Kids' Octopus Soup

Kids' Octopus Soup

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  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
nikkimarlise
Recipe by  nikkimarlise

“This is a recipe I learned in kindergarten, and it's great to do with your kids or make for a Halloween or an ocean-themed birthday party.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

  1. With a sharp knife, cut the hot dogs in half the short way. Slice each piece in half vertically, cutting about 3/4 of the way up towards the rounded end. Leave about 1 inch of the rounded end as the head of the octopus. Rotate the dog 90 degrees, and make another vertical cut. Cut the 4 legs in half again, to make 8 legs and a head. The hot dogs should look like tassels with rounded heads.
  2. Bring the chicken broth and chives to a boil in a soup pot. Place the octopus hot dogs into the boiling soup, and simmer for about 5 minutes. The legs will curl to make the octopus shape. Serve in bowls with an octopus or 2 in each bowl.

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granny
51

granny

I have done this for years with the grandkids! For a variation, I dye the ramen noodles green and pile the octopi on top of the :sea weed! turn the cooked hot dogs upside down and they are flowers! ( for the girls)

jen
18

jen

My kids love this! I just boiled the hot dog octopi in plain water & served on plates with ketchup. The kids loved pulling apart the legs & dipping them one at a time. So fun.

mis7up
18

mis7up

Simple and fun to do, I'd suggest the next time I do this, I use low sodium hot dogs and chicken broth. But the recipe did just what it said it would. The hot dogs curled right up and I thought that was fantastic! My local commissary didn't have a very good quality of fresh chives. I was totally disappointed. But for a small package at just under 3 dollars. I would have needed 2 to almost 3 containers of fresh chives to follow the recipe exactly, and I would have had it not been for the commissary's selection. However, I had to go with green onions and at 34 cents a bundle and using 2, and chopping only. the greens and saving the other part for another use. This recipe was made very inexpensively. What a great budget recipe. Hot dogs-- .89cents, Chicken Broth(Dollar Store)-- $2.50, Green Onions-- .68...total $4.07 WOW right? Less then 51 cents a serving. I'll make this again for sure. My kids loved how the whole hot dog trick turned into an octopus. A BIG THANKS!!!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 200 cal
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 16.4 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs
  • 3.1 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 8.5 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 2337 mg
  • 93%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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