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"Octo-Dogs" and Shells Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Alexandra Limburg from the YW's Cookbook
Added: Friday, September 19, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 hot dogs
1 1/2 C. uncooked small shell pasta
1 1/2 C. frozen mixed vegetables
1 C. prepared alfredo sauce
Prepared yellow mustard in squeeze bottle
Cheese-flavored fish shaped crackers

Directions:
Directions:
1. Lay hot dog on side with end facing you. Starting 1 inch from one end of hot dog, slice hot dog vertically in half. Roll hot dog 1/4 turn. Starting 1 inch from same end, slice in half vertically again, making 4 segments connected at the tip. Slice each segment in half vertically, creating a total of 8 “legs.” Repeat with remaining hot dogs.

2. Place hot dogs in a medium saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat; set aside.

3. Prepare pasta according to package directions, stirring in vegetables during last 3 minutes of cooking time. Drain; return to pan. Stir in Alfredo sauce. Heat over low heat until heated through.

4. Divide pasta mixture between 4 plates. Drain “octo-dogs”. Arrange one “octo-dog” on top of pasta mixture on each plate. Draw faces on “heads” of “octo-dogs” with mustard. Sprinkle crackers over pasta.

 

 

 

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