Crock pots make preparing hot 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 15 Fabulous Vegan Crockpot Recipes. We’ve even included a chocolate lava crock pot cake as a bonus!
All of us have more to do than being chained to a stove, and these healthy, oil-free recipes will free you to do the day-to-day things that need to get done.
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InstantPots are fabulous too, but sometimes you just want the meal to cook slowly over a long period of time when you’re not going to be home.
This list includes chili and soups, barbecue, and even a chocolaty dessert.
For most of these recipes, I use a 6 quart Crock Pot. A picture of the one I own with an Amazon affiliate link is included below. 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.
Easy BBQ Tempeh
This Easy Barbecue Tempeh is a very simple, finger-lickin' dish that is fabulous on the grill or baked in oven. Leftovers make great sandwiches and burritos.Get the Recipe
Crock Pot Vegan Chili
Sometime back, I experimented with a new recipe for vegetarian chili in my crockpot. Turned out amazing! A follower even won a cookoff with this delicious 3 bean vegan chili!Get the Recipe
Vegetable Barley Soup
This hearty tomato-based vegetable barley soup features potatoes, celery, onions, cauliflower, carrots, and spinach for a power-punch of protein, calcium, and a plentiful host of other nutrients. Cornbread recipe link included.Get the Recipe
Sweet Potato Vegan Soup with Beans
This simple and comforting soup is a one-pot (or crock pot) recipe, so clean up is a breeze. And it doesn't hurt that it's packed with fiber, protein, and antioxidants!Get the Recipe
Vegan White Bean Chili
This White Bean Chili satisfies craving for chili, but cuts out all of the unhealthy ingredients found in many other chili recipes. Loaded with chunks of sweet potatoes, tender white beans, celery, onions, and spices, this dish is sure to keep you full for hours.Get the Recipe
Vegetarian Barley Soup
Barley is not only delicious but adds an excellent source of soluble fiber which reduces blood cholesterol levels. This soup is great with cornbread (recipe link included). Soup recipe adapted from Dr. Neal Barnard of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.Get the Recipe
Yes-You-Can Vegan Black Bean Chili
No meat? No problem! This vegan black bean chili recipe has all the taste of a hearty chili and can be ready to eat in 15-minutes or less. The convenience of a three-ingredient dish without any greasy pans to clean.Get the Recipe
Soy Curls Recipe Best Vegan Barbecue Sandwich
No kidding! Dinner can be ready in 10 minutes flat! Just add fresh lettuce, onion, and pickles. These soy curl (or seitan) barbecue sandwiches will be a hit, no matter who you feed them to.Get the Recipe
Curried Sweet Potato Soup
This simple recipe can be prepared in about 20 minutes flat! It comes from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.Get the Recipe
Bean Mix Soup
This very simple yet substantial warm soup combines whole grain bulgur with assorted beans for a hearty main dish. Vegan sour cream and cornbread recipe links included.Get the Recipe
Veggie Sloppy Joes | Lentils
Easy, filling, and inexpensive, these lentil sloppy Joes are a quick meal that reheats well for lunch the next day or two.Get the Recipe
Potato Soup Vegan
I believe my love of creamy potato soup developed in childhood. It's a deep-rooted comfort food for me. Even now, it doesn't have to be cold outside. We eat it year round.Get the Recipe
Vegan Baked Beans | Country Smoked
Need something special for that cookout, picnic, or potluck? These country smoked bake beans are sure to be a hit! Only 1 gram of fat and a whopping 22 grams of protein per serving!Get the Recipe
Vegan Broccoli Casserole
Casseroles just make things easier! I can make this vegan broccoli casserole recipe a day ahead and just pop it in the oven Sunday morning without all of the fuss, rushing around, and clean up.Get the Recipe
Vegan Breakfast Casserole
This oil and dairy-free version of the traditional American hash brown casserole is delicious and hearty-healthy. With potatoes, onions, red bell peppers, creamy vegan cheese sauce, and smoked paprika, there is no skimping on taste. No artery-clogging butter and eggs either! Vegan Breakfast Casserole is amazing!Get the Recipe
Crock Pot Lava Cake | Hot Fudge
Did you know that you can make cake in your crock pot? There are few desserts easier than a crock pot lava cake, and this hot fudge chocolatey wonder is one of the best I've ever made.Get the Recipe