A quick and easy meal that kids love! My mom made them for me when I was a kid, now I make them for my daughter.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Make a slit down the middle of one end of each hot dog; this will be the legs. At the other end, make a small slit each side; these will be the arms. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil, and add the hot dogs. Boil for about 5 minutes until the slits open up.

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  • Place slices of cheese onto slices of bread. Set the hot dog men on top. Use ketchup and mustard to make a face, hair and clothes or buttons.

Nutrition Facts

314 calories; protein 13.4g 27% DV; carbohydrates 14.8g 5% DV; fat 22.1g 34% DV; cholesterol 49.1mg 16% DV; sodium 1138.2mg 46% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2006
Adorable! I also made "octapus" hotdogs by making several slits starting about a quarter of the way down the dog. Once in the boiling water the "legs" will curl up slightly. Nestle on top of a bowl of mac and cheese for a cute presentation. Thanks! Read More
(55)
58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2006
Adorable! I also made "octapus" hotdogs by making several slits starting about a quarter of the way down the dog. Once in the boiling water the "legs" will curl up slightly. Nestle on top of a bowl of mac and cheese for a cute presentation. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2007
Very cute recipe! I also make an octopus out of hot dogs and sit it on "blue"(just a drop of food coloring) mac and cheese. The kids LOVE this stuff! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2008
This was so cute! My little girl just ate it up (and so did I!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2009
I am rating this a 5 for the sheer adorable-factor! A hot dog is a hot dog but this makes it fun to eat. I am going to make these today for my 2 boys and I know they will go nuts as they were fans of the octopus as well. Another thing we do in our house is slice them add a little ketchup and mustard on top of each one (like a sushi roll) and serve with chop sticks! Also a big hit! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2005
Cute idea. Not enough of us play with our food! Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2010
Awesome idea lots of smiles all around! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2010
Easy peasyand the grandkids love them. They asked for them at a restaurant but I told them they only get these at grandmas (: Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2007
TOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!! So easy and a big hit with my daughter! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2010
I gave my two year olds the giggles with these and once my daughter got over the fact that no dressing your hot dog up in doll clothes is not allowed she and her brother had a great time eating them for lunch today. Read More
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