Feline Familia Food (Italian Cat Treats)

Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 12 mins

Not just for Italian cats! One of my cats, Sweet Pea, is always after my spaghetti. These treats have a great tomato and Parmesan aroma and taste that allows me to eat my food in peace while she indulges elsewhere.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup high-quality dry cat food
  • 2 cups cooked ground beef, finely crumbled
  • 14 cup grated carrot
  • 12 cup canned grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Put the cat food in a food processor or blender and grind to a coarse powder. I use my Magic Bullet.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients, mixing thoroughly.
  4. Form the dough into marble-sized balls or create a large pancake-like object with the dough, flattening it out to an even ½” thickness.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the bottoms of the treats are golden brown.
  6. Remove from the oven, let cool thoroughly. Break apart if necessary and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


Most Helpful

I was very excited to try this because my cat loves Italian food and cheese. However, my finicky cat wouldn't touch it. Such a disappointment. I wasted a lot of food with this recipe. It'll just work out better to give her part of my lasagne whenever I make it.

Neophyte in USA January 20, 2008

My two "kids" Jazzdoll and Sammy went bonkers over this! thanks for sharing this great kitty treat Sandi!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz January 17, 2007

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