Slow cooker Chickpea Cacciatore | The Revised Vegan Slow Cooker

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This family-friendly Italian classic recipe gets a Vegan makeover in Kathy Hester’s brand new cookbook: The Revised Vegan Slow Cooker. Make this dish in the slow cooker for a convenient weeknight dinner.

Slow Cooker Cacciatore with Potatoes

Hello my beautiful friends! Today I’m super excited to share with you a recipe from an amazing new cookbook that just recently came out. The book is called The Revised Vegan Slow Cooker and it’s from the lovely Kathy Hester.
As the title says, this book includes more than 160 recipes for intensely flavorful, fuss-free dishes that can be made conveniently either in a slow cooker or an Instant Pot®.

Slow cooker chickpea Cacciatore

I’ve been following Kathy for many years, as I love her approach to cooking: healthy, hearty, easy dishes is what she likes to share, and that’s exactly what I love to cook as well.

Kathy’s revised edition of The Vegan Slow Cooker comes almost ten years after the first one, and features more than 20 new and updated recipes (more than 160 recipes in all), new tricks for streamlining recipes, and all-new stunning photography. Recipes also include gluten-free, soy-free, and no oil added options.

It comes in both Paperback and Kindle versions and I recommend you get if you want to explore more delicious and comforting meals that all the members of your family – even non-vegans – will love to eat. And as you certainly know, slow cooker recipes are so easy to make! You just dump all the ingredients together and let the slow cooker work its magic while you’re at work, out on an adventure or simply sleeping ;D

In this book you’ll find recipes that cover every meal of the day and every type of cuisine, from your favorite comforting stews, to fresh and exciting new takes on breakfast and desserts—all deliciously plant-based and easy to make.

Some of my favorite recipes from the book include:

  • ❥ Asian Tofu Soup
  • ❥ White Bean and Kale Stew
  • ❥ Mashed Potato and Edamame Burrito Filling
  • ❥ Tempeh Tornado
  • ❥ Meatless Sausage-Mushroom Ragu
  • ❥ Foolproof Focaccia
  • ❥ Mango Coconut Rice Pudding
  • ❥ Scrambled Tofu with Peppers

 The Vegan Slow Cooker, Revised and Expanded: Simply Set It and Go with 160 Recipes for Intensely Flavorful, Fuss-Free Fare Fresh from the Slow Cooker or Instant Pot®

But to introduce you to Kathy’s style of hearty, comforting recipes bursting with flavors, today I’ll be sharing with you a Vegan version of a classic Italian recipe: the Slow cooker Chickpea Cacciatore with potatoes – just a few simple ingredients that come together beautifully all simmered down in a weeknight dinner that basically cooks itself!
Cooking it on low for many hours while you’re busy with your life, helps to create that amazingly rich and flavorful broth.

Slow Cooker Chickpea Cacciatore

The traditional Italian dish “alla cacciatora” actually means “hunter style” (alas!) and it usually includes a rich sauce made with

onions, herbs, usually tomatoes, often bell peppers, and sometimes wine. (source)

This amazing recipe is the Vegan answer to all the hunter’s style dishes out there. No need to harm any animals in order to have a healthy & delicious stew. This Italian-inspired meatless slow cooker Chickpea Cacciatore with potatoes is comfort food at its best!

With the cooler evenings and snowy weeks/months ahead of us, I’m sure I’m not the only one that’s been craving all kinds of comfort food. So this Slow Cooker Chickpea Cacciatore, so warm and comforting, is just perfect for this time of year.

Slow cooker chickpea Cacciatore

Chickpea Cacciatore with Potatoes

Just read on, if you want to make it, too. ;)

Slow cooker chickpea Cacciatore

Slow Cooker Chickpea Cacciatore with Potatoes

Here’s a completely plant-based one-pot meal that will satisfy the hungriest at your table. The potatoes and chickpeas are filling and full of nutrients. The sauce and the rest of the veggies make a sauce that packs a flavor punch - gluten-free soy-free no oil added
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 10 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings


  • 24 ounces baby potatoes quartered
  • 2 cans chickpeas drained -save liquid to use as aquafaba in other recipes
  • 1 pound mushrooms sliced - can use all white, baby bella, or a combo
  • 2 cups chopped bell peppers use multiple colors if you can
  • 3 carrots cut into coins

Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup red wine or 2 tablespoons (30 ml) balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp marjoram dried
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp rosemary ground

Serving Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup black olives pitted and sliced


  • For this recipe you will need a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. The night before: cut up the veggies. Add veggies and drained chickpeas to a sealable container, and mix. You can mix all the sauce ingredients together now, or wait until morning. Store everything in the fridge.
  • In the morning: mix the sauce and veggie-chickpea mixture together in your slow cooker. Cook on low 7 to 9 hours. Garnish with pitted black olives, if desired.


This recipe is from The Revised Vegan Slow Cooker by Kathy Hester. Reprinted with permission, Fair Winds Press.


» Get Kathy’s cookbook on Amazon: The Vegan Slow Cooker, Revised and Expanded: Simply Set It and Go with 160 Recipes for Intensely Flavorful, Fuss-Free Fare Fresh from the Slow Cooker or Instant Pot® «

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