Slow-Cooker Sunday: 16 Plant-Based Recipes

mbg Contributor By Leah Vanderveldt
mbg Contributor
Leah Vanderveldt is an author living in Brooklyn, New York. She received her bachelor’s in communications and media from Fordham University, and is certified in culinary nutrition from the Natural Gourmet Institute. She is the author of two cookbooks: The New Nourishing and The New Porridge.

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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