Recreate Thai take out flavors at home with my Vegetarian Crock Pot Red Curry recipe.
It's been a hectic few days in my little world... so I decided to pull out my trusty ole Crock Pot for a meal this week. I love getting dinner ready early in the day, knowing I'll have a healthy meal ready in the evening with little to no stress.
Since the weather is slowly warming, I wanted to make a vegetarian crock pot recipe that isn't soup. I came up with this delicious Vegetarian Crock Pot Red Curry recipe... complete with sweet potatoes, mushrooms and kale. It has all your favorite takeout flavors, but in a much healthier package.
This Vegetarian Crock Pot Red Curry recipe is also vegan and dairy free!
Takeout is great, but you often don't know what's actually in the food. Making it at home can give you more nutrients and you know what's in your dinner.
This takeout at home meal is delish! The sweet potatoes give the dish body and substance, making it filling with healthy carbs. The mushrooms might not be traditional, but they really taste delicious and our family is huge mushroom fans. I stirred in some kale at the end of the cooking to really brighten up the dish and add oodles of nutritional value. It's a unique, but delightful combination.
The real flavor comes in with the coconut milk you stir in at the end. 🙂
This dish cooks up in about four hours on high, so you can make it at lunchtime and have it be ready in just a few hours.
I served the Vegetarian Crock Pot Red Curry recipe on top of some brown rice I made in my rice cooker and garnished with fresh cilantro and a few peanuts. It would also be delicious on quinoa flavored with lime!
This dinner comes together with little effort and is totally unique, filling, healthy and comforting. I hope you'll give it a try!
Vegetarian Crock Pot Red Curry recipe
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon minced garlic
- 1-3 teaspoons sriracha
- 3 tablespoons red curry paste
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, diced (½ inch cubes)
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 red pepper, sliced
- 1 yellow pepper, sliced
- 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
- 2 cups kale, chopped
- 14 ounce can coconut milk
- 2 cups cooked brown rice
- ½ cup peanuts
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- lime wedges
- Mix the broth, ginger, sriracha and red curry paste in the bottom on the crock pot.
- Add the sweet potatoes, onion, red pepper, yellow pepper and mushrooms to the liquid and stir.
- Cook on high for 3-4 hours until vegetables are tender. Careful to not overcook them.
- Stir in the kale and allow to wilt for 15 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to warm and stir in the coconut milk until smooth.
- Serve over cooked rice and garnish with peanuts, fresh cilantro and lime wedges.
Like this Vegetarian Crock Pot Red Curry recipe? Pin this to your favorite Pinterest Board!
Also try these healthy vegetarian crock pot dishes...
- Crock Pot Mexican Quinoa
- Crock Pot Lentil Sweet Potato Soup
- Vegetarian Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole
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What is your favorite crock pot dish?
Lisa Ballantyne says
Looks delicious Julie!
Angela @ Allergy Free Angela says
I love Thai food and this looks delicious! I wouldn't have thought of using a crock pot to make Thai food-good idea! 🙂
I love a good curry, never thought of making it vegetarian but you gave me an idea, sriracha is definitely a go to in my household!
Can't beat crock pot meals! Wonder what else I could substitute for mushrooms...my husband hates them!
Dawn - Girl Heart Food says
Curry is a regular thing in our home and this one looks fabulous! Love how simple it comes together too! Delicious 🙂
Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real says
What an easy yet healthy meal Julie! Gotta love the crock pot for crazy busy weeks.
Miz Helen says
What a great Crock Pot recipe, it looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with us for our 5th Anniversary of Full Plate Thursday! Hope you have a fantastic week and hope to see you again real soon!
Thanks Miz Helen!
All the veggie love, this looks delicious! I don't make curry very often, I think I need to change that because I love me some good curry. Thank you for linking up, happy Meatless Monday!
Me too! Thanks Sarah.
Added to my list of things to make. Yum! Thanks for linking up 🙂
Thanks for hosting!
Aspiring vegan says
Cook on high or low? The intro language says low, recipe says high. Thanks!
Hi there! It's high! Thanks for catching that. I fixed it.
Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner says
I don't cook with coconut milk too often I might be inspired! Thanks for linking up today
I feel like I need it more in my life. It's such a good vegetarian tool!
Easy Peasy Life Matters says
We love curry and cilantro so this is totally up our street!! Yum! 🙂
Thank you! Me too!
Mary Ellen @ VNutrition says
Yum! I'm obsessed with curries lately. I love how you added sriracha! I've been putting that on everything lately. Great idea to make it in a crockpot. I have one but have never used it before. You've inspired me to try it. 🙂
You should use it!!!!
I love the idea of a hearty vegetarian crock pot dinner- plus curry- love! My favorite crock-pot recipe is just a whole chicken in the crock pot- I get all the broth it creates, and then I get the meat to use for lots of different make ahead recipes.
That's great idea! Thanks Barrie.
Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life says
This looks great! We've been cooking with curry a lot lately. This looks great, and I love that its a crockpot dish. I need to start using my crockpot more!
I swear by it!
Mandi Korn says
Wow, this looks really yummy, I never would have thought to put this all together. Thanks for sharing
Thanks Mandi! I was feeling especially creative the other day.
YUM! This looks perfect! I really need to whip out the crock pot. They're just so perfect for a lovely dinner like this! I love that you used sweet potatoes! My fave <3 Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!
Laura @ This Runner's Recipes says
Yum I love curry! It's one of my favorite dishes to make at home. Mushrooms are my favorite veggie in curry!
And I thought I was totally going rouge :-))
Runaway Bridal Planner says
This looks amazing!
I seriously wished my food looked that good after I made it. If it did, I'd definitely become a food blogger as well. Unfortunately, I don't have your talent for picture food taking!
haha! It has been a work in progress. Look at some of my early food posts 🙂 Trial and error... lots of error...
I actually just made a sweet potato curry in my crockpot last week (and the week before!!), but I didn't use stiracha! That's s great idea!
Yum!!!! It's such a great combo.
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
Anything that can be made in a slow cooker is good with me, especially if it has kale in it, YUM!
I know-- best of all the things 🙂
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
Totally pinning this. This sounds amazing!!! I need to get some ingredients, and i'm totally adding this to meal ideas!
Thanks Susie! Let me know if you make it!
Mary Jean Henson says
I'm making this tonight! Looks amazing.
Thanks Mary Jean! Let me know how it turns out!
You had me at sriracha. This sounds soooo perfect for rainy Tuesday dinner! Don't be mad if I add chicken, but this is happening! 😉 Have you ever seen the multi-pot or an electric pressure cooker? We got one as a wedding gift and I hardly ever drag out my crock pot anymore, it's literally a fast slow-cooker, or the best small appliance ever! You could even put your brown rice in WITH this and it'd all cook perfectly. It's my favorite, look it up and thank me later. 🙂 AND...C'mon SPRING!
haha! Not mad at all 🙂 Let me know how it turns out.
I've never seen one of those before. Sounds fascinating!! And I'm such a small appliance hoarder 🙂 Looking it up now.
Blane Sherer says
Looks tasty !
I know you love the crock pot !