If you’re looking for the best, ridiculously easy, healthy vegetarian slow cooker recipes that you can just throw in the slow cooker – you’re in the right place! From baked beans to creamy chowders, the recipes in this collection are all simple to prepare and perfect low-effort weeknight wins!
The crockpot is great for vegetarian 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.
These vegetarian slow cooker recipes are all super simple, gluten-free, dairy-free, and totally delicious – so everyone can enjoy them. And, to make things even simpler for you, I’ve organized these plant-based one-pot wonders into three recipe categories:
A Collection of the Easiest Vegetarian 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!
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!
Easy Vegetarian Slow Cooker Soups, Stews & Chowders
Speaking of minestrone recipes! Have you made my Instant Pot Minestrone yet? It's made without beans so it's paleo & whole30 friendly too.
And, since you can use fresh sweet corn or frozen, this easy dinner recipe is sure to become a family favorite any season of the year.
Wanna make this chowder in the pressure cooker? Try this recipe for instant pot creamy chicken corn chowder (it's also dairy free)!
Want to make a version with chicken? You'll love this slow cooker chicken, black bean, and quinoa stew!
Easy Vegetarian Slow Cooker Snacks, Sides, and Sauces
Did you know you can use your crockpot to cook dried beans too? I'll show you how to do it in this recipe for slow cooker refried bean tacos (another great vegetarian dinner option).
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.
Easy Vegetarian Slow Cooker Chili & Main Dish Meals
Looking for more recipes that use chickpeas? These 5-ingredient smokey maple roasted chickpeas are the perfect sweet-salty-crunchy combo to snack on.
If you love lentils as much as I do, then you've gotta make this turmeric-boosted recipe for the best golden glow red lentil soup.
Love the flavor of curry? This crunchy curry quinoa salad comes together quickly and makes a super refreshing dinner (or side dish)!
Here's another great make-ahead dinner idea! These 5-ingredient slow cooker buffalo chicken & sweet potatoes are dairy-free so everyone can enjoy them.
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.
Apple Cider Vinegar is pantry staple in our house! It adds tons of flavor to this 5-ingredient slow cooker apple cider pulled chicken. A great option for busy weeks.
In the mood for more vegetarian options? This slow cooker butternut squash, kale & quinoa stew is a delicious plant-based meal!
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14+ Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes: Enchilada Quinoa
- 1 small yellow onion finely chopped
- 1 red bell pepper finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon mild chili powder
- 2 15- oz cans black beans drained and rinsed
- 1 15- oz can tomato sauce
- 1 15- oz can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
- 1 cup water
- 1-3 teaspoons salt
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa rinsed
- 1 4- oz chopped green chilies
- Juice of 1 small lime
Combine the onion, bell pepper, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, beans, tomato sauce, fire-roasted tomatoes, water, salt (taste the mixture prior to adding the quinoa, adding salt to taste), and quinoa to a 6-quart slow cooker, stirring to combine. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 6 hours, or until the quinoa is cooked through.
Uncover and stir in the green chilies and lime juice. Taste and add additional salt or lime juice if you like.
Serve with any toppings you like such as avocado, chopped green onions, cilantro, grated cheese, sour cream, hot sauce, or sliced limes. If you want crunch, go for crushed corn chips and chopped white onion.
Top with avocado and chopped green onions, or sprinkle with cheese and dollop with sour cream.
Since the consistency of this dish is decidedly creamy, feel free to top with crushed corn chips or chopped white onion to add crunch.
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