10 Irresistible Vegetarian Recipes for Your Slow Cooker

It's about time you stepped up your slow cooker game with some vegetable-y things, and not just soups or stews

Barley and Chickpea Risotto

Barley and Chickpea Risotto

Foxes Love Lemons

This barley risotto only takes 2 hours to make in the slow cooker. Pour yourself a glass of wine, put your feet up and let your best friend (ahem, slow cooker) do all the hard work.

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Chipotle Black Bean and Quinoa Stew

Chipotle Black Bean and Quinoa Stew

Tasty Yummies

This stew doesn’t just have crazy-delicious things like cinnamon, quinoa and six different veggies in it; it’s also vegan and gluten-free. This definitely needs to happen in your kitchen ASAP.

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Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal

Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal

Maya Vinsyei for Sweet Potato Chronicles

You can happily hit snooze in the morning if you’re making this slow cooker oatmeal. Full of peanut butter, honey and brown sugar, this hearty breakfast will keep you going throughout the day.

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Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish

Cheese and elbow macaroni are never a bad idea. This slow cooker version includes three different cheeses and couldn’t be easier to make.

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Cinnamon Applesauce

Cinnamon Applesauce

Baked by Rachel

Making your own delicious applesauce is easy with the help of a slow cooker. Simply peel and cut your apples, add some liquid (water + apple cider), cinnamon and sugar, and let the slow cooker work its magic.

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Chickpea Vegetable Stew with Apricots and Raisins

Chickpea Vegetable Stew with Apricots and Raisins

Salu Salo

A warm, satisfying vegetable stew studded with chickpeas gets a deliciously sweet kick from apricots and raisins. About 20 minutes to prepare, 6 hours in the slow cooker, and it’s done.

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Refried Beans

Refried Beans

Kitchen Treaty

These easy refried beans would be perfect in weeknight tacos or tostadas. If you make a big batch in the slow cooker, you can freeze the leftovers and use them later.

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Lasagna with Mushrooms and Kale

Lasagna with Mushrooms and Kale

Savoring the Thyme

Slow-cooker lasagna?! Believe it. This cheese-filled vegetable version is perfect for a large group of friends or family.

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Frittata with Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Peppers and Feta

Frittata with Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Peppers, and Feta

Kalyn’s Kitchen

Brilliant brunch solution: This slow-cooker frittata is packed with veggies and is so easy to make. According to Kalyn of Kalyn’s Kitchen, who developed this recipe, making a frittata in a slow cooker better infuses the eggs with the rest of the ingredients.

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Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Some the Wiser

This totally decadent dip makes a crowd-pleasing appetizer for a party, especially when served with loaves of crusty bread.

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