Halloween Spookghetti with Octopus Hot Dogs

If luring your little people to the dinner table on Halloween night is a challenge, then this dish is for you. Spookghetti and Octopus Hot Dogs are a meal that even the most intense trick-or-treater will pause for.

Simply color your noodles with your choice of food coloring, while the noodles are cooking. Toss in a little olive oil and top with cheese or sauce, whichever will entice your little goblins.

The hot dogs take only a moment to prepare, leaving you plenty of time to help your toddler who has switched costumes five times already today.

Halloween Spookghetti with Hot Dog Octopus


  • 1 package spaghetti noodles (or any other type of noodle)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Americolor Food Coloring Americolor Food Coloring (we used Electric Purple)
  • Octopus Hot Dogs
  • Hot Dogs


  1. Prepare your noodles according to the package directions.
  2. While the water is boiling and the noodles are cooking, add the food coloring. You may need to adjust your amount depending on your desired color.
  3. Toss your noodles with a little olive oil or top with cheese and sauce.
  4. Octopus Hot Dogs
  5. Preheat the oven to 350*.
  6. Using a sharp paring knife, cut your hot dogs in half.
  7. Now cut the tentacles in the hot dog. You'll do this by cutting four long slits 2/3 the length of the hot dog.
  8. Place the hot dogs on a greased baking sheet. Spread the tentacles out to help it stand up.
  9. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until they are starting to brown.
  10. Place atop your Spookghetti and enjoy!!!!

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Americolor Food Coloring

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