An arsenal of slow cooker vegan recipes can be a lifesaver. They’re not just healthy but also simple and easy to prepare. What could be simpler than throwing a handful of ingredients into a slow cooker and waiting for it to become a delicious meal? Even if you’re not vegan, you can use these recipes to whip up a few healthy meals for the week. These meatless slow cooker recipes will definitely get you and the whole family looking forward to family dinners.
Slow Cooker Vegan Recipes | Dishes to Try Tonight
1. Quinoa and Black Bean Chili
This vegan slow cooker chili recipe is for those busy days when you have absolutely no time to make a hearty dinner. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare this quinoa and black bean crockpot chili. Toss in the ingredients, give it a little stir, and the slow cooker does the rest. It’ll taste like you slaved over it all day! Don’t forget the tortilla chips because they go really well with this chili.
2. Blueberry Butter
Who says you can only make stews in your slow cooker? Impress your family and friends with some homemade blueberry butter made in your crockpot. You can easily customize your spread by adding a dash of either nutmeg or ground ginger.
3. Vegan Minestrone
Some people love a good minestrone soup. This recipe lets the slow cooker work its magic for about 6-8 hours. All you have to do when the timer goes off is remove the rosemary sprig and bay leaves. Set the slow cooker to warm, and add the pasta and kidney beans. Easy!
4. Vegan Enchiladas
This protein-packed dish will have you oohing over its cheesy goodness. The secret lies in using vegan American cheese. Of course, there’s also an array of other ingredients, like the chili powder, salt and pepper, and cumin, that boost the enchiladas’ flavor. That way, you won’t be missing out on the classic cheesy creaminess of enchiladas.
5. Sloppy Black-Eyed Peas
Sloppy black-eyed peas will have you and your family coming back for seconds. Pile the sloppy mixture on your buns and chow down to your heart’s delight. Don’t forget to hand out napkins! This dish is called sloppy for a reason.
6. Vegan Spaghetti
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You will go crazy for this vegan spaghetti. If you want the tomato sauce to be a bit thicker, simply add a few teaspoons of non-GMO cornstarch. Remember, add the cornstarch slowly. Otherwise, the sauce might get too dense.
7. Spaghetti Squash Thai Noodle Bowl
This noodle bowl recipe is perfect for those who love pasta but are watching their carbs. Cook the butternut squash over low heat for 8 to 9 hours. Once it’s ready, remove the seeds. Then, shred the meat of the squash with a fork. The shredded squash meat will serve as the “noodles,” topped with steamed broccoli and Thai peanut dressing.
8. Mushroom Stroganoff
A creamy mushroom stroganoff goes perfectly with your choice of grain like rice or quinoa. Grains just absorb the sauce better—imagine them soaking up the creamy mushroom sauce spiced with paprika, black pepper, onion, and garlic. Yum!
9. Coconut Quinoa Curry
You will need some coconut milk, fresh garlic, ginger, and turmeric for this coconut quinoa curry recipe. In addition to these, you also need miso, chili flakes, and tamari. These exotic ingredients all come together to give you a hearty and flavorful curry.
10. Korean Chickpeas, Carrots, and Potatoes
This chickpeas, carrots, and potatoes recipe is not as spicy as most Korean dishes. But of course, it is still flavorful and enjoyable. Prepare your dried chickpeas by soaking them overnight in warm water with a teaspoon of baking soda. Don’t forget to place the chickpeas in a good amount of water. They’ll expand and soak up the liquid overnight.
11. Burrito Bowls
These burrito bowls only take 3 hours to prepare. They’ll be a fabulous dish to add to your family’s Mexican-inspired dinners. Don’t forget to place extra toppings on the table. Some avocado slices, cilantro, and chopped spring onions should do the trick.
Tip: Leave out the cheese and sour cream to make the meal vegan-friendly.
12. Vegan Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup
Easy Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup WITH an instructional video! A lighter and healthier version of lasagna with ALL of the traditional flavours you love! No layering. No waiting around your oven. Simply throw all of your ingredients into your slow-cooker or crockpot and you have lasagna soup ready to be served whenever you are; with minimal work and maximum taste! Per serve: 327 calories! Or Weight Watchers: 8 sp! On cafedelites.com (hit the link in my bio @cafedelites )
This vegan lasagna soup is not short on flavor. The lentils are simmered in vegetable broth and tomatoes along with some herbs and spices, for about 4 hours. Of course, this lasagna also has cheese—vegan pesto Ricotta, made with cashews, tofu, soy or almond milk, among other vegan ingredients.
13. Slow Cooker Thai Vegetable Curry
Having one curry recipe in this list is not enough. There are lots of variations of curry, so we have to include another one. This time, the recipe is inspired by Thai yellow curry. The Yukon Gold potatoes, sweet onions, bell pepper, and chickpeas are slow cooked to perfection in vegetable broth along with an array of aromatic spices. When you try this, the mouthwatering aroma of curry will surely permeate throughout your kitchen!
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Slow cooker vegan recipes are becoming a favorite among many savvy and health-conscious home cooks. With the entire family always out and about these days, it is important to know a couple of recipes that are simple, easy, and healthy! Slow-cooking meals at home is a healthier choice compared to ordering take-out. Sure, slow cooking takes time, but you can do plenty of things while you wait for your meal to be ready. Try any of these recipes and perhaps, create one of your own in the future.
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on September 18, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.