12 Easy Vegan Recipes in the Slow Cooker
If you’re looking for the best, ridiculously easy, healthy, plant-based vegan slow cooker recipes that you can just throw in the slow cooker – you’re in the right place!
From refried bean tacos to creamy chowders & curries, the recipes in this collection are all simple to prepare and perfect low-effort weeknight wins!
Did you know the crockpot is great for vegan cooking?
If you’re new to slow cooking, this curated list of easy recipes is the perfect place to start.
Cook your way through this list and you’ll be a slow cooker pro in no time.
The dishes that work best for this type of cooking are soups, curries, stews, beans, and even some dips.
So you’ll see plenty of those recipes here for you to choose from.
Tip: Many of these can be made ahead of time! Keep these easy meal ideas in your backpocket for busy weeks or anytime you need to easily feed a crowd.
a collection of the easiest vegan slow cooker recipes
If you’ve read my book, then you know I’m all about simplifying things.
Less decisions = less stress.
At least one dinner a week, I make an easy slow cooker recipe and these are some of my family’s favorites.
Each recipe only needs a few hands-on minutes of prep time.
Then simply add your real food ingredients to the pot, set to cook, and let it do the work for you!
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These vegan slow cooker recipes are all super simple and totally delicious – so everyone can enjoy them.
I hope you’ll make these soon. If you do, be sure to share it on Instagram and tag me at @realfoodwholelife so I can see!
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12 easy vegan recipes in the slow cooker
Glow Red Lentil Soup (Instant Pot, Crockpot, Stove Top)
Ingredients: red lentils, coconut milk, tomatoes, onion, lime juice, garlic, ginger, turmeric and other spices
Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free)
Ingredients: frozen spinach, artichoke hearts, raw cashews, almond milk, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, mayo or veganaise
Slow Cooker Enchilada Quinoa (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free)
Ingredients: quinoa, canned black beans, bell pepper, onion, cumin, garlic powder, mild chili powder, tomato sauce, diced fire-roasted tomatoes, green chilis, lime juice and salt
Slow Cooker Veggie Coconut Curry
Ingredients: baby potatoes, carrots, chickpeas, stock, asparagus, peas, coconut milk, red Thai curry paste, lime juice and cilantro
5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Ingredients: black beans, sweet potatoes, salsa, garlic powder and smoked paprika.
Slow Cooker 5-Ingredient Fire Roasted Marinara
Ingredients: fire-roasted tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, onion, smoked paprika.
Slow Cooker Barbecue Chickpeas
Ingredients: chickpeas, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, kosher salt, tomato paste, maple syrup (or honey), molasses, apple cider vinegar, and water.
Slow Cooker Creamy Potato Corn Chowder (Dairy-Free)
Ingredients: russet potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, broth, coconut milk, onion, garlic, white wine vinegar and other spices
Slow Cooker Refried Bean Tacos
Ingredients: dry pinto beans, water, salt and any taco toppings you like.
Crockpot Creamy Tomato Soup (paleo, whole30, dairy-free)
Ingredients: diced tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, tomato paste, stock, onion, garlic, raw cashews, Italian seasoning and other spices
5-Ingredient Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili (Slow Cooker, Instant Pot)
Ingredients: sweet potatoes, black beans, salsa, vegetable stock, cumin, smoked paprika and salt
The Best Dairy-Free Salsa Cheese Sauce
Ingredients: Russet potatoes, carrots, chicken or vegetable stock, cashews, nutritional yeast, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, chunky salsa, and salt.
12+ Easy Vegan Recipes in the Slow Cooker: Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- 2 15- oz cans black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 ⅓ cup salsa, divided*
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- ⅓ cup water
- 2 medium sweet potatoes (or 4 small sweet potatoes), scrubbed
- Optional toppings: Yogurt, sour cream, cheese, chopped scallion, sliced avocado, chopped cilantro, pickled or fresh jalapeño, shredded cabbage, fresh lime wedges for squeezing.
- In the base of a 6-quart slow cooker, stir together the beans, 1 cup salsa, garlic powder, smoked paprika, water and salt. Place the sweet potatoes on top of the bean mixture.
- Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4, or until the sweet potatoes are tender and cooked through.
- Carefully remove the sweet potatoes, slice in half, and serve topped with the black beans, the remaining salsa, and any other toppings you like.
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