Slow Cooker Thai Red Curry Recipe (Vegetarian)

I’m so excited to share this easy slow cooker Thai red curry recipe with you, one of my favorite dishes.

I love how it’s loaded with vegetables, making it a satisfying dinner that won’t leave me feeling heavy or weighed down.

For some added protein, I threw in some cashews to help replace the usual chicken protein and it is delightful!

Plus, I’m a big fan of the crockpot doing all the work for you. It makes an easy weeknight family dinner or take-along dish for busy days.

Slow Cooker Thai Red Curry Recipe

Add any veggies you like (I usually add tomatoes and fresh green beans too), enjoy with rice or quinoa, and top with some fresh cilantro and lime.

Is Thai Red Curry Spicy?

Because the recipe itself doesn’t call for any added chilis or chili powder, this Thai Red Curry can be enjoyed by the entire family.

But if you’re like me, and LOVE a lot of heat, you can just add sliced fresh Thai chili, Serrano or Jalapeno to your bowl after serving. Korean Chili Flakes are also delicious as a spicy topping and use them on everything.

How Do I Make This Into Thai Red Curry Chicken Soup?

Turning our recipe into Chicken Thai Red Curry is easy.

slow cooker red thai curry recipe

Just add 2 cups of diced chicken in with the majority of the other ingredients in the first step. You can also substitute out the vegetable broth for chicken broth instead.

You should also try amazing Chiang Mai Chicken Khao Soi Recipe for a flavor bomb that is unique to Northern Thailand.

What Kind of Slow Cooker Are You Using?

I’ve been using the Crock-Pot 7-Qt. Cook n’ Carry Programmable Countdown Slow Cooker for the past few years and LOVE it.

This model is great because it has a digital timer which automatically switches to “keep warm” when done.

This gives me a little more freedom to leave the house, if needed. But seriously, where am I going to go?

From using this crockpot in a variety of recipes, I know that it cooks faster than most – so keep that in mind when making this in your crockpot.

All slow cookers have their own pace. You know yours the best, so be sure to adjust times accordingly, if needed!

How to Make Veg Thai Red Curry in a Crockpot

Our Veg Thai Red Curry recipe is a dish that will make your taste buds go crazy.

The ingredients are easy to find a snap to make with the help of a slow cooker. So let’s give it a go.

Slow Cooker Thai Red Curry Recipe


  • 1/4 cup Authentic Red Thai Curry Paste
  • Two 14 oz cans Coconut Milk
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 lb baby potatoes, halved
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups spinach, fresh
  • 1/2 cup cashews, optional
  • lime, quartered into wedges
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped


Add Thai red curry paste, coconut milk, vegetable broth (or chicken stock, if you prefer), soy sauce, brown sugar, potatoes, broccoli, cinnamon stick and cumin seeds into your slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Thai Red Curry Recipe coconut milk

If adding chicken, do so here. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Slow Cooker Thai Red Curry Recipe (2)

Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours.

Add in the spinach and cashews and toss well to mix. That’s all – your delicious red Thai curry is ready to enjoy.

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Serve yourself a bowl and garnish with a few pinches of cilantro, some extra cashews (if desired) and squeeze a lime wedge over everything.

This is excellent alone, or over rice or quinoa.

slow cooker red thai curry recipe

Slow Cooker Thai Red Curry

This is a recipe for a red Thai curry that can be made in the slow cooker. It’s an easy and spicy dish, perfect for chilly winter nights!
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Course: Dinner, Main
Main Ingredient: Soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 4


  • slow cooker


  • ¼ cup Authentic Red Thai Curry Paste
  • 2 cans Coconut Milk, 14oz
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 lb baby potatoes halved
  • 1 head broccoli cut into florets
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 cups spinach fresh
  • ½ cup cashews optional
  • 1 lime quartered into wedges
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves chopped


  • Add all ingredients (EXCEPT spinach, cashews, lime and cilantro) to your slower cooker and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours.
  • If adding chicken, make sure the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  • Add spinach and cashews. Mix well. That’s it!
  • Garnish with cilantro and lime wedge. Enjoy over rice or quinoa. Or just by itself is delicious too!


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68 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Thai Red Curry Recipe (Vegetarian)”

  1. curry has always scared me so I’m never tried it. I cannot “do” anything spicy because even the smallest pinch of something is too spicy for my taste buds.

  2. We love curry dishes in our house but dont make them often because they do require some prep work. I’m going to have to try this since its only 15 min!

  3. This looks delicious. I am always looking for super quick and tasty meals for week nights. I have zero motivation to cook then!

  4. That chicken looks delicious and really fun for the taste buds. We love Asian cuisine here and I am sure my husband would love this.

  5. I haven’t ever eaten curry before but I have to say, that looks a bit spicy. It looks tasty though and I like that it only takes 15 min.

  6. You make it look so easy! I’ve been wanting to try a thai dish, but I’m nervous! My husband likes the yellow curry. I’ve tasted his, but never tried red.

  7. Lemongrass Chicken Stir Fry sounds good, and so does the Red Curry Chicken. I like to make new recipes for hubby and the kids, and both of them would fit the bill.

  8. We love curry dishes. Looks like something so simple and I love that it will get on the table in a matter of minutes.

  9. I don’t care much for green or yellow curry, but for some reason I find red to be fabulous! I’ll keep an eye out!

  10. Quick, easy and delicious. That is what I look for in recipes and meals for my family. We no longer eat meat, but I used to love curry as a Jamaican

  11. I am a Thai Food Nut! I love all kinds of curry and spicy dishes! This looks great and I love that it’s so fast, instead of bringing home junk food after a late night at work, this looks fast and it’s definitely way better than typical ‘fast food’.

  12. I have never had Thai food but this def looks delicious. Love the Instagram link that you included. The elephant photos are adorable!

  13. That’s a really nice looking meal! Looks really yummy. I’ve never tried curry before, looks like I may have to give it a try!

  14. Well wow.. that is a very quick meal. I am always looking for new ways to prepare chicken since I digest it much better than most meats.

  15. This looks fantastic. I love curry dishes and thai dishes, even better I like things I can make quickly. I’m bookmarking so I don’t forget this.

  16. This looks really good – which is saying a lot for many frozen meals! I love that you can cook this so quickly (and on the stovetop if you choose not to microwave it.) Thanks for the coupon!


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