Homemade Cat Food Recipes

Cat licking his chops after dinner

Preparing a homemade dinner for your cat can be a real treat for him, especially when you use prime ingredients like real fish, chicken and beef. The best part is that you don't need to be a gourmet chef to create special entrees. All you need is about half an hour of your time and a few basic ingredients commonly found in most kitchens.

Tasty Fish Entrees

Cats love the flavor of fish, so they'll enjoy these entrees.

Mackerel Recipe

If you've never made a homemade meal for your cat, this is a great recipe to start out with.

Ingredients

  • mackerel cat food
    1 cup canned mackerel
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seed oil
  • 1 tablespoon organic, brown rice, cooked
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of chicken or beef broth, or water

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Pulse until blended.
  3. Serve immediately and refrigerate leftovers up to three days.

Sardine Cat Food Recipe

Cats love the smell of sardines, but they like the flavor even better. Don't count on leftovers when you serve this dinner!

Ingredients

  • 1 can sardines in oil
  • 2 tablespoons of cooked carrot, mashed
  • 1/3 cup cooked oatmeal

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Mash ingredients together and serve.
  3. Store leftovers in the refrigerator, and discard after three days.

Trout Dinner

When Kitty deserves something special, treat him to this tasty trout dinner!

Ingredients

  • trout cat food
    1 cup cooked trout
  • 1 cooked egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon steamed broccoli, chopped small
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Pulse until blended and serve.
  3. Store in the refrigerator up to three days.

Salmon Dinner

Salmon is a wonderful source of healthy fish oil, and it's tasty too. This recipe just might become one of your pet's favorites.

Ingredients

  • salmon cat food
    1 can salmon
  • 1 tablespoon cooked broccoli, mashed
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon brewer's yeast

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Stir together and serve.
  3. Keep any leftovers refrigerated, and discard after three days.

Recipes for Other Entrees

Other proteins and ingredients also make a great main ingredient for cat foods.

Chicken Dinner

Many cats will choose chicken over other meats. This recipe is simple, and cats love it!

Ingredients

  • chicken cat food
    1 cup of cooked chicken (may be broiled or baked)
  • 1/4 cup of steamed broccoli, mashed
  • 1/4 cup of steamed carrots, mashed
  • Chicken broth

Directions

  1. Place ingredients in a food processor with several tablespoons of chicken broth.
  2. Puree or crumble the ingredients until it begins to resemble pate cat food. Add broth, as needed, to make the mixture smooth, but not soupy.
  3. Let the food cool to room temperature before serving.

Beef Dinner

If your favorite feline loves beef, this dish is sure to please!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of ground beef
  • 1/2 cup of steamed brown rice
  • 6 tablespoons of minced alfalfa sprouts
  • 3/4 cup of small curd cottage cheese

Directions

  1. Brown and drain the ground beef in a frying pan and then cool completely.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix all four ingredients together and serve.
  3. Refrigerate leftovers up to three days.

Chicken and Tuna Dinner

Chicken and tuna often prove to be an irresistible combination. If your cat is acting finicky about his food, this dinner might encourage his appetite.

Ingredients

  • chicken and tuna cat food
    1/2 cup cooked chicken
  • 1 can tuna in oil
  • 1 tablespoon cooked carrot, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons brown rice

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor
  2. Pulse until blended and serve.
  3. Refrigerate leftovers, and discard after three days.

Cat Salad

Many cats like greens, but indoor cats usually don't have access to the grass they crave. This special treat should satisfy your cat's craving for something green.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chopped alfalfa sprouts
  • 1/8 cup chicken or fish stock
  • 1/8 teaspoon of minced catnip for garnish

Directions

  1. Combine the first three ingredients in a bowl and toss.
  2. Serve sprinkled with the minced catnip on top.
  3. Leftovers can be stored in a covered container in a refrigerator for up to three days.

Maintain a Balanced Diet

Making special treats and meals for your pet is easy, even for newbie cooks. However, it's important to make sure your pet receives balanced nutrition. The best way to do that is to feed a high-quality, commercial diet on a regular basis, and treat your cat to a homemade meal once or twice a week. He'll love the variety, and you'll love making him happy.

Homemade Cat Food Recipes