Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes

Save energy - yours and the planet's - with these tasty vegetarian meals made in a slow cooker - vegetarian soups, stews, mashed potatoes, applesauce, and more.

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Make-Ahead Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.75 stars
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My mother gave me this recipe after looking online for something to suit her taste. This was what she came up with. I usually make this the night before Thanksgiving or Christmas and store it in the refrigerator in the insert of my slow cooker. It frees up my holiday to enjoy with family and is delicious!

Beezie's Black Bean Soup

Rating: 4.07 stars
162
This soup has gained rave reviews from my non-veggie friends and family! It's bursting with healthy goodness, never mind that it tastes so wonderfully yummy! The soup loves to change, if you're cleaning out your refrigerator, be creative...

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Curry

Rating: 2.78 stars
9
This wonderfully aromatic vegetarian curry recipe is made easy in the slow cooker - perfect for a weeknight meal.

Meat-Lovers' Vegetarian Chili

Rating: 4.86 stars
6
This is a thick, hearty vegetarian chili that is a hit at parties even among die-hard meat eaters. The TVP gives it the texture of ground beef, and the chiles give it a nice depth of flavor. Cook it in the slow cooker or on the stovetop. This recipe really benefits from using the best quality ingredients you can find. Also, I find this tastes best after sitting in the fridge overnight and reheating the next day. Serve with grated cheese on top.

Vegetarian Buffalo Chicken Dip

Rating: 3.57 stars
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Creamy, cheesy, spicy, vegetarian dip. I have been a vegetarian for 19 years, and this is a great hot dip for parties - enjoyed by non-vegetarians too! Serve with wheat tortilla chips.

Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce

Rating: 4.04 stars
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This tangy, zesty sauce instantly became a family favorite. I created it when my family came in from out of town; everyone raved about it and my husband begs me to make it all the time.

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Minestrone

Rating: 4.48 stars
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Slow cooking this family favorite soup allows all the flavors and spices to intensify and delivers a delicious, hearty meal every one is sure to enjoy. Serve with a green salad and garlic bread for dipping.

Slow Cooker Overnight Oatmeal with Apples, Cranberries, and Walnuts

Rating: 4.33 stars
3
Fast, easy way to enjoy steel-cut oats without hovering over the stove for an hour. This recipe is so tasty no additional sugar or other ingredients are needed. My husband and I refrigerate 6 servings and enjoy throughout the work week.

Slow Cooker Funeral Potatoes (Hash Brown Casserole)

The hash brown casserole (aka funeral potatoes) have always been a food day favorite at my work but the topic came up and I discovered that my husband had never had it. I needed my oven for other things so I came up with this slow cooker version. I also chose to use potato chips over the traditional cereal topping but either will work.

Jackfruit Pulled "Pork"

Rating: 4.44 stars
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For vegans and anyone else who wants an interesting and healthy version of pulled pork. It satisfied the craving of this 9-year vegetarian. You may eat this right away by making a sandwich with coleslaw or however you choose, but it is best to let it sit overnight in the refrigerator. Then, reheat it. This is especially important if you do not have a slow cooker and choose to cook it in a skillet instead.

Slow Cooker Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Rating: 4.2 stars
5
This slow cooker spinach-artichoke dip is easy to make and delicious!

Spiced Slow Cooker Applesauce

Rating: 4.6 stars
322
This easy and delicious spiced applesauce slow cooks to perfection. My kids and I came up with this recipe one fall weekend. It's a family favorite.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Slow Cooker Jambalaya (Vegan)

Rating: Unrated
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Meat isn’t always needed for comfort food. This hearty jambalaya is satisfying with its bold flavor.

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African Sweet Potato Stew

Rating: 4.45 stars
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I came across an African sweet potato stew recipe a few years ago, and adapted it to suit our taste. It is very flavorful and just a bit spicy - just right for cold days! This recipe makes a lot of stew, so it may be halved for a smaller portion, but also freezes very well.