Originally full of butter and heavy cream, alfredo sauce might seem like a vegan nightmare. However, vegans are always finding new, innovative ways to create classic recipes, and fortunately, there is a wide variety of vegan alfredo sauces to choose from! Whether made from cashews, tofu, or cauliflower, these 15 vegan alfredo recipes deliver the same creaminess and richness, but without causing harm to cows!
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1. Fettuccini Alfredo
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This Fettuccine Alfredo by Doug McNish is creamy and rich and has an astounding depth of flavor that will keep you coming back for more. It goes so well with grilled portobello mushrooms and fresh greens, such as green peas or arugula, then sprinkle the top with a little nutritional yeast and freshly cracked pepper. I also serve it with a lemon wedge for good measure.
2. Sweet Corn Alfredo Sauce
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This Sweet Corn Alfredo Sauce by Kristina Humphreys is incredibly simple and healthy. It’s also free of the most common allergens and processed ingredients. Alfredo is usually made with butter, cream, and cheese. In this plant-based version, corn adds such a sweet and salty taste as well as a creamy texture. Just steam the corn and blend all of the ingredients for a luxurious, silky smooth sauce. You can use it as a pasta sauce, salad dressing, soup, or dip. This corn Alfredo sauce goes well with so many foods!
3. Easy Vegan Broccoli Alfredo Pasta
This Easy Vegan Broccoli Alfredo Pasta by Shanika Graham-White is the perfect easy weekday meal or perhaps something simple for a laid-back weekend. Based with a creamy, flavorful Alfredo sauce made from cauliflower and cashews; and tossed with delicious broccoli. Completely dairy-free and vegan. Made in just 25 minutes!
4. Acorn Alfredo Pasta
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5. Creamy Cauliflower Fettuccine Alfredo
This Creamy Cauliflower Fettuccine Alfredo by Christina Bedetta is a must-try. Packed with an array of vitamins, fiber, the cauliflower is nothing short of a star ingredient here. The addition of olive oil and roasted garlic provide additional nutrients and, of course, those classic Italian pasta flavors. In her recipe, Bedetta opted for purple cauliflower to add a fun pop of color!
6. Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo
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This Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo by Jackie Newgent is no fettuccine Alfredo; it’s better! You’ll get bonus velvetiness and a boost of color from a mixture of pumpkin puree and vegetable broth. You’ll also love the garlicky accent, crunchy pine nuts, and aromatic fresh basil leaves in this inspired “Alfredo” dish. Pick your favorite pasta shape. Altogether, it’s really, really comforting!
7. Creamy Alfredo With Roasted Sprouts
This Creamy Alfredo With Roasted Sprouts by Vegan Punks is incredible! Cauliflower is the hero vegans deserve – rice, steaks, sauces – it does it all! A truly versatile ingredient, it easily takes on the flavor of marinades and sauces and adds a certain ‘bite’ to dishes when cooked correctly.
8. Spaghetti With Mushrooms and Creamy Vegan Alfredo Sauce
This Spaghetti With Mushrooms and Creamy Vegan Alfredo Sauce by Laine Rudolfa makes for an easy weeknight dinner! The sauce is cauliflower-based, which makes the sauce extra creamy!
9. Fettuccine With Vegan Champagne Alfredo
10. Mushroom Fettuccine Alfredo
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You might not think this Mushroom Fettuccine Alfredo by Hot for Food could possibly be created without butter and heavy cream, but this recipe is just as creamy and rich! If you’re allergic to nuts, just replace the cashews with the same measurement of soft tofu and use 1/2 cup water when blending.
11. Beet Alfredo Sauce
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This bright Beet Alfredo Sauce by Caroline Ginolfi is sure to impress! You wouldn’t even know that there were beets in this deliciously creamy sauce except for the color giving it away. Vibrant and tasty!
12. Cauliflower Sage Alfredo
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13. Alfredo Sauce
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14. Cauliflower Zucchini Noodle Alfredo
This Cauliflower Zucchini Noodle Alfredo by Marina Yanay-Triner is so light and creamy! Just remember to eat a huge bowl of this stuff to be totally happy and full, or pair the dish with some protein like vegan meatballs, or grains like garlic bread! A 1-zucchini dish just won’t do it for this one!
15. Fettuccine Alfredo
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This Fettuccine Alfredo by Maggie Jones is perfect for those with nut allergies! Creamy sauces in vegan cooking tend to be made with nuts, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favorite meals. Cauliflower takes the place of cashews in this recipe to make a rich and creamy alfredo sauce that you can make in big batches and freeze for later use. Serve it with asparagus, peas, or whatever green vegetables you have readily available.
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