Nutrition

10 Healthy, and Easy, Vegetarian Crock-Pot Recipes

Set it and forget it.


There’s no denying that Crock-Pots are one of the best inventions of all time. As the O.G. Instant Pot, they allow you to cook without an oven and you can even leave them on while you’re not home. It’s a win-win for those of us with no time to cook.

These vegetarian Crock-Pot recipes—from chili to lasagna— are designed to keep you warm and full, not to mention they’re a breeze to make. If that sounds like something you need in your life, or if you’re looking to cut back on your meat intake, read on.

1. Slow Cooker Enchilada Orzo
Via Damn Delicious 

This creamy enchilada pasta can be made while you’re at work in seven to eight hours cooked on low in the slow cooker. If desired, garnish the pasta with a sprig of cilantro and a squeeze of lime.

2. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Split Pea Soup
Via Eat Well 101 

Split peas, sweet potatoes, and carrots make up the base of this soup. To complement the soup, serve it with toasted bread or croutons and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.

3. Skinny Veggie Crockpot Lasagna
Via Pinch of Yum 

Use your vegetable of choice in this Crock-Pot lasagna. Zucchini, kale, spinach, and summer squash are all good choices. Be sure to spray the bottom of the Crock-Pot before cooking so that the noodles don’t stick.

4. Slow Cooker Ratatouille
Via Turnip the Oven

Get a variety of colors and nutrients in this dish, made with eggplant, zucchini, red pepper, and tomatoes. Plus, each serving is topped with a fried egg (or two) for added protein.

5. Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Lentils
Via Budget Bytes 

Lentils are packed with protein, making this a well-rounded vegetarian option since it also includes healthy fats from the coconut milk and carbs from the sweet potatoes and carrots. Make the most of this meal by freezing it and portioning out servings of lentils and rice together.

6. Slow Cooker Broccoli, Cheddar, White Bean Soup
Via Kristine’s Kitchen 

This creamy vegetarian soup is made out of broccoli, cannellini beans, spinach, and vegetable broth. Once everything is cooked in the slow cooker, you’ll blend it together to get the right consistency. 

7. Slow Cooker Loaded Sweet Potatoes
Via Hummusapien 

By cooking sweet potatoes in the slow cooker, they retain some moisture, making them extra sweet and soft. These potatoes are topped with beans and corn, along with an easy-to-make cashew cream.

8. Quinoa Black Bean Stuffed Peppers
Via Pinch of Yum 

These stuffed peppers require minimal prep and can be customized to your liking. Depending on how large your slow cooker is, you may only be able to fit four in at a time.

9. Slow Cooker Wild Rice Vegetable Soup
Via Kristine’s Kitchen 

On those particularly frigid days, this soup will warm you up from the inside out. With wild rice, butternut squash, white beans, and kale, it’ll also keep you full for a long period of time.

10. Slow Cooker White Quinoa Chili
Via Simply Quinoa 

Instead of traditional red chili, this chili contains no tomatoes and has celery, white beans, corn, white quinoa, and a hint of spice with poblano peppers. The chili gets its creaminess from soaked, ground cashews, but if you don’t have time to soak them a non-dairy milk will also do the trick.