30 Easy Vegan Crockpot Recipes – Insanely Good
My slow cooker is used year-round, and since we’re trying to incorporate more meatless meals into our routine, I just had to find some delicious vegan recipes from Crockpot.
Don’t worry, they’re not all vegetarian soups and watery broths!
These 30 sensational vegan recipes from Crockpot include vegetarian tikka masala, jambalaya, lasagna and even a vegan roast
They are plentiful, warm, easy to make and impossible to resist.
Once you see how easy they are and have tried some, maybe you’ll finish dinner with this amazing vegan slow-cooking chocolate cake.
1. Slow cooker Creamy Chili Dip
know this sauce doesn’t look particularly appetizing, but I can tell you it tastes more than delicious
You’ll use vegan cream cheese that melts in the pot, giving it a cheesy imitation finish. Add to that some hot sauce, and this tastes just like nacho sauce.
I recommend adding some nutritional yeast (also known as nooch) to boost the flavor of the cheese, but it’s not essential.
Either way, this is warm, full of texture and very tasty.
2. Vegan Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup Black
have a mild, almost buttery flavor, but are very distinguishable from, say, beans
They are also loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and calcium
Since this soup uses dried beans, it is very cheap to make. Of course, you can use canned if you prefer.
Just cut the cooking time in half, so they don’t turn into porridge
The mixture of onions, pepper, salsa, garlic, jalapeños, chili powder, cumin, cayenne and paprika is perfect, but for added heat, it would double the jalapeños
3. Vegan Jambalaya
Traditional jambalaya includes andouille sausage, chicken (or pork), and a seafood element, such as shrimp or crabs
Take all that away, and you might think this is a bland dish
Luckily, there are so many amazing vegan options available these days
Vegan sausage is a great addition, and if you make your own, it’s easy to tweak the taste
4. Macaroni and cheese and slow cooker
Many vegan macaroni and cheese recipes call for cashew cream, which is tasty but time-consuming to prepare
Instead, this simple slow cooker recipe makes you throw some key ingredients into the pot, letting it do all the hard work.
To make the vegan cheese sauce, you’ll need vegan cheddar and mozzarella, plus your favorite unsweetened plant-based milk, nooch and paprika.
5. Potato and chickpea slow cooker Tikka Masala
Although it is possible to buy ready-made tikka masala spices, if you have the means to make your own, I suggest you take the extra time
All you need is garam masala, paprika, cumin, sea salt, coriander, sugar, turmeric and cayenne pepper
I like to reduce cilantro and add extra paprika.
Once you have the spices ready, you’ll add them to the slow cooker with the diced potatoes, drained chickpeas, green peas, bell pepper, jalapeño, tomato puree, and fire-roasted tomatoes.
If you want this without nuts, simply add coconut cream at the end instead of the mixed cashews.
6. Slow cooker (vegan)
had to include some soups and stews because what’s a summary of slow cooker recipes without them, right?
The Crockpot was made for soup, after all, and this recipe is gluten-free and vegan
It is an ultra-fast mixture of beans, carrots, celery, onion, garlic and sage, and is very rich and creamy.
However, many recipes like this (which are not vegan) usually include ham or bacon to add salt and smoke to the mix.
Luckily, you can mimic that taste with liquid smoke
Use it sparingly, as it’s very focused, but you won’t believe the difference it makes
remove ground beef, every chili is vegan when you think about it
Full of beans, tomatoes, corn and peppers, there is normally no milk or cream added. So, you can take your recipe and simply skip the beef or pork.
Just don’t add sour cream or grated cheese to the top!
If you think you’ll miss that meaty texture, try making this vegan ground beef.
8. Easy Slow Cooker Vegan Stew
When I think of stew, my mind turns to large chunks of meat in a rich red wine sauce with lots of hearty root vegetables
So what can you add if you remove the meat? How about chestnut mushrooms?
They have a smooth and fleshy texture and will add beautiful earthy notes to the mix.
Of course, You could also use portobellos, which I think are meatier than the others.
9. Vegan slow-cooked lentil tacos
If not cooked well, lentils can be very soft and mushy. It is especially known that red lentils turn into porridge when overcooked.
But they are also extremely high in protein and fiber, while being low in fat and very filling. That’s a winning combination when looking for vegan recipes.
This recipe calls for green or brown dried lentils, which will hold their shape much better than the red type, and you won’t need to precook or soak anything
Instead, simply add everything to the pot and put it to cook
10. Vegan and gluten-free lasagna
such a comforting dish, but it’s also packed with carbs and cheese. Not to mention, it takes time to put it all together.
Start by cooking the vegetables until they are tender. Fry them in a pan or roast them, depending on what you feel like.
The best thing about this recipe is
that you can use raw lasagna slices, so there is no need to boil water
Instead, simply place them between the sauce and cashew cream
If you need this to contain no nuts, try this delicious tofu ricotta recipe
11. Vegan Slow Cooker Peanut Stew
Maafe is a traditional West African stew made with tomatoes and some kind of peanuts
Some people serve it with rice, while others choose couscous or
For this vegan version, you’ll put the chickpeas and vegetable broth in the spiced Crockpot, diced tomatoes, sweet potatoes, peanut butter, onion, garlic, and ginger.
As everything cooks, the sweet potatoes will soften and some will be crushed, adding to the sauce, so that it is thick.
This wouldn’t be the same without the nut element, but if you can’t eat peanut butter, you can try almond butter instead.
. Slow Cooker Vegan Pumpkin
Pot Pumpkin is one of the easiest things to make vegan. It’s already full of vegetables, and since it’s naturally sweet and nutty, it’s only improved by adding coconut milk.
Unusually, the recipe also includes a Granny Smith apple, which adds a layer of crunchy, sour flavor to the creaminess.
Before adding coconut milk, I recommend that you temper it with some of the soup first. That way, it doesn’t curdle when you add it to the pot.
13. Vegan Slow Pot Pinto Bean Enchiladas
Enchiladas are like big, beautiful tacos, filled with tasty ingredients and topped with tomato sauce
They are bold and messy and such a satisfying choice for dinner
Here are instructions for making your own enchiladas sauce. If you have time, please give it a try. Otherwise, purchased in the store will work fine.
For the filling,
you will mix canned pinto beans with corn, onion, garlic, green chilies, cumin and oregano
Then, fill the tortillas and place them in the pot with the sauce
14. Vegan Slow Cooker
Minestrone soup is usually vegetarian, if not vegan
Occasionally, you might see meat in the mix, but every time I’ve ordered it at a restaurant, it’s all vegetables and pasta
As long as you stick with vegetable broth, this can be done with any number of tasty ingredients.
White beans are creamy and get wonderfully tender, but I’ve done this with beans in a pinch, and it was just as good.
15. Tofu Tikka Masala
I used to hate tofu and its soft texture. I just couldn’t stand it, and I think that’s why I got so many vegan recipes discouraged.
But now I know how to prepare and cook it; I use it all the time.
The trick to making the best tofu that won’t break as it cooks is to use the extra firm type and take the time to press it
. A tofu
press is worth the investment if you use a lot of tofu. If not, just put it on paper towels with something heavy on top.
The excess liquid will leak out and you’ll have firm tofu that you can cook with. It’s that easy!
16. White Bean Soup and Kale
Cooking with slow cooker liners can take some getting used to. It’s a bit strange to see your food in a plastic bag.
But once you see how easy cleaning is
, you’ll never look back
If you’re not a fan of kale, which can be quite bitter, feel free to swap it out for spinach
Just keep in mind that it shrinks more, so you may need an extra cup
17. Vegan butter chickpeas
When I first saw this title, I thought it was chickpea butter, like peanut butter. But I was wrong!
This is a vegan twist on buttered chicken, and it tastes the same fantastic
Again, you can buy ready-made chicken butter spices at the store if you prefer. But if you choose to do it yourself, this has fewer ingredients than tikka.
All you need is garam masala, curry powder, chili powder, ginger and salt and pepper
Mix that with coconut milk and tomato puree, and you have your sauce
18. Quinoa and vegetable recipe
you know that quinoa is gluten-free and packed with fiber, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, and tons of protein?
It’s also much better than rice in terms of nutritional content, and it’s easier to cook to boot
However, like rice, it is easy to season. Just cook it in vegetable broth and it will infuse with the flavors almost instantly.
19. Irish Slow Cook Oatmeal
instant or fast oatmeal, steel-cut oats are thicker and take longer to cook. That makes them the perfect candidate for slow cooker recipes.
While instant or fast oatmeal will
turn into porridge, steel-cut oats will hold their shape beautifully
Once cooked, they become creamy and chewy while retaining some of their natural bite
They are also slightly nutty, which adds a lovely flavor to the dish
20. Vegan Hot Chocolate Crockpot
I find that the best hot chocolate recipes include milk and lots of it. If there is too much hot water, it only tastes watery and bland.
To get that same wonderful richness, you’ll use almond milk and canned coconut milk
That material is much thicker than regular coconut milk, so it makes this incredibly creamy
But it doesn’t stop there. You’ll also use sweetened condensed coconut milk for an extra indulgent finish.
21. Vegan readers of corn soup soup
beware! This corn soup soup is to die for. Trust me and do twice as much because you’ll want to hide a stash for yourself.
It is sweet, creamy and also salty, thanks to the vegetable broth.
In addition, it is very easy to put together. Use frozen corn along with diced potatoes, onion, celery, carrot, garlic, parsley, chives, thyme, cornstarch, paprika, and salt and pepper.
In some larger supermarkets, you can even buy a package of soup base with carrots, celery, and onions, so you won’t need to buy a bunch of each.
22. Black Bean & Butternut Squash Chili
I always add potatoes or pumpkin to my chili recipes because they add flavor and substance for little extra money
The sweet potatoes and pumpkin are incredibly delicious and also add a nice splash of color.
You’ll also notice cocoa powder listed for this, and if you’ve ever tried mole before, you’ll know that chocolate brings a rich intensity to the mix and pairs perfectly with the other spices.
23. Slow Cooker Ratatouille Ratatouille
is a famous vegan dish full of fresh vegetables and a rich sauce full of herbs and spices
You often see it made with eggplants, peppers, summer squash, garlic, onions, and tomatoes, along with a host of herbs, such as basil, parsley, and thyme
Surprisingly, using the slow cooker will not only save you time, but it will cook the vegetables better than on the stove.
This is due to the way heat is distributed. You just need to remember to remove the lid for the last hour to help some of the excess water evaporate.
24. Slow-cooking Bolognese Lentil
As with the chili recipe above, I find that vegan Bolognese often lacks a particular meaty texture
Sure, you can add vegetables and use a rich sauce, but I enjoy the mouthfeel of meat
Believe it or not, lentils are an excellent replacement.
If you can find French
, Great. They are known to be some of the best! If not, brown or masochor dal will do the trick.
25. Vegan mashed potatoes in slow cooker
Mashed potatoes will always be a winning choice at any dinner, and they are loved by children and adults alike
Of course, to make them vegan, you have to skip milk, butter, and cheese!
A smart way to make sure they’re tasty is to cook them in vegetable broth
Then, you’ll use that and vegan butter at the end to make sure they’re crushed to perfection
Chickpeas are packed with fiber, B vitamins, iron, potassium, and magnesium, and contain no cholesterol, making them very heart-healthy
In addition, they are satisfying, mild in flavor and easily available in both cans and dry.
The sauce for this is a mixture of balsamic vinegar and tomatoes, as well as garlic, ginger, coriander, and coriander seeds.
Serve with a tablespoon of quinoa from above, and it will make a delicious meatless meal.
27. Vegan Spaghetti Sauce from the Slow Cooker Even
most demanding kids will eat spaghetti, and if you make your own sauce, you can easily add all kinds of vegetables to the mix without them knowing
The best part is that if you plan to mix this up (to hide the vegetable chunks), you don’t even need to cut anything.
Instead, simply cut the vegetable into pieces and let it soften in the pot.
After six hours, even half an onion will cook enough to bombard.
28. Vegetarian Crock Pot Taco Soup
The taco soup is pretty much fine chili. It usually includes all the same ingredients; There is only one more liquid ignited in the mixture.
With that in mind, it won’t be a surprise to see beans, corn, tomatoes, and peppers on the ingredient list
29. Vegan Slow Cooker Pot Roast With Tempeh
is made from soy milk and has a smooth texture with little flavor.
In contrast, tempeh is made from whole soy and has a lovely nutty flavor and chewy texture
To make sure it maintains its texture, you’ll seal it, as you would beef, before placing it in the slow cooker with the vegetables.
One thing to keep in mind with this recipe is that the sauce is much more like an authentic meat stew. That’s because of the red wine and vegan “meat” broth.
30. Vegan Chinese hot pot Crockpot A hot
pot is a
traditional Chinese meal where a large soup pot is served
in the middle.
Families gather and cook their meats and vegetables in the pot around
a table. This is a
Western version of that, using some of the same unique flavors, including a lovely ginger soy sauce that is added at the end. The use of garlic and ginger paste
will help reduce the preparation and make the flavors more pronounced
You should be able to find them at your local supermarket or online.