Crockpot dinners are some of the easiest and most comforting meals you can make for your family. They truly are prep and forget meals.
Soups, stews, rice dishes, and pasta dishes are easier than ever to cook in a crock pot.
Don’t worry if you’re vegan, you can still take advantage of crockpot cooking. Here are some of our favorite easy vegan crockpot recipes.
1. Slow Cooker Vegan Jambalaya By ConnoisseurusVeg.com
Jambalaya is traditionally packed with spice and flavor and this vegan version is no exception.
Bell pepper, celery, and onion are essential for this recipe. Combine these vegetables with tomatoes, garlic, spices, kidney beans, and rice to complete the dish. You can also add vegan sausage if you like.
2. Easy Vegan Crockpot Lasagna By My Quiet Kitchen
Lasagna is surprisingly easy to cook in a crockpot. You don’t even have to precook the pasta for this dish.
Inside this lasagna, you’ll find onions, mushrooms firm tofu, vegan yogurt, marinara sauce, and vegan cheese. Don’t forget the garlic and Italian seasoning.
Once layered in the crockpot, this lasagna is ready in approximately 2 hours.
3. Slow-Cooker Vegan Chili By Eating Well
Let’s start our list with one of the most common slow cooker meals, chili. This vegan chili is hearty and easy to prepare.
The recipe starts with common chili ingredients like black beans, onion, bell pepper, diced tomatoes, and chili powder. Butternut squash sets this recipe apart and gives the chili a unique flavor and texture.
4. Slow Cooker Vegan Chicken And Rice By Plant Power Couple
Chicken and rice are popular comfort food but you can make this vegan version instead.
This meatless version uses soy curls instead of chicken. The recipe suggests peas but any frozen vegetables will work great in this recipe.
Simply combine long-grain brown rice, vegan bouillon, soy curls, and veggies with water in the slow cooker and set it on low. Your dinner will be ready in around 2 and ½ hours.
5. Slow Cooker Vegan Gumbo By SkinnyMs
This is a healthy version of the iconic New Orleans dish.
Instead of meat, the recipe substitutes asparagus, mushrooms, and kidney beans for the meal.
You’ll also need to use traditional cajun spices and vegetables to perfect the gumbo. Don’t forget to add yellow onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic, cajun seasoning, and tomato paste to your shopping list.
Combine all the ingredients and wait 8 hours for your gumbo to finish cooking.
6. Easy Slow Cooker Vegan Tikka Masala By Delish Knowledge
Slow cooker tikka masala is perfect for diners who love Indian food and spicy food.
This recipe uses chickpeas as the main ingredient. Along with the chickpeas, all you’ll need to do is add onions, garlic, and tomato sauce to the crockpot.
If you don’t have a stocked spice pantry, you might have to head to the store for this recipe. The masala sauce uses a combination of garam masala, ground cumin, coriander, paprika, turmeric, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and black pepper.
7. Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup By The Simple Veganista
Minestrone is the perfect vegan soup and has plenty of nutrients and flavor. This version is also fat and oil-free.
This soup is chunky and you can use it as a main dish. It uses kidney beans, cannellini beans, spinach, celery, zucchini, green beans, carrots, onions, and pasta.
You can vary the spices and herbs in this recipe to match your favorite flavors.
8. Vegan Crockpot Chili By Jessica In The Kitchen
If you’re in a hurry, you can prepare this vegan chili in 10 minutes.
This chili solves the age-old question, “Do beans go in chili?” Black beans are the main ingredient but you can substitute pinto or kidney beans if you prefer.
Quinoa also adds to the heartiness of this dish and gives it a thick texture.
9. Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal By Fit Foodie Finds
This slow cooker oatmeal is so delicious that you can serve it as a desert. While sweet, you can serve this as a healthy and nutritious breakfast as well.
Combine steel-cut oats, almond milk, maple syrup, apples, and cinnamon in your crockpot and wait 6 hours. Once you taste these oats, you’ll add this to your weekly breakfast routine.
10. Vegan Slow Cooker Kung Pao By Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen
Kung Pao is one of our favorite Chinese take-out meals but this version is much healthier.
This dish is hearty and provides plenty of protein and nutrients from chickpeas, mushrooms, and seitan. Don’t forget to serve this dish with steamed rice for an authentic Chinese take-out experience.
11. Slow Cooker Vegetable Barley Soup By Cookin’ Canuck
Barley soup is a wonderful soup that is ideal for those cold and cozy nights.
While you can use quick cook barley with this recipe, using pearl barley lets you set the crockpot and forget about it until your dinner is ready.
You’ll also get a hint of sweetness in this recipe by using fresh sweet potatoes.
12. Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry By Healthy Hearty Recipes
Vegan curry is surprisingly easy to cook in a crockpot. While you do need a variety of exotic spices for this dish, you should be able to find them at your local market.
Chickpeas, sweet potatoes, diced tomatoes, and coconut milk form the backbone of this recipe. Combined with traditional curry spices, you can prepare this dish in less than 10 minutes.
13. Vegan Slow Cooker Stew With Chickpeas and Spinach By Beachbody On Demand
If you like stew, you need to try this slow cooker stew.
You’ll spend plenty of time chopping veggies for this recipe. But once you’re done prepping, you can sit back and relax as your slow cooker finishes the meal.
You can also prepare this slow cooker stew in an instant pot if you are in a hurry.
14. Vegan Slow Cooker Veggie Loaf By Healthy Slow Cooking
Not every crockpot recipe has to be a soup or stew. Here we have a veggie loaf that you can prepare in a slow cooker.
Don’t worry if you don’t have all the ingredients for this recipe. You can always replace any ingredient with your favorite bean, grain, or nuts.
15. Vegan and Gluten Free Slow Cooker Lasagna By Vegan Chickpea
If you miss lasagna, you can make this easy-to-cook vegan lasagna instead. Instead of mozzarella and ricotta cheese, you can use vegan mozzarella and cashew basil cheese.
After the vegan cheesy goodness, the recipe calls for zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms, tomatoes, and more.
16. Slow Cooker Vegetable Bean Soup By One Lovely Life
Are you in the mood for a hearty fall soup? You should head to the market and buy the ingredients for this slow cooker vegetable bean soup.
The recipe suggests using great northern beans for the recipe. These beans have a creamy texture and soak up all the spices in this recipe.
17. Vegan Stuffed Peppers By Happy Healthy Mama
Did you know you can make stuffed peppers in a crockpot?
Once you prepare a mix of quinoa, black beans, corn, and salsa, you can quickly cook these amazing and hearty peppers in your crockpot.
18. Hearty Vegetable Stew By The Cheeky Chickpea
This hearty vegetable stew uses vegan wine and beer to add flavor and depth to an already delicious dish.
Traditional stew ingredients like potatoes and carrots combine with rutabaga, spices, beer, and wine to create this hearty and healthy dish.
19. Tofu Tikka Masala By Yup It’s Vegan!
While you have to saute a few of the ingredients in this dish, you’ll love the taste.
Once your aromatics and spices are sauteed, simply add them and the other ingredients to your slow cooker and simmer for 3 hours.
Don’t forget to serve the tiki masala with steamed rice or naan to make it a meal.
20. Slow Cooker Peanut Tofu & Broccoli By Six Vegan Sisters
Tofu and broccoli is an incredibly healthy and filling combination. Mixed with a delightful peanut and coconut milk sauce, you’ll want to cook this dish every week.
Once you add all the ingredients to the crockpot, your meal should be ready in under 2 hours. You do need to pay attention during the cooking of this meal and continually add ingredients during preparation.
21. Super Easy Skinny Veggie Crockpot Lasagna By Pinch Of Yum
Lasagna is a family favorite and this vegan version lets you stick to your diet.
Cheese is one of the key ingredients in a good lasagna so make sure you get a good vegan mozzarella cheese so you can enjoy a creamy and filling experience.
22. Easy Slow Cooker Vegan Stew By Fab Food 4 All
Root vegetables, chestnut mushrooms, and peas combine to create this stew packed with protein and nutrients.
The chestnut mushrooms are a great replacement for beef in this recipe. Combined with traditional stew ingredients, Tabasco sauce, and balsamic vinegar add spice and tang to the recipe.
23. Vegan Crock Pot Taco Soup By Running In A Skirt
Tacos are one of my favorite dishes, and this slow cooker recipe lets you prepare them as a soup.
Go ahead and use canned beans to prepare the soup so you can save plenty of time. You’ll also need canned tomatoes, green peppers, onions, green chilies, and spices to round out the dish.
Once cooked, you can add taco toppings like tortilla chips, vegan yogurt, avocado, vegan cheese, and cilantro to perfect the dish.
24. Vegan Crockpot Chili By A Couple Of Cooks
Black beans, portobello mushrooms, and traditional chili ingredients are the main ingredients of this vegan crockpot chili.
You can easily prepare all the ingredients for this chili in under 15 minutes. You can set the crockpot in the morning and your meal will be ready in approximately 10 hours.
Some of the best toppings for this vegan chili include vegan cashew cream, avocado, and chopped cilantro.
25. Crockpot Chickpea Butternut Soup By Eat Well 101
Butternut squash and chickpeas combined with peppers, garlic, and onion make a hearty and tasty soup.
All the ingredients look wonderful as well. You get a variety of colors from the vegetables that make this delicious soup pleasing in appearance as well.
26. Slow Cooker Lentil Sloppy Joes By Simply Quinoa
Plant-based sloppy joes make for a great lunch or dinner for the whole family. Don’t forget to use natural spices instead of canned sloppy joe mix since the canned version is not vegan-friendly.
Instead of meat, these sloppy joes use carrots, mushrooms, lentils, and quinoa to provide the nutrients for the meal. The combination of ingredients gives the sloppy joes a great texture that also tastes great.
27. Slow Cooker Black Beans By A Virtual Vegan
This no-hands-on recipe lets you enjoy homemade black beans any day of the week. Once ready, you can use these beans in almost any dish including tacos, burritos, and quesadillas.
While many black bean recipes ask you to soak the beans, you should not soak these beans. Instead, the beans cook slowly for over 4 hours in the slow cooker.
These black beans make a great starter for easy vegan burritos as well.
28. Vegan Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes By This Wife Cooks
This recipe is a great alternative to cheesy scalloped potatoes. Instead of cheese, you’ll cook a homemade vegan cheese sauce that is creamy and ultra cheesy.
To make this recipe vegan, you will need a combination of vegan butter, vegan cheddar cheese, and vegan parmesan cheese. Once combined, the sauce is a fantastic alternative to dairy-based cheese sauces.
29. Weeknight Vegan Crockpot Lentil Soup By Choosing Chia
Even if you’re lazy like me, you can prepare this lentil soup and have an exciting and hearty vegan dinner any day of the week.
A combination of sweet potato, carrot, green lentils, and red lentils gives this soup a hearty texture and packs it with flavor.
30. Slow Cooker Vegetable Pot Pie Stew By This Healthy Kitchen
I love pot pies and you can enjoy a hearty pot pie any day of the week after preparing this stew.
It’s easy to prepare traditional pot pie ingredients. Just chop up all the vegetables and add them to your slow cooker.
To make this stew more authentic, serve it in a bread bowl to give it a pot pie texture.
31. Crockpot Quinoa And Vegetables By Moms With Crockpots
Instead of soup, let’s enjoy a mix of quinoa and vegetables. This recipe makes an ideal side dish but also a hearty meal.
Seasoning is the key to this dish. The recipe suggests adding garlic, salt, pepper, cilantro, and basil but you can add other seasonings if you prefer.
32. Vegan Pot Roast By Vegan Travel Eats
Yes, you can cook a hearty and delicious pot roast without meat.
Instead of beef, the recipe suggests using vegan beef chunks or seitan as the main ingredient. You’ll also use traditional pot roast ingredients like baby potatoes, yellow onions, and carrots to craft this meal.
Surprisingly, this slow cooker recipe is ready in less than one hour.
33. Vegan Slow Cooker Lentil Tacos By The Natural Nurturer
These vegan tacos are a great addition to any Taco Tuesday. Super flavorful and easy to make, your family will ask you to make these tacos all the time.
Lentils are protein-rich and soak up flavors. This makes them a great base for tacos. Once prepared, load these lentil tacos into your favorite tortillas or serve them with quinoa or rice.
34. Slow Cooker Vegan Jambalaya By Veggie Balance
This slow cooker jambalaya is packed with flavor and spices. Don’t worry if you don’t like spice, you can cut some of the spices out and still enjoy this dish.
Combine the cajun trinity of celery, onion, and bell pepper with vegan sausage, rice, and a variety of spices to create this authentic style of jambalaya.
35. Slow Cooker Chickpea Curry By Simply Recipes
One of the easiest “set it and forget it” dishes on this list, you can prepare this curry in minutes. Once prepared, all you have to do is wait a few hours to enjoy your curry.
If you are using dry chickpeas it’s best to not soak the chickpeas beforehand. If you do prefer to soak the chickpeas, you will probably have a shorter cooking time.
36. Healthy Slow Cooker Pinto Beans By Vegan Blueberry
Pinto beans are a favorite side dish at home. They are healthy, packed with nutrients, and taste great.
This recipe gives you a few cooking options like no-soak or soaked beans as well as a variety of spice options.
Once cooked, you can use these beans in any meal or serve them as a side for your favorite Mexican dish.
37. Vegan Crockpot Lentil Soup By The Glowing Fridge
This lentil soup is a favorite that is great for cooks that like to prepare meals. One batch can serve you all week.
A combination of spices and seasonings ensures this soup has a complex taste profile. From hints of smoke to tangy flavors, each spoonful is flavorful.
38. Vegan Slow Cooker Pot Roast By From My Bowl
Tempeh is one of the best alternative meat options and it works great in this slow cooker pot roast recipe.
Don’t forget the vegetables. The recipe calls for carrots, onions, potatoes, and mushrooms but you can add other veggies as well.
39. Vegan Split Pea Soup By Kathy’s Vegan Kitchen
Split pea soup is an ideal dinner for those cold winter nights. This soup has a thick and hearty broth that is also healthy.
The recipe also has options for stovetop or instant pot if you’re in a hurry and want to enjoy split pea soup.
40. Vegan Crockpot Chinese Hot Pot By Noshing With The Nolands
Chinese hot pot is one of those meals that let you and your family sit and enjoy cooking the food together.
To prepare this dish, you’ll prepare the soup first and let it simmer for 8 hours. Once ready, you serve the soup piping hot with a variety of vegetables and firm tofu that you quickly cook in the broth.
41. Slow Cooker Potato & Chickpea Tikka Masala By The Recipe Well
You can save money on takeout by making your vegan tikka masala. Follow this recipe to enjoy a filling and delicious masala any night of the week.
Tikka masala needs a lot of spices. You might need to head to your local shop to pick up garam masala, paprika, cumin, coriander, turmeric, and cayenne pepper to make this dish.
Once you have the spices, you’ll love the flavor of this homemade tikka masala.
42. Easy Vegan Chili By Low Carb Yum
Instead of meat, this chili uses a variety of beans, tofu, and walnuts to achieve the perfect chili texture.
You can also use black beans, pecans, quinoa, and chickpeas to alter the flavor profile of the chili.
No matter what you choose, this chili is easy to prepare and filled with nutrients.
43. Slow Cooker Potato Curry Chili By Vegan Yack Attack
Another meatless chili alternative, this curry-infused chili is a great addition to your recipe book.
Instead of meat, you’ll use a mix of russet potatoes, pinto beans, and black beans for the main ingredients. The recipe calls for traditional chili seasonings but adds yellow curry powder to alter the flavor profile.
44. Slow Cooker Vegan Cassoulet By Forks Over Knives
You can have this rich and hearty cassoulet ready in less than 20 minutes of preparation. This makes the dish convenient to prepare in the morning and leave cooking all day.
Using canned tomatoes, kidney beans, cannellini beans, and red beans lets you cut down your preparation time.
Let the soup simmer on low for 8 to 9 hours for the best flavor.
45. Plant-Based Tomato Queso Dip By Go Dairy Free
If you miss cheese queso dip, this recipe is for you. This plant-based queso dip gives you cheesy goodness in a non-dairy dish. It also does not use vegan cheese.
The dip uses cashews, diced tomatoes, nutritional yeast, and plenty of spices to recreate queso dip.
Once ready, you can dip nachos into the dish or serve them with tacos, burritos, or, any other dish.
46. Smoky Southern-Style Vegan Collard Greens By Vegan Runner Eats
Not every crockpot meal has to be a full meal. These southern-style collard greens are a great side dish that works alongside almost anything.
Liquid smoke and paprika are the keys to getting the right flavor out of these collard greens. You can also add chili powder and cayenne pepper if you like your greens spicy.
47. Crockpot Vegan Minestrone Soup By Dietitian Debbie
Minestrone is a filling and hearty dish. This recipe sticks true to a traditional minestrone. It’s hearty and filling so feel free to serve this soup as a meal.
Easy to prepare, all you need to do is add all the ingredients to your crockpot and come back in 6 hours. After 6 hours you can add kale and noodles to complete the meal. Your soup is ready in approximately 8 hours.
48. Vegan Crockpot Rigatoni By Look We’re Learning
With only 5 ingredients, this is one of the easiest recipes on the list.
You’ll need vegan mozzarella, tofurky ground beef, canned marinara, mushrooms, and a box of rigatoni for this meal.
Your family will think you’re a master Italian chef when you serve them this vegan crockpot rigatoni.
49. Slow Cooker Creamy Chili Dip By Vegan In The Freezer
Chips and dip are a fan favorite at any BBQ or party. You can prepare this vegan version in a few minutes. Cook it in your slow cooker and it’s ready to serve in a few hours.
The dip has a unique Tex-Mex-inspired flavor and combines pinto beans, canned salsa, black olives, and onion.
You can also add chili and cayenne pepper to give the dip an extra kick.
While the dip is best served with nachos, you can also serve it with crackers, raw vegetables, or any other kind of chip.
50. Vegan Slow Cooker Pinto Bean Enchiladas By Oh My Veggies
You can prepare these vegan slow-cooked enchiladas in less than twenty minutes.
Inside the enchilada, you’ll find a mix of pinto beans, corn kernels, green chiles, and spices. Take all the ingredients and roll them in tortillas to prepare the enchiladas.
While you can buy canned enchilada sauce, this recipe gives you a great homemade alternative. Plus, you can make the sauce as spicy as you like if you make it yourself.
Serve these enchiladas with your favorite toppings. Some ideas include avocado slices, fresh cilantro, or chopped scallions.
51. Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes By Veggies Don’t Bite
Lentils are very important in a vegan diet because they bring protein and iron. And this Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes recipe is an easy way to use this ingredient.
You just need to saute the garlic, the peppers, and the onion and then load your Crockpot with all the ingredients. It can’t get any easier than that.
If you’re in the mood for some extra work, you can prepare a Mexican coleslaw salad or some oven-baked asparagus fries as sides.
Easy Vegan Crockpot Recipes, Final Thoughts
I hope this list of easy vegan crockpot recipes made you hungry. I know I’m ready to get cooking.
If you’re looking for more soup ideas, here’s a deep dive into easy vegan soup recipes you can check out.
Which dish are you going to cook first? Did we miss your favorite crockpot vegan meal? Let us know what other vegan dishes we can make in our crockpots.