Spider Spaghetti ~ Just In Time For Halloween!

Before I had Miss Maddy I never would have imagined that I would be making all of these fun (sometimes gross) dishes. Her and I both are really digging the holidays and all the fun recipes we’re making to go with them.
Last year there were these cute little hot dogs making the rounds on the foodie blogs that were stuffed with spaghetti noodles. Some people were calling them octupus and some were calling them spiders. We decided that we would do them in the crock pot and call it crock pot spider spaghetti.
Here is how Miss Maddy and I did it:

     I’m missing some of the ingredients
    in the photo :o)

  • 1 lb 8 oz jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • 15 oz jar of creamy alfredo
  • 15 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 4 oz can of mushrooms, drained
  • 14.5 oz can of stewed tomatoes
  • 1 lb package of your favorite hot dogs
  • 8 oz package of dry thin spaghetti noodles

You will want to start by cutting your hot dogs in half. Then cut each half into 4 pieces.
Break your spaghetti noodles in half. Now take and thread 8 – 10 noodles through each hot dog piece.
Miss Maddy had EXTRA fun doing this part :o)

Now you’re going to par boil the hot dogs with noodles. You’re not looking to cook the noodles completely. You just want to make them limp and pliable so they can completely be covered with sauce in the crock pot.

Here is where we start the layering. Pour 1/3 of the jar of spaghetti sauce in the bottom of a 5 – 6 quart crock pot. Then add 1/3 of the jar of alfredo sauce.
Next you’re gong to do a layer (I used half) of the hot dogs with noodles.
Cover those with 1/2 the can of stewed tomatoes. Add another 1/3 of the spaghetti sauce.
The last layer of hot dogs and noodles will go in next. Cover those with the remaining alfredo sauce and the entire can of mushrooms.
Finish up with the remaining spaghetti sauce and the entire can of tomato sauce.
Turn to low and cook for 3 – 4 hours. I actually set my programmable crock pot for 4 hours so it would turn to the warm setting automatically.

When done serve with your favorite garlic bread to ward off all of the vampires on Halloween night.

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