Regardless if you follow a vegan diet or not, these vegan slow cooker recipes are not only easy to prepare but are packed with delicious flavor in every bite. We're not just talking about soups and stews...you'll find vegan recipes for breakfast burritos, sloppy joes, tacos, granola, and so much more!! These are the absolute best recipes for your slow cooker!
Why You'll Love These Vegan Recipes:
All of these are vegan slow cooker recipes. Not only are they delicious, they are easy to make. You'll find vegan recipes for different breakfast ideas, main dishes, chili, soups, stews, sides, snacks, and drinks!
Equipment You'll Need:
A slow cooker or a crockpot.
The slow cooker is by far one of the most popular and useful kitchen gadgets in use today. It has been around since 1940 and continues to be used every single day in households across the world. We all love the convenience and the fact that all you need to do is put in your ingredients, turn the slow cooker on, and walk away.
Is a slow cooker worth it for vegans? Absolutely...yes! And it's made for so much more than just "meat" based foods. In fact, the slow cooker is an incredibly useful tool for plant-based recipes. It's a game changer!
Benefits Of Using A Slow Cooker
1. It cooks all by itself. You don't need to monitor it.
2. Your food can cook when you're away at work, running errands, or sleeping.
3. They are perfect for warming up different types of foods.
4. You can transport food in it which comes in handy for potlucks, holiday meals, or even providing a meal for people in need.
Meal Prep & Freezing
These crockpot vegan recipes work well for meal prep. The serving size of all these dishes will feed a crowd so why not incorporate some of these vegan recipes into your meal prep menu? While it's not required, you can even prepare some of these ahead of time such as cutting and storing the vegetables for these balsamic brussels sprouts and in this lentil soup recipe. The majority of these foods will last in the refrigerator for 4-5 days so take advantage of the leftovers and incorporate them into your meal prepping plans!
A lot of these vegan slow cooker recipes can be frozen after they've cooled down to room temperature. You can either freeze the leftovers in bulk or in individual serving size freezer containers. When freezing in individual size containers, you can add rice and other vegetables and then freeze your meal in one container! Frozen meal prep is not only convenient but also super easy with these meal prep recipe ideas!
You can make a wide variety of foods in your slow cooker, including breakfast items! If you love a good breakfast casserole, you're going to love this vegan hash brown casserole made with potatoes, onions, and red bell peppers. And you'll never go wrong with a vegan French Toast casserole. The breakfast burritos are perfect for meal prepping, especially when you need to grab breakfast on the go! Oatmeal, granola, and applesauce are also amazing breakfasts.
- Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
- French Toast Casserole
- Southwestern Breakfast Burritos
- Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
- Hash Brown Casserole
- Unsweetened Applesauce Recipe
- Granola Cereal
Tacos and sloppy Joe's are easy to make but making a vegan version in the crock pot is even easier! And if you like a good vegan bolognese sauce served over cooked pasta, this vegan version needs to be first on your list. Vegan meat like these beef tips in this beef bourguignon are rich in flavor and the perfect dinner. Oh and curry...I love a good curry recipe that can be made in the crock pot. Stop using your crock pot for just soups and stews and incorporate some of these amazing vegan main dishes!
- Vegan Beef Bourguignon
- Lentil Bolognese
- Vegan Vegetable Curry
- Lentil Curry
- Chipotle Tacos
- Lentil Sloppy Joes
- Sweet Potato Curry
Chili is one of the most versatile foods you can make. There are hundreds of different chili varieties you can make but these are the best chili recipes for the slow cooker and they are all vegan! You just can't go wrong with a Cincinnati chili made with lentils and a hint of chocolate served over cooked spaghetti noodles. Green chili, pumpkin chili, and even taco chili...you'll love the flavors in each one of these vegan chili dishes!
- Cincinnati Chili Recipe
- Green Chili
- Sweet Potato Chili
- Vegan Chili
- Black Bean Chili with Quinoa
- Taco Chili
- Pumpkin Chili
Soups & Stews
The staples of crock pot cooking are soups and stews. So much variety in each one, you'll love the minestrone soup made with vegetable broth, lentils, and a variety of vegetables. All of these vegan soups and stews feature lentils and vegetable and are easy to make, super hearty, and the ultimate comfort food!
- Sweet Potato Soup with Carrots and Butternut Squash
- Minestrone Soup
- Vegetable Broth Recipe
- Lentil Stew
- Squash, Bean, and Kale Stew
- Vegetable and Lentil Soup
Main dishes need some accompaniments and these vegan sides are perfect for any meal! You'll find everything from mashed potatoes to soy sauce garlic base mushrooms to grace your table. Vegan refried beans are flavorful with any meal and everyone should make the balsamic brussel sprouts made with toasted pine nuts.
- Refried Beans
- Mashed Potatoes
- Brussel Sprouts Recipe Made With Balsamic
- Mushroom Asada
- Whole Roasted Cauliflower
Snacks & Drinks
It's never been easier to make vegan snacks! Spiced nuts are perfect for any get together and these mulled ciders are great for any holiday gathering! Meatballs are the perfect afternoon snack and so are these quinoa based energy bars. Snacks have never been so easy or convenient to make!
These are the absolute best vegan recipes that can be made in your slow cooker. Whether you are meal prepping, preparing for a busy day away from home, or just want a comforting and tasty dinner, you'll find the best vegan dishes featured here! I can't wait to hear which ones you decide to make first so be sure leave me a comment and tell me which one you tried!
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