By Amanda Smith
Updated October 01, 2014

I thought I'd do something a little bit different this week for World Flavor Wednesday. Since it's the first day of October, a lot of you are starting to think about holiday meal planning (crazy, right?) and looking for fuss-free family suppers to put on the table between all the parties and family gatherings. If you've got family or friends coming to stay at your house, no doubt you're looking for easy, no-fail comfort food that leaves you time to socialize.

When I think of easy, no-fuss, family-friendly meals, I instantly think of slow cooking. You could stick to your standby slow-cooker stew this holiday season, but why not keep your family guessing with a different international dish each night? I've gathered 15 slow-cooker suppers from our site that reflect the world's diverse food culture, from Mexico to Morocco and more. These dishes include some of our top-rated slow-cooker meals, so you can be sure the whole family will love them. Happy travels!

Spain: Paella

Germany: Sauerbraten

Mediterranean: Mediterranean Chicken