As winter approaches, it is always nice to get home to a hot, cooked meal. One of the easiest ways to ensure you have something delicious every night is by using a crockpot or slow cooker. While crockpots were initially used to cook beef stew and chicken soup, there are many vegan-friendly crockpot meals out there. Below are six easy vegan crockpot recipes for you to try this winter.
This is a hearty, nutritional soup that warms you up on a cold night. The ingredients you’ll need include wild rice, butternut squash, beans, vegetable stock, onion, celery, and kale. You’ll also need dried oregano, dried thyme, garlic powder, a bay leaf, and salt and pepper to taste. Often, wild rice can be intimidating and difficult to cook, but this soup recipe ensures it cooks perfectly. The recipe from Kristine’s Kitchen takes 6 hours on low, or 3.5 hours on high.
This delicious, rich stew is a great vegan crockpot recipe to try if you like peanuts. To make it you’ll need fresh garlic, yellow onion, sweet potatoes or squash, vegetable broth, peanut butter, crushed tomatoes, chickpeas, spinach, and red pepper. To season, you’ll need chili powder, cumin, curry powder, and cilantro. This recipe takes 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low and is perfect to serve with rice. Follow the recipe over at The Girl on the Bloor.
Making this classic soup has never been easier, and as a bonus, it is filled with protein. For this recipe from Simple Veganista you’ll need, kidney beans, white beans, zucchini, carrot, onion, celery, canned tomatoes, diced garlic, and vegetable stock. Simply dump all of this into your crockpot and add basil, oregano, and bay leaves. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 7-8 hours. Then 30 minutes before serving add your spinach and pasta. Just make sure to turn the crockpot off after 30 minutes to stop your pasta from turning to paste.
If you are a fan of Indian-inspired dishes, this is definitely one to try. This simple, yet tasty vegan recipe from The Pretty Bee takes just 5 hours in the crockpot. You’ll need garlic, onion, yellow pepper, green lentils, tomato paste, coconut milk, water, sugar, and spices. The spices are garam masala, garlic powder, cumin, curry powder, and ginger. Serve with rice and vegan naan.
While the traditional hot pot is served steaming hot with dipping options, this soup is a delicious take on Chinese flavors. To begin you create a soup base using onion, carrot, celery, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and vegetable stock. This broth will cook on low for 7-8 hours, then 20 minutes before serving, simply add your tofu, mushrooms, bok choy, and other vegetables. Noshing With The Nolands also includes a ginger soy sauce when serving.
This crockpot recipe from The Toasted Pine Nut is a great option for everyone, with its robust flavor. To make it you’ll need canned jackfruit, onion, carrot, celery, coconut cream, coconut sugar, soy sauce, and arrowroot flour. To season use sriracha, sesame oil, ground ginger, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt and pepper. Cook everything together on low for 6 hours, then shred the jackfruit and cook for a further 2 hours. Serve over mashed potato, celery root, or rice.
The easy vegan crockpot recipes above can help make dinner easy during the colder months. Which will you try first?