Spaghetti Dogs: The Cheap and Cheerful Treat

by Joey deVilla on April 22, 2009

The recipe shown on this website is simple and inexpensive: insert dry spaghetti into hot dogs and boil until the pasta’s done:

Hot dogs slices with spaghetti noodles coming out of them

The author of the original post speaks Russian, but posted this note for English readers:

i collect in this lj blog photos and links to this new form of food art, we tentatively call "hot dogs strikes back". it is primarily made by inserting dried spaghetti into the hot dogs and then boiling the resulting concoctions. it is fun to make and fun to eat for the whole family and the variations seem endless. if you do engage into experimenting with different forms of this "art", please take photos and drop me a link. i will post it here, so we can keep the project alive.

You can go “upmarket” by using fancier noodles, such as those made with spinach or squid ink:


I just might have to try this out for lunch next week. I’ll bet I can do something interesting with dry noodles and cooked meatballs.

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Maria April 22, 2009 at 5:11 pm

OMG, I love it. But it would totally be frowned upon in my household, you know why. Dammit!

Eva April 22, 2009 at 5:38 pm

Maria, I am pretty sure this would work with Yves veggie dogs as well.

thea April 22, 2009 at 8:57 pm

this actually looks kinda terrifying to me. But maybe that’s just because I have some bad ideas about tube meat.

Patrick April 22, 2009 at 10:02 pm

A wiener hemorrhaging black and white worms out of every orifice; that’s image number one. Second, maybe it’s just the lighting or maybe it’s the cooking time, but that boiled flesh don’t look healthy — at all!

Good to show around the office at lunchtime.

Stella April 26, 2009 at 6:51 pm


In my babysitting days, I used to take a hotdog and slice it in quarters lengthwise from each end leaving about an inch untouched in the middle. Throw it into some boiling water and the ends curl up and the finished product looks like an octopus.

To kids anyway.

You can set it on top of some cooked spinach and call it “seaweed.” You won’t believe how even the pickiest eaters finish it off.

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