The 65 Best Vegan Slow Cooker Recipes

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Two Peas and Their Pod

When we think of cooking with our trusty slow cooker, the first word that comes to mind is “meat,” not “broccoli.” But the oh-so-useful Crockpot can actually prepare some really amazing plant-based dishes. Read on for 65 vegan slow cooker recipes we love. (And don’t worry, we didn’t forget cocktails or dessert.)

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Jessica in the Kitchen

1. White Bean And Kale Soup

Want a slurp-worthy soup? Add some all-natural veggie broth paste to the mix.

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Jessica in the Kitchen

2. Easy Vegan Chili

This one-pot gem has it all, from quinoa to black beans to corn.

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Jessica in the Kitchen

3. Slow Cooker Tofu Butter Chicken

Way cheaper than takeout, but just as tasty and convenient.

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Simple Veganista

4. Healthy Baked Beans

Make this barbecue staple in the Instant Pot or slow cooker—either way, the beans *don't* need to soak.

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Fork and Beans

5. Autumn Harvest Veggie Soup

We're talking Brussels sprouts, carrots, onions and lots of fresh herbs.

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Jessica in the Kitchen

6. Slow Cooker Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

Vegan mozzarella and sour cream FTW.

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Simple Veganista

7. Refried Beans

They're oil-free, low-fat, protein-packed, rich in fiber and destined for Taco Tuesday.

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Simple Veganista

8. Overnight Steel-cut Oatmeal

It's loaded with banana and cinnamon, but feel free to add nuts, berries or coconut flakes.

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Ambitious Kitchen

9. Healing Thai Butternut Squash Lentil Soup

Psst: It'll take you less than an hour to make on the stove.

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Jessica in the Kitchen

10. Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

You can thank coconut milk and vanilla paste for this vegan miracle.

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Oh My Veggies
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The Pig & Quill

12. Vegan Mole Chili

Hold on to your soup spoons, folks.

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Half Baked Harvest 

13. Slow Cooker Potato And Cauliflower Curry

This dish packs a ton of flavor and comfort into every bowl.

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Ambitious Kitchen

14. Vegan Jalapeño Butternut Squash Queso

Prepare it in the Crockpot and leave it on warm, so your guests can scoop to their hearts' content during the party.

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15. Kung Pao Chickpeas

With just the right amount of spice.

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Spend with Pennies

16. Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Chili

Sweet, savory, hearty—this one is pretty magical.

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Sweat Peas and Saffron 

17. Slow Cooker Chai Tea Latte

Your favorite barista will miss you.

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Well Plated by Erin

18. Stuffing With Wild Rice, Cranberries And Almonds

FYI, you *don't* need to wait for a holiday to eat stuffing.

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Wendy Polisi

19. Slow Cooker Ratatouille

The hardest part is chopping the vegetables. Seriously.

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Cook Eat Paleo

20. Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and cilantro.

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The Simple Veganista 

21. Parsnip And Split Pea Soup

The perfect cold-weather remedy. Finish it with crumbled vegan bacon.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

22. Slow Cooker Cranberry Hot Toddy

This fruity mix of rum and brandy will warm you right up.

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The Full Helping

23. Slow Cooker Masala Lentils

It's loaded with fiber and protein, so you won't be craving a second dinner in 30 minutes.

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Well Plated By Erin

24. Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup

We’re going to make this again and again come fall.

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25. Cauliflower Bolognese With Zucchini Noodles

Thanks, Ali Maffucci, for making our low-carb pasta dreams come true.

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Cotter Crunch

26. White Bean Vegan Mashed Potatoes

Creamy mashed potatoes without butter? Thanks, white beans.

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Oh My Veggies
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28. Vegan Slow Cooker Detox Coconut Soup

Soul-warming, plant-based goodness.

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the Big Man’s World
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Two Peas & Their Pod
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Ambitious Kitchen
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Cotter Crunch
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The Big Man’s World

33. Slow Cooker Salted Caramel Mocha Oatmeal

Did we mention it’ll make your house smell like heaven?

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Sweet Peas & Saffron
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Sweet Peas & Saffron 
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36. Slow Cooker Mashed Cauliflower

Our favorite vegetable is at it again.

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Cotter Crunch

37. Bbq Crockpot Lentil Chili

The leftovers will freeze beautifully. Now that’s planning ahead.

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Cotter Crunch

38. Crockpot Rosemary Carrot Parsnip Mash

A Julia Child-worthy recipe that’s guaranteed to impress.

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The Full Helping

39. Apple Pie Steel-cut Oats

Pie for breakfast? Pretty much, thanks to Coterie member, Gena Hamshaw.

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Gimme Some Oven

40. Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

Ridiculously simple and filling. Win-win.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

41. Slow Cooker Pasta E Fagioli Soup

Swap Parmesan for nutritional yeast and boom—it's vegan.

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The Full Helping

42. Slow Cooker Masala Lentils

Six hours in the Crockpot and you've got dinner for the week.

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Darn Good Veggies

43. Vegan Lentil And Bean Chili

Pro tip: This nutritious dinner freezes like a charm.

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Darn Good Veggies

44. Vegan Fajitas

Think Portobello mushrooms, bell peppers, onions and all the spices.

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How Sweet Eats

45. Springtime Crockpot Minestrone

Starring all your farmers market favorites.

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Gimme Some Oven

46. Spicy Vegetarian Cabbage Soup

Green chiles and crushed red pepper flakes bring the heat.

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Oh My Veggies

47. Slow Cooker Vegetarian Gumbo

Cajun seasoning. Kidney beans. Okra. Our spoons are ready.

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Simple Veganista

48. Homemade Applesauce

All it takes is two fruits and some cinnamon.

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Simple Veganista

49. Red Beans And Rice

Just the match for vegan fried chicken.

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Cookie and Kate

50. Spicy Black Bean Soup

It's gluten-free and boasts a ton of protein and fiber.

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Darn Good Veggies

51. Red Lentil Sweet Potato Dahl

Dinner is only eight ingredients away.

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Simple Veganista

52. Mashed Potatoes

Not into the white bean hack? Try this version, which gets its texture from dairy-free butter and cream.

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Damn Delicious

53. Slow Cooker Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Brown sugar + balsamic vinegar = sweet, sticky heaven.

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Simple Veganista

54. Moroccan Pumpkin And Chickpea Stew

Packed with warm spices, protein and sugar pumpkins (but any winter squash will work).

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Jessica in the Kitchen

55. Slow Cooker Mushroom Wild Rice Soup

Just 15 minutes of prep—the Crockpot will do the rest.

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Ambitious Kitchen

56. Slow Cooker Lentil Sloppy Joes With Spaghetti Squash

Even picky kids can get behind this saucy stunner.

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Sweet Peas and Saffron

57. Vegan Slow Cooker Peanut Stew

Inspired by the West African staple, maafe.

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Jessica in the Kitchen

58. Vegan Slow Cooker Pumpkin Soup

Bookmark it now to serve at Thanksgiving later (with toasted pepitas).

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59. Slow Cooker Spiked Cinnamon Lattes

Espresso, vanilla vodka and Kahlúa? Make it with dairy-free milk and we're there.

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Oh My Veggies

60. Slow Cooker Mushroom-lentil Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Thanks to hearty mushrooms, brown rice, lentils and pine nuts, you won't miss the meat.

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Simple Veganista

61. Cuban Black Bean And Mango Bowl

Skip soaking the beans—your Crockpot will make them soft and tender on its own.

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Oh My Veggies

62. Summer Slow Cooker Lasagna With Zucchini And Eggplant

Farmers market field trip, anyone? Substitute vegan mozz and Parm and you're in the clear.

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Jessica in the Kitchen

63. Vegan Sweet Potato And Black Bean Quinoa Chili

Complete with plant-based cashew-lime sour cream.

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Carlsbad Cravings

64. Slow Cooker Hawaiian Baked Beans

Crumble plant-based bacon on top for a bonus punch of smokiness.

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Darn Good Veggies

65. Crockpot Hot Spiced Wine

Bye-bye, winter blues.

Additional reporting by Alexandra Hough

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