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Hot Dog Octopus

This Hot Dog Octopus is a fun kid friendly snack or lunch for summer or even back to school. Peyton LOVES when I prepare his hot dog into an octopus.

Create a Hot Dog Octopus for your kids to eat for lunch! So easy to prepare! They will love it!

I like to serve with with goldfish or on a bed of Ramen noodles or even mac and cheese.  If you want you could “color” the noodles with blue food coloring (feel free to use natural food coloring) to make it even more authentic.

I personally normally go with goldfish though because it is easy.  What I like is that I can use a Turkey Hot Dog or Hebrew National or other gluten free/nitrate free hot dog.  This Hot Dog Themed Octopus would make a great menu option for a Shark Party too!

Hot Dog Octopus

This Hot Dog Octopus is a fun kid friendly snack or lunch for summer or even back to school.
Print Recipe
Cook Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes


  • 1 package Hot Dogs
  • 1 bottle Mustard or Ketchup


  • Prepare a hot dog according to package directions (either on the stove top or microwave)
  • Slice eight legs
  • Garnish with mustard or ketchup for eyes and mouth
  • Serve with noodles or gold fish
Servings: 8 people
Author: Melissa Jennings
Cost: $5

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  1. 5 stars
    Peyton loves this Hot Dog Octopus instead of a traditional hot dog for a special lunch treat. I love to use Turkey Dogs or Hebrew National Brand 🙂

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