I love meatloaf and mashed potatoes with gravy.  Talk about comfort food for the soul!  I enjoy feeding Kirby different options so I thought why not a meatloaf of his own, hence muttloaf was born.

There really is no wrong way to make meatloaf.  All you need is a pound of ground hamburg and a little imagination to come up with your own recipe.  I used instant oats because I wanted to be sure they cooked completely.  Parsley is so good for bad breath.  Kirby doesn't like to eat raw carrots so I try to implement them into his meals or treats but you could use any veggie.  Using baby food gives me the liquid I need to blend the ingredients but you can chop some fresh veggies and add tomato paste or water.  Flaxseed is really good for Kirby's skin and coat but can be replaced with a few tablespoons of olive oil for the same benefits.  I used sun dried tomatoes for a chewy texture but you can use fresh or canned diced tomatoes.  

Check my lists of healthy ingredients and Foods That Harm Dogs then just use what you have in your frig or pantry.  Your pup will love it!



Comfort food can be dog friendly with this muttloaf.

Yields: 8 loaves
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes

Nutrition facts: 217 Calories, 77 Calories from fat
Total fat: 8.5g or 13% (2.3 saturated fat, 0.0 trans fat)


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 teaspoons parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground egg shell
  • 2 (3.5 oz) jars carrots baby food
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1 cup diced sun dried tomatoes


  1. Pour all ingredients into a large bowl and, using your hands, mix thoroughly.
  2. Form into individual small loaves and place on greased rack of broiler pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
  4. Let cool and serve.


Freeze leftover loaves in ziplock freezer bags.  For a quick and easy meal just pop in the microwave.


Kirby and our foster, Fritz, say Muttloaf is very good stuff!