If you’re looking for the best, ridiculously easy, healthy 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!
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 crockpot 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!
12 easy vegan recipes in the slow cooker
Ingredients: red lentils, coconut milk, tomatoes, onion, lime juice, garlic, ginger, turmeric and other spices
Turn this classic dip into a satisfying, protein-packed dinner by adding chicken! This instant pot spinach artichoke chicken is bound to become a new family-favorite.
In the mood for more vegetarian options? This slow cooker butternut squash, kale & quinoa stew is a delicious plant-based meal!
Love the flavor of curry? This crunchy curry quinoa salad comes together quickly and makes a super refreshing dinner (or side dish)!
Ingredients: black beans, sweet potatoes, salsa, garlic powder and smoked paprika.
This sauce would go great with homemade meatballs! If you need an easy recipe try these 5-ingredient free meatballs (they're egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free so everyone can enjoy them)
Looking for more recipes that use chickpeas? These 5-ingredient smokey maple roasted chickpeas are the perfect sweet-salty-crunchy combo to snack on.
Ingredients: russet potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, broth, coconut milk, onion, garlic, white wine vinegar and other spices
Another delicious way to use these refried beans is by making them into a tasty dip! This real food 7-layer dip is gluten-free & dairy-free. Just the thing to bring to your next potluck or get-together.
Ingredients: diced tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, tomato paste, stock, onion, garlic, raw cashews, Italian seasoning and other spices
Ingredients: sweet potatoes, black beans, salsa, vegetable stock, cumin, smoked paprika and salt
Need more easy vegetarian appetizer ideas? This simple lemony white bean dip comes together super quickly and is always a crowd pleaser.
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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