Coming home to dinner already done is such a treat — and that’s why we’re big fans of the slow cooker. Just add your ingredients, and the gadget does the rest of the work for you. It’s perfect for those time we’re craving a veggie-packed meal that’s full of hearty flavor too. For just those nights, we gathered our best-ever vegetarian slow cooker recipes. They’re hearty and so satisfying. Just keep scrolling to pick your favorite and get cooking!
8 easy + delicious vegetarian slow cooker recipes
1. Butternut Squash Risotto
Our twist on an Italian favorite is just as creamy as the classic but without all the constant stirring.
2. Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Mac-and-Cheese
Winter squash purée elevates our rich cheese sauce with a subtle hint of sweetness and extra-bright color.
3. Thai-Inspired Butternut Squash Soup
Coconut milk gives this silky soother its creamy texture while zesty lime juice and fresh ginger add a kiss of tang.
4. Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup
Using an Instant Pot? Cook onions with sauté function, then add next 3 ingredients, seal and cook 10 min.
5. Basil Parmesan Minestrone
This nutrient-rich bowl of comfort only takes 10 minutes to prep.
6. Tofu, Squash and Chickpea Stew
For a lighter twist on the comforting classic, we swapped out the beef for protein-packed tofu.
7. Extra Creamy Mac ‘n’ Cheese
So simple and creamy with two kinds of cheese, you’ll never go back to the boxed mix again.
8. Roasted Red Pepper Soup Shooters
We blended coconut milk and day-old bread into the mix to add body and texture to these creamy shots.
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