Spaghetti Dogs: The Cheap and Cheerful Treat

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.

8 replies on “Spaghetti Dogs: The Cheap and Cheerful Treat”

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.


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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