Mini Octopus Macaroni & Cheese

4.6
(118) 103 Reviews
Prep Time
10
min.
Total Time
25
min.
Servings

4 servings

No seafood in this macaroni and cheese recipe—just a hot dog in octopus disguise! This is how you make a kid-friendly dish even friendlier!

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Make It

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  • Cut wieners lengthwise in half, starting each cut about 1 inch from 1 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 the 4 legs of 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 in each wiener. Poke 2 holes into the uncut portion of each wiener for the eyes.
  • Prepare Dinner as directed on package. 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.

Healthy Living

Save 170 calories and 19 g of fat, including 3.5 g of sat fat, per serving by preparing the Dinner following the Light Prep directions and using OSCAR MAYER Light Wieners.

Use Your Microwave

Save time by preparing with 4 single-serve packets of KRAFT EASY MAC.

Serving Suggestion

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

Servings

  • 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 470
% Daily Value
Total fat 30g
Saturated fat 8g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 1050mg
Carbohydrate 37g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 6g
Protein 14g
   
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 20 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 15 %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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  • yvonneh |

    I've made this recipe many times since I came acrossed it in 2005. My daughter loves the hot dog octopus.

  • msminichino |

    I have made this recipe at least a dozen times for kids and their friends. It is always a hit.

  • lindsayoo8 |

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