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Hot Dog Men Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Hot Dog Men

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"A quick and easy meal that kids love! My mom made them for me when I was a kid, now I make them for my daughter."

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. Make a slit down the middle of one end of each hot dog; this will be the legs. At the other end, make a small slit each side; these will be the arms. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil, and add the hot dogs. Boil for about 5 minutes until the slits open up.
  2. Place slices of cheese onto slices of bread. Set the hot dog men on top. Use ketchup and mustard to make a face, hair and clothes or buttons.
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Jan 27, 2006

Adorable! I also made "octapus" hotdogs by making several slits starting about a quarter of the way down the dog. Once in the boiling water the "legs" will curl up slightly. Nestle on top of a bowl of mac and cheese for a cute presentation. Thanks!

May 23, 2007

Very cute recipe! I also make an octopus out of hot dogs and sit it on "blue"(just a drop of food coloring) mac and cheese. The kids LOVE this stuff!


55 Ratings

Jun 23, 2008

This was so cute! My little girl just ate it up (and so did I!)

Jan 27, 2009

I am rating this a 5 for the sheer adorable-factor! A hot dog is a hot dog, but this makes it fun to eat. I am going to make these today for my 2 boys, and I know they will go nuts, as they were fans of the octopus as well. Another thing we do in our house is slice them, add a little ketchup and mustard on top of each one (like a sushi roll), and serve with chop sticks! Also a big hit!

Jul 31, 2005

Cute idea. Not enough of us play with our food! Thank you.

Sep 13, 2010

Easy peasyand the grandkids love them. They asked for them at a restaurant but I told them they only get these at grandmas (:

Aug 16, 2010

Awesome idea, lots of smiles all around!

Feb 16, 2010

I gave my two year olds the giggles with these and once my daughter got over the fact that no, dressing your hot dog up in doll clothes is not allowed, she and her brother had a great time eating them for lunch today.


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  • Calories
  • 314 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 22.1 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 13.4 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 1138 mg
  • 46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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