Creative Sausage Spaghetti
1 package of hot dogs, any kind, preferably one without nitrates
1 package of spaghetti noodles, preferably whole wheat or multi-grain
1 cup of spaghetti sauce, jarred or homemade
Fill a large pot with water. Add a pinch of salt and bring the water to a boil.
Slice each hot dog into 6 or 8 pieces. If serving to toddlers, first slice the hot dog lengthwise to reduce the risk of choking.
Skewer each hot dog piece with 4 pieces of uncooked spaghetti. Center the hot dog on the pasta strands, as pictured below. Children could help with this step.
When the water is boiling, cook the Octo-Dogs according to the pasta package directions.
Gently warm the spaghetti sauce on the stove top or in the microwave.
Drain and rinse the Octo-Dogs with lukewarm water to prevent sticking.
Serve warm with pasta sauce on the side for dipping....and enjoy!