June 17, 2011

Hotdog Octopus Recipe

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Have you ever come across a recipe that you wanted to make that very minute to see if it actually works? I came across this and HAD to try it ASAP.  My kids loved it and my husband thought it was lots of fun too.  However be careful if you invite people over to resist the urge to call them Octopus Hotdog's.  That just doesn't sound very delicious.

You will need Velveeta Shells & Cheese, Mustard, and Hotdogs.  I got Bun length Hotdogs so they would be good and long.

You will want to cut the bottom half (maybe a little more than half if you do smaller dogs) in half like so.  Then you will turn and cut the two cuts in half making four cuts.

Then you will cut those bits into 8 for the Octopus tentacles.

Here are my Octopus friends ready for some action.

Set a pot of water on to boil.  When it's ready throw in the shells and cook them according to the package directions.

Set another pan on to boil.  When it's ready throw in the Octo-dogs.  Please forgive the creepy hotdog water.

When your shells are ready drain them well.  I always add them back into the same pan so the warmth will help with the next step.

Empty the contents of the cheese pouch and mix it all together.  Make sure to take a bite just to make sure it it is tasty.  Maybe a second bite is in order just to make sure the opinion of the first bite was accurate.

Drain your Octo-dogs.  See how fun the tentacles curled up in the boiling process.

Portion out the Shells & Cheese and place an Octo-dog on top of each.

Using a toothpick get a little bit of mustard and paint little eyes on the Octo-dogs cause they want to see all the fun too.

Look at how cute and happy they are.


Hotdog Octopus Recipe
Source:  Making Memories with Your Kids

1 Box Velveeta Shells & Cheese
4 Bun Length Hotdogs

Prepare the Shells & cheese as directed.

Take your hotdogs and you will cut the bottom half into 8 equally sized tentacles.  Boil the hotdogs about ten minutes then remove from water.

Portion out the Shells & cheese into 4 bowls and top with a hotdog.  Take a toothpick and dab it in mustard and paint eyes on the hotdog.  Enjoy! Pin It

1 comment:

  1. This is so awesome! How fun...I am totally going to start using some of these recipes when they get bigger :)