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50 Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes

Something about fall always makes me want to seek out vegetarian slow cooker recipes. Maybe it’s because crockpot recipes tend to be comfort foods–soups, stews, chilis, and casseroles. But when you’re a vegetarian, sometimes it can be hard to find meatless recipes for the slow cooker–why does virtually every slow cooker recipe have to have meat in it?!

50 Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes

Well, these don’t! Here are 50 vegetarian slow cooker recipes, from soups to main dishes to desserts. That’s enough to last until spring, right? If you’re looking for strictly vegan slow cooker recipes, we love this roundup by Emilie Eats!

Our Favorite Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes

Soups, Chilis and Stews
Chard, Lentil & Potato Soup
Corn & Red Pepper Chowder
Quinoa White Chili with Roasted Poblanos
Slow Cooker Lentil Chili [Two Peas and Their Pod]
Chipotle Black Bean & Quinoa Crock Pot Stew [Tasty Yummies]
Crock Pot Butternut Squash & Parsnip Soup (use vegetable broth) [The Roasted Root]
Slow Cooker Lentil Cauliflower Stew [The Shiksa in the Kitchen]
Slow Cooker Leek and Potato Soup [Diethood]
Miso Split Pea Soup [Never Homemaker]
Slow Cooker Hot and Sour Soup [Fat Free Vegan Kitchen]
Delicata Squash and Fennel Soup [With Food + Love]
Crock Pot Minestrone Soup [Skinnytaste]
See also: 17 Satisfying Vegetarian Crock Pot Soups, Stews, and Chilis

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Gumbo RecipeMain Dishes
Slow Cooker Vegetarian Gumbo
Butternut Squash & Chickpea Coconut Curry [Tasty Yummies]
Crockpot Vegetarian Fajitas [The Pieper Life]
Madras Lentils [Peas and Crayons]
Slow Cooker Greek Stuffed Peppers [Martha Stewart]
Lentil-Quinoa Taco Filling [Healthy Slow Cooking]
Slow Cooker Mushroom Stroganoff [Amuse Your Bouche]
Sweet & Spicy Veggie Curry [Sensual Appeal]
Slow Cooker Bean & Spinach Enchiladas [Real Simple]
Chinese Barbecued Tofu and Vegetables [Fat Free Vegan Kitchen]

Chai-Spiced Slow Cooker Pear ApplesauceSide Dishes & Sauces
Chai-Spiced Pear Applesauce
Bourbon Mango Baked Beans
Slow Cooker Marinara [Budget Bytes]
Slow Cooker Greek Rice with Red Bell Pepper, Feta, and Kalamata Olives [Kalyn’s Kitchen].
Coconut Curry Baked Beans [Kitchen Treaty]
Wild Rice Medley [Coconut & Lime]
Fat-Free Slow Cooker Refried Beans [Rachel Cooks]
Artichokes Made Easy [Fix-It and Forget-It]
Garlic Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes [365 Days of Slow Cooking]
Creamy Crock Pot Pumpkin Risotto [Tasty Yummies via The Balanced Platter]

Crock Pot Apple Crumble Breakfast Pudding from Healthful PursuitBreakfasts
Crock Pot Apple Crumble Breakfast Pudding [Healthful Pursuit]
Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole [The Foodie RD]
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Granola [A Year of Slow Cooking]
Overnight Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal [Mel’s Kitchen Cafe]
Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte [Beard + Bonnet]
Slow Cooked Spinach Strata with Gruyere and Garlic [Fine Cooking]
Lemon Poppy Seed Bread [Better Homes & Gardens]
Slow Cooker Grits [Add a Pinch]
Slow Cooker Spinach and Mozzarella Frittata [Skinny Ms.]

Pumpkin Bread PuddingDesserts
Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Creme Anglaise [Rikki Snyder]
Crock Pot Apple Crisp [The Realistic Nutritionist]
Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Cake [Better Hones & Gardens]
Mini Salted Caramel Mocha Cheesecakes [52 Kitchen Adventures]
Slow Cooker Berry Cobbler [Chef In Training]
Scalloped Peaches [Taste and Tell]
Vegan Blueberry Lemon Cake [Healthy Slow Cooking]
Coconut Rice Pudding [With Style & Grace]
Slow Cooker Caramel Poached Pears [Real Simple]

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Cookbooks!

Meatless Crockpot CookbooksIf you’re looking for more vegetarian and vegan slow cooker recipes, these cookbooks are my favorites:

Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker: 200 Ultra-Convenient, Super-Tasty, Completely Animal-Free Recipes

The Vegan Slow Cooker: Simply Set It and Go with 150 Recipes for Intensely Flavorful, Fuss-Free Fare Everyone (Vegan or Not!) Will Devour

Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker: 200 Recipes for Healthy and Hearty One-Pot Meals That Are Ready When You Are

Vegan Slow Cooking for Two or Just for You: More than 100 Delicious One-Pot Meals for Your 1.5-Quart/Litre Slow Cooker


This is such a great list! I’ve been looking for some new crockpot recipes lately but you are definitely right that most do include meat. These are such a nice change! And there’s something about the fall / winter that makes me want to use my crockpot more often…

thank you so much… I am two months into veganism and have been dreading fall recipes because I am in love with my crockpot and have only used it for meat dishes… now I can’t wait for some cold weather to head this way!!!

If you need more ideas, the cookbooks I linked are fabulous too. I think most libraries should have at least one of them and if they don’t, you can interlibrary loan them! (Can you tell I used to be a librarian?)

I’m getting my slow cooker tomorrow 🙂 its an early Christmas gift! I’ve always wanted one. Can’t wait to try all the recipes especially the Lasagna…it looks delicious!!

I just discovered your site by pure accident. After years at staring at my slower cooker, I decided to give it a go and successfully made a lovely split pea/barley/mushroom/peas soup yesterday. It was so amazing that I decided to search for more hearty recipes … and found your website. THANK YOU for all the recipes, and much more. I can hardly wait to try them. Tomorrow’s attempt will be the “Butternut Squash & Chickpea Coconut Curry.” Happy Holidays!

I’m so glad you finally started using your slow cooker! It’s such a great time-saver and there are so many delicious things you can make in it. Happy Holidays to you too!

Great recipes and ideas, just thought it might be worth mentioning that gruyere isn’t a vegetarian cheese.
Will be trying the mushroom stroganoff shortly – thanks.

Many of these recipes are not vegetarian and also not for the crockpot. One of them actually only takes less than 30 minutes on the stove. : / What a mess that would be in the slow cooker. Very disappointed.

I just checked all 50 links and didn’t find a single recipe that wasn’t vegetarian, other than the one from The Roasted Root that I’ve noted can be made with vegetable stock instead of chicken. Can you let me know which ones you’re seeing that aren’t vegetarian? It does appear that two of the recipes weren’t for the slow cooker and they’ve been removed – I apologize for the error.

Wow. Just wow. I’ve never commented on a blog before but you certainly deserve to be my first! Thank you for corralling all these recipes in one place! I’ve been meaning to use my slow cooker more and now I have a multitude of dishes to choose from. Thank you!

I have never owned a slow cooker before and have been looking at all the options – from 2 to 4 quarts. Can you can make a recommendation of a slow cooker for a single elderly person who would love to try out some of these wonderful recipes? When looking at all the reviews on Amazon and being budget conscious, it really does get confusing as to what manufacturer, size, features, etc. I do understand if you can not make a recommendation of a particular cooker but maybe at least size and features necessary would be appreciated.

Most slow cooker recipes, like the ones listed here, will be for a larger slow cooker – 4 to 6 quarts. The great thing about slow cooker meals is that so many of them freeze beautifully, so if you have leftovers, you can pop them in the freezer and have them later. A smaller slow cooker is good for making smaller meals. I bought a 1.5 quart slow cooker for my mom for Christmas last year, along with this cookbook this cookbook, which contains recipes specifically developed with smaller slow cookers in mind. So really, I think a larger or a smaller slow cooker could both work for you, but with a smaller slow cooker, it’s a little bit harder to find recipes. I also recommend checking out my friend Kalyn’s website, Slow Cooker From Scratch, which has lots of recipe ideas as well.

I just tried your pumpkin spice latte recipe and don’t the kids love it. I wanted to show them that even I can make Starbucks-like coffee at home and still retain the taste of pumpkin pie spice. It’s good that you use only a dash of cloves as I think too much of it can make the latter taste a bit off. Anyways, thanks for these recipes; I’m going to try the Apple Crumble Pudding next. Wish me luck! 😀

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