5 Recipes for Pizza Flavored Dog Treats. How to Make Dog Treats from Scratch!
Marzella’s! This local Pizza joint makes my FAVORITE pizza. The crust is chewy and the cheese is GOOEY. It’s melt in my mouth heaven. I don’t even need toppings.
One of the things I like the best about living in the Philly suburbs is how GOOD the food is. Within two miles of my house I have excellent Pho, Pad Thai, and a diner that is out of this world good.
But my favorite is still Pizza.
I also like to make pizza flavored dog treats from scratch for my dogs, and have compiled the BEST pizza dog treat recipes I’ve found. Enjoy!
Pizza Dog Treat Recipes
Making dog treats from scratch is not a lot different than making human food from scratch, except with dog friendly ingredients.
These five recipes will give you wonderful variations that let you easily make pizza dog treats for your pups, and if you’re looking for something that’s a little bit quicker to put together check out these fruit dog treats recipes or my easy vanilla dog treats recipe.
Pop’s Pizza Dog Treats
Pop’s Pizza Dog Treats are probably the easiest pizza I’ve ever made!
We make our own pizza dough on occasion… and it’s a long process.
But the dough for these treats is easy peasy and cheesy!
Use the bone cookie cutters to make them cute!
- 2 cups of Whole Wheat Flour
- 2 cups of Unbleached White Flour
- 1/2 cup of Corn Meal
- 1 egg
- 1 3/4 cups of water – 2 cups of water…if the dough is a little dry…just add a little bit more water : )
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil or vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons of parsley
- 1 teaspoon of basil
- 1 cup of grated cheese (Parm, Pecorino or if you like to mix it up…use a cheddar or a blend of cheese…you know…like a four cheese pizza!)
- 1 cup of chopped sun-dried tomatoes. (If you are using oil-packed…use the oil from the tomatoes instead of olive oil or vegetable oil… you’ll get a lot of extra flavor)
- Time to fire up the oven to 375 degrees
- Put all of your ingredients in a large bowl…mix well then flour a working space and knead the dough till it well formed (it will be a stiff dough).
- Roll out the dough till it is approximately 1/2″ thick and then cut out any size or shape you would like (I have to admit I usually make them in to small squares or little circles since my doggies are smaller…but they looked much prettier in the dog bone shape : ) So whatever size or shape is wonderful!
- Once they are all cut out and on a greased baking sheet or placed on parchment they get popped into the oven for approximately 50 minutes.
- After 40 minutes…I take them out…brush them with oil and sprinkle some extra cheese on top…it’s a little something extra but it does not have to be done : )
- Now cool the bones and serve them up to your furry friend!
Thank you to Cottage Market for this fun recipe!
If you’ve got a little extra time and want to make something special for your dogs, this is a FUN recipe to use. If you’re in a hurry then try these 2 and 3 ingredient dog treats. They go together QUICKLY.
Pizza Flavored Dog Treats
These dog treats are bursting with pizza flavor and are easy to store and take with you. Give them a try if you’re hankering for a fun and easy treat.
- 1 cup of spelt flour
- 1/3 cup of white flour
- 50 ml water
- 1 small handful of basil
- 1 small handful of sundried tomatoes
- 1 small mozzarella ball
- Preheat the oven to 375°F or 180°C.
- Finely chop basil, mozzarella and sundried tomatoes and set aside.
- Place the flours in a bowl. Add the chopped basil, mozzarella and sundried tomatoes.
- Add water and mix it all together. The dough should be fairly dry but still hold together. If the dough is too dry, add additional water one tablespoon at a time. If the dough is too wet, add additional flour one tablespoon at a time.
- Roll the dough to 3mm thick by using a rolling pin.
- Use the rim of a glass approximately 3 inches in diameter to cut out round treats. Score them with a knife into ‘pizza slices’
- Bake until the surface of the ‘pizzas’ are golden brown, around 20 minutes.
- Turn the oven off and allow the treats to cool inside the oven completely before removing them to a cooling rack.
- Store them in an airtight container
- Pop one in your pocket and break off a slice on your next walk!
Thank you to Paw Culture for this recipe.
While some of the recipes here make dog treats that taste like pizza, this recipe produces dog treats that LOOK like pizza, but will all dog friendly ingredients.
Ingredients – Crust:
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup low fat milk
- 1/2 cup water
Additional Flour for Rolling
Ingredients – Toppings:
- tomato paste
- mozzarella cheese
- bacon, cooked and crumbled
- grated carrot
- Preheat oven to 350° F
- In a large bowl, whisk together the wheat flour, dried basil and oregano.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the egg and stir in the milk and water.
- Make a well in the dry mixture and pour in the milk mixture.
- Stir together until combined.
- Knead the dough into a ball. Use more flour if needed to reduce the stickiness.
- Roll out to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness.
- Using a 2 inch biscuit cutter, cut into circles.
- Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
- Place the unbaked pizza crusts on the baking sheet.
- Top your pizzas with the desired toppings.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the cheese begins to brown.
- Cool completely on a wire rack before serving.
How to Store:
This and other homemade fresh free dog treat recipes should be kept in the refrigerator. In a sealed container they will stay fresh for a week. You can store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.
How Much this Recipe Makes:
Yield – There are too many variables to determine how many pizzas you will yield. You could make one large pizza and serve slices. Or, you could bake personal pizzas. The dough amount should make at least 6 thicker crust personal size pizzas.
Thank you to dog treat kitchen for this recipe.
Pizza for Dogs Recipe
This is another variation on the “real pizza” theme. I like that the ingredients are super simple and the recipe is easy to make. Feel free to sub in any dog safe toppings that your pooch might LOVE.
Ingredients – Dough
- 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/4 cup Cornmeal
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
- 3/4 cup Water
Ingredients – Toppings
- 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese
- 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
- 1/4 cup Meat Toppings (I used Bacon bits and Shredded Chicken)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
2. Mix dough ingredients togeather in a large bowl until well combined.
3. Knead and roll out onto greased pizza pan and add toppings of your choice.
4. Bake for 25-30 and let cool before serving.
Of all the recipes I’ve sourced, this is probably the closest to the “human” pizza that I enjoy.
Thank you to Doggie Dessert Chef for this recipe.
Pup Pizza Biscuits
This is a Parmesan heavy version of pizza flavored biscuits. You’ll have to roll and cut dough for this recipe to make pizza bones for dogs.
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup powdered dry milk
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 egg beaten
- tomato paste
- Italian seasoning
- Parmesan cheese topping
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or light oil. Combine flour, dry milk, garlic powder. Mix in egg. Add water (a little at time) so that mixture forms a ball.
- Roll out dough 1/4″ thick.
- Cut out with a cookie cutter.
- Mix tomato paste with water. Add tomato topping and Italian seasoning.
- Add Parmesan cheese topping.
- Wait patiently while baking 17 to 20 minutes or until golden on bottom. Remove from cookie sheet and cool on rack.
- Store in an airtight container. You can also freeze them for a longer shelf life.
Summary – Pizza Flavored Dog Treats
There are two ways you can go with pizza for dogs. You can make a pizza flavored dog bone like the Pup Pizza Biscuits or you can go with a full fledged pizza like the Doggie Pizza recipe.
Either way, your dog is likely to love these treats.
I love baking for my dogs and hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
For more great recipes, try Easy Three-Ingredient Homemade Dog Ice Cream or Homemade Dog Biscuits or 15 Pawesome Recipes for Homemade Apple Dog Treats!
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