Slow-Cooker Sunday: 16 Plant-Based Recipes

Most people think of slow cookers for meat stews and braises. And while they're great for that, they're also great for lots of plant-based meals.

Check out these vegan slow-cooker recipes that will keep you filled with vegetables and feeling great all winter long.

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1. Carrot Cake & Zucchini Bread Oatmeal

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Wake up to a warm and nourishing breakfast.

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2. Cinnamon Granola

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Yeah, you can make granola in your slow cooker!

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3. Red Lentil Curry

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Thai flavors make this red lentil dish a cut above the rest.

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4. Vindaloo Vegetables

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Spicy Indian-style veggies become a whole meal served atop rice or quinoa.

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5. Mexican Quinoa

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Brimming with vegetables and Mexican flavors, this slow-cooker meal will be a great one to come home to.

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6. Pumpkin Risotto

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Comforting, delicious, and minimal stirring!

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7. Lemon Rosemary Lentil Soup

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Classic flavors that feel just right for winter.

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8. Black Bean Soup

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This protein- and flavor-packed soup begs to be topped with avocado.

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9. Butter Chickpeas

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Indian takeout made easy and vegan.

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10. Leek and Potato Soup

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A classic soup made easier with the slow cooker.

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11. Spicy Asian Portobello Tacos With Sriracha Slaw

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Mushroom tacos, slow cooker–style.

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12. Sweet Potato Chili

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Chili with lots of comforting sweet potato and spices.

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13. Butternut Squash Soup

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As if this creamy soup isn't enough, try this recipe for the maple-roasted chickpeas.

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14. Chana Masala

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Throw together this Indian favorite for less than $5.

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15. Vegan Rice Pudding With Mango

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Lightly sweetened with coconut milk and topped with sunny mango, this simple dessert is easy, healthy, and comforting.

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16. Apple Granola Crumble

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Slow-cooked cinnamon apples make the ideal dessert on a cool night.

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