Dog Food Recipes: Turkey, Sweet Potato and Pea Balls

By Dr Eloise Bright 2 Min Read


Makes approximately 20 balls


Many dogs have food intolerances and allergies to chicken, so turkey is an excellent option for these pets. Sweet potato has long been regarded as a superfood and in particular provides high levels of vitamin A, great for night vision. Sweet potato also has a low glycaemic index and adds a slightly sweet flavour to food. These balls are ideal as an accompaniment to your dog’s regular diet. On their own they are not a complete balanced food, but they provide the recommended ratio of protein, carbohydrates and fats. Serve up 3-5 balls with your dog’s regular food for some tasty variety. You can also experiment with other meats and vegetables.


500g lean turkey mince

1 egg

1 medium sweet potato

250g frozen peas, thawed

1 Tbsp olive oil


Steamer, baking tray and oven


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Peel and slice sweet potato into 1cm rounds and steam for 7 minutes.
  3. Mash the sweet potato, then mix in remaining ingredients.
  4. Roll mixture into small balls, a little smaller than golf balls.
  5. Place balls onto a baking tray, sprayed with non-stick oil.
  6. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
  7. Freeze in small portions and reheat until steamy. Allow to cool before serving.

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Dr Eloise is a Clinical Lead at Love That Pet and one of our resident pet care experts. She also curates the select range of vet recommended and approved products which feature on our site.
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