy it is to include my pups in everything that I do, even when it comes to baking or having friends over for the holidays. That is actually something I found to be grateful for
over quarantine! We were stuck in the house for so long, which was great for my dogs and being able to spend a lot more quality time with them. Our time spent together was more than just going for walks or making trips to the dog park, but I began including them in mealtimes, on social media, and with friends. I even made friends with people because our dogs got along, and that is for sure something I would not have expected after having gone through COVID and quarantine. We are all ready to connect and do things together, even our dogs, and I think it is really awesome that something as simple as baking and having friends over can be centered around our pups!
With that in mind...
You didn’t think I forgot about dessert, did you?!
This recipe is so easy and a plain classic. Your dogs know they can never go wrong with pumpkin and peanut butter, and this one is definitely quick and easy to bake. Not to mention, you’ll have plenty of treats for when your friends come over with their pups!
You’ll of course need a baking sheet, cookie cutters, and the basic ingredients.
Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Dog Treats
Preheat your oven to 375°F
In a large bowl, mix together the pumpkin and peanut butter
Stir in the flour and combine the mixture into a dough
Roll out the dough onto a floured surface
Cut the dough into shapes with your favorite cookie cutter
Place the treats half an inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet
Bake for 12 minutes
Have fun and BE MERRY!!!! These recipes are sure to be a holiday staple for you and your pup. And why wouldn’t they? They’re super easy to make and you probably already have the ingredients in your pantry! Enjoy your Thanksgiving this year and be sure to tag OC Pom Rescue in all of your holiday pictures!