5 Parties in a Crock-Pot (Slideshow)

By

Small Party

For a small soirée, you can’t go wrong with a slow-cooked comfort food. Chicken and dumplings is a Southern hospitality classic. Guests will love this warm, inviting meal, especially if they are coming for a quiet sit-down dinner. 

Simple Sandwiches

Shutterstock.com

Tired of serving lunch meat trays at family gatherings? Try slow-cooking delicious pulled pork sandwiches that guests can use to make themselves a flavorful meal. The best part is you don’t even have to worry about plating it — set it up at the serving station and guests can dig on in themselves! 

Easy Appetizers

If you are feeding a larger party, don’t think you have to spend the whole night over the stove. This small Slow Cooker Sausage and Meatballs recipe is not only great for fast eating, it also pairs well with a variety of sauces to appease hungry guests. 

Fiesta Time

Jane Bruce

You don’t have to spend your entire fiesta over a skillet! You can set it and forget it with Slow Cooker Carnitas Tacos, a delectable dish that beats your average beef-and-cheese recipe.

Sweet Stuff

Shutterstock

You don’t have to spend all day baking for your party either! Set up a delicious recipe in your Crock-Pot, like this Coconut Nutella Pudding Cake, and your guests will be amazed at your prowess with the pot!