9 Vegan Meals to Make in Your Slow Cooker Tonight

9 Vegan Meals to Make in Your Slow Cooker Tonight
These dairy and meat free meals come together in a snap when the crockpot does the cooking.

Slow cookers are making a comeback, and they’re great for making so much more than pot roasts or chicken dishes. Dust off your crock pot and try these delicious vegan slow cooker meals!

I love a slow cooker meal, because most of the cooking is completely hands-off. Throw your ingredients into the crock pot, set it to cook on low or high, and walk away. Slow cooker recipes are the definition of convenience food, and there are lots of ways to prepare an entire vegan meal right in your slow cooker.


1. Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili

Slow cookers are great for cooking up dried beans, and this hearty chili is a great way to use them! Dried beans take more time to cook than canned beans, of course, but they are so much less expensive! If you’re eating vegan on a budget, dried beans are a must!

Slow Cooker Curry

2. Potatoes and Peas in Red Curry Sauce

If you love curry but hate paying for take out, this is the vegan slow cooker recipe for you! You make the whole thing in one pot, from chop to finish.

Crock Pot Split Pea Soup

3. Split Pea Soup

No standing over a stove to make this thick, filling split pea soup! This recipe is packed with protein-rich split peas plus plenty of veggies and potatoes.

Slow Cooker Burritos from Vegan in the Freezer

4. Black Bean Burritos

You make the filling for these burritos right in the slow cooker, then roll and serve. This makes a great supper, and it’s also a perfect make-ahead meal. The filling freezes well, or you can roll the burritos and freeze the whole thing for a quick meal any time!

Slow Cooker Seitan Stew from Dianne Wenz

5. Seitan Stew

This recipe uses pre-made seitan, but you can certainly make your own, if you prefer. Either way, this hearty beef-style stew is a crowd-pleasing vegan crock pot meal.

Portobello Pot Roast from A Virtual Vegan

6. Portobello Pot Roast

Who says vegetarians and vegans can’t have pot roast? Portobello mushrooms replace the meat in this slow cooker pot roast recipe, and it’s super delicious!

Korean-Style Chickpeas from Veggies Don't Bite

7. Korean-Style Chickpeas, Carrots, and Potatoes

Serve this tasty slow cooker stew over your favorite whole grain. Sophia uses quinoa, but any whole grains would work well as a base for this recipe.

Pumpkin Curry Soup from Go Dairy Free

8. Pumpkin Curry Soup

Pumpkin and curry were meant to be together, and this meal-worthy pumpkin curry soup only has five ingredients!

Lentil Stew from Veggie Inspired

9. Red Lentil Stew

This oil free lentil stew with chickpeas and orzo is easy to make in your slow cooker! The recipe calls for sauteeing the veggies in a pan before adding them to the pot, and from there, it’s all slow cooker, all the time.

This post originally appeared on Care2.com.