tomato cheese and pepperoni dog biscuits

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Pam Ellingson
from Wichita, KS

I got this wild hair to make my friendly Fur People some dog biscuits today. I have made others before with meat and vegetable baby food and oats, flour and other ingredients. Well, my puppies love tomatoes (they would strip them off the vines if I didn't have a fence around the garden) and they love cheese. Here is the recipe I came up with and it is pretty darn good as a snack for regular folks too. I am still working on perfecting these, and will post any changes to them in the future. If you want to try them yourself, go ahead as they are tasty, but I wanted to do some tweaking on them. Like next time I would chop the pepperoni and for non fur people I might add some herbs, garlic or onion. See Notes at end of Directions section.

serves makes about 60--1 to 1 1/2 inch squares
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For tomato cheese and pepperoni dog biscuits

  • 1 pkg
    7.5 oz bisquick buttermilk biscuit mix
  • 1/2 c
    petite diced tomatoes with juice
  • 3/4 c
    finely shredded cheese of your choice. i used colby/cheddar mixture.
  • 2/3 c
    v-8 vegetable juice (may use more or less)
  • 1/8 to 1/4 pkg
    turkey pepperoni
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How To Make tomato cheese and pepperoni dog biscuits

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a 12 x 18 (or similar size) jelly roll pan with foil or parchment and spray with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In a small mixing bowl, combine the biscuit mix, cheese, tomatoes with some juice, and most of the V-8. Mix well and if the mixture seems dry, add more V-8. The final batter should be thicker than a regular cake batter, but not as solid as a drop biscuit dough. You need to be able to spread it with a spatula easily.
  • 3
    Place the batter in the prepared pan and spread to cover the entire pan about 1/4 to 1/3 inch thick. Watch that the tomatoes don't leave any holes where you spread them. Try to get it as evenly spread as possible to avoid thin burnt spots.
  • 4
    Top with pepperoni and bake at 450°F for 8 to 15 minutes, or until golden and completely set.
  • 5
    Remove pan from oven, let cool 5 minutes and then turn over on a cooling rack and remove foil/parchment. Cut into squares with pizza cutter or sharp knife while still warm. These are semi-crackery, but still a little soft when done. Best eaten just out of the oven, save some for the fur people. (hehehe)
  • 6
    Notes: As I said, I think next time I make these for NON fur people I will try chopping the pepperoni, adding some herbs, and maybe some finely chopped onion and/or peppers. These are really tasty and would make a good TV snack for the guys who like to watch football, or even the Red Hat ladies who lunch. :) And nothing in them is harmful to dogs either, but I would cut them smaller for doggie treats. (I would also dry them more to keep better or store in the fridge.) These do not keep well after they are cold. I think I would serve them hot or reheated. Because they are made with biscuit mix, they stay semi soft and are crisper just out of the oven. Still experimenting with these.
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