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14 Comforting Slow Cooker Recipes Without Any Meat Or Dairy

No meat. No dairy. No problem. ✓

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Slow cookers are the best. They're easy to use, comforting, and make preparing dinner a breeze — but finding good vegan slow cooker recipes can be a challenge.

So we rounded up 14 of our favorite slow cooker recipes made without any meat or dairy just in time for the cold weather.



1. Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

This homemade marinara sauce is the perfect thing to serve over pasta, spaghetti squash, or even rice. Get the recipe.

2. Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

Load this up with all your favorite toppings from crispy tortilla chips to creamy avocado slices. Get the recipe.



3. Kung Pao Chickpeas

Everything you love about take-out crammed into a simple chickpea dish that's made entirely in the slow cooker. Get the recipe.

4. Slow Cooker Vegan Butternut Squash Mac

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Puréed butternut squash gives this mac 'n' cheese a creamy texture and hint of sweetness that makes it totally addicting. Get the recipe.



5. Slow Cooker Wild Rice Vegetable Soup

Just throw everything into a slow cooker, walk away, and add kale right before you serve it. Get the recipe.

6. Slow Cooker Potato, Corn, and Jalapeño Soup

Almond milk gives this chowder a creamy texture without having to use any dairy. Get the recipe.



7. Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa Tacos

Serve this hearty quinoa and black bean filling with tortillas and all your favorite toppings for the easiest taco night you can imagine. Get the recipe.

8. Slow Cooker Italian Chickpeas

Serve these stewy chickpeas over rice or pasta for a hearty weeknight dinner that's packed with protein. Get the recipe.



9. Slow Cooker Root Vegetable Stew

Feel free to use whatever root vegetables you have on hand to make this hearty stew — from beets to sweet potatoes. Get the recipe.

10. Thai Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup

This recipe uses Thai red curry paste, which can be found in the international section of most grocery stores, to give this curry a boost of flavor without a ton of effort. Get the recipe.



11. Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

This hearty soup is endlessly riffable. Don't like kidney beans? Swap them out with whatever bean you like. Kale not your thing? Use chard instead. Get the recipe.

12. Slow Cooker Vegan Lasagna Soup

This recipe uses a vegan ricotta cheese made with cashews to give you all the flavors of lasagna without all of the dairy. Get the recipe.



13. Slow Cooker Vegetable Lo Mein

You'll have to cook the noodles separately before adding them to the slow cooker, so make sure to plan accordingly. Get the recipe.

14. Spicy White Bean Chili

The perfect dinner to eat on cold nights. Pair it with crusty bread and you're good to go. ✓ Get the recipe.

Looking for more vegan/vegetarian recipes? Check out these posts:

30 Quick Vegan Dinners That Will Actually Fill You Up

26 Vegan Classics You Should Learn How To Cook

Here's Every Vegetarian And Vegan Recipe You Could Ever Need



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