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The BEST Vegan Alfredo Sauce Recipe

In this article you will find an easy and the BEST Vegan Alfredo Sauce Recipe to top your favorite pasta with!

This recipe only requires 4 ingredients, nothing weird to new vegans, like nutritional yeast. Just simple plant-based ingredients to make the best vegan alfredo sauce that you’re going to love!

Vegan alfredo sauce without nutritional yeast

When you have an alfredo sauce as good as this one (below), you’ll wonder why you ever bought the kind from the store!

Unfortunately, alfredo sauce is not one of the vegan items that have improved tremendously in the past 10 years by vegan food companies, unlike vegan cheese. Alfredo sauce is it’s own, separate thing and worth making yourself.

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How to Make this Vegan alfredo sauce for your favorite pasta

Start by soaking your cashews overnight.

Or, if you don’t plan ahead…start by boiling your cashews on the stove for 5-10 minutes.

Then get out your high speed blender or food processor to add all the ingredients in.

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Blend!

Blend some water (1/2 cup), garlic, lemon juice, and your cashews until everything is smooth, or mostly smooth, depending on the way you like it.

The secret to making this vegan pasta sauce creamy

Now, get a pot out to cook the sauce on the stove with an extra quarter to a half cup of water, and maybe a bit more salt (to taste).

Continually stir until it thickens.

Then pour on top of your favorite pasta!

Recipe Notes

The consistency may seem thin after blending, which is why we thicken it on the stove.

Don’t skip softening the cashews or the sauce will end up gritty, not creamy.

Why You Will LOVE This Vegan alfredo sauce!

You and your kids will love this Vegan alfredo sauce recipe because…

  • it’s creamy
  • it actually tastes like alfredo sauce (unlike the vegan alfredo at stores)
  • and it’s delicious!!
Dairy free alfredo sauce
Dairy free alfredo sauce

Vegan Alfredo Sauce

Shawna Clapper
The creamiest vegan alfredo sauce recipe you'll ever try! And it's even picky eater approved, without nutritional yeast. Only 4 ingredients!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • High Speed Blender or Food Processor

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup cashews boiled for 5-10 minutes
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ -½ cup more water

Instructions
 

  • Soak cashews overnight OR boil for 5-10 minutes.
  • Combine cashews, ½ cup water, garlic, lemon juice in a high speed blender until creamy.
  • Thicken on stove with an extra ¼ to ½ cup water, add salt to taste.
  • Pour over your choice of pasta and enjoy!

Notes

The consistency may seem thin after blending, which is why we thicken it on the stove.
Don’t skip softening the cashews or the sauce will end up gritty, not creamy.
Keyword alfredo, cashews, garlic, lemon

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