Octopus Hotdogs

Your kids will love these Octopus Hotdogs! They are so easy to make, and so fun that even your pickiest eater won't be able to resist eating them. #WomenLivingWell #Momhacks #kidsmeals #hotdogs
Janelle from ComfynKitchen has done it again!  Look how cute this is!!!

She writes: “I will admit, I will NOT get “cook of the year” with this one, lol. However, I WILL get plenty of smiles, giggles and clean plates! This is a cute little dinner I made for my children when we were getting ready to go to my son’s baseball game. They got a huge kick out of it…. hope your children will too.”

Simply slice a hotdog in half leaving the top intact for the head of the “octopus”. Then, turn and slice again. You will have 4 “legs”.

Boil water in a large pot on the stove. Add hotdogs. The legs will begin to curl up.
Boil for appx 5 mins.

Serve on top of Kraft Mac n Cheese! I made eyes with mustard- you can get as creative as you wish.

May this bring smiles to YOUR table.
Love to you, Janelle

Thank you, Janelle!

Walk with the King!

*Janelle is a woman who is dependent upon Jesus, a mom, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and an advocate for meal ministry. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals, and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com.


  1. How super cute!! I love this. I wish I saw this earlier today because I made mac and cheese today for lunch for the kids, haha! Next time for sure!

  2. Oh. My. Word! These are ridiculously adorable!! I’m not a big hot dog fan, and even less so if they are boiled. However I would literally eat this hot dog just because of how it looks!! I so wish I had a kid or two to make these for!

  3. I’m not exactly sure what my kids would think of that lol….. but I’m interesting in trying. Maybe for lunch tomorrow… hmmmm..

  4. This post is almost exactly like the one I put on my blog almost 10 months ago and linked up on Wednesday Link Up. One of my kids’ favorites! Glad to see someone is reading my blog!

  5. I was just thinking about how I needed to blog about octopus/squid hot dogs! 🙂 How funny! The Japanese culture comes up with the most interesting foods.

  6. They are cute for sure…but the sight of them boiling in the water with those “legs” all curled up…..it just gives me the heebie jeebies!! LOL!! I KNOW it’s just a hot dog, but my insides get all squishy feeling when I see it. Don’t think I could handle it. The kids would love it though!!

  7. What a cute idea!!!! I loved how they were “swimming” around in the water while you boiled them! I think my daughter is too young to appreciate this, but I will definitely be saving it for future reference.

  8. Thanks Ladies…My children loved ordering these from the kids menu at a local restaurant. I asked the cook how he did it-SO simple! I thought I could save some money and just make em at home 😉 I always get a smile from them when I make these…hope your children will enjoy these. Love to you, Janelle

  9. I found your blog through Kelly’s Korner and wanted to tell you that your idea is adorable! I keep thinking it could be a cute idea for a VBS snack if you were doing an “under the sea” theme. I’m going to remember this. Thanks for sharing!

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