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Potato dog treats with cheese

Soft and cheesy potato dog treats are a delicious way to spoil your pup. This quick and easy dog biscuit proves that homemade dog treat recipes don’t have to be complicated. They are less expensive than store-bought and so much better for your dog.

Dogs know a good thing when they’ve got it and homemade dog treats beat store bought every single time.

Potato dog treats on marble board with rolled oats.

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Dog treats without flour

A simple DIY dog biscuit with oats instead of flour can be especially good for dogs with allergies or digestive issues. Plain, unflavored old-fashioned oats (porridge) are what I use in many of my dog biscuit recipes.

Oat flour in food processor.

Oats can be ground into flour using a food processor or a powerful blender.

Cheesy potato dog treats with rolled oats on baking sheet.

The addition of potatoes keeps these treats soft, which is perfect for dogs with dental issues or senior dogs.

The next time you are making mashed potatoes, add an extra potato to the pot for these treats! Just make sure to keep it plain for your pup – no butter and cream, please.

Ingredients

This quick and easy 6 ingredient potato dog treat is made with common ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.

Ingredients for potato dog treats on marble background.

I used an Idaho® russet potato for this treat because it has a light, fluffy texture. A waxy potato would not work quite as well here, because the texture is entirely different. That being said, if that’s all you have, use it.

How to make potato dog treats

First, you’ll need to boil the potato. Then use a masher or a potato ricer to break it up. A ricer will make it smoother and it is also makes the best mashed potatoes.

Next, combine all of the ingredients (except the water) in a large mixing bowl.

Step by step instructions for making dog treats.

Use a sturdy spatula to combine it all together. At this point, feel your dough. If it is a little dry and you need a splash of water, add a tablespoon of two. I did not need any water at all for my treats, they were just the right consistency.

Baked potato dog treats on baking sheet.

Now, you can either scoop your potato treats out and make round treats, or the other option is to roll them out to cut out shapes. To avoid using flour, roll the treats out between sheets of parchment paper.

This dough is very soft, so if you choose to roll them out, be patient. It is a little fiddly, because it is not a firm dough.

Healthy treats made at home don’t contain additives, preservatives or questionable ingredients like fillers. All dogs, no matter their age or diet, benefit from a healthier option.

Dog treat with potato and cheese on white background.

Helpful tools and equipment

These dog treats taste a bit like a cheesy baked potato – for your pup. They are very quick and easy, especially with the help of these tools to get the job done:

How to store dog biscuits

Remember that these treats do not contain preservatives like commercially made biscuits. My recommendation is always to store them in the refrigerator.

Soft potato dog biscuits with cheese. Treat container in the background.

Keep them in an airtight treat container. I like this one because it’s easy to get into and it seals really well, keeping the treats fresh. Here is a list for all things dog that you can check out.

More homemade dog treats:

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Yield: 40 - 2 inch treats

Potato dog treats with cheese

Potato dog treats with cheese

A soft and cheese potato dog treat, perfect for senior dogs and pups with dental issues.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces Idaho® Russet potato, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F / 177°C.
  2. Place rolled oats in the bowl of a food processor and grind them until they are almost a flour consistency – 2 to 3 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Fill a small sauce pan with water and add cut up potato. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and cook potato until it is easily pierced with a knife – about 10 minutes.
  4. Drain potato and set aside.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, add ground oats, egg, cheese, coconut oil and dried parsley.
  6. Press cooked potato through a ricer, or mash up with potato masher, then add to mixing bowl.
  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  8. Roll out dough to 1/8” thick and cut out treats with a 2” cookie cutter, or use a small cookie scoop to portion
    treats, flattening into a disk.
  9. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 20 – 24 minutes.
  10. Cool completely before giving to your dog.

Notes

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week, or freeze for up to a month.

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