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Instant Pot Homemade Dog Food Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

Looking for a nutritious homemade dog food recipe? Try this Instant Pot recipe for your furry friend's next meal. Simple, healthy, and delicious!

Whipping up this homemade dog food in my Instant Pot is a breeze. Ground beef, brown rice, sweet potato, peas - all cooked together for a hearty, tail-wagging meal for my pup!

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Ever found yourself in a pinch, with your pup looking up at you, their food bowl empty? Yep, me too. Fear not, I've got the perfect solution: my Instant Pot Homemade Dog Food recipe. It's quick, easy, and full of wholesome ingredients. Your pup will go wild for the ground beef and sweet potatoes, and you'll feel like a champ for preparing such nutritious fare. Give it a whirl and see your doggo's tale wag with joy!

Ingredients for Homemade Dog Food in the Instant Pot

  • Ground beef: Protein source for muscle health and energy, essential for a balanced and nutritious homemade dog food recipe.
  • Brown rice: Good source of carbohydrates for energy, fiber for digestion, and essential nutrients for overall health in dogs.
  • Sweet potato: Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, sweet potatoes provide a nutritious and tasty addition to your dog's diet.
  • Frozen peas: Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, peas add a burst of flavor and nutrition to homemade dog food.

Did you know that adding a splash of turmeric to this homemade dog food recipe can provide anti-inflammatory benefits for your furry friend? It's a simple way to boost the health benefits of this meal!

Essential Tools for Making Dog Food in the Instant Pot

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking all ingredients together efficiently.
  • Knife: Needed for dicing the sweet potato and other ingredients before cooking.
  • Cutting board: Provides a stable surface for chopping and dicing ingredients safely.
  • Measuring cup: Ensures accurate portions of rice and water for proper cooking consistency.

Common Questions About Making Dog Food in the Instant Pot

Can I use a different type of meat instead of ground beef?
Yes, you can substitute ground beef with ground turkey, chicken, or even lamb for variety.
How should I store the leftover dog food?
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or freeze in portions for longer storage.
Can I add other vegetables to the recipe?
Absolutely! You can add carrots, green beans, or even spinach to provide more variety and nutrients to your dog's diet.
Is brown rice necessary, or can I use white rice instead?
Brown rice is preferred due to its higher nutritional value, but you can use white rice as a substitute if needed.
Can I double the recipe in the instant pot?
It's best not to double the recipe in the instant pot to avoid overcrowding. Make separate batches if you need more food.

Serves: Depends on the size of your dog

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 sweet potato, diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 4 cups water or low-sodium broth


  1. Place all ingredients in the Instant Pot.
  2. Close the lid and set the valve to sealing.
  3. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  4. Allow natural pressure release for 10 minutes, then quick release any remaining pressure.
  5. Stir and let cool before serving to your pup.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: Depends on serving size | Carbohydrates: Varies | Protein: Varies | Total Fat: Varies | Saturated Fat: Varies | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: Varies | Polyunsaturated Fat: Varies | Cholesterol: Varies | Sodium: Varies | Dietary Fiber: Varies | Sugar: Varies | Calcium: Varies | Potassium: Varies | Iron: Varies | Vitamin A: Varies | Vitamin C: Varies

Preparing and Storing Homemade Dog Food for Later Use

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the homemade dog food recipe as directed.
  • Allow it to cool completely.
  • Portion it into airtight containers.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cook the homemade dog food recipe as directed.
  • Allow it to cool completely.
  • Portion it into freezer-safe containers or bags.
  • Label with the date and freeze for up to 3 months.

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