10 Crockpot Vegan Recipes You Need This Summer

The weather is changing and I’ve got 10 crockpot vegan recipes you need this summer to make this seasonal transition easier for you. 

We all love and look forward to the summer; however, I am sure I speak for everyone when I say cooking in the summer is dreadful. I mean, it can be hard to cook simple meals without turning your kitchen into a sauna.

Incorporating crockpot vegan dishes into your meal plan this summer is a healthy way to save you time, energy, and unnecessary sweat.

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Cooking This Summer with a Crockpot

 I recently made the switch to an Instant pot when I came across this beautiful crockpot, Instant Pot Duo Crisp Combo cooker. I can honestly say that it is the best investment I’ve made in my kitchen thus far. 

In this list of 10 crockpot vegan recipes you need this summer, you’ll find delicious recipes you can set and forget. What makes it even better, they are all vegan! Regardless if you are a practicing vegan, a part-time vegan, or someone who just loves eating wholesome meals,  I can guarantee you will find something that’ll become a staple in your home.

Hack your way through a day with these meatless crockpot recipes. Throw some ingredients together in the morning and let technology do its thing! I repeat: Easy as pie (or should we say plant-based).


Easy Vegan Crockpot Recipes


1. Slow Cooker Tapioca Pudding

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Photo by: Fit Slow Cooker Queen

Since I am a dessert-first type of woman, I wanted to kick off this list with a vegan crockpot dessert.  Taste, texture, and versatility make this pudding a winner.

This recipe includes both a chocolate and vanilla version. You can enjoy this dessert with berries, whipped cream, nuts, or seeds. It is just as fun as it is delicious. 

Get the recipe for Slow Cooker Tapioca Pudding


2. Easy Slow Cooker Southern Collard Greens With Fire Roasted Tomatoes

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Photo by: I Can You Can Vegan

It’s not often that we see warm greens in summer meals. What sets this collard recipe aside from those we eat around the fall/winter holidays is preparation.  

This leafy green dish is one of those slow cooker plant-based recipes that are cookout approved. Put the warm greens on a plate next to cold potato salad and you might just discover your new favorite summer meal. 

Get the recipe for Easy Slow Cooker Southern Collard Greens With Fire Roasted Tomatoes


3. Vegan Chili

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Photo by: Jessica in The Kitchen

This vegan chili is healthy, hearty, and perfect for meal prepping. It can be combined with another dish or let the slow cooker recipe shine on its own. 

There is literally no way to create a list of crockpot vegan recipes without adding in a chili. This vegan option made the cut due to its protein and nutrient-dense ingredients.

Top it with a dollop of cool vegan sour cream and enjoy!

Get the recipe for Vegan Chili


4.  Vegan Coconut Lentil Soup

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Photo by: Plant Based RD

When used in cooking, coconut milk has the power to make a dish feel warm and savory, or fun and tropical and this crockpot vegan recipe can do both. 

This recipe is originally made on the stove-top, but there is a slow cooking option. Squeezing fresh lemon and adding fresh herbs can transform this into a summer dish that can be enjoyed even on the hottest of days.

Get the recipe for Vegan Coconut Lentil Soup


5. Slow Cooker Vegan Recipe: Sloppy Joe

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Photo by: Make It Dairy Free

 I don’t know what drew me to this recipe, the nostalgia, or the amazing photo. As one of my favorite things to eat as a child, I was very excited to have found a vegan recipe that required items I already had in my pantry. 

These vegan sloppy joes are kid-friendly, can be made in the slow-cooker for less time than most slow-cooked recipes, can be stored up to a week in the fridge, and reheated quickly. 

Get the recipe for Slow Cooker Vegan Sloppy Joe


6. Slow Cooker Blueberry Applesauce

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Photo by: Fit Slow Cooker Queen

If you are looking for slow cooker vegan recipes that are kid and adult approved, then this blueberry applesauce is for you. 

With just five ingredients, this applesauce is all flavor and no fluff. What makes it even better is that it is sugar-free. The natural sugars from the fruit allow this sweet treat to act all on its own. 

Get the Recipe for Slow Cooker Blueberry Applesauce


7. Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

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Photo by: That Girl Cooks Healthy

Oatmeal can be enjoyed at all times of the year. What makes this crockpot recipe perfect for summer is its nutritional quality. 

 During the summer, it can be hard to get fiber and other essential nutrients, but this oatmeal is packed with fiber and all the good things to start your summer days off right. 

Get the recipe for Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal


8.  Slow Cooker Mushroom Wild Rice

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Photo by: Jessica In The Kitchen

When looking for vegan crockpot soup recipes I usually look for something that can store and freeze well while maintaining its taste. 

This is perfect for a weekday vegan recipe that is a personal favorite of mine and one that I go to very often. I find this soup perfect to serve on its own without worrying about missing too many nutrients.

Get the recipe for Slow Cooker Mushroom Wild Rice


9.  Slow Cooker Salsa Verde

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Photo by: Fit Slow Cooker Queen

Homemade salsa Verde is one of the healthy vegan crockpot recipes that should be a constant in your fridge this summer.

The best thing about being able to make your own salsa, is bypassing all of the extra additives that are in store-bought versions. You can accomplish this condiment in your instant pot or slow cooker.

You can make tweaks to this crockpot vegan meal by altering the heat and texture to your liking. 

Get the recipe for Slow Cooker Salsa Verde


10. Slow-Cooked Black Eyed Peas and Greens

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Photo by: Baum Ass Foods

This summer recipe requires very few ingredients but still packs a big punch of flavor. Most people only associate stewed greens with fall or winter and black-eyed peas with the New Year holiday, but vegan recipes know no boundaries and this recipe will allow you to push your nutritional boundaries this summer.

This vegan crockpot recipe is easy and light enough to eat without being overwhelmed and hearty enough for you to feel full and satisfied. 

Get the recipe for Slow-Cooked Black Eyed Peas and Greens


Last Thoughts on Vegan Crockpot Recipes

That concludes this list of 10 of the best slow cooker recipes that are vegan that make easy weekday crockpot sensations you can make for your family. Do yourself a favor and try some, (or all), of these recipes to bring some flavor, ease, and nutrition to your summer plans. 

Remember, you don’t have to be a devout vegan to enjoy vegan dishes. Adding more plant-based ingredients into your diet can help provide your body with the nutrients you need to thrive and survive this summer. 

If trying these recipes, you feel a lot more inclined to try more, check out this plant-based slow cooker cookbook.

Looking for more tasty meals and snacks that can be enjoyed this summer, check out:

Trader Joe’s Foods That Are Invited To The Cookout

Trader Joe’s Summer Necessities

Do you have a favorite easy weekday vegan meal recipe? Share in the comment section below!

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K.R. Jay

K.R. Jay

I’m a freelance UX researcher and content designer. Residing in Charlotte, NC with my husband and daughter, I consciously use the experience as a woman of color, wife, and mother to further connect to a greater community and the world. I have a BA in creative writing and English from Spelman College (ATL) and an MA in clinical psychology from Columbia University (NYC) with a passion for spirituality, self-care, and overall personal growth.

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