Threaded Spaghetti Hot Dog Bites

Raw spaghetti is threaded through pieces of hot dog, then cooked. Kids and grown-ups alike will love this fun dish!

by Amy Flanigan on October 27, 2011 · 82 comments

The saying “behind every great man, there’s an even better woman” – um, totally true (wink.) But, truth be told, behind all my awesomeness, I’ve got a pretty great man…who shares the potato chips, vacuums, and most importantly, who wastes spends a lot of time on the internet and finds me all kinds of fabulously silly food ideas.

I mean, would you ever think to do this? (Hot dog haters, no comment!)

Raw spaghetti is threaded through pieces of hot dog, then cooked. Kids and grown-ups alike will love this fun dish!

Hello. I’m a mom. With two little kids. I couldn’t make these fast enough.

Haley thought they looked like a jelly fish. Trevor thought they looked like a rocket ship. I thought they look like tentacles from an octopus.

I’m thinking for Halloween next year, I’ll use orange pasta and dye the hot dogs black. (Well, that just sounds gross. And awesome.)

Raw spaghetti is threaded through pieces of hot dog, then cooked. Kids and grown-ups alike will love this fun dish!

When I asked what they tasted like, we all agreed…spaghetti and hot dogs. With a big pile of fun.

Threaded Spaghetti Hot Dog Bites
 
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Don’t serve spaghetti with hot dogs. Serve it in hot dogs!
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound thin spaghetti, broken in half
  • 8 hot dogs, cut into 6 even pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
Directions
  1. Set a large pot of water to boil.
  2. Carefully thread 5-7 spaghetti strands through each hot dog piece. Cook until pasta is al dente, about 6 minutes.
  3. Drain and mix with the butter. Serve in bowls with a sprinkle of Parmesan.
  4. That’s it! Only requirement is you must eat with a smile on your face!
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Raw spaghetti is threaded through pieces of hot dog, then cooked. Kids and grown-ups alike will love this fun dish!

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wael ag January 24, 2015 at 5:11 am

Mm what to put on the side of it … only cheese?

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Jacob January 15, 2015 at 10:07 pm

I saw this recipe and asked my mom if I could make dinner tonight. She said yes. I’m only 12. If you make them with weenies that are like 2 inches long the noodle will not cook inside the weenie and it will be hard. So make sure they’re all like an inch long bit best results.

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Amy @Very Culinary January 16, 2015 at 6:21 am

Hi Jacob – the recipe calls for hot dogs cut into 6 pieces, which would be smaller than weenies. It’s also worth mentioning that I used THIN spaghetti, which doesn’t take as long to cook as regular. Anytime you deviate from a recipe, no matter how simple, you can get different results.

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