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 on October 27, 2011 · 93 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
  • 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
  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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Mercedes August 29, 2015 at 11:29 am

My family enjoyed this meal very much.Thank you for the new look for spaghetti .


goethe August 7, 2015 at 11:44 am

What about pushing the spaghetti through the hot dog in the other direction? Leave the hot dog whole, then push the spaghetti through it perpendicularly to create a centipede.


Amy @Very Culinary August 7, 2015 at 12:20 pm

As long as the outer layer isn’t so tough it breaks the raw spaghetti as you push through, that would be fun too!


Hazel Iwuchukwu August 7, 2015 at 7:21 am

So basically, I just want to say how greatful I am that you have shared this amazing recipe with the all of us! I’m 12 years old and I cooked this dish for me and my sisters…and comments were all positive! Even my mother said I did very well and cooked it nicely, so thank you so much. I must say that it did take me more than 21 minutes. But hopefully I’ll learn to use this recipe more off by heart in the future! :)


Amy @Very Culinary August 7, 2015 at 12:21 pm

So happy to hear it, Hazel! I love that you’re cooking as such a young age. Keep it up!


bristol plasterer July 6, 2015 at 4:59 am

Really tasty. Top marks! thanks for sharing.



Fern S. May 29, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Gonna make this for my boyfriend for his birthday tomorrow, but with a nice cheese sauce. He is gonna flip! He saw a picture of this one time and couldn’t stop smiling for almost an hour. xD hot dogs and spaghetti are a nostalgia thing for him I think lol this is genius.


Crissy March 16, 2015 at 2:34 pm

I made these tonight with kielbasa and sausages. Came out great! Threw some tomato sauce and Parmesan on the sausages ones. Both kinds were at hit with my picky eater children. Thank you!


julie March 10, 2015 at 7:19 pm

I made them with sausage yummy cuz I donlike hotdogs my husband liked them also


Matt February 10, 2015 at 11:45 am

I made these today for my wife and I and we loved them! Thank u for the exciting recipe!


Amy @Very Culinary February 10, 2015 at 12:23 pm

So happy to hear it, Matt! Fun, right? :)


wael ag January 24, 2015 at 5:11 am

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


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.


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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