27 Vegan Slow Cooker Recipes for Winter
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.
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
Slow Cooker Mexican Bean Potato Soup
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 – 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.
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!
Sweet Potato Chili
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.
Slow Cooker Vegan Bean & Quinoa Chili
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
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.
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
pin it for later
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 – A 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.
Slow Cooker Potato & Haricot Bean Stew
Slow Cooker Potato and Haricot Bean Stew – A 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.
Veggie Sausage, Mushroom & Chickpea Stew
Kale and Ale Slow Cooker Stew
Vegan Slow Cooker Lentil Stew with Harissa
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 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.
Slow Cooker Venezuelan Black Beans
Slow Cooker Venezuelan Black Beans – The 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.
Slow Cooker Miso Molasses Baked Beans
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 – Growing 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.
Slow Cooker Pizza Pull Apart Bread
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 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!
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!
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 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 – 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
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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 – A 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.