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Easy, Delicious Vegan and Vegetarian Crock Pot Recipes

If you are into meatless eating, and you happen to have a crockpot or a slow cooker handy, you'll want to check out these easy and delicious vegan and vegetarian recipes. The flavors will come to life in your crockpot, and you'll wonder why you never tried this before! Move over soup and chili - blueberry butter, pumpkin pie oatmeal, and veggie lasagna are coming through!

Five delicious and easy vegan crockpot or slow cookerrecipes

1.Saag Aloosaag aloo

Ingredients

  • 650 g potatoes
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 50 ml water
  • 1/2 vegetable stock cube, crumbled
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp hot chili powder
  • black pepper
  • 250g fresh spinach, roughly chopped

Instructions

    1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into chunks measuring about an inch. Add them to the slow cooker along with the sliced onion, water, stock cube, oil, spices and plenty of black pepper. Top with a couple handfuls of fresh spinach, as much as you can fit. You can also come back later and add more.
    2. Cook on medium (or high if you don't have a medium setting) for about 3 hours, until the potatoes are soft. Stir every hour or so to scrape down the sides.

2. Blueberry Butter

blueberry butterIngredients

  • 36 oz blueberries, pureed (around 5 cups of puree)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • zest of 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. Place pureed blueberries in the slow cooker and turn to low.
  2. After 1 hour, stir blueberry puree and prop open the lid with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  3. After 4 more hours, add spices, sugar, and lemon zest. If it has not thickened much, remove the lid and cook on high for 1 hour.
  4. Place the butter in food processor or blender and process until smooth.
  5. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge.

3. Sweet potato lentils

lentils

Ingredients

  • 3 large sweet potatoes, diced (about 6 cups)
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons of each: ground coriander, gram masala, chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked ren lentils (masoor dal)
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Place the sweet potatoes, vegetable broth, onion, garlic, and spices in a crockpot. Cook on high for 3 hours, until the vegetables are soft.
  2. Add the lentils and stir, replace the lid and cook on high for an additional 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Stir in the coconut milk and as much water as needed to get the right consistency.

4. Vegan Butternut Squash Soup butternut squash soup

Ingredients

  • 1 medium butternut squash (1 lb peeled and cubed)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 lb carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 granny smith apple, peeled and sliced
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried ground sage
  • 1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk

Instructions

  1. Combine squash, onion, carrots, apple, broth and bay leaf in the slow cooker, cover and cook on low for 6 hours, or until veggies are soft.
  2. Remove bay leaf and discard. Transfer contents of the slow cooker to a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour back into the slow cooker and add salt, pepper, sage and coconut milk. Stir, taste, and add more salt and pepper to taste.

5.Overnight Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal pumpkin pie oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups steel cut oats
  • 4 1/2 cups water (depending on how thick you want your oatmeal)
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4-1/2 cup brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker, cook on low for 6-8 hours stirring occasionally
  2. Season to taste with salt and/or more brown sugar.

Five easy and delicious vegetarian crock pot or slow cooker recipes

1. Quinoa black bean crockpot stuffed peppers stuffed peppers

Ingredients

  • 6 bell peppers
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 14 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 14 oz can refried beans
  • 1 1/2 cups red enchilada sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Pepperjack cheese
  • desired toppings — cilantro, avocado, sour cream, etc.

Instructions

  1. Cut the tops off the peppers and scrape out the ribs and seeds
  2. In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, beans, enchilada sauce, spices and 1 cup of the cheese. Fill each pepper with the mixture.
  3. Pour 1/2 cup water into the bottom of the crockpot. Place the peppers in the crockpot so they are sitting in the water. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours.
  4. Remove lid, distribute remaining cheese over the tops of the peppers and cover for a few minutes to melt the cheese.
  5. Serve topped with anything you want. They go great with chips and guacamole.

2. Cauliflower Bolognese

bolognese

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 3/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 small garlic cloves, mined
  • 2 tsp dried oregano flakes
  • 1 tsp dried basil flakes
  • 2 14 oz cans diced tomatoes, no salt added
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth, low-sodium
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 5 large zucchini

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients for the bolognese (everything except for the zucchini) into the crockpot. Place the crockpot on high and let cook for 3 1/2 hours
  2. When done, smash the cauliflower with a potato masher or fork until the florets break up to create a bolognese
  3. Spoon the bolognese over bowls of zucchini noodles

3. Skinny Veggie Lasagna

lasagna Ingredients

  • 2 24-oz jars or cans of Italian tomato sauce
  • 9 thick lasagna noodles with wavy edges
  • 24 oz part skim ricotta cheese OR cottage cheese
  • 3-4 cups chopped vegetables of choice
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella or provolone cheese
  • Parmesan cheese for topping
  • Fresh parsley for topping

Instructions

  1. Spray the crockpot with nonstick cooking spray, spread 1/2 cup tomato sauce on the bottom so the noodles don't stick.
  2. Break noodles so they fit and cover most of the bottom. Cover with about 1/3 of the ricotta, veggies, sauce, cheese and end with noodles. Repeat layers two more times for a total of three complete layers. End layer of noodles on top, covered with a thin layer of sauce and a bit more shredded cheese.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 5-6 hours. Turn the crockpot off completely and let the lasagna sit for at least one hour. Depending on how long you let it sit, you can either scoop pieces out or just cut it with a knife.

4. Mushroom Stroganoff

mushroom

Ingredients

  • 600g mushrooms, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 onion, halved then thinly sliced
  • 250 ml (about 1 cup) of vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 4 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Add the first five ingredients to the crockpot and mix well. Cook on high for 4 hours.
  2. After 4 hours, stir in the sour cream, and season to taste. Top with plenty of fresh parsley. Serve with rice or a carb of your choice.

5. Vegetable soup

soup

Ingredients

  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 cups tomato juice
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups uncooked rotini pasta
  • shredded Parmesan cheese for topping

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients except for the pasta and cheese to a 6-quart crockpot. Cover and cook on low heat for 8 hours.
  2. Add pasta and stir. Turn heat setting to high and cook for 20-30 minutes or until pasta is done.
  3. Serve each bowl topped with a sprinkling of cheese.

These recipes look delicious, don't they?

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