Spaghetti Twist



I’ve always loved cooking, however being married is really bringing out the ‘Susie Homemaker’ in me. After a long day of work I decided to make a twist on spaghetti and mac ‘n cheese. It’s very simple and anyone can make this. Plus, doesn’t it look so fun? My measurements are designed for only two people.

  • 3 hot dogs
  • half of a bag of spaghetti

First, bring a pot of water to boil. No need to add salt- the hot dogs will take care of that. While you are waiting for the water to boil you can slice the hot dogs in to tiny pieces. Some people throw away the ends (they’re not as pretty), but that just seemed wasteful to me. Then you can either individually slide the uncooked spaghetti noodles into the sliced hot dog pieces or you can do a bunch all at once. The trickiest part of this whole thing is to be patient while placing the hot dog spaghetti into the boiling water. You have to do it slowly or the spaghetti will break. I added in extra noodles that weren’t attached to the hot dog pieces simply because I’m not the biggest hot dog fan and I find too many overwhelming. Let boil for 10 minutes and strain.

There are two ways you can sauce these. You can either use a tomato based pasta sauce (homemade or jarred) or you can use a mac ‘n cheese sauce. I made my own homemade mac ‘n cheese sauce, but to be honest it would be much simpler just to steal a packet out of a boxed mac ‘n cheese.

Here’s my sauce recipe:

  • flour
  • milk
  • sharp cheddar cheese
  • parsmesan cheese
  • butter

First, melt butter in a sauce pan. Add enough flour to make a rouse (not very much).  Then slowly add 1 cup of milk. Then slowly add 1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese and 1/3 cup of shredded parmesan cheese. Stir frequently until sauce thickens. Then simply pour over pasta.

Like I said, it’s a very easy recipe but looks fun and tastes very good! I hope you all try it!

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