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The 65 Best Vegan Slow Cooker Recipes

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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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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2. Easy Vegan Chili

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

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3. Slow Cooker Tofu Butter Chicken

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

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.

Fork and Beans

5. Autumn Harvest Veggie Soup

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

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6. Slow Cooker Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

Vegan mozzarella and sour cream FTW.

Simple Veganista

7. Refried Beans

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

Simple Veganista

8. Overnight Steel-cut Oatmeal

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

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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10. Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

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

Oh My Veggies
The Pig & Quill

12. Vegan Mole Chili

Hold on to your soup spoons, folks.

Half Baked Harvest 

13. Slow Cooker Potato And Cauliflower Curry

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

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.

Detoxinista

15. Kung Pao Chickpeas

With just the right amount of spice.

Spend with Pennies

16. Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Chili

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

Sweat Peas and Saffron 

17. Slow Cooker Chai Tea Latte

Your favorite barista will miss you.

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.

Wendy Polisi

19. Slow Cooker Ratatouille

The hardest part is chopping the vegetables. Seriously.

Cook Eat Paleo

20. Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and cilantro.

The Simple Veganista 

21. Parsnip And Split Pea Soup

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

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

22. Slow Cooker Cranberry Hot Toddy

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

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.

Well Plated By Erin

24. Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup

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

Inspiralized

25. Cauliflower Bolognese With Zucchini Noodles

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

Cotter Crunch

26. White Bean Vegan Mashed Potatoes

Creamy mashed potatoes without butter? Thanks, white beans.

Oh My Veggies
PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

28. Vegan Slow Cooker Detox Coconut Soup

Soul-warming, plant-based goodness.

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

33. Slow Cooker Salted Caramel Mocha Oatmeal

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

Sweet Peas & Saffron
Sweet Peas & Saffron 
Detoxinista

36. Slow Cooker Mashed Cauliflower

Our favorite vegetable is at it again.

Cotter Crunch

37. Bbq Crockpot Lentil Chili

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

Cotter Crunch

38. Crockpot Rosemary Carrot Parsnip Mash

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

The Full Helping

39. Apple Pie Steel-cut Oats

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

Gimme Some Oven

40. Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

Ridiculously simple and filling. Win-win.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

41. Slow Cooker Pasta E Fagioli Soup

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

The Full Helping

42. Slow Cooker Masala Lentils

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

Darn Good Veggies

43. Vegan Lentil And Bean Chili

Pro tip: This nutritious dinner freezes like a charm.

Darn Good Veggies

44. Vegan Fajitas

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

How Sweet Eats

45. Springtime Crockpot Minestrone

Starring all your farmers market favorites.

Gimme Some Oven

46. Spicy Vegetarian Cabbage Soup

Green chiles and crushed red pepper flakes bring the heat.

Oh My Veggies

47. Slow Cooker Vegetarian Gumbo

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

Simple Veganista

48. Homemade Applesauce

All it takes is two fruits and some cinnamon.

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49. Red Beans And Rice

Just the match for vegan fried chicken.

Cookie and Kate

50. Spicy Black Bean Soup

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

Darn Good Veggies

51. Red Lentil Sweet Potato Dahl

Dinner is only eight ingredients away.

Simple Veganista

52. Mashed Potatoes

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

Damn Delicious

53. Slow Cooker Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Brown sugar + balsamic vinegar = sweet, sticky heaven.

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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55. Slow Cooker Mushroom Wild Rice Soup

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

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56. Slow Cooker Lentil Sloppy Joes With Spaghetti Squash

Even picky kids can get behind this saucy stunner.

Sweet Peas and Saffron

57. Vegan Slow Cooker Peanut Stew

Inspired by the West African staple, maafe.

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58. Vegan Slow Cooker Pumpkin Soup

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

PHOTO: JON COSPITO/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

59. Slow Cooker Spiked Cinnamon Lattes

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

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.

Simple Veganista

61. Cuban Black Bean And Mango Bowl

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

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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63. Vegan Sweet Potato And Black Bean Quinoa Chili

Complete with plant-based cashew-lime sour cream.

Carlsbad Cravings

64. Slow Cooker Hawaiian Baked Beans

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

Darn Good Veggies

65. Crockpot Hot Spiced Wine

Bye-bye, winter blues.

Additional reporting by Alexandra Hough