The Best Vegan Alfredo Sauce

January 2, 2016 Lunch + Dinner, Recipes

A week ago, when I attempted a vegan Alfredo sauce for the first time, I never would have guessed that I’d be putting a recipe for it on the blog anytime soon. Let alone calling it the best.

 

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But I accidentally discovered inspiration for this sauce while making Sam’s vegan mozzarella at her wonderful vegan food haven, It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken. Once I blended the mixture, but before heating it in a pan on the stove to thicken it up, I tasted some and realized that it was already an almost perfect Alfredo sauce. I would post a photo of the delicious vegan pizzas we ended up making with her mozzarella, but we ate it all… Yes, both pizzas.

So last night I adjusted the recipe a bit and tried it again, this time shooting for a thin Alfredo sauce right out of the blender, rather than a cheese sauce. After a bit of fudging with the ingredient amounts, it came out beautifully.

Let me know what you think!

Peace and love,

Kassy

 

The Bestest Vegan Alfredo Sauce
Serves 4
A thin Alfredo sauce made with cashews, water, nutritional yeast, and spices.
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Prep Time
24 hr 30 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
24 hr 35 min
Prep Time
24 hr 30 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
24 hr 35 min
For Alfredo
  1. ♥ 2 cups hot water
  2. ♥ 3/4 cup raw cashews, soaked over night (after soaking, ends up to be about 1 cup)
  3. ♥ 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  4. ♥ 2 teaspoons all-purpose or gluten-free flour
  5. ♥ 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  6. ♥ 1 teaspoon salt
  7. ♥ 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  8. ♥ 1/2 teaspoon pepper
For Fettuccine
  1. ♥ 1 package fettuccine noodles
Instructions
  1. Soak cashews over night or until soft.
  2. Prepare fettuccine in a pot over medium heat until the noodles are al dente.
  3. Rinse noodles and set aside.
  4. Heat cashews in a small pan over medium heat with the 2 cups of water until boiling.
  5. Place all of the ingredients, including the cashews and the hot water, into a high-power blender and blend until smooth and liquidy.
  6. Pour the sauce over your noodles and enjoy!
Notes
  1. ♥ If your blender can't liquify the sauce completely, just strain the mixture after blending it as much as you can.
  2. ♥ If you prefer your alfredo to be a bit thicker, you can either add flour by the teaspoon until you reach your desired consistency
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