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Top Ten Vegetarian Slow Cooker Cookbooks

Updated on May 24, 2014

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Even if you are not a vegetarian yourself, there are probably going to be times in your life when you are going to have to cook for a vegetarian. It may be for a guest, or quite often children will decide they no longer want to eat meat for ethical reasons. Sometimes this will be temporary while others will stay vegetarian for the rest of their life. Because of this, every collection of cookbooks should include at least one for vegetarians or vegans (vegetarians who don't eat dairy, honey or other animal-based products).

Slow cooking is a great option because it is very hard to go wrong. The lower temperatures make it difficult to scorch, burn or overcook your vegetables, you can throw the ingredients into the pot, close the lid and spend time doing other things while the meal is cooking, and slow cooking seems to boost flavours. Here is my selection of the top ten vegetarian slow cooker cookbooks.

Image from 125 Best Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes on Amazon.

The Vegetarian Slow Cooker

The Vegetarian Slow Cooker: Over 200 Delicious Recipes
The Vegetarian Slow Cooker: Over 200 Delicious Recipes

This book has over 200 recipes and is illustrated in full colour. There are recipes that will appeal to a wide range of tastes and it includes vegan recipes that are clearly marked.

 

Quick and Easy Vegan Slow Cooking

Quick and Easy Vegan Slow Cooking: More Than 150 Tasty, Nourishing Recipes That Practically Make Themselves
Quick and Easy Vegan Slow Cooking: More Than 150 Tasty, Nourishing Recipes That Practically Make Themselves

There are over 150 recipes made with common ingredients and quick preparation time that make this a very handy cookbook. There are simple recipes for the kids and more sophisticated ones suitable for dinner parties as well as everyday fare. I like the creamy leek and almond pasta.

 

The Everything Vegetarian Slow Cooker Cookbook

The Everything Vegetarian Slow Cooker Cookbook: Includes Tofu Noodle Soup, Fajita Chili, Chipotle Black Bean Salad, Mediterranean Chickpeas, Hot Fudge Fondue …and hundreds more! (Everything (Cooking))
The Everything Vegetarian Slow Cooker Cookbook: Includes Tofu Noodle Soup, Fajita Chili, Chipotle Black Bean Salad, Mediterranean Chickpeas, Hot Fudge Fondue …and hundreds more! (Everything (Cooking))

This is a versatile cookbook with 300 recipes for any occasion. There are main meals, side dishes, salads, dips and desserts, and a good choice of vegan options and substitutions. All the recipes are simple to make and include an interesting peanut butter cup cake.

 

Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker

Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker: 200 Recipes for Healthy and Hearty One-Pot Meals That Are Ready When You Are
Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker: 200 Recipes for Healthy and Hearty One-Pot Meals That Are Ready When You Are

With 200 recipes for healthy and hearty one-pot meals, this recipe book is a winner. The same author has also written “Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker” which you can find through the Amazon search at the bottom of this page.

 

The Vegan Slow Cooker

The Vegan Slow Cooker: Simply Set It and Go with 150 Recipes for Intensely Flavorful, Fuss-Free Fare Everyone (Vegan or Not!) Will Devour
The Vegan Slow Cooker: Simply Set It and Go with 150 Recipes for Intensely Flavorful, Fuss-Free Fare Everyone (Vegan or Not!) Will Devour

Kathy Hester’s book got rave reviews when it was released in late 2011. There are 150 recipes of wonderful easy-to-prepare healthy food. Recipes include Tempeh Braised with Figs and Port Wine and the delicious sounding Turkish Delight Tapioca Pudding, which I can’t wait to try.

 

125 Best Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes

125 Best Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes
125 Best Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes

As well as 125 recipes using mainly common pantry ingredients, there is information and tips about slow cooking, including how to uses whole leaf herbs and spices for seasoning. The recipe selection is wide-ranging including simple things you may never have thought of, like Cider Baked Beans.

 

Gourmet Vegetarian Slow Cooker

Gourmet Vegetarian Slow Cooker: Simple and Sophisticated Meals from Around the World
Gourmet Vegetarian Slow Cooker: Simple and Sophisticated Meals from Around the World

This book features simple and sophisticated meals from around the world. There are over 50 innovative and imaginative vegetarian dishes, and some vegan. They include breakfasts, main meals, side dishes, soups and deserts. Although delicious, they are all convenient and easy to make. Dishes are grouped according to region such as India, Mexico and the Southwest, Asia, Italy, France, Greece and the Middle East.

 

Fast Cooking in a Slow Cooker Every Day of the Year

Fast Cooking in a Slow Cooker Every Day of the Year: A Slow Cooker Vegetarian Cookbook
Fast Cooking in a Slow Cooker Every Day of the Year: A Slow Cooker Vegetarian Cookbook

This is a spiral-bound book, making it easy to display flat in the kitchen as you follow the recipes. It has full colour photographs and 300 recipes, as well as time saving tips and techniques and ways to adapt your favourite recipes to a vegetarian option.

 

The Simple Little Vegan Slow Cooker

The Simple Little Vegan Slow Cooker
The Simple Little Vegan Slow Cooker

A collection of simple, economical recipes for everyone from busy families to college kids learning to cook. It includes exotic international cuisine from Mexico, Asia and Italy with a focus on the healthier eating style that a diet based on vegetables, legumes and whole grains can bring.

 

Slow Cooking for Vegetarians

Slow Cooking for Vegetarians
Slow Cooking for Vegetarians

This book is part of the UK Slow Cooker Library whose brief is “Recipes that produce Restaurant Quality eating at Home.” It showcases vegetarian recipes from around the world including Creole, Caribbean, Mexican, British, Eastern European, Central European, Mediterranean, Lebanese, Indian, Pakistani, Chinese, Japanese and even Australian fusion cookery.

 

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      I like these Vegetarian Slow Cooker cookbooks

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      dellgirl 4 years ago

      These are some nice cookbooks. Congratulations on making the TOP 100 - Food & Cooking/Cookbooks page!

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      w3bmast3r lm 4 years ago

      you can never have too many vego cookbooks on the shelf, it suits me just fine as I am bloody type A

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      Ann Hinds 4 years ago from So Cal

      I do appreciate the descriptions of the various cookbooks. Makes it easier to choose the one I would like best. We do some vegetarian cooking.

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      My daughters have spent part of their lives as vegetarians. They will love these cookbooks!

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      ComfortsOfHome 4 years ago

      I love cookbooks, maybe a bit too much! :) So many of these cookbooks look really tempting, it's hard to know which to choose...

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      Nicole Pellegrini 4 years ago from New Jersey

      One RocketSquid tip - feel free to delete after reading :) Have you used any of these cookbooks yourself and have favorite recipes to spotlight from them? Maybe even some photos of how the dishes came out? That could help really spotlight some of the books and why someone should pick particular titles over others.

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      Nicole Pellegrini 4 years ago from New Jersey

      I'll have to look into some of these cookbooks more - I have a couple slow cooker cookbooks but none that feature a lot of vegetarian recipes.

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      kab 4 years ago from Upstate, NY

      I love my crock pot!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      This is a wonderful resource page.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      This is a wonderful resource page.