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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 55 vegan slow-cooker recipes we love. (And don’t worry, we didn’t forget cocktails or dessert.)
Want a slurp-worthy broth? Add some all-natural veggie broth paste to the mix.
This one-pot gem has it all, from quinoa to black beans to corn.
Way cheaper than takeout, but just as tasty and convenient.
Make this barbecue staple in the Instant Pot or slow cooker—either way, the beans *don't* need to soak.
Vegan mozzarella and sour cream FTW.
They're oil-free, low-fat, protein-packed, rich in fiber and destined for Taco Tuesday.
It's already loaded with banana and cinnamon, but feel free to add chopped nuts, berries or coconut flakes.
Psst: It'll take you less than an hour to make on the stove.
You can thank coconut milk and vanilla paste for this vegan miracle.
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.
Sweet, savory, hearty—this one is pretty magical.
Your favorite barista will miss you.
FYI, you *don't* need to wait for a holiday to eat stuffing.
The hardest part is chopping the vegetables. Seriously. It's that easy.
Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and cilantro.
The perfect cold weather remedy.
This fruity mix of rum and brandy will warm you right 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? Thanks, white beans.
We’re in spice heaven.
Soul-warming, 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 is at it again.
The leftovers will freeze beautifully. That’s called planning ahead.
A Julia Child-worthy recipe that’s guaranteed to impress.
Ridiculously simple 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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