Halloween is here and that means it's time to come up with some SPOOKY culinary creations!

Freaky Franks from Weelicious.com

The funniest part of this recipe is that you'll have everyone guessing just how you got the "arms" and "legs" through the franks!

Freaky Franks from Weelicious.com

I test drove a batch of these Freaky Franks with some of Kenya's buddies last week in advance of the holiday and the kids loved eating them. And parents can't seem to get over how creepy they look covered in "blood" (tomato sauce).

Freaky Franks from Weelicious.com

This is the perfect recipe to make WITH your kids before a long night of trick or treating.

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Freaky Franks (4-6)

Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 10 mins

nut free

dairy free


  • 1/2 package Whole Wheat Spaghetti
  • 8 veggie, turkey or beef dogs
  • 2 cups tomato sauce


1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.

2. Cut each hot dog link into 4 even pieces.

3. Line the spaghetti up and break in half into 4 inch pieces.

4. Poke the spaghetti pieces through the pieces of hot dog lengthwise.

5. Place the “Freaky Franks” in boiling water and cook for 10-11 minutes and drain.

6. Serve with tomato sauce.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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  • Jaylyn

    that looks nasy but taste good

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  • Devon Trunnelle

    i think there's a typo in #4

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  • Paula

    They could just be the sons of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Spaghetti_Monster)
    Just love them!!! Thank you!

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  • Jenny

    thanks for this great idea! i made this for a halloween party and it was a hit!


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  • Patricia

    My 5 yr old loved them and called them \"spaghetti spiders\"!

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  • Jenn

    Perfect for Daycare Halloween lunch! I\"m prepping it tonight. Always so many great ideas, you are my go to site and you make everything look so easy i can relax about trying something new.

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