Jul 052011

Octopus in the Mac n Cheese Sea

I know you have been on the edge of your seat, waiting for the new recipe I told you about last week. Well, here it is friends!

Your IngredientsOctopus in the Mac n Cheese Sea [serves ?]

Some Hot Dogs

Mac n Cheese [I used Annie's Homegrown]

Prepare Mac and cheese as according to the package.

Boil water for hot dogs.

1/4 Octapus

Cut hot dog down the center about 2/3 from the top [this makes two tentacles].

Turn hot dog 1/4 and cut down the center about 2/3 from the top, again [this makes 4 tentacles].

1/2 Octapus

Cut each of the four tentacles down the center to make a total of eight tentacles.

Octapus Eyes

Poke two eyes with a tooth pick or slits with your knife. A smile is nice too.

Octapus Boil

Toss into boiling water until the tentacles are nice and curled.

Plate your mac and cheese in a bowl and top with your perfect hot dog octapus. 

What an easy way to please the family and your kiddos are sure to enjoy!

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  10 Responses to “Octopus in the Mac n Cheese Sea”


    I’ve been doing this with Ramen noodles colored blue for years. I bet you could add food coloring to this mac and cheese as well. My kids always finish their octopus in the sea.


      I tried coloring the mac a few years ago and failed, orange + blue = creepy green that my C won’t eat. I bet it would work awesome with the white cheese mac! I <3 ramen, but the fam would go on strike :)


    That’s just twisted…


    This is a cute idea!


    This is so cleaver and so fun!


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    my boys would eat this up:)


    Hahaha, that is so awesome! Kinda makes a boring meal fun again. I’m totally trying that with my kids! Found you on Remodelholic.

    I would love for you to link it up at my weekend Link Party, Once Upon a Weekend. Today is my first-ever party, and I am so hoping someone will participate! hint hint :)

    Here’s the link if you’re interested:

    Also, if you have a list of favorite link parties, I’d love to be included. Thanks a ton!


    My mom always told me NOT to play with my food, I’m gald I never listened to her! I love it when I see something new and different! Come and shared this with WorkShop Wednesday this coming wednesday. It would be a nice addition to the party

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