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Pasta Dogs

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Surprise your kids with this recipe for silly combinations of hot dog slices and pasta.  By using different pasta sizes and shapes you can create unique ‘creatures.’  This is an easy recipe for older children that requires minimal supervision.  Younger children will experimenting with food and watching it change shape as it cooks.
Believe it or not, this combination of spaghetti and hot dogs actually tastes pretty good together.

  • Hot dogs
  • Spaghetti
  • Ziti or other shapes of pasta

  1. Put a pot of water on the stove to boil.
  2. Cut uncooked hot dogs into ½”-1” slices.
  3. Break spaghetti in half (should be around 4″)
  4. Push uncooked pasta all the way through the center section of the hotdog slices so that an equal amount of pasta comes out on each side.
  5. Place the hotdog and pasta combination into the boiling water.
  6. Cook as pasta according to package directions.
  7. Drain the pasta-dogs and serve hot with ketchup and mustard.
  • Squid Pasta-Dogs: Use the ends of the hotdogs, insert a 2″ section of uncooked spaghetti into the hotdog – but not all the way through.
  • Octopus Pasta Dogs: Push 4 longer sections of spaghetti through the center of the hotdog and have equal amounts on each side.
  • Cyclops Pasta Dogs: Use 1 ziti pasta for each section of the pasta-dog, pushing half way through.

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Activities For Kids has been an on-going passion of mine since 1998. I'm a long-time Orlando resident and huge Disney Fan! Prior guide for and current editor for I hope you enjoy the crafts, recipes and ideas that you find here.