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Let’s be honest: When we think of our trusty slow cooker, the first word that comes to mind is “meat,” not “broccoli.” But the oh-so-useful Crock-Pot can actually cook up some really amazing plant-based dishes. Here are 45 vegan slow-cooker recipes we love. (And don’t worry, we didn’t forget cocktails or dessert.)
You won’t miss the sour cream (trust us).
Hold on to your soup spoons.
This dish packs a ton of flavor.
Dinner should always be this easy (and tasty).
With just the right amount of spice.
Psst, this one is pretty magical.
Skip the line at your local coffee shop.
You won’t want to relegate this side to Thanksgiving. It’s that good.
The hardest part is simply chopping the vegetables. Seriously. It's that easy.
Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and cilantro.
The perfect cold weather remedy.
The ultimate winter pick-me-up.
Loaded with fiber and protein, this hearty dish is satisfying enough that you won't crave a second dinner 30 minutes later.
We’re going to make this again and again.
Creamy mashed potatoes without butter? Yes, as long as you add in...white beans?!
We’re in spice heaven.
Pure, plant-based goodness.
Bonus: It’s gluten-free.
The kiddos will love this.
Did we mention it’ll make your house smell like heaven?
Hearty and healthy.
It’s impossible to mess this one up.
Our favorite vegetable, at it again.
The leftovers will freeze beautifully. That’s called planning ahead.
A Julia Child-worthy recipe that’s guaranteed to impress.
Stupid easy and filling. Win-win.
Swap Parmesan for nutritional yeast and boom—vegan.
Six hours in the Crock-Pot and you've got dinner for the week.
Pro-tip: This nutritious dinner freezes like a charm.
Think Portobello mushrooms, bell peppers, onions and all the spices.
Starring all your farmers market favorites.
Green chiles and crushed red-pepper flakes bring the heat.
Cajun seasoning. Kidney beans. Okra. Our spoons are ready.
All it takes is fruit, lemon and cinnamon.
It's gluten-free and boasts a ton of protein and fiber.
Dinner is only eight ingredients away.
Not into the white bean hack? Try this version, which gets its creaminess from vegan cream and dairy-free butter.
Brown sugar + balsamic vinegar = sweet, sticky heaven.
Espresso, vanilla vodka and Kahlúa? Make it with dairy-free milk and we're there.
Bye-bye, winter blues.
Additional reporting by Alexandra Hough
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