Here’s a collection of 30+ super easy vegan slow cooker recipes that are all simple to prepare, completely delicious, and perfect low-effort weeknight wins!
Super Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Recipes
Yes, the slow cooker can be busy vegan’s best friend, as it makes it simple to cook healthy, hearty meals – even when you’re not at home.
From refried bean tacos to creamy chowders & curries, the recipes in this collection are all simple to prepare and fantastic meals for busy people who want to eat more plant based meals.
Whether you’re new to slow cooking, new to eating plant based, or just want more simple slow cooker meals for Meatless Monday, this curated list of easy vegan recipes is the perfect place to start.
Cook your way through this list and you’ll be a slow cooker pro in no time.
Tip: Many of these healthy vegan slow cooker recipes can be made ahead of time, so consider prepping one or two ahead for busy weeks or anytime you need to easily feed a crowd.
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As a healthy habits expert, I wrote the book on simplifying things, and that’s why these vegan crock pot recipes need only a few hands-on minutes of prep time and just few easy to find ingredients. Click on each category to go straight to the recipes.
Tip: A few of these recipes require light adaptations to be fully vegan, including swapping in vegetable stock, plant based butter, and/or plant based yogurt. Modifications are noted in each recipe, but be sure to use all plant based ingredients to ensure recipes are vegan.
Yes, you can make perfect baked potatoes in the slow cooker! The easiest hands-off way to feed a crowd, create an effortless baked potato bar, or an easy side dish for weeknight dinners or special occasions.
Make your own pasta sauce at home the easy way with this simple recipe for Slow Cooker 5-Ingredient Fire Roasted Marinara. You’ll love the homemade flavor, how easy it is to prepare, and that there’s none of the processed stuff!
This recipe for slow cooker barbecue chickpeas tastes as good as classic meat barbecue! It combines traditional flavors of a sweet and spicy homemade barbecue sauce and meaty chickpeas in the slow cooker for a plant-based twist on barbecue.
Ingredients: chickpeas, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, kosher salt, tomato paste, maple syrup (or honey), brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and water.
With just 2 ingredients and minimal prep, you can whip up a batch of homemade refried beans. Fold into a warm tortilla, pile on the toppings, and you’ll have yourself quick and delicious Slow Cooker Refried Bean Tacos for dinner in no time!
Ingredients: dry pinto beans, water, salt and any taco toppings you like.
A delicious, nourishing winter season soup that’s beyond easy to make at home, this vegetarian winter minestrone combines a mixture of flavors and textures, resulting in a cozy and hearty dinner soup you'll love!
This easy, hearty slow cooker vegetable soup is made with a mix of cut veggies that stand up well to a longer cook time, such as carrots, potatoes, and celery (no mush veggies here!) Best of all, you can make it without sautéing the vegetables first, which is a nice time-saver, too!
Ingredients: potatoes, celery, carrot, onion, fire roasted tomatoes, tomato paste, peas, corn, green beans, stock, garlic powder, smoked paprika, bay leaves and salt.
This easy slow cooker lentil soup is made with simple pantry ingredients like green lentils, celery, carrot and spinach making for a hearty vegan and vegetarian meal. Plus instant pot and stovetop directions!
Ingredients: Green (or brown) lentils, stock, onion, celery, carrot, diced tomatoes, garlic, red wine vinegar, spinach, salt and bay leaves.
Lusciously creamy (with no cream) this simple dump-and-go slow cooker potato leek soup is naturally vegan and packed with veggies for a tasty and sustaining, nourishing meal anytime. Can easily be made nut-free & dairy-free, with or without bacon, or on the stovetop!
Super easy and incredibly delicious, this easy slow cooker black bean soup leans on pantry ingredients like canned black beans for a simple, craveable, go-to dinner recipe. It’s a family favorite that you’ll wanna make again & again!
Ingredients: canned black beans, stock, celery, carrot, onion, garlic, cumin, smoked paprika, chipotle chili powder, lime juice, olive oil and salt.
Glow Red Lentil Soup (Instant Pot, Crockpot, Stove Top)
Golden Glow Red Lentil Soup is an easy one-pot meal that’s bursting with nourishment. Simple to make in the Instant Pot, Crockpot, or stovetop, you’re going to love this gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian recipe.
Ingredients: red lentils, coconut milk, tomatoes, onion, lime juice, garlic, ginger, turmeric and other spices
This easy slow cooker corn chowder is a breeze to prep, and is a hearty vegetarian and vegan recipe that’s luxuriously creamy without a drop of cream. A surprisingly simple yet delicious dairy free meal to enjoy all year round!
Ingredients: russet potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, broth, coconut milk, onion, garlic, white wine vinegar and other spices
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato, Apple & Turmeric Soup is a simple chop and drop recipe that yields creamy, nourishing results. It’s a hit with the entire family, plus is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, paleo and Whole30 friendly!
Ingredients: sweet potato, apple, potatoes, stock, coconut milk, onion, garlic, apple cider vinegar, turmeric and other seasonings
Cozy, warming, and wildly simple to prepare, this easy slow cooker butternut squash soup gets tons of flavor from sweet apple and doesn't contain any curry powder! Once you make it, this will become your new favorite butternut squash soup.
Ingredients: Butternut squash, apples, onion, carrot, turmeric, coconut milk, vegetable stock, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon and other spices.
30+ Easy Vegan Recipes in the Slow Cooker: Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Prep: 5 minutesmins
Cook: 4 hourshrs
Total: 1 hourhr5 minutesmins
These slow cooker Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are so easy to prepare, taste amazing and are great for meal prep on busy weeks. Everything cooks together in just one pot! Plus, 30+ more easy vegan slow cooker recipes that I know you'll love!