Easy Crockpot Dog Food

DIY dog food can easily be made right in the slow cooker. It’s healthier and cheaper than store-bought, and it’s freezer-friendly!

Easy Crockpot Dog Food - DIY dog food can easily be made right in the slow cooker. It's healthier and cheaper than store-bought, and it's freezer-friendly!

If you didn’t know what your slow cooker is capable of, you’ll be very happy to know that you can now add dog food to the crockpot list. 

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Easy Crockpot Dog Food - DIY dog food can easily be made right in the slow cooker. It's healthier and cheaper than store-bought, and it's freezer-friendly!

Remember that DIY homemade dog food recipe I made recently? Well, this is pretty much the crockpot version, using a blend of different veggies that will hold up a little better in the slow cooker. 

Easy Crockpot Dog Food - DIY dog food can easily be made right in the slow cooker. It's healthier and cheaper than store-bought, and it's freezer-friendly!

Now the best part about this, just like all slow cooker recipes, is that you can simply dump everything right in. That’s it! Simply set it before you go to work and then you can come home to 2 weeks worth of dog food by the time you get home.

Easy Crockpot Dog Food - DIY dog food can easily be made right in the slow cooker. It's healthier and cheaper than store-bought, and it's freezer-friendly!

It’s easy, it’s healthy, it’s nutritious, and you know exactly what’s going into your pup’s bowl. This recipe is also completely customizable to veggies that you have on hand – just be sure to double check what your pup can and can’t eat. You can simply do a “can my dog eat xyz” search on Google.

Easy Crockpot Dog Food - DIY dog food can easily be made right in the slow cooker. It's healthier and cheaper than store-bought, and it's freezer-friendly!

But as always, please consult with your pet’s veterinarian for possible allergies and when applying this information to your own dog’s diet.

Easy Crockpot Dog Food

DIY dog food can easily be made right in the slow cooker. It’s healthier and cheaper than store-bought, and it’s freezer-friendly!

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice
  • 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped butternut squash
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup peas, frozen or canned

Directions:

  1. Stir in ground beef, brown rice, kidney beans, butternut squash, carrots, peas and 4 cups water into a 6-qt slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low heat for 5-6 hours or high heat for 2-3 hours, stirring as needed.
  3. Let cool completely.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 1 cup

Amount Per Serving
Calories 417.9 Calories from Fat 217.8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.2g 37%
Saturated Fat 9.8g 49%
Trans Fat 0.6g
Cholesterol 62.5mg 21%
Sodium 171.0mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 28.9g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3.4g 14%
Sugars 1.8g
Protein 20.5g 41%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Please consult with your pet’s veterinarian and use personal judgment when applying this information to your own dog’s diet.