22 Plant-Based Slow Cooker Recipes
This collection of the best plant-based slow cooker recipes will have you using your crockpot for healthy meals all season long.
Slow Cooker Meal Prep
These plant-based recipes are delicious, hearty, healthy and make quick work of meal prep. I love using my crockpot for meal prep so I can have one recipe cooking and out of the way while I prepare other dishes.
The slow cooker is great for batch cooking and works well for freezer-friendly meals like soups, stews and chili.
Here are some ways to use your slow cooker for meal prep and batch cooking:
- Make a big batch of oatmeal or steel cut oats and enjoy all week.
- Make soups, stews and chili and freeze in portions or enjoy all week.
- Make versatile recipes like beans and lentils that can be used in bowls, tacos, wraps and salads.
- Make a big batch of sweet potato or squash that can be used for healthy breakfasts, buddha bowls and snacks.
- Have a family to feed? Pop a batch of slow cooker oatmeal or steel cut oats in the slow cooker and cook overnight to wake up to a warm and healthy breakfast.
If you’re freezing any of the recipes just be sure to let them cool completely before placing in the freezer.
Best Plant-Based Slow Cooker Recipes
These simple, healthy, plant-based slow cooker recipes are the perfect solution to Fall and Winter meals but most are perfect to enjoy year round. From breakfast to dinner and even sides and drinks, you will love this selection.
All of the recipes are vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free and plant-based. Most of the are oil-free and if not, can be made oil-free. I chose all the recipes personally based off the ingredient lists and reviews. I hope you enjoy them!
Slow Cooker Pumpkin, Chickpea, & Red Lentil Curry
This Indian-inspired curry is easy to assemble with simple ingredients like pumpkin and chickpeas. Perfect for a healthy weeknight dinner!
Slow Cooker Moroccan Chickpea Stew
This healthy, filling stew is flavoured with a delicious combination of turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, paprika and pepper. Enjoy served with quinoa for a complete meal.
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chickpea Curry
This slow cooker chickpea pumpkin curry is a simple recipe that comes together like magic in a crockpot. Serve it on top of rice or quinoa for a healthy, filling meal.
Crock Pot Pinto Beans
How amazing do these slow cooker pinto beans look? With dozens of good reviews, I'd say they'll be a bit hit! I can't wait to make these.
Slow Cooker Root Vegetable Stew
A simple, hearty plant-based stew packed with nutritious root vegetables. Customize to whatever veggies you have on hand!
Easy Slow Cooker Cauliflower Soup
With a super simple list of ingredients, you will love how easy this extra creamy, crockpot cauliflower soup is. Simmer, blend and enjoy!
Slow Cooker Jackfruit Tacos
These easy crockpot tacos would be a great introduction to jackfruit. Once slow cooked with seasonings, the tender jackfruit will be sure to please all eaters!
Crock Pot Butternut Squash
This is the easiest way ever to cook a whole butternut squash. Pop the whole thing in, cook and enjoy!
Simple Crockpot Lentil Soup
A simple soup made with onions, garlic, carrots, olive oil, squash, and LENTILS! Super healthy and easy to make.
How To Make Vegetable Broth
There is nothing better than homemade, slow cooker veggie broth! Use it for soups, sipping and cooking. Freezer-friendly!
Slow Cooker Coconut Quinoa Curry
This healthy coconut quinoa curry is one of the easiest meals you'll ever make. Just toss all the ingredients in the slow cooker and let it cook!
Crockpot Vegan Chili
Healthy Vegan Jambalaya
Jumbalaya! This healthy rice and bean stew is perfect for meal prep, freezes well and sure to please a crowd. The recipe is vegan and gluten-free and the oil can be omitted to make it whole food plant-based.
Slow Cooker Apple Butter
This amazing slow cooker apple butter calls for just 2 ingredients: apples and cinnamon! You will love having this on hand for spreading on toast, stirring into oatmeal or blending into smoothies.
Slow Cooker Black Beans
After enjoying these amazing slow cooker black beans, you'll never use canned again! Make a batch to use in soups, salads and bowls or freeze in portions for a quick source of beans from scratch anytime.
Freezer Meal Detox Lentil Soup
Prep the ingredients for this delicious, healthy soup in a freezer bag then pop the whole thing into your slow cooker for the easiest meal ever.
Tofu Tikka Masala Recipe
Hearty, creamy, delicious, vegan tofu tikka masala that cooks in your slow cooker or Instant Pot for easy meal prep.
Slow Cooker Vegan Red Lentil Chili
This hearty, crockpot vegan chili is high in protein thanks to red lentils!
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup
Love butternut squash soup? Try it in your slow cooker for a wonderfully smooth, creamy and rich result.
Overnight Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats
Overnight slow cooker steel cut oats are the perfect healthy breakfast for busy mornings. This make-ahead recipe is easy to make and one of the best crock pot recipes for having warm banana bread for breakfast! Gluten-free, no added sugar, oil-free.
Slow Cooker Apple Cider
How amazing would your home smell if this homemade sweet cinnamon apple cider was simmering away all day?
Just got a slow cooker as a Christmas present so this is perfect! So excited to try these!
Fun! Let me know what you try!
I made the Moroccan chickpea stew this weekend and it was delicious! Just the comforting food we needed to keep us warm during these cold months!
Awesome! So glad you enjoyed it.