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!
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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
Ingredients: chickpeas, white beans, butternut squash, diced tomatoes, swiss chard (or spinach), stock, onion, garlic and other spices
Ingredients: diced tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, tomato paste, stock, onion, garlic, raw cashews, Italian seasoning and other spices
Ingredients: canned pumpkin puree, stock, tomato sauce, coconut milk, onion, garlic, herbs & seasonings
Ingredients: russet potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, broth, coconut milk, onion, garlic, white wine vinegar and other spices
Ingredients: butternut squash, quinoa, kale, tomatoes, broth, onion, garlic, white wine vinegar, cumin, paprika, and other spices
Ingredients: sweet potatoes, white beans, chickpeas, carrots, diced tomatoes, quinoa, kale, onion, stock
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).
Ingredients: frozen spinach, artichoke hearts, raw cashews, almond milk, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, mayo or veganaise
Need more easy vegetarian appetizer ideas? This simple lemony white bean dip comes together super quickly and is always a crowd pleaser.
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.
Ingredients: kidney beans, lentils, stock, onion, tomato paste, coconut milk, cumin, turmeric and other spices
Ingredients: baby potatoes, carrots, chickpeas, stock, asparagus, peas, coconut milk, red Thai curry paste, lime juice and cilantro
Ingredients: black beans, sweet potatoes, salsa, garlic powder and smoked paprika.
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: sweet potato, black beans, kidney beans, tomato sauce, onion, stock, apple cider, chili powder, and other spices
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
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 chilis
- 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.
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