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French Bulldog Food Recipes

While dry food is a safe and convenient option – and we have nothing against it as breeders – there are some cases when homemade food is a great alternative. Read below two easy and quick recipes your Frenchie will love (and lick their bowl clean).

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Homemade Frenchie food recipes

In this article, we shared with you the most common mistakes we hear about when it comes to feeding pups. Our experience is that the only thing to avoid is a one-sided diet, so it’s alright to give your fur baby dried food, canned food, as well as homemade food. You can cook your Frenchie’s food or also serve it fresh following the B.A.R.F. diet.

Home-made food may come to the picture especially when our sweetie struggles with a sensitive stomach or after an illness when they are weaker. Some puppy parents experience less farting when they give homemade food to their babies, but we cannot guarantee that. 🙂

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What we can guarantee though, that it takes little time to prepare the below meals and your Frenchie will love them. You can either cook a portion for them while you cook for the family or prepare meals in big batches and then freeze several portions in the fridge to keep it handy when you need it.

Turkey thigh with chia seeds for your Frenchie

This meal can be prepared using leftovers after family dinners or holidays. Obviously make sure that everything is still fresh and is not expiring. Frenchies have a sensitive stomach, it’s not the kind of breed who can be fed with all the leftovers.

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Ingredients (for one portion, multiply the ingredients to cook as many portions as you want to prepare)

  • Ground turkey thigh or turkey trimmings (500 gr)
  • Root vegetables (butternut squash, parsnips but NO potato), finely diced (200 gr)
  • Sage (1 tsp)
  • Turmeric paste (½ tsp)
  • Chia seeds
  • Olive oil


  1. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan on medium heat and add the turkey mince. Cook until brown.
  2. Add the diced vegetables and fry for 5 minutes.
  3. Add sage and stir well.
  4. Take off the heat and stir in Turmeric paste and Chia seeds
  5. Serve warm and watch your pup lick their bowl clean!

Beef and Veggie Crockpot for your Frenchie

It’s a brilliant recipe for the lazy cook: you simply throw in the ingredients into the slow cooker, and while you play with your Frenchie, the meal is being cooked. 

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Ingredients (one portion)

  • Ground beef (500 gr)
  • Chopped butternut squash and carrots (200 gr)
  • Peas, frozen or canned (½ cup)
  • Brown rice (1 ½ cups)


  1. Stir in ground beef, brown rice, butternut squash, carrots, peas, and 4 cups water into a slow cooker. 
  2. Cover and cook on low heat for 5-6 hours or high heat for 2-3 hours, stirring as needed. 
  3. Let it cool a bit and serve fresh (or freeze for later use when cool.)

Sandra’s tips about the DON’Ts: 

Homemade Frenchie food recipes - TomKings Blog

Don’t give your Frenchie potato, it’s not good for their stomach.

Don’t give them bones, it can hurt their throat.

Don’t use spices when cooking for your pup.

Don’t use sugar to sweeten the meal, but you can use natural sweeteners, like fruit.

The article was written based on the experience of the TomKings Puppies Team. TomKings Puppies have been breeding French Bulldogs for more than 10 years on their farms. Check their available puppies here, or if you have any questions or comments let us know below the article.


10 thoughts on “French Bulldog Food Recipes”

  1. Hiii, i will definitely try those , n i was about to ask actually if u have some recipes;) or even cookbook for Frencies;) . Do they can eat also raw meat or raw vegetables?? If yes witch once r good for there sensitive tummies. And just FYI our farts less after home cooked meal🤣🤣🤣🤣

  2. Very good website you have here but I was wanting to know if you knew of any community forums that cover the same topics talked about in this article? I’d really love to be a part of online community where I can get feed-back from other knowledgeable individuals that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Many thanks!

    1. Thank you for your comment! We have a closed Facebook group called TomKings Frenchie Family with lots of Frenchie owners, here is the link: Feel free to read the timeline, you can learn a lot about Frenchies there. 🙂 Only TomKings Puppy owners are allowed to post, so you can see a lot of our puppies who live around the world!

  3. I made your recipe & my 5 yr old Frenchie licked her bowl clean. I also made a batch of food from a diff recipe with salmon & was wondering how often can I alternate diff proteins? Do I stick to beef for a week then switch or can I alternate each night?

    1. I’m so happy that our recipe worked for your furry baby 🙂 You can alternate the different protein sources every two or three days. You can try several kinds of meat, such as rabbit, sheep or deer too and you will see which are her favorite ones 🙂

  4. In the first recipe you mention to ‘add the mushrooms’ before the sage, but there is no quantity listed in the ingredients? how much mushroom? Many thanks

    1. Thank you for noticing the mistake, you don’t need mushroom at all. 🙂 We have corrected the recipe.

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