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Easy Slow Cooker Vegan Stew - a hearty, tangy stew with root vegetables, Chestnut mushrooms & peas. Serve with crusty bread to mop up the cooking juices! #slowcooker #crockpot
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5 from 15 votes

Easy Slow Cooker Vegan Stew

A hearty vegan root vegetable stew enhanced by Chestnut mushrooms and peas with a tangy, tasty broth best mopped up with crusty bread. Would also make a great side dish too!
Course dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine British
Keyword fat-free, Slimming World, Weigh Watchers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Camilla Hawkins


  • 3 onions
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 parsnip
  • 3 celery sticks
  • 250 g Chestnut mushrooms
  • 1 ½ tbsp plain flour (for gluten-free option see notes)
  • 500 ml vegetable stock made with 1.5 stock cubes
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 2 dashes of Tabasco sauce
  • 120 g frozen peas
  • Freshly ground pepper


  • Roughly chop all the vegetables (except frozen peas) and place in a large bowl.
  • Stir in the flour, herbs and pepper.
  • Tip into slow cooker.
  • To the stock add and mix in the Balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, tabasco sauce and tomato puree.
  • Pour over the vegetables.
  • Set the slow cooker for 3.5 hrs on high or 5.5 hrs on low.
  • Stir in the frozen peas and cook until the vegetables are tender (about another ½ hour).
  • Serve in bowls with crusty bread for mopping up the juices!



To make this stew vegan you could omit the plain flour and mix 1 tbsp of cornflour (cornstarch) into 15 ml of water and stir into the stew 10 minutes before the end of cooking. Add more if needed.