21 Satisfying Slow Cooker Quinoa Recipes

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

Now more than ever my body is craving all things comfort food. From creamy oatmeals at breakfast, hearty stews for lunch and rich casseroles for dinner, all I can think about is food that will stick to my ribs and wrap me up in a big food hug.

It's the kind of meals that take a long time to cook – that cook long and slow for rich flavor. But I have a gas stove and don't feel comfortable leaving my stove on all day long to get those flavors to develop properly.

And that's precisely where my slow cooker comes in!

I feel like whenever I make something in my slow cooker it always ends up being the ultra comforting kind of meal that I go to bed smiling about. The kind that's perfect for the winter. And the kind that freezes well so I can enjoy these tasty meals all week long.

Today I've pulled together 21 of my favorite slow cooker quinoa recipes from some of my fellow food bloggers. We're starting with breakfast and moving our way all the way down to cheesy casseroles and hefty dinners. Make sure you're signed into Pinterest because you're going to want to save every single one!

Quinoa Breakfast Recipes


slow cooker overnight quinoa with blueberries

Slow Cooker Overnight Oats + Quinoa
(from Chelsea's Messy Apron)


slow cooker breakfast quinoa with apricots and hazelnuts


Slow Cooker Quinoa Oatmeal with Apricots
(from The Kitchn)


slow cooker blueberry muffin oats and quinoa

Slow Cooker Blueberry Muffin Quinoa Oatmeal
(from Dishing Out Health)


Quinoa Soups and Stews

crockpot sweet potato & black bean quinoa chili with avocado

Crockpot Sweet Potato & Black Bean Quinoa Chili
(from Simply Quinoa)

Spicy Vegetarian Quinoa Chili made in the CROCKPOT!

Slow Cooker Spicy Vegetarian Quinoa Chili
(from Simply Quinoa)


slow cooker quinoa minestrone with beans

Slow Cooker Quinoa Minestrone
(from Rachel Cooks)


Slow Cooker Lentil Quinoa Chili Recipe

Slow Cooker Lentil & Quinoa Chili
(from Aggie's Kitchen)


Slow Cooker Thai Chicken + Coconut Quinoa Stew

Slow Cooker Thai Chicken + Coconut Quinoa Stew
(from Shared Appetite)


Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Quinoa Stew - healthy, delicious and easy!

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Quinoa Stew
(from Leelalicious)


Slow Cooker Quinoa & Chicken Kale Soup - healthy, easy and made in the CROCKPOT!

Slow Cooker Quinoa, Chicken + Kale Stew
(from Cooking Classy)


Slow Cooker Vegetarian Quinoa Chili - gluten-free + vegan

Slow Cooker Vegan Quinoa Chili
(from Tasty Yummies)


Slow Cooker Quinoa, Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili - this healthy, fat-free and vegetarian chili is so easy and made in a SLOW COOKER!

Slow Cooker Quinoa Chili with Sweet Potatoes + Black Beans
(from Kitchen Treaty)


Quinoa Casserole Recipes

Slow Cooker Enchilada Quinoa Casserole - cheesy, dreamy and delicious!

Slow Cooker Enchilada Quinoa
(from Creme de la Creme)


Slow Cooker Tex Mex Quinoa Casserole - a healthy, creative way to enjoy quinoa in your slow cooker!

Slow Cooker Tex Mex Quinoa Casserole
(from Chelsea's Messy Apron)


Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Casserole

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Casserole
(from Cupcakes & Kale Chips)


Crock Pot BBQ Chicken Quinoa - easy peasy and mega delicious!

Crock Pot BBQ Chicken Quinoa
(from Food Faith Fitness)


Slow Cooker Vegetable Parmesan Quinoa

Slow Cooker Vegetable Parmesan Quinoa
(from Lauren Kelly Nutrition)


Quinoa Entree Recipes

Healthy Quinoa Sloppy Joes made in the SLOW COOKER!

Slow Cooker Quinoa Sloppy Joes
(from Simply Quinoa)


Slow Cooker Quinoa Turkey Meatballs - they're healthy, low calorie and mega delicious!

Easy Crockpot Mini Turkey Quinoa Meatballs
(from How Sweet It Is)


Slow Cooker Honey Chicken & Quinoa - this healthy dish can be whipped up with minimal effort, yet it has TONS of flavor!

Slow Cooker Honey Chicken + Quinoa
(from I Heart Nap Time)


Crockpot Quinoa Fajitas with Sweet Potatoes and Chicken

Crockpot Quinoa Fajitas with Sweet Potatoes & Chicken
(from Chelsea's Messy Apron)


Quinoa Stuffed Peppers made in a SLOW COOKER - these are the beast and easiest way to make stuffed peppers. So good!

Slow Cooker Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
(from Bless This Mess)




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  1. 😍 🙌 Thanks for sharing these! 🌷💕

    I just bought a crock pot / slow cooker! Looking forward to trying them!

    The chilli & a little bit of heat sounds great, as Its a very cold spring here in England! 🇬🇧


  2. This is awesome! I have a great love of the slow cooker (I have a slow cooker book after all), but have admittedly never made quinoa in it. Whaaaaaa! I need to get on it. STAT!

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