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16 Healthy Vegan Slow Cooker Recipes

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I love using my slow cooker at home. It’s the easiest way to cook a delicious meal. Just set it and forget it! From meatballs to pot roast, it’s not uncommon for people to cook meat-based meals in their slow cooker. But, it’s surprisingly simple to make delicious vegan meals in your slow cooker as well!

These vegan recipes for your slow cooker are all healthy and relatively easy to prepare. Most of the work comes from prepping the veggies. But, you can do this ahead of time if you’re meal prepping.

Next time you’re in the mood to “set it and forget it”, try one of these healthy vegan slow cooker recipes.

1. The Best Slow Cooker Vegan Chili

I make chili at least a few times a month in my house. It’s an easy way to get all your protein, nutrients and veggies. Dress this vegan chili recipe up with your favorite toppings or prepare it ahead of time for meal prep.

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Vegan chili
The Best Slow Cooker Vegan Chili • Happy Kitchen
This slow cooker vegan chili recipe is a vegan twist on this classic comfort food that makes for a healthy dinner packed with nutrients brimming with flavor
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2. Slow Cooker Vanilla Coconut Granola (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

Most people think of dinner recipes when they’re using their slow cooker. This no-fuss recipe makes for a perfect breakfast. There is very little work involved, and in just a few hours of hands-off cooking, you can have this tasty treat or breakfast prepared.

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Slow Cooker Vanilla Coconut Granola (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
Slow Cooker Vanilla Coconut Granola (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
The ultimate no-fuss granola recipe! Slow Cooker Vanilla Coconut Granola is gluten-free, vegan, & allergy-free! Simply healthy, sweet, & coconutty!
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3. Easy Vegan White Bean Chili

This white bean chili is a unique variation on your standard red chili. This recipe uses salsa verde, fresh veggies, and vegan cheese for a mouthwatering comfort food that’s perfect for lunch or dinner.

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Easy Vegan Slow Cooker White Bean Chili
Easy Vegan Slow Cooker White Bean Chili
This might be the easiest chili you ever make. If you can use a can opener, you can make this super flavorful vegan and gluten free chili.
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4. Slow Cooker Potato and Chickpea Tikka Masala

Sweet potato and chickpeas are a match made in heaven. Did you know you could make tikka masala in the slow cooker? Try this recipe for dinner one night when you’re feeling adventurous for some new flavors.

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Slow Cooker Potato and Chickpea Tikka Masala
Slow Cooker Potato and Chickpea Tikka Masala
Potato and Chickpea Tikka Masala is the ultimate vegan comfort food. With a creamy cashew-tomato sauce, this vegan tikka masala is an easy, healthy meal that you’ll want to make again!
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5. Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup

It wouldn’t be a list of slow cooker recipes without a hearty vegetable soup. This comforting recipe is full of flavor and healthy vegetables to help keep you satisfied. This recipe involves sautéing the veggies beforehand, but its well worth it for the flavor payoff. Potatoes help keep the dish hearty, and a bit of lemon juice added at the end completes the flavor.

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Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup
Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup
A very vegan vegetable soup! A comforting, cozy slow cooker vegetable soup recipe that’s perfect for winter
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6. Butternut Squash Soup (Stovetop and Slow Cooker)

This butternut squash soup is perfect for a chilly winter night. It’s 100% vegan as written, but if your family is not plant-based, they can add bacon for extra flavor and crunch.

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Butternut Squash Soup (Stovetop and Slow Cooker)
Butternut Squash Soup (Stovetop and Slow Cooker)
This Butternut Squash Soup Recipe is perfectly creamy, nourishing, and so easy to make! Made with simple, wholesome ingredients, this naturally vegetarian and gluten-free butternut squash soup is cozy and delicious and everyone’s favorite fall comfort food! Stovetop and slow cooker instructions incl…
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7. Slow Cooker Chickpea Curry

This is another recipe that uses unique flavors and takes very little effort. Spooned over a serving of white rice, you can’t go wrong with this simple dinner. I also like to add a dollop of vegan yogurt for creaminess.

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Slow Cooker Chickpea Curry Recipe
This Vegan Chickpea Curry Recipe is made from scratch with very little effort. The thick sauce is made in the slow cooker & then you just spoon it over rice
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8. Slow Cooker Apple Sauce

I love homemade apple sauce and I make it all the time in the fall and winter. It’s so tasty with fresh picked apples, and I find it tastes so much better than anything you can buy at the store. While it is easy to make on the stovetop, it’s even easier in the slow cooker! Use this applesauce on top of oatmeal in the morning, or spoon it over vegan pancakes for a sweet treat.

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Slow Cooker Apple Sauce
Slow Cooker Apple Sauce – The Short Order Cook
This slow cooker apple sauce is so easy and delicious. Fresh apples make a healthy homemade recipe. Make it chunky, smooth, sweet, or tart.
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9. Easy Smoky Lentil Sloppy Joes

While sloppy joes definitely remind me of the cafeteria in grade school, these lentil sloppy joes are a huge step up! You can make them in your Instant Pot or your slow cooker. Lentils add fiber and protein, making this is a really satisfying meal.

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Easy Smoky Lentil Sloppy Joes
Easy Smoky Lentil Sloppy Joes
Delicious Smoky Lentil Sloppy Joes that can be made in your Instant Pot, slow cooker, or on the stovetop. Instructions for all methods are included!
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10. Crockpot Spiced Chickpea Stew

This crockpot chickpea stew is oh-so-flavorful and filling. Hearty chickpeas come together with tasty spices, and fresh spinach is added at the end for a boost of nutrition. And, your kitchen will smell so heavenly as it cooks!

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Crockpot Spiced Chickpea Stew
Crockpot Spiced Chickpea Stew {Vegan}
This Crockpot Spiced Chickpea Stew (Vegan) is one of the first meatless meals I fell in love with. So much flavor and your kitchen will smell amazing! 295 calories and 1 Weight Watchers SP This crockpot spiced chickpea stew is a recipe that has stood the test of time. I first made it (and shared…R…
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11. Slow Cooker Red Lentil Stew with Chickpeas

It’s no secret at this point that I love cooking with lentils. Throw this flavor-packed stew in the crockpot and you’ll have a tasty dinner ready for you and the whole family when you get home.

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Slow Cooker Red Lentil Stew with Chickpeas
Slow Cooker Red Lentil Stew with Chickpeas – Veggie Inspired
Cozy & comforting Vegan Red Lentil Stew is an easy meal for any night of the week. Easily made in the slow cooker, it will be ready whenever you are!
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12. Slow Cooker Jackfruit Carnitas

If you’re vegan and you have never cooked with jackfruit, I highly suggest trying it! The texture is very “meaty”, almost like chicken and it takes on the flavor of whatever you’re cooking it with. These jackfruit carnitas are a tasty place to start. And, they’re a good option for meal prep.

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Slow Cooker Jackfruit Carnitas
Slow Cooker Jackfruit Carnitas
This Slow Cooker Jackfruit Carnitas recipe is the best vegan Mexican dinner recipe! It’s a great meal prep option and will be loved by both vegans and non-vegans alike!
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13. Slow Cooker Lentil Curry

This is a great “pantry staples” recipe and it is very easy to prepare. With minimal ingredients and prep work, you can have this in the slow cooker in no time. Serve over rice or even a baked potato for a satisfying meal.

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Slow Cooker Lentil Curry
Slow Cooker Lentil Curry – Recipes From A Pantry
This slow cooker lentil curry recipe is made with pantry staples and cooks for 4 hrs in your slow cooker. Suitable for vegans & vegetarians
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14. Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

This healthy lentil soup is full of herbs and tasty, fresh ingredients. The slow cooker is the perfect way to cook soup when you don’t want to be in the kitchen all day. Lentils add protein and fiber, making this a delicious and complete meal all on it’s own. Serve alongside a crunchy salad for extra veggies and nutrition.

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Slow Cooker Lentil Soup
Slow Cooker Lentil Soup {Easy, Healthy!} – iFoodReal.com
Set and forget vegetarian Slow Cooker Lentil Soup is high in plant based protein, fiber and easy to make in the crock pot.
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15. Slow Cooker Lentil Bolognese

If you like Italian food, you’ll love this recipe for lentil Bolognese. With less than 15 minutes of prepwork, it’s a breeze to make in your slow cooker. Spoon over your pasta of choice for a tasty comfort food that will please the whole family. Garlic bread on the side? Yes, please!

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Slow Cooker Lentil Bolognese
Slow Cooker Lentil Bolognese
This slow cooker lentil Bolognese is heavenly! There’s under 15 minutes hands-on time, and the result is a warming, nourishing bowl of vegan Bolognese that’s packed with protein and fiber.
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16. Vegan Slow Cooker Baked Beans

This is a budget-friendly and vegan recipe that I like making as a side dish. The thick and tasty sauce is full of flavor, and you can easily incorporate this dish into your rotation.

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Vegan Slow Cooker Baked Beans
Vegan Slow Cooker Baked Beans
These Vegan Slow Cooker Baked Beans are the best! They’re packed with nutrition and are great for a weeknight meal!
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