Homemade Cat Food Recipes

Here are four homemade cat food recipes that you can make at home to improve the nutrition of your cat. Of course, these are only four of the many recipes that are available to you on the Internet as well as books and other medium. For a little information regarding homemade cat food please visit the Make Homemade Cat Food page.

Homemade Cat Food Recipes

Chicken and Vegetable Stew

  • 3 lb. chicken
  • ½ cup carrots, chopped
  • Chicken gizzards, liver or heart
  • ½ cup celery, chopped
  • ½ cup peas
  • 1 tsp. eggshell powder
  • 1000mg taurine


  1. Cut chicken into quarters
  2. Boil chicken, cut chicken pieces and insides until meat separates from bone
  3. Remove chicken, keeping the broth.
  4. Strip chicken bones of the meat and skin.
  5. Chop or grind chicken meat
  6. Return the meat to broth, adding the veggies.
  7. Simmer until veggies are tender
  8. Drain, but not completely so the food is moist still
  9. Sprinkle in taurine and eggshell powder and mix in


Big Baked Veggies and Sauteed Chicken Thighs

  • 2 beets
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. minced fresh herbs OR 2 tbsp. dried mixed herbs (rosemary, thyme, oregano, sage)
  • 2 lbs. boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 can (3.5 oz or 100g) sardines


  1. Preheat to 350 F.
  2. Wash, peel, cut beets, sweet potato, and squash into 1 inch pieces.
  3. Place into small oiled baking dish and toss with about 1 tsp. of the oil.
  4. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until soft and lightly browned.
  5. Let cool, mash up and mix in the herbs.
  6. Rinse chicken thighs and cut into strips.
  7. Heat remaining oil in skillet over medium heat.
  8. Add chicken and cook until chicken is no longer pink inside, approx. 7-10 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat and let cool.
  10. In large bowl mix chicken, sardines, and veggies together.
  11. About ¼ cup twice a day for a medium sized cat should do it.

Sunflower Seed Mash

  • 1 cup ground sunflower seeds
  • 4 cans (3.5 oz or 100g each) sardines
  • 2 eggs


  1. In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients together thoroughly
  2. 1/4 cup twice a day for a medium sized cat should do it


Ground Turkey with Arugula

  • 3 lbs. ground turkey meat
  • ½ lb. ground organ meat
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mined Arugula
  • 1 tbsp. bone meat


  1. In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients together thoroughly.
  2. About ¼ cup twice a day for a medium sized cat is a good start

Note: Some cats may not like the arugula. It is perfectly okay to substitute it for other greens such as dandelion, chicory, endive, or escarole.


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  1. Catnutrition.org has a great recipe for homemade raw food for kitties. I have been making that particular recipe for 3 years now, and my cats love it.

  2. Thank you for the information on cat foods. I may be making my own, since my cats favorite food only received three stars,unless he likes the 5 star brands. He’s picky. In reply to what another person said up top about cats eating stomach contents? My cat used to go outside and he killed plenty of prey, but he never, ever ate the intestines. He does, however love when I give him fresh grass which I do every day.
    Where do you get the taurine and egg shell? Is the egg shell for the added calcium? I was searching for some of the 5 star rated brands on a web site and in reviews to the petcurian, some people complained it had too much ash and cranberries which they sated are toxic to cats?
    Thank you.

  3. Jaime, I read that in the wild the first thing a cat does is eat the stomach contents of its prey which usually contains plant based food, so I was under the impression that vegetables are sensible for cats. In moderation of course, with a focus on meat. I love and appreciate your site btw. Really well done!!

  4. A bit confused as to why you include vegetables in these recipes, but you say cats have no need for them.

    1. You have every right to be confused, everywhere on this site it is posted that cats are obligate carnivores, veggies are essentially useless.

      Meat should dominate the homemade cat food (90-95%). There are certainly better recipes out there than these, ones that are void of any vegetables. But these recipes don’t rely solely on vegetables as the main source of protein or nutrients.

      Basically, these recipes are not the best, but not the worst either 🙂 Perhaps in the future I’ll re-evaluate these recipes.

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