Meatless meals are even easier with these vegetarian Crockpot recipes.
The humble Crockpot is the savvy chef’s best weapon for dishing up fancy, fuss-free meals.
These dishes are for those times when you have plant-loving friends coming for dinner and no idea what to serve them.
Worry no more. Serve them up a delicious helping of creamy sweet potato stew, spicy chickpea tagine, or colorful stuffed peppers.
You could even take a trip down south with lentil tacos, veggie fajitas, or black bean soup.
There’s a lot to pick from with these deliciously tempting, healthy, and hearty recipes.
So clean off your slow cooker, and get ready to embrace the delights of plant-based eating.
1. Trisha Yearwood Crockpot Mac and Cheese
Trisha Yearwood isn’t just the queen of country, she’s also the queen of comfort food with this rich recipe for decadent, melty mac n’ cheese.
Creamy, cheesy, simple, and satisfying – this is proper southern eating.
And it’s wonderfully easy, too. You don’t even need to pre-cook the macaroni!
Just dump the pasta into your Crockpot along with cheese, milk, butter, and seasonings.
Just over 3 hours later, you’ll be rewarded with a heavenly bowl of gooey goodness.
2. Paula Deen’s Crockpot Potato Soup
There’s nothing better than a steaming bowl of thick potato soup on cold nights.
Get this recipe started before lunch, and when you come through the door at dinner time, this creamy soup will be ready and waiting.
Simply scoop it out of the pot and top with bacon bits, cheese, and chopped scallions.
3. Vegetarian Crockpot Lasagna
There are loads of reasons to love this lasagna.
The herby tomato sauce. The fresh mozzarella and creamy ricotta. The sheer volume of healthy veggies packed in dense layers.
All these delicious components come together to make one scrumptious casserole.
The prep takes a little work, but then you’re done. All that’s left is to tidy the house, set the table, and prepare to amaze your guests.
4. Quinoa Black Bean Crockpot Stuffed Peppers
You could do your stuffed peppers in the oven but why bother when you can cram them into the Crockpot, push a button, and get on with your day.
With this recipe, the peppers bake extra slowly, giving them a chance to really release their flavor.
Stuffed with a spicy quinoa and black bean mix and topped with pepper jack cheese, it’s perfection in a pot.
5. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Stew
Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin C, antioxidants and fiber.
They’re also very delicious, making them the ideal starting point for healthy and satisfying stews.
This vegetarian-friendly stew is a broth chock-full of chunky potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, and spinach.
It has a touch of Eastern Mediterranean flavor too, thanks to the addition of fragrant spices like cumin and turmeric.
6. Crockpot Vegetarian Chili
There are three kinds of beans in this chili, making it extremely nourishing and filling.
It’s also bursting with flavor and is packed with veggies, spices, and beans in every mouthful.
This one is so satisfying, you won’t believe it’s not just vegetarian, it’s also vegan and gluten-free.
7. Crockpot Baked Potatoes
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Fill a baked potato with whatever’s in the fridge, and you’ll have an easy, healthy, tasty meal.
The only problem is the timing, as potatoes take a while in the oven.
Make it easier on yourself with this handy Crockpot recipe.
Dump the potatoes in the pot early in the day, and you can forget about them until dinner time.
Then all you’ll have to do is scoop them out, split them open, and enjoy perfectly cooked, fluffy spuds.
8. Crockpot Lentil Soup
On their own, lentils aren’t the most exciting legume.
But teamed with smoked paprika, root veggies, tomatoes, fresh parsley, and parmesan, they become something truly special.
You won’t even need to pre-cook the lentils in this easy recipe. Just rinse, add to the Crockpot with the other ingredients, and wait.
On the slim chance you have any leftovers, this one will freeze really well, making it a meal prepper’s dream.
9. Slow Cooker Chickpea Tagine
Tagine is a traditional Morrocan stew made in a clay pot, which is supposed to enhance the flavors and give a deeper, richer taste.
There’s no clay pot here, but you’ll still get the hearty blend of aromatic spices and herbs.
You’ll find a surprising sweetness in every spoonful too, as the chickpeas, tomatoes, and spices are simmered with dried apricots and a dash of maple syrup.
10. Slow Cooker Minestrone
Minestrone is a traditional Italian soup made with pasta, beans, and Mediterranean vegetables.
It’s chock-full of protein, fiber, and antioxidant rich veggies, so keep this one on repeat for meatless Mondays.
11. Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup
Cosy and comforting, this recipe for butternut squash soup isn’t just a meal, it’s a hug in a mug (or a cuddle in a Crockpot!).
Thick and creamy, this is a crowd-pleaser whether you’re feeding fussy family members or veggie guests.
12. Vegetarian Slow Cooker Enchilada Casserole
Enchiladas are South America’s answer to boring sandwiches.
Forget fillings between two slices of bread.
Wrap spicy veggies in a soft tortilla with flavorful enchilada sauce, top with cheese, and simmer in the slow cooker until everything is a hot, cheesy, melty, glorious pot of yum.
13. Crockpot Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti squash is a great low-carb and gluten-free alternative to pasta noodles.
This is why it’s helpful to have a good squash recipe on hand.
With this easy recipe, you’ll simply drop a whole squash into your Crockpot with a little water and cook until perfectly soft inside.
Then all you’ll need for a healthy low-carb dinner is veggies and sauce.
14. Slow Cooker Creamy Vegan Chili Dip
Sometimes, you’ll spend hours over dinner, and sometimes dinner is dip.
For those latter nights, you can’t get better than this decadent dip made from pinto beans, salsa, spices, and vegan cream cheese.
Serve with nacho chips and a simple salad to turn this dip into a mid-week meal.
15. Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
Every cook needs a good mash recipe in their repertoire, and this one pushes all the right buttons.
Which is ironic, because you really only need to push one button here.
Throw a few potatoes in your Crockpot with vegan butter, milk, and water, then switch it on.
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In a few hours, you can lift the lid and say hello to perfectly fluffy, buttery, and creamy potatoes.
16. Slow Cooker White Bean Soup
Beans are nourishing, inexpensive, and very tasty.
They’re basically the ultimate pantry staple and they shine here in a hearty stew made with garlic, herbs, and veggies.
It’s filling, flavorful, and a sure-fire family favorite.
17. Slow Cooker Lentil Tacos
The crockpot does all the work with these tasty tacos. Made with spicy lentils, you won’t even miss the meat.
In fact, if you’re new to plant-based eating, this is the perfect gateway recipe.
Flavored with cumin, paprika, and chili and finished off with melted cheddar, it may taste like fast food but it’s full of healthy goodness.
18. Slow Cooker Veggie Omelette
I had no idea you could do omelettes in the slow cooker, but apparently it’s a thing.
This recipe guides you through the process.
Just throw eggs, milk, and veggies into the Crockpot and come back 2 hours later for a fluffy, airy omelette.
19. Crockpot Tortellini Spinach Soup
This delicious recipe is more stew than soup, with plenty of chunky morsels in every mouthful.
Cheesy tortellini is simmered in broth with spinach, tomato, and lots of spices. Stir in some cream cheese for extra creamy richness and depth.
20. Crockpot Mushroom Stroganoff
There’s just seven ingredients, but plenty of creamy flavor, in this simple stroganoff.
Divinely decadent, this hearty sauce can be served over rice, noodles, or just served in a bowl with crusty bread.
21. Slow Cooker Black Bean Pumpkin Chili
Pumpkin chili is a fall favorite in my house. This recipe ups the ante with the addition of black beans, adding more bulk to soak up the delicious flavors.
It boasts an irresistible array of fall spices too – nutmeg, cinnamon, cumin, and cloves.
Top this one with sliced avocados, grated cheese, sour cream, and/or hot sauce for a fiery finish.
22. Slow Cooker Winter Vegetable Soup
This healthy Crockpot soup is the best way to use up your winter veggies.
Red split lentils are simmered with veggies, olive oil, fresh parsley, and parmesan.
Replace the chicken stock with vegetable stock to make this rich stew veggie-compliant.
23. Slow Cooker Vegetable Risotto
Risotto always seems like a labor-intensive dinner choice, but it’s really not with this foolproof Crockpot version.
Silky, smooth risotto couldn’t be easier with this hands-off recipe.
The most work you’ll do is sauteeing the veggies before tossing them in the pot along with the rice, broth, pesto, and parmesan.
24. Slow Cooker Veggie Fajitas
Have 10 minutes to spare in the morning? Then you’ll have deliciously spicy and aromatic fajitas at night.
Peppers, onion, and chilies are slow-cooked with cumin, garlic, and oregano until soft and fragrant.
Roll them up in tortillas and serve with all the trimmings for a versatile veggie favorite.
25. Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup
This recipe for black bean soup is simple, satisfying, and very irresistible.
We could talk about all the health benefits – the high fiber content, the protein, And the anti-inflammatory spices.
But this soup speaks for itself. It’s just delicious, so make and enjoy.
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