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Kids' Octopus Soup

nikkimarlise

"This is a recipe I learned in kindergarten, and it's great to do with your kids or make for a Halloween or an ocean-themed birthday party."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 200 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. With a sharp knife, cut the hot dogs in half the short way. Slice each piece in half vertically, cutting about 3/4 of the way up towards the rounded end. Leave about 1 inch of the rounded end as the head of the octopus. Rotate the dog 90 degrees, and make another vertical cut. Cut the 4 legs in half again, to make 8 legs and a head. The hot dogs should look like tassels with rounded heads.
  2. Bring the chicken broth and chives to a boil in a soup pot. Place the octopus hot dogs into the boiling soup, and simmer for about 5 minutes. The legs will curl to make the octopus shape. Serve in bowls with an octopus or 2 in each bowl.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 200 calories; 16.4 g fat; 3.1 g carbohydrates; 8.5 g protein; 37 mg cholesterol; 2337 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I have done this for years with the grandkids! For a variation, I dye the ramen noodles green and pile the octopi on top of the :sea weed! turn the cooked hot dogs upside down and they are flo...

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Not the greatest, my picky little eater refused to finish his.

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I have done this for years with the grandkids! For a variation, I dye the ramen noodles green and pile the octopi on top of the :sea weed! turn the cooked hot dogs upside down and they are flo...

Simple and fun to do, I'd suggest the next time I do this, I use low sodium hot dogs and chicken broth. But the recipe did just what it said it would. The hot dogs curled right up and I thought ...

My kids love this! I just boiled the hot dog octopi in plain water & served on plates with ketchup. The kids loved pulling apart the legs & dipping them one at a time. So fun.

I just use packaged chicken noodle soup and put the sliced hotdogs in. The kids are crazy about it.

This is great! i boil them plain and serve them in my kids' bento boxes for lunch. they love 'em.

This is really good put on top a bowl of mac and cheese with some fish crackers sprinkled on top.

These are great! A new lunch favorite! Thanks for the terrific idea.

I actually added the hotdogs to matzo ball soup and served it for Halloween dinner. Family loved it!

Not the greatest, my picky little eater refused to finish his.