20 Fabulous Vegan Crockpot Recipes

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Crockpots make preparing warm and hearty meals so much easier. It just makes sense to let dinner cook while you work, run errands, or simply get things done around the house with these fabulous Vegan Crockpot Recipes. We’ve even included a couple of crockpot cake recipes as a bonus!

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I use my crockpot all year round for soups, stews, vegan soy curls BBQ, and even desserts like my chocolate crockpot lava cake. It actually saves time to be able to whip up delicious meatless meals all in one place.

In the summer crockpot meals keep the kitchen cooler than heating up the oven, and in the winter they make delicious comforting soups. If you love your Instant Pot, we have a whole list of vegan Instant Pot recipes as well. We love one-pot plant-based meals!

Why I Love Vegan Crockpot Meals

  • Time-Saving Convenience: Crockpots allow you to prepare meals with minimal effort and supervision, freeing up your time for other tasks while ensuring a nutritious meal is cooking in the background.
  • Versatility for Any Season: Whether it’s a hearty stew in the winter or a light vegetable medley in the summer, crockpots can handle a wide variety of recipes, making them suitable for delicious and healthy meals all year round.
  • Consistent Meal Planning: Using a crockpot enables you to cook large batches of food, which can be stored and enjoyed throughout the week, simplifying meal planning and ensuring you always have healthy options available.

Time-saving recipes

All of us have more to do than being chained to a stove, and these healthy, oil-free vegan crockpot recipes will free you to do the day-to-day things that need to get done.

InstantPots are fabulous too for quick cooking, and we have a whole page of vegan Instant Pot recipes for those in a hurry, but sometimes you just want the meal to cook slowly over a long period of time when you’re not going to be home. I absolutely love coming home to a house filled with delicious smells of dinner cooking and almost done.

Meatless crockpot recipes

This list of meatless crockpot recipes includes chili and soups, vegan barbecue, and even a chocolaty dessert. For even more great recipes, check out my Vegan Crockpot Recipes page.

black crockpot full of vegan bbq with tin cup of bbq sauce beside

Crockpot Sizes

For most of these recipes, I use a 6-quart Crock-Pot. Oftentimes, I make double-batches for freezing or taking to gatherings and use an even larger slow cooker, because I have a number of different sizes.

When I’m making my crockpot carrot little smokies, they are more of an appetizer and so I use my smaller 2-quart crockpot. I’ve even found that it is perfect for making a single batch of BBQ soy curls for sandwiches.

Cooking for large events and crowds requires a larger 8-quart crockpot and I tend to use mine when I’m making bean chili for family get-togethers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is making healthy meals in a crockpot convenient?

Making healthy meals in a crockpot is convenient because it allows you to prep ingredients in advance, set the cooking time, and let the meal cook unattended, freeing up your time for other activities. When you’re hungry, hearty recipes like these lentil sloppy joes are ready to serve.

How does using a crockpot help with meal planning?

Using a crockpot helps with meal planning by enabling you to prepare large batches of food that can be stored and enjoyed throughout the week, reducing the need for daily cooking and ensuring you always have a healthy meal ready like my crockpot vegan chili.

Can you make a variety of meals in a crockpot all year round?

Yes, you can make a wide variety of meals in a crockpot all year round, from hearty stews and soups in the winter to lighter dishes like vegetable medleys and summer chilis, making it a versatile tool for any season. I even like to make desserts like this amazing chocolate vegan lava cake.

2 white bowls filled with vegan with lime slices

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    1. Marie, if I’m only making one batch of a recipe I usually use my 6 quart Crock Pot. Oftentimes, I make double-batches for freezing or taking to gatherings and use an even larger size.

  1. Not all of the recipes have crockpot instructions. For example, how do you cook the hash brown casserole in a crock pot?

    1. Sally, thank you SO much for bringing this to my attention. I just published this article yesterday and completely forgot to add the crock pot cooking instructions to some of the recipes. Great catch on your part, and I really do appreciate it. All of the recipes should have crock pot instructions now.

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