Pizza for dogs: to eat, or not to eat? That is the question. Dogs love pizza because dogs are smart. But between the sodium, seasonings, and fatty toppings, most human pizza is bad for dogs. No, it’s not dangerous, and sure, many dogs have enjoyed snacking on pizza crust “bones” over the years, but it’s not ideal. Why not make a healthy dog pizza treat instead? This recipe goes out to all the dogs out there waiting for pizza night to come around!
Pizza Crust for Dogs?
There are two types of people in this world: Those who eat the pizza crust and those who don’t.
For the dogs living with that second kind of person, the leftover crusts, or pizza bones, are a special occasion treat worth the wait. That’s why we decided to create a dedicated dog-friendly version your pet can enjoy guilt-free. It’s not exactly a whole pizza for dogs, but hey, we think your pup will enjoy it just as much.
Pizza for Dogs: Homemade Pizza Bones
I created this recipe for dogs living with selfish crust eaters (guilty), dogs who shouldn’t have gluten, and dogs on limited-ingredient diets. It will satisfy your dog’s pizza tooth using dog-friendly ingredients that you can adapt to any dog’s dietary needs.
This recipe will work fine with any flour, you can replace the yogurt with any type of milk or plain water, and you can adjust the flavorings as needed. Just remember that garlic and onion aren’t good for dogs, so avoid those seasonings.Print
Pizza Bones Dog Treats
- 2 cups Flour (I used whole wheat but any kind will do)
- 1 Tbsp Baking powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 cup Low-fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 Tbsp Olive oil
- 3 Tbsp Plain Tomato Paste or puree
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 Tbsp Oregano
- 1 Tbsp Basil
- 1 Tbsp Fresh parsley
- Water as needed to finish dough (we used 3 tbsp)
- Stand mixer with dough hook attachment
- 2 Parchment lined cookie sheets
Preheat oven to 425º
In your mixer, place the flour, herbs, baking powder, and salt and stir by hand just to incorporate.
Add the tomato paste, yogurt, and olive oil and start kneading at medium speed with the dough hook attachment.
Add water by the tablespoon until the dough just comes together
Knead about 6 minutes.
Turn out dough onto floured board and divide in half.
Roll out dough (life hack: sandwich between sheets of parchment paper to avoid over-flouring)
Cut out with bone-shaped cookie cutters and place on parchment-lined cookie sheet.
Bake 14 minutes for a chewy, pizza crust-like treat. Turn off oven and leave cookies inside to crisp them up more for a classic cookie crunch with a longer shelf life.
Pizza for dogs, unlocked! These homemade dog treats make a great party favor or hostess gift and are especially welcome on game nights, we hear.
For more healthy, homemade dog treat recipes, check out our other Kiki’s Canine Kitchen episodes on YouTube. From doggy birthday cakes to dog-friendly ice cream, we’ve got you covered for all things DIY dog treat. Be sure to subscribe to catch our upcoming episodes, too. Your dog will thank you.