Red bell peppers are a surprising favorite for many dogs, including our Irie who has developed a taste for several different fruits and vegetables–so Red Bell Pepper Dog Treats might be a hit in your home, too.
Bell peppers don’t produce capsaicin so they’re not hot like others in the pepper family.
Green vs. Red Peppers
You can substitute green bell peppers for red but red peppers contain twice the vitamin C of green peppers.
Red peppers also provide dogs much higher levels of carotene and lycopene and, hey, they’re just right for a Valentine’s treat!
- 3-1/2 cups rice flour
- 1/2 cups chopped, cooked chicken
- 1 cup minced carrots
- 1/2 red bell pepper, minced
- 1/4 cup homemade chicken broth
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt
- 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Wash red bell pepper and remove then discard stem, core, and seeds.
- Add broth, eggs, yogurt, and olive oil to flour; stir slowly. Add in chicken and vegetables, stirring until mixed.
- Use melon ball scoop or spoon to divide dough into golf ball-sized balls. Roll, then flatten with the back of a fork on a greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 30 minutes. Cool completely on a drying rack, then refrigerate.
Looking for more recipes? Download one of our free dog treat cookbooks!
Cooks: Don’t miss our My Dog Says I’m a Great Cook™ cookbook with over 100 dog treat recipes from the publishers, readers and fans of DogTipper! This paperback book is available in our PawZaar gift store!