Valentine’s Day Love Patties Recipe

Show your dog just how much they mean to you!

These savory treats are unbelievably simple to prepare, and make a really special supper (or breakfast!) addition on Valentine’s day.

Valentines Love Patties

This recipe uses heart-shaped or other cookie cutters to make pretty treats as a gift for your pooch—or his or her boyfriends or girlfriends—for Valentines Day or other special occasions.


  • 2 cups The Honest Kitchen's Grain Free Beef Recipe dry food
  • 2 free range eggs
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh raw ground beef (preferably grass fed)
  • 1/4 grated carrot


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a large baking sheet.
  2. Hydrate the dry food with the warm water in a large mixing bowl and stir thoroughly.
  3. Add in the remaining ingredients to form a thick ”batter.”
  4. Carefully mold the batter into patties and flatten gently using two teaspoons or your hands.
  5. Place the patties on a greased baking sheet.
  6. (Optional) Place a large heart-shaped cookie cutter onto the baking sheet and spoon the mixture into it. Press gently to fill the heart completely and then slide off the cutter to form each patty into a perfect shape for Valentines!
  7. Bake at 350°F for about 30 minutes or until slightly crispy on the outside.
  8. Cool thoroughly before serving; serve whole for larger dogs or break (or slice) for smaller dogs.
  9. You can store these patties in the fridge for up to a week.

Recipe Notes

This recipe calls for The Honest Kitchen's Grain Free Beef Recipe (Love)—but you can swap in any Honest Kitchen dog food! If you don't have a cookie cutter, it's also perfectly fine just to cut into bite-sized squares. Really tiny squares are excellent as training treats because they have a good aroma and can be consumed quickly without filling up your dog's tummy.

Meet the Author: Lucy Postins

Lucy Postins is founder and Chief Integrity Officer at The Honest Kitchen. She is a companion animal nutritionist who started The Honest Kitchen in her kitchen in 2002. She is passionate about advanced nutrition and holistic health including complementary modalities such as herbalism and homeopathy. Considered an expert in her field, Lucy frequently writes articles for local and national media, conducts radio interviews and educational spots, and occasionally holds educational seminars for pet owners on the importance of good nutrition. She also recently authored Dog Obsessed, a guide to a happier, healthier life for the pup you love.

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