Your dog wants in on all the Thanksgiving goodness too! Sweet potato for dogs is a heart-healthy treat that gets a lot tastier (and holiday-worthy) with this dog-friendly casserole recipe. It uses ingredients you probably already have on hand for your holiday cooking, and it will spoil your dog healthy.
Treat your dogs to sweet potato casserole with this homemade treat that’s packed with nutrition and flavor. We steam sweet potatoes, carrots, and apple and whip them together with protein-rich kidney beans for a power-packed meal booster your dog is gonna love. Sweet potato for dogs has never looked better.
Holiday Sweet Potato Casserole for Dogs
Yield 4 cups
This nutritious recipe makes a delicious doggy meal mixer, stuffing for a holiday KONG toy, or freezes into cubes for a tasty treat-sicle anytime. Sweet potato is full of Vitamin A (beta-carotene), Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, and is a healthy source of dietary fiber and beta-carotene. Carrots and apples are healthy dog treats on their own and add a natural sweetness to this recipe.
Beans are a great source of protein for dogs and people alike, as well as B vitamins, fiber, iron, folate, potassium, magnesium, and phytonutrients.
- ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 2 large carrots
- 1 apple
- 1 can low-sodium drained and rinsed kidney beans (or prepared from dry to avoid excess sodium)
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- OPTIONAL: 1 tsp turmeric & ½ tsp ginger
Preheat oven to 350º
Spread coconut flakes on a parchment-lined sheet pan and bake until toasty brown, about 5-10 minutes.
Wash, peel, and roughly chop the sweet potatoes, carrot, and apple.
Steam the veggies until soft and then let cool enough to handle.
Rinse kidney beans for 2 minutes and drain to remove as much sodium as possible. (Prepared dried beans are a healthier alternative.)
Place the beans and veggies into a food processor and pulse to combine.
Drizzle in the coconut oil and add the spices and pulse until combined.
Plate up your casserole in a pretty serving dish, and sprinkle with toasted coconut to garnish.
Courses Meal mixer, Kong Stuffing
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Sweet Potato for Dogs: Tasting Notes
With every recipe in Kiki’s Canine Kitchen, we make sure to check the results with our resident food critic, Bea the Frenchton. We definitely trust her opinions.
And Bea says that sweet potato casserole for dogs is slurp-a-delic!