Many people love using their crockpot to make meals that are ready whenever they are needed. With a slow cookier, you don't have to worry about the food getting cold, over-cooked or burnt. And, you can prepare a soup in the crockpot in the morning and a main dish in the evening to have a full meal ready to go, perhaps with a green side salad. Try some of these quick and easy slow-cooked vegetarian soups, each of which is prepared in a crockpot or slow cooker, and see if you just don't... love them!
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With plenty of beans and taco seasoning, this simple vegetarian crockpot taco soup is the perfect choice for vegetarian kids who need to get their protein. Made from nearly all canned ingredients, you might want to add in some fresh tomatoes or vegetables that you have on hand. This taco soup is also vegan, unless you add cheese and sour cream on top.
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Although many split pea soup recipes use ham for added flavor, this vegetarian and vegan split pea soup packs in the spices, including thyme and sage or a lower fat and cholesterol-free version. As an added bonus, with all those herbs and spices, you need very little salt to add the flavor, making this a good choice for those on a low-salt or reduced-salt diet too. Still not convinced? It's also fat-free and low-calorie.
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Lentil soup is one of the most popular vegetarian soups, so it's a good thing it can be made in the crockpot. With no oil needed, this vegan crockpot lentil soup is nearly fat-free and very low in calories at just over 300 calories per serving. Add some garlic bread and a side salad, and you've got your self a full vegetarian meal.
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Minestrone soup is a very popular vegetable soup that is quite healthy and low in fat. This vegetarian crock pot minestrone soup recipe has no oil, so it is virtually fat free as well as low in calories. You can also add extra veggies, such as sweet corn, green peas or even some pre-soaked or canned beans.