27 Vegan Slow Cooker Recipes for Winter

Silver crock-pot slow cooker

A slow cooker is such a blessing in the winter when everyone is tired and just so busy. You can make so many dishes in it and the good news is you just load it up and walk away. 

That's right, just walk away. It's safe to leave cooking overnight or when you are at work and when it's finished cooking, this clever little piece of kit will keep your meal warm for you until you are ready to eat.

Slow cooker's used to be seen as something that was great for meat-eaters to make stew in and if a vegan happened to have one, it was surely only to make soup. 

I would like to dispel that myth with 27 of the most delicious recipes that will bring you comfort and keep you warm this winter.

Plug in your slow cooker and get started.

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LETS START THIS THING

Slow Cooker Starters

A couple of starters for you to try in your slow cooker. 

Chili Sauce & Grape Jelly Vegan Meatballs


Chili Sauce & Grape Jelly Vegan Meatballs


These Slow Cooker Vegan Chili Sauce and Grape Jelly Meatballs are perfect for game day entertaining or serving at holiday parties.

recipe & photo - Thyme and Love

Slow Cooker Mexican Bean Potato Soup


Slow Cooker Mexican Bean Potato Soup

Slow Cooker Mexican Bean Potato Soup has a little spicy kick from using three different peppers. If you like things extra spicy, feel free to add in some extra peppers.

recipe & photo - Thyme and Love



HOT STUFF

Spicy Main Courses

A bit of spice perks everyone up and these curries and chilli dishes are real crowd-pleasers. Filling and delicious.

Aubergine and Onion Masala

Aubergine and Onion Masala

Aubergine and Onion Masala - A masala spiced curry. This Masala is made with aubergine (eggplant) and onion in a light creamy sauce. It's made in a slow cooker, but could be made in a pot on the hob too.
recipe & photo -  Tinned Tomatoes


Slow Cooker Butternut Dhal


 Slow Cooker Butternut Dhal

Slow Cooker Butternut Dhal - What a gift it is when you discover a food that’s a) deeply satisfying winter comfort-food, b) incredibly easy to make, and c) low-fat, high-protein and very good for you, all at the same time.  Not possible? Meet Dhal!

recipe & photo -  The Veg Space


Sweet Potato Chili


Sweet Potato Chili

Nothing says comfort meal like this easy and hearty vegetarian / vegan Slow Cooker Lentil Sweet Potato Chili. The perfect way to warm up on a cold day!

recipe & photo - Delightful Adventures


Slow Cooker Chilli


Slow Cooker Chilli

The Best Slow Cooker Vegan Chili Recipe is wholesome, delicious and easy to make. Comforting and healthy freezable dinner packed with nutrients and flavors!



recipe & photo - Happy Kitchen Rocks



Tofu Tikka Masala


Tofu Tikka Masala

Tofu Tikka Masala -  Hearty, creamy, delicious tofu tikka masala that cooks in your slow cooker or Instant Pot for easy meal prep. Vegan and gluten-free.


recipe & photo -  Yup It's Vegan 


Slow Cooker Vegan Bean & Quinoa Chili


Slow Cooker Vegan Bean & Quinoa Chili




Slow Cooker Vegan Bean & Quinoa ChiliThis Gluten Free & Vegan Slow Cooker Bean & Quinoa Chili is packed with both protein and flavor, but only requires 10 Ingredients!

recipe & photo -  From My Bowl


Vegan Butter Chickpeas


Vegan Butter Chickpeas

Vegan Butter Chickpeas are super easy  and flavoured with garlic, ginger, coconut milk, tomato paste and curry powder. In a slow cooker, the sauce reduced and became lusciously creamy

recipe & photo -  The Taste Space



Potato & Bean Mole



Potato & Bean Mole

Vegan Slow Cooker Potato and Bean Mole -  If you haven’t made mole before, you might be a little intimidated, but it’s so much easier than you think it is and this is a hearty dinner that’s perfect for a winter night.


recipe & photo -  Healthy Slow Cooking



PASTA PLEASE

Slow Cooker Pasta


You can cook pasta in the slow cooker from scratch, just use enough liquid to cover your pasta and cook for a shorter slow cook. 


Vegan Spinach and Cream Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells


Vegan Spinach and Cream Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells

Vegan Spinach and Cream Cheese Stuffed Pasta ShellsA simple recipe for a stuffed pasta recipe made in a slow cooker. The perfect midweek meal for vegans or vegetarians.

recipe & photo -  Tinned Tomatoes



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DON'T STEW OVER IT

Slow Cooker Stews


Slow cookers are made for making hearty stews. Serve then with lots of vegetables and creamy mash or simply serve them with some crusty bread.

Vegan Sausage Birra


Vegan Sausage Birra

Vegan Sausage BirraA slow cooked veggie sausage stew cooked in the slow cooker with a spicy tomato and beer sauce. Serve with mashed potatoes and vegetables for an excellent Sunday dinner.

recipe & photo -  Tinned Tomatoes


Slow Cooker Potato & Haricot Bean Stew


Slow Cooker Potato & Haricot Bean Stew

Slow Cooker Potato and Haricot Bean StewA lightly spiced vegan casserole made in the slow cooker. Potatoes, carrots and haricot beans in a spicy tomato sauce makes a comforting family meal. Leftover portions can be chilled or frozen for another day.

recipe & photo -  Tinned Tomatoes


Veggie Sausage, Mushroom & Chickpea Stew


Veggie Sausage, Mushroom & Chickpea Stew


Slow Cooker Veggie Sausage, Mushroom & Chickpea StewA tomato based stew with a rich sauce, thick with mushrooms, sausages and chickpeas. This is a slow cooker (or crockpot) recipe, but it could be made on the hob too, it would just require more stock.



recipe & photo -  Tinned Tomatoes


Kale and Ale Slow Cooker Stew


Kale and Ale Slow Cooker Stew

Kale and Ale Slow Cooker Stew -  A vegan Kale and Ale stew made in the slow cooker. It's hearty, nourishing and so easy!

recipe & photo -  Veggie Desserts



Vegan Slow Cooker Lentil Stew with Harissa



Vegan Slow Cooker Lentil Stew with Harissa

This is Vegan Slow Cooker Lentil Stew with Harissa is aromatic, lightly spiced and full of flavour. It's easy, vegan, gluten free and a perfect Crock Pot recipe.  

recipe & photo -  Veggie Desserts




ON THE SIDE

Slow Cooker Side Dishes


When you are filling up that crock-pot, don't forget about tasty side dishes. Put the slow cooker to work and free up space on your hob for other dishes when you are serving up dinner to family or friends.



Slow Cooker Wild Rice with Pecans


Slow Cooker Wild Rice with Pecans

Slow Cooker Wild Rice Blend Recipe with Pecans is simple to make in the crock pot. It's great as a main meal or side.

recipe & photo -  Vegan in the Freezer


Slow Cooker Baked Beans


Slow Cooker Baked Beans

Slow Cooker Baked Beans with healthy ingredients and smoked paprika is loaded with so much flavour that you will not miss the meat.

recipe & photo -  This Healthy Kitchen


Slow Cooker Venezuelan Black Beans


Slow Cooker Venezuelan Black Beans
Slow Cooker Venezuelan Black BeansThe beans are layered with deep earthy flavor from the cumin and panela sugar. The slow cooker does the work without heating up the kitchen; perfect for these hot summer days.

recipe & photo -  Thyme and Love


Slow Cooker Miso Molasses Baked Beans


Slow Cooker Miso Molasses Baked Beans

Slow Cooker Miso Molasses Baked Beans are unexpected, but delicious. Best to pair with something bland, like toast, to cut its intensity. Great as a side too.


recipe & photo -  The Taste Space


LET IT RISE

Slow Cooker Bread


Yes you can. You can bake bread in the slow cooker. It's genius and rather fabulous. Check out these easy but tasty recipes.

Slow Cooker Wholewheat Spelt Potato Rolls


Slow Cooker Wholewheat Spelt Potato Rolls

Slow Cooker Wholewheat Spelt Potato RollsGrowing up Kathy's Aunt made these fluffy yeast rolls for all the holiday dinners. I was amazed when she told me her secret was mashed potatoes and the water she cooked them in. My recipe uses whole grain flours and with the potatoes they are just as moist as the original.

recipe & photo -  Healthy Slow Cooking



Slow Cooker Pizza Pull Apart Bread


Slow Cooker Pizza Pull Apart Bread

Slow Cooker Pizza Pull Apart Bread will call your name and beg you to pull off a big fat roll.

recipe & photo -  Vegan in the Freezer

SWEET DREAMS

Sweet Slow Cooker Recipes


Don't forget sweet recipes when you are planning slow cooker meals. You can make cakes, dessert and sweet fruit butters.


Slow Cooker Apple Pie Cake


Slow Cooker Apple Pie Cake

Slow Cooker Apple Pie Cake is easy and fast to prepare. Delicious!

recipe & photo -  Vegan in the Freezer


Slow Cooker Apple Sauce


Slow Cooker Apple Sauce

Once you get a taste of homemade slow cooker applesauce and see how easy it is to make, you won't want to buy store-bought applesauce ever again!

recipe & photo - Delightful Adventures


Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter


Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter

The easiest slow cooker pumpkin butter to make this autumn and winter season! Nothing can be more cozy than thick, sweet, dreamy aromas and tastes of perfectly spiced and sweetened pumpkin butter! No need to roast your own pumpkin for this gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and allergy-free crock-pot recipe either!

recipe & photo - Strength & Sunshine


DRINK UP

Slow Cooker Drinks


A slow cooker is perfect for heating drinks at parties. You can set it on a table at warm with a ladle and guests can serve themselves.

5 Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Lattes


5 Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Lattes

5 Ingredient Spice Lattes from places like Starbucks often can't be made vegan and are also really expensive! This budget version is perfect for get togethers like Christmas and New Year.

recipe & photo -  Vegan Guide to the Galaxy


Slow Cooker Mulled Wine with Orange Liqueur


Slow Cooker Mulled Wine with Orange Liqueur

Slow Cooker Mulled Wine with Orange Liqueur - A dump recipe for slow cooker mulled wine with added orange liqueur for a boosted orange flavour. Serve warm from the slow cooker for your guests.

recipe & photo -  Tinned Tomatoes






I hope you enjoyed this roundup of vegan recipes. Do bookmark this post and visit your favourite recipes. Bloggers always love to hear from their readers, so if you have a moment, do leave them a message in the comment section with any questions or to let them know if you have made and enjoyed their recipe.


More Vegan Winter & Christmas Recipes

For more winter meal ideas check out my post 48 Easy Winter Vegan Meals and check out my page Veggie Christmas for lots of vegetarian and vegan Christmas recipes that will take the stress out of Christmas (they are all super easy).

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Extra Veg Vegan Shepherd's Pie


Extra Veg Vegan Shepherd's Pie

Extra Veg Vegan Shepherd's PieA comforting vegan version of shepherd's pie with extra vegetables. This is a traditional British dish of savoury mince and vegetables in rich gravy, topped with creamy mashed potatoes, then baked until crisp and golden.

12 comments

  1. Fabulous round up! Can’t wait to try them all! ๐Ÿ˜‹

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    1. Thanks and yes some great recipes. I hope you try some of them.

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  2. This is such a great roundup. You've inspired me to get my crock pot out again. Thanks for including my kale and ale stew and lentil harissa stew.

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    1. Oh good, I hope you try some and thanks for letting me include your stew.

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  3. What a great round up for the slow cooker. This reminds me to use my slow cooker more!

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    1. I've really got started using mine a lot this year. I am loving it, now I've got into the swing of it.

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  4. What a great collection of recipes. I'm not vegan but these all look awesome. I def need to try the aubergine masala!

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    1. I don't think you need to be to enjoy fresh food and good flavours.

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  5. Amazing collection of recipes to keep us warm all winter!

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    1. Oh yes, a great roundup of winter comfort dishes.

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  6. O my goodness, this is loaded with a whole lot of delicious recipes. Better get my slow cooker out and cooking. I would love to start with the tofu tika masala recipe. Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Yes a fabulous selection of recipes and yes get that slow cooker out!

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