11 Healthy Vegetarian Crock Pot Recipes
I am so excited about this post for two reasons: first, because I have a serious obsession with my slow cooker and second, because I have an even more serious obsession with international foods. A quick word on slow cookers: how great is it that you can just toss a whole bunch of stuff in it in the morning and then come home and, almost magically, all that stuff has transformed into a delicious dinner? It’s kitchen wizardry and I couldn’t love it more. It makes my life easy and makes me look like a better cook than I am.
The other thing I am super excited about is our little culinary trip around the world (with our slow cookers! Because we don’t have to worry about baggage fees or extra weight today). Our tour will bring healthy vegetarian recipes from all around the world to your slow cooker. I will be taking you through the twists and turns of traditional Italian cooking, we will make a brief stop in India where the Red Lentil Dal will be making an appearance. A lot of Latin American dishes will be featuring prominently on our tour as well.
Don’t you go worrying about the weather either; I promise you a dish for every season. From summer inspired vegetable lasagnas to cozy winter tortilla soups, our journey through slow cooker vegetarian cuisine will certainly be an exciting one.
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chickpea Chili (Instant Pot)
This meal is packed full of flavors and if you go ahead and skip the sour cream, this instant pot of veggie goodness can easily pass for a vegan delicacy as well. Snag the recipe here.
Slow Cooker Quinoa Tortilla Soup
After you’ve had a taste of this nourishing bowl of warmth, it will be your go-to dish for the cold winter evenings.
Simply follow the directions here to make yours.
Slow Cooker Red Lentil Dal
Take a spicy trip to India courtesy of this mouthwatering, vegetarian dal recipe. It’s so versatile you can have this as a side dish or a main dish.
Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce with Fennel
Yet another awesome vegetarian recipe from Cafe Johnsonia; this time around it’s a spin-off of the classic Italian tomato sauce. This sauce may seem simple, but it’s rich flavors will bowl you over!
Vegetarian Taco Soup
This is vegetarian taco soup is simply brilliant; in addition to being visually appealing, it’s also heaven on your taste buds. Get the recipe here.
Slow Cooker Veggie Noodle Soup
What I found particularly interesting about the slow cooker veggie noodle soup is it’s surprisingly short prep time. The original recipe calls for chicken broth but a simple vegetable broth swap makes this an excellent vegetarian-friendly slow cooker veggie-noodle soup.
Slow Cooker Hearty Vegetable and Bean Soup
The robust taste of this soup will get you every time; It’s a spicy food lover’s haven. It has just the right amount of vegetables to keep your nourished and satisfied. Get the recipe here.
Vegetarian Quinoa Mexican Bowls with Creamy Avocado Sauce
Our next vegetarian food stop – Mexico! This dish is very high in protein thanks to the quinoa and the beans. It’s rich in fiber as well, keeping you full for longer periods of time. The lime juice included in the avocado sauce adds a bit of zing to this recipe as well.
Slow Cooker Black Bean and Spinach Enchiladas
This tantalizing crock pot recipe does a good job of supplying your body with the nutrients and protein it needs without any meat. Treat yourself and your loved ones this weekend to enchiladas, vegetarian style by simply following this recipe.
Crockpot Cauliflower Bolognese With Zucchini Noodles
Here’s a very brilliant use of cauliflower and the taste of this dish is simply divine. What’s more, you don’t have to cook the zucchini noodles which saves you some cooking time and keeps your house cooler during the warm summer months. Get this unique and superbly summer vegetarian bolognese recipe here.
Crockpot Lentil Vegetable Lasagna
This recipe turns your traditional lasagna dish into a healthy vegetarian option by simply swapping the meat for lentils. The result is a fantastic looking meal with a rich texture and a superb taste.