Macaroni & Cheese and Hot Dog Octopus Recipe - Kraft Recipes Top
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Macaroni & Cheese and Hot Dog Octopus Recipe

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4 servings

Try a kid-friendly octopus recipe: No octopuses were harmed in the making of this Macaroni & Cheese and Hot Dog Octopus Recipe! This octopus is a hot dog.

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  • Cut wieners lengthwise in half, starting each cut about 1 inch from one end of each wiener. Roll each wiener one-quarter turn and cut a second lengthwise cut, again starting about 1 inch from uncut end. (This will form 4 legs for each octopus.) Use sharp knife or kitchen shears to cut each leg lengthwise in half, about 1 inch from uncut end, creating a total of 8 legs for each octopus. Poke 2 holes into the uncut portion of each wiener for the eyes.
  • Prepare Dinner as directed on package, using the Light Prep directions. Meanwhile, add wieners to separate saucepan of boiling water; cook as directed on package, watching each wiener turn into an octopus right before your eyes.
  • Spoon Dinner into 4 serving bowls; top each with a wiener octopus.

Special Equipment Needed

Keep Kids Safe

For children under 4, cut hot dogs lengthwise and crosswise into small bite-size pieces. Children should always be seated and supervised while eating.

Serving Suggestion

Serve this dish with your child's favorite vegetable, such as baby carrots or sliced carrots.


  • 4 servings

Healthy Living

  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diet Exchange

  • 2-1/2 Starch
  • 1 Meat (L)
  • 1-1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

Kids are sure to love this fun dish. And you'll love the fact that since it's made with better-for-you ingredients, it can help you and your family eat right.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
Calories 300
Total fat 11g
Saturated fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 810mg
Carbohydrate 37g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 6g
Protein 13g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 2 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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