25 Easy & Hearty Vegetarian Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes

I don’t know if it’s because I have a kid now or what, but August isn’t quite the uber-lazy hazy summer extravaganza that it used to be. As soon as July closed up shop, my thoughts turned involuntarily to fall, fresh starts, back-to-school, and getting organized. I’ve been wanting to stock my freezer with easy dinners, and – yep – I’ve been thinking about all the wonderful ways in which I’m going to harness my Crock Pot come fall.

Let’s be honest, though – I never really put the slow cooker away. We’ve been enjoying Crock Pot casseroles, stews, sauces, sides – even cake! – all summer long. It’s the perfect summer appliance – no laboring over a hot stove in an even hotter kitchen. And then there’s the ever-awesome “dinner’s ready yet I hardly lifted a finger” aspect we all love about slow cookers.

Sometimes, though, it can be a bit of a challenge to come up with satisfying, wholesome, and easy vegetarian slow cooker recipes. But I asked some of my blogger friends for some ideas, and they had a ton. And then I went out and visited a few more of my favorite blogs and found some great ideas, as well. Plus, you know I had to include some of my very own favorite go-to recipes too.

And so, here are 25 Easy & Hearty Vegetarian Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes for you to try now, this fall, and all year long. It’s a dinner extravaganza!

25 Easy & Hearty Vegetarian Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes

25 Easy & Hearty Vegetarian Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes | Slow Cooker Red Lentil Dal from Cafe Johnsonia

Slow Cooker Red Lentil Dal from Cafe Johnsonia

 

25 Easy & Hearty Vegetarian Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes | Slow Cooker Vegan Tomato Sauce with Fennel from Cafe Johnsonia

Slow Cooker Vegan Tomato Sauce with Fennel from Cafe Johnsonia

 

25 Easy & Hearty Vegetarian Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes | Hearty Slow Cooker Bulgur Chili

Hearty Slow Cooker Bulgur Chili

 

25 Easy & Hearty Vegetarian Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes | Fire-Roasted Slow Cooker Chili

Fire-Roasted Slow Cooker Chili from Beard & Bonnet

 

And that’s a wrap!

Do you have a favorite easy and hearty slow cooker vegetarian recipe? Share and/or link up in the comments below. Happy Crock Potting!

 

 

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Karen Raye

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.

12 Responses to “25 Easy & Hearty Vegetarian Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes”

  1. I’m saving this bad boy for when it gets cold, which is juuuust around the corner! All of these recipes look so tasty and healthful! Absolutely love them!

  2. What a great post; great slow cooker recipes that are vegetarian are so hard to find compared to those with meat!

  3. I like to make a sort of pudding with silken tofu. I dissolve 2 tablespoons of brown sugar in 1 cup of warm water. I put this in the crockpot and add some grated ginger and orange zest. Then I put in a package of silken tofu and set it on low for about 2 or 3 hours, usually right before I start dinner. Then after dinner I have this warm and tasty high protein pudding. It also makes a nice breakfast on a cold morning.  I have a small crockpot that works well for this. I have never tried it in a large crockpot. 

  4. Karen,
    Thanks for including my Easy Celery Rice Soup! I’ve pinned this to Rockin’ Recipe Round Ups Pinterest board since I think this rocks.

  5. LOVE THIS!! I definitely agree that veggie ideas for the slow cooker can be tricky – so often it’s just used for meaty stews – but I love trying new things so will definitely be settling down to look through this list :) thanks so much for featuring my Mexican casserole!

  6. What a delightful roundup! Perfect for weekday meals during these chilly months. 

  7. These look so amazing and I’m not even a vegetarian!  Pinning for sure!

  8. I’m really trying to turn vegetarian (slowly easing into it) and this is such a great post for people like me who can only find meaty slow cooker recipes! Already dreaming of tonight’s cauliflower bisque dinner :)

  9. Hey Karen, thanks for all the awesome ideas!! Question for you… What is the chili that is in all the pictures? I tried clicking through the links that sounded like they could be it, but didn’t see one that sounded right. It looks so good!!! ☺️

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