Hotdog Spiders and Caterpillars
hot dog spiders

Hotdog Spiders and Caterpillars

Last Updated on 02/12/2021 by richard

Hotdog spiders or caterpillars are easily made with spaghetti pushed through hotdog sausages. Your kids will love them on Halloween!

For a touch of authenticity get a pack of edible eyes like these ones from Tesco’s.

edible eyes

The kids will probably like these Toffee Apples too!

hot dog spiders

Hotdog spiders and caterpillars

Hot dogs with spaghetti noodles cooked through them to look like spiders or caterpillars. Your kids will love them on Halloween!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 32 Spiders
Calories 12 kcal
How Difficult Very Easy


  • 8 Hotdog sausages
  • 100 g Spaghetti uncooked
  • 1 pack Edible eyes optional


For Spiders:

  • Cut each hotdog into 4 equal pieces. Push 4 pieces of uncooked spaghetti through the hotdog pieces lengthways.

For Caterpillars:

  • Push 8 pieces of uncooked spaghetti through each hotdog sideways.


  • Cook pasta and hot dogs in salted boiling water according to pasta package directions, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Drain pasta and hot dogs.
  • Trim the spaghetti legs to desired length
  • Add the edible eyes if using


Instead of edible eyes you can use cranberrys.


Calories: 12kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 1g
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