How to Keep Spaghetti Noodles Warm During a Party

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These two women enjoy eating spaghetti at a party. (Image: Jaclyn Burke/iStock/Getty Images)

A party with tasty food can contribute toward an enjoyable event. Unfortunately, foods may lose their flavor or spoil if they are supposed to be served warm but become cold. Spaghetti noodles are commonly served during parties. Spaghetti is easy to prepare. Served warm with pasta sauce poured over top, spaghetti is a party food enjoyed by party-goers of all ages. Fortunately, you can take steps to keep your spaghetti noodles warm for all guests to enjoy.

Step 1

Send out invitations that let your guests know when your party will start and what time the food will be served. Serving food at a certain hour will help ensure your guests arrive in time for the food.

Step 2

Cook your spaghetti noodles at the last possible minute. Avoid preparing your food ahead of time when possible. When cooking your noodles, place them on a low setting on your cook top and stir occasionally until you are ready to serve them.

Step 3

Place your spaghetti dish in a slow cooker. Keep it on a low setting to prevent your noodles from burning or becoming too soft. This will allow guests to eat at anytime during your party having cold noodles.

Step 4

Place the spaghetti dish on a heating tray. The tray will go underneath your dish and keep the food warm for hours -- until you turn the tray off.

Things You'll Need

  • Heating trays

  • Slow cooker

Tip

Heating trays and slow cookers are available at cooking supply stores, online, in home stores and at big-box retailers.

To prevent sauces from trying out, keep the lid on your spaghetti dish.

Warning

Use caution when using heating trays or slow cookers. They must be plugged into an outlet to work. To ensure no one at your party trips over electrical cords, set your food against a wall.

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