Perhaps you never associated ‘crock-pot’ with ‘vegan.’ It’s not your fault, a majority of crock-pot recipes do include meat, but I have rounded up 17 amazing vegan crock pot recipes that you won’t believe are even vegan.
These are great for the winter time and even if you aren’t vegan but want to cut back on your meat and dairy consumption, you will enjoy these dishes.
A crock-pot is honestly the greatest invention ever. It’s one of those set and forget things where your food preps itself and you walk in from work ready for dinner. Gone are the days of rushing home to prepare a feast for your family.
If you haven’t gotten yourself a crock-pot yet, it is the greatest life-hack of all time. 10/10 recommend.
1. Pumpkin, Chickpea, and Red Lentil Curry
My mouth just waters looking at this recipe. Especially since it has pumpkin it just gets me in the autumn feels. Prep takes ten minutes and it’s delicious. Get the recipe here.
2. Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili
Hearty and delicious. You can also make it gluten-free if you use quinoa instead of farro. Get the recipe here.
3. Puttanessca Pizza
Is there anything you can’t make in a slow cooker?! Just being at work, knowing I have a warm piza waiting for me the second I get home is all I need. Get the recipe here.
4. Black Bean Soup
Soup is just so good for the soul, especially on colder nights or after a long day. Get the recipe here.
5. Brown Rice Mexican Bowl
Beans and rice are a Mexican staple, and this slow-cooker recipe is the perfect addition to your familys Mexican night. You can add jalapenos and cayenne peppers to spice it up even more but the recipe itself has loads of flavor already. Get the recipe here.
6. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bake
Not everything in the slow cooker has to be hearty dinners, you can even meal prep breakfast. I’m telling you, this machine is the greatest thing invented. Ever. Get the recipe here.
7. Lasagna Soup
I’m a fan of anything italian and espeically a fan of a hands-free dinner. Get the recipe here.
8. Banana Nut Oatmeal
Another hearty breakfast dish. I’m just such a breakfast all day type-of-gal. Could easily have this for dinner or whenever. Get the recipe here.
9. Bean And Quinoa Chili
This chili recipe might remind you of the other one on the list, but they are actually different. Meal prep one one week and the other another to decide which ones your favorite. I personally can’t choose, I just love the variety. Get the recipe here.
10. Barley and Chickpea Risotto
This recipe isn’t vegan, but all you deed to do is not add the Parmesan cheese and ta-da! You can also add nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor if you want. Get the recipe here.
11. Red Lentil Cauliflower Curry
A low carb alternative to rice, cauliflower! This one has a lovely blend of tomato puree, coconut milk, and red curry paste. Get the recipe here.
12. Slow Cooker Baked Beans
I always like having baked beans on hand. There are just nights I don’t know what to make or what side to give a meal, and these work great. I’ll even use these in tacos and quesadillas and they work great! Get the recipe here.
13. Chipotle Tacos
Anything with the word ‘Chipotle’ or ‘Taco’ in the name is an automatic win!
14. Korean Quinoa Bowl With Chickpeas, Carrots, & Potatoes
I go through ‘food phases’ and one of my most recent obsessions are chickpeas. I just can’t get enough. This dish is no exception. Get the recipe here.
15. Lentil Sloppy Joes
If you have kids in you’re family, they will love these. Also great vegan option for picnics and bar-b-q’s. Get the recipe here.
16. Apple Pie Cake
I never thought you could make cake in a slow cooker, but I am thoroughly impressed by this recipe. Get the recipe here
17. Loaded ‘Baked’ Sweet Potatoes
Okay, I love two things about this. One: My sweet, undying love for sweet potatoes. And two: the bloggers name. Hummusapien! That’s got to be the most clever blog name I’ve ever seen. Kudos Alexis! Get the recipe here.