Halloween Hot Dog Worms from Holley Grainger

Halloween Recipe: Creepy Hot Dog Worms

  • Author: Holley Grainger
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Party


The quickest, easiest recipe that’s sure to put smiles on everyone’s face, and regardless of your age. Whether it’s a spooky Halloween lunchbox snack or the perfect party food on Halloween night, try this spooky recipe and you’ll be sure to make it again!



  • 8 all-beef hot dogs
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp BBQ sauce or ketchup (optional)


  1. Slice each hot dogs lengthwise into 4 long quarters. 
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over low-medium heat and add hot dogs slices. Cook for 2 minutes. Add BBQ sauce or ketchup, if desired. Continue to cook until hot dogs are heated through and curl (like worms). Serve immediately.