Gourmet Dog Food Recipes – 9 Quick and Easy Meals!

A few questions for all you dog lovers out there.

Have you ever asked yourself Is what I’m feeding my dog actually good for them?

Does the sound of Gourmet Dog Food sound like a time-consuming and difficult thing?

Is there even such a thing as gourmet dog food recipes, or Quick and Easy?

The majority of commercial pet food these days is processed and generally include so many fillers (Processed animal parts) that it has become a real guessing game whether that food is good for our dogs or not.

Many people feed their dogs this kind of food because generally it is a lot cheaper than Veterinary approved brands, which can become quite expensive, especially if you are feeding the giant breeds (Mastiffs, Great Danes etc) of which I own.

My dog saffron at the beach.
Hi I am Saffron!

This was one of the reasons I started looking into making my own gourmet dog food recipes.

What I really like about the dog food recipes I am going to give you here is that the base mix (With all the goodies) is already pre-made by Yumwoof and is called the Yumwoof DIY Base.

What Is Yumwoof DIY Base Mix?

The Yumwoof DIY base mix is by far the easiest, quickest and healthiest way to make your own dog food in your home kitchen.

It is for anyone that is on a budget or who wants to give their dog a clean whole foods diet.

This DIY base mix makes sure your dog has all the essential vitamins and minerals they need.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

  • Your dog wants a fresh food diet.
  • You want the cleanest possible ingredients for your dog.
  • You are looking for the most affordable way to feed your dog, especially when it comes to the larger breeds.

To help you with a diet that not only tastes great (My two dogs will vouch for this) but is packed full of nutrition that will make sure your dog remains happy and healthy I have put together 9 Gourmet dog food recipes you can do at home for your best freind.

With all these recipes the key ingredient will be the perfect dog food mix from Yumwoof.

OK, lets get started with these culinary delights!

Easy Lamb Dog Food Recipe

Cooked lamb in a roasting dish

Key Ingredient – Perfect Dog Food Mix.

Ingredients – Choose the amount of 85% ground lamb you will cook and use the corresponding ingredient quantities.

  • 1lb ground lamb + 1/2 cup of yumwoof mix.
  • 4lb ground lamb + 1 1/2 cups of yumwoof mix.
  • 8lb ground lamb + Entire bag of yumwoof mix.

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Preheat the oven to 250F
  2. In a large roasting dish combine the ground lamb and yumwoof mix.
  3. Bake for 2 hours then remove and allow this to cool for about 30 minutes.
  4. Store in sealed containers.

This will stay fresh in the fridge for 3 – 4 days and in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Easy Beef & Egg Dog Food Recipe

Beef with eggs in a dish

Key Ingredient – Perfect Dog Food Mix.

Ingredients – Choose the amount of 85% ground beef you will cook and use the corresponding ingredient quantities.

  • 1lb ground beef + 1 egg + 1/3 cup yumwoof mix.
  • 4lb ground beef + 4 eggs + 1 1/2 cups of yumwoof mix.
  • 8lb ground beef + 8 eggs + entire bag of yumwoof mix.

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Preheat the oven to 250F
  2. In a large roasting dish combine the ground beef, eggs and yumwoof mix.
  3. Bake for 2 hours then remove and allow this to cool for about 30 minutes.
  4. Store in sealed containers.

This will stay fresh in the fridge for 3 – 4 days and in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Costco 88% Ground Beef Dog Food Recipe

Costco fresh wrapped ground beef

Key Ingredient – Perfect Dog Food Mix.

Ingredients – Choose the amount of 88% Costco ground beef you will cook and use the corresponding ingredient quantities.

  • 1lb ground beef + 1/3 cup yumwoof mix.
  • 4lb ground beef + 1 1/2 cups of yumwoof mix.
  • 8lb ground beef + entire bag of yumwoof mix.

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Preheat the oven to 250F
  2. In a large roasting dish combine the ground beef and yumwoof mix.
  3. Bake for 2 hours then remove and allow this to cool for about 30 minutes.
  4. Store in sealed containers.

This will stay fresh in the fridge for 3 – 4 days and in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Easy Turkey Dog Food Recipe

Ground Turkey meat on a plate

Key Ingredient – Perfect Dog Food Mix.

Ingredients – Choose the amount of 85% ground turkey you will cook and use the corresponding ingredient quantities.

  • 1lb ground turkey + 1/3 cup yumwoof mix.
  • 4lb ground turkey + 1 1/2 cups of yumwoof mix.
  • 8lb ground turkey + entire bag of yumwoof mix.

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Preheat the oven to 250F
  2. In a large roasting dish combine the ground turkey and yumwoof mix.
  3. Bake for 2 hours then remove and allow this to cool for about 30 minutes.
  4. Store in sealed containers.

This will stay fresh in the fridge for 3 – 4 days and in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Easy Cod & Egg Dog Food Recipe

Ground Cod ready to eat

Key Ingredient – Perfect Dog Food Mix.

Ingredients – Choose the amount of wild caught Atlantic Cod you will cook and use the corresponding ingredient quantities.

  • 1lb Cod + 1 egg + 1/3 cup yumwoof mix.
  • 4lb Cod + 4 eggs + 1 1/2 cups of yumwoof mix.
  • 8lb Cod + 8 eggs + entire bag of yumwoof mix.

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Preheat the oven to 250F
  2. In a large roasting dish combine the ground cod fillets and yumwoof mix.
  3. Bake for 2 hours then remove and allow this to cool for about 30 minutes.
  4. Store in sealed containers.

This will stay fresh in the fridge for 3 – 4 days and in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Easy Pork Dog Food Recipe

Cooked ground pork in a fry pan

Key Ingredient – Perfect Dog Food Mix.

Ingredients – Choose the amount of 85% ground pork you will cook and use the corresponding ingredient quantities.

  • 1lb ground pork + 1/3 cup yumwoof mix.
  • 4lb ground pork + 1 1/2 cups of yumwoof mix.
  • 8lb ground pork + entire bag of yumwoof mix.

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Preheat the oven to 250F
  2. In a large roasting dish combine the ground pork and yumwoof mix.
  3. Bake for 2 hours then remove and allow this to cool for about 30 minutes.
  4. Store in sealed containers.

This will stay fresh in the fridge for 3 – 4 days and in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Low Fat Chicken Dog Food Recipe

Cooked ground chicken in a pot with a wooden spoon.

Key Ingredient – Perfect Dog Food Mix.

Ingredients – Choose the amount of 93% lean ground chicken you will cook and use the corresponding ingredient quantities.

  • 1lb ground chicken + 1/3 cup yumwoof mix.
  • 4lb ground chicken + 1 1/2 cups of yumwoof mix.
  • 8lb ground chicken + entire bag of yumwoof mix.

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Preheat the oven to 250F
  2. In a large roasting dish combine the lean ground chicken and yumwoof mix.
  3. Bake for 2 hours then remove and allow this to cool for about 30 minutes.
  4. Store in sealed containers.

This will stay fresh in the fridge for 3 – 4 days and in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Easy Lamb Dog Food Recipe

Cooked ground lamb in a serving bowl with a wooden spoon.

Key Ingredient – Perfect Dog Food Mix.

Ingredients – Choose the amount of 85% ground lamb you will cook and use the corresponding ingredient quantities.

  • 1lb ground lamb + 1/3 cup yumwoof mix.
  • 4lb ground lamb + 1 1/2 cups of yumwoof mix.
  • 8lb ground lamb + entire bag of yumwoof mix.

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Preheat the oven to 250F
  2. In a large roasting dish combine the ground lamb and yumwoof mix.
  3. Bake for 2 hours then remove and allow this to cool for about 30 minutes.
  4. Store in sealed containers.

This will stay fresh in the fridge for 3 – 4 days and in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Easy Bacon and Eggs Dog Food Recipe

Ground and cooked beef, bacon and eggs in a dish

Key Ingredient – Perfect Dog Food Mix.

Ingredients – Choose the amount of 85% ground beef you will cook and use the corresponding ingredient quantities.

  • 1lb ground beef + 1 strip of bacon + 1egg + 1/3 cup yumwoof mix.
  • 4lb ground beef + 4 strips of bacon + 4 eggs + 1 1/2 cups of yumwoof mix.
  • 8lb ground beef + 8 strips of bacon + 8 eggs + entire bag of yumwoof mix.

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Preheat the oven to 250F
  2. In a large roasting dish combine the ground beef, bacon, eggs and yumwoof mix.
  3. Bake for 2 hours then remove and allow this to cool for about 30 minutes.
  4. Store in sealed containers.

This will stay fresh in the fridge for 3 – 4 days and in the freezer for up to 6 months.

What Is In The Perfect Dog Food Mix?

This stuff is made of ONLY clean human grade ingredients which are very similar to their Paleo ancestral diets

So by using the Yumwoof perfect dog food mix you are feeding your dog the healthiest fresh dog food available and simply adding the protein according to any of the recipes I gave you above.

Below is what’s inside every bag of the perfect dog food mix according to Yumwoof.

  • Gluten Free Oats – Oat flour is a gluten-free and protein-packed superfood that has been shown to promote blood sugar stability, better digestion, and heart health. (Heart health, Gut health, Antioxidants)
  • Carrots – Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A in the form of beta carotene. They are also a good source of several B vitamins, as well as vitamin K and potassium. (Antioxidants, Skin & Coat, Eye health)
  • Inulin – Inulin is a high quality probiotic soluble fiber. It helps keep blood glucose from spiking, reduces cholesterol absorption and promotes gut health through microbiome diversity. (Longevity, Gut health, Heart health)
  • Pumpkin – Pumpkin is an antioxidant-rich source of pro vitamin A carotenoids, vitamin C, B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, and manganese. (Heart health, Immunity, Eye health)
  • Flaxseed – Flaxseed is high in omega-3 fatty acids, and they have been linked to reduced risk of cancer, improved cholesterol, lower blood pressure and controlled blood sugar levels. (Heart health, Gut health, Longevity)
  • Chia Seeds – Chia seeds are packed with fiber and among the best plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which have numerous health benefits. They’re also loaded with quality protein. (Heart health, Gut health, Fights disease)
  • Taurine – Taurine is a vital amino acid with several health benefits, such as a lower risk of heart disease and improved physical performance. (Heart health, Immunity, Digestion)
  • Beef Liver – This dog favorite is both high in protein and contains abundant bio available B12 and B-complex vitamins, choline, biotin, iron, copper, zinc, folate, and contains all the fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K). (Energy, Cell repair, Intelligence)
  • Blueberries – Blueberries are a good source of manganese as well as vitamins C and K1. They also provide small amounts of copper, as well as vitamins E and B6. (Longevity, Antioxidants, Muscle repair)
  • Cranberries – Cranberries have high nutrient and antioxidant levels, containing several vitamins and minerals including manganese, B vitamins and vitamins C, E, and K1. Cranberries are also rich in anthocyanins, an antioxidant that has been linked lower cholesterol.
  • Vitamins and Minerals – These are the right balance of daily nutrients your pup needs to thrive according to the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). (Longevity, Energy, Fights disease)
  • Sea Salt – Salt is a vital nutrient, and this mix ensures your dog consumes the proper amount of it every day. ( Electrolytes, Thyroid, Muscle function)

Gourmet Dog Food Wrap Up

Anyone who knows me and my dogs knows that I only want the best for them.

Whether it’s their bedding, their toys, their treats or their food, my dogs only have the best and I do this by thoroughly researching and in most cases testing so I can take the worry and guesswork away for you.

I hope you try these recipes and if you do I can guarantee even the fussiest of doggy eaters will love you for it.

For some more nutritional tips you can also check out our article on The Best Dog Nutrition For Healthy Dogs.

A balanced and healthy diet is so important for our dogs to ensure they lead a long and happy life.

Just like us humans an unhealthy or overweight dog runs the risk of heart disease, illness or an early death, and we want our dogs to be with us for the longest possible time.

I hope you got some inspiration to get into the kitchen and whip up some of these gourmet dishes.

If you have any of your own dog food recipes or questions on the recipes I have given you here please leave them in the comments below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Remember, “May Your Home Be Filled With Love And Dog Hair”

Mark

Founder of Our Dogs World 101

10 thoughts on “Gourmet Dog Food Recipes – 9 Quick and Easy Meals!”

  1. This list of recipes has been very practical. I love cooking for my family. And there are occasion when we have a nice family gathering and have a nice meal. And our dog just eats any random food. So I would like to prepare quick but nice meals for our dog too. I think I will start with the easy beef & egg dog food recipe.

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  2. Animals love and accept you for who you are unconditionally. You can be your true self with them. Dogs work hard as our companions, guide, service, herd, and farm livestock guardian dogs. They deserve food fit for them to eat. Another option most dogs enjoy is digestible, good quality, fresh human food in correct proportions for their age, size, and activity level, supplemented by a little excellent quality kibble. Great article.I love dogs.

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  3. Hi Mark, Thank you for another interesting post. Every time Im visiting your blog Im learning something new regarding dog care. I rarely cook for my pupil, and mostly use dedicated dog food, but from time to time I want him to have something different. I love your recipes, because they are healthy, natural and easy to make, Looking forward to test them in practice.

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  4. I don’t have a dog but have looked after many while pet sitting and one of the biggest gripes I’ve always had with dog owners is the rubbish they feed their beloved pooches. What you wrote made so much sense Mark. Giving Saffron high quality nutrition is equally as important as feeding good nutrition to ourselves.

    Maybe it’s the fact that everyone is too busy these days or just lazy but too many dog owners play Russian roulette with their dog’s health.

    Thank you for being a voice of reason.

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    • Hi Monika,

      I am a dog trainer and like yourself am shocked at what some of my clients feed their dogs.

      A good nutrition is so important as they grow and to ensure we give them as long as possible with us, I mean lets face it the time we have with them is already to short!

      Thank you for the kind comments and for looking after so many other peoples pets while they are away.

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  5. Are these meals nutritious to dogs and make them better? I’ve always wanted a German Shepard and I am planning to get one. Reading this article has giving me some insight on how to make healthy meals for your dogs. These quick and easy meals are the way to go for your dog especially if you are having a busy day and just want to do things faster.

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