This Vegan Cashew Alfredo Sauce is my go-to for all types of pasta dishes. It’s incredibly rich and creamy- you absolutely won’t miss the dairy! I like to serve it over brown rice noodles with sautéed onions, mushrooms and spinach but it tastes great on pretty much everything so feel free to get creative!

Alfredo Sauce [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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  • 1 cup cashews, soaked in water at least 2 hours
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free tamari
  • 3-4 tablespoons water
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Drain and rinse cashews.
  2. Combine all ingredients, including cashews, together in a blender until completely smooth. Add water until desired thickness is reached.
  3. Warm in a small saucepot on stove and serve over pasta, rice or vegetables! Store in refrigerator for up to four days.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 901 | Total Carbs: 42 g | Total Fat: 71 g | Total Protein: 34 g | Total Sodium: 1974 g | Total Sugar: 6 g Per Serving: Calories: 225 | Carbs: 11 g | Fat: 18 g | Protein: 9 g | Sodium: 494 mg | Sugar: 2 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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  1. Made this for my husband and I, and as omnivores we are very impressed and happy to have a lighter and greener sauce without having to compromise on flavor. Although I wouldn\’t quite label it alfredo, it certainly feels like a comfort food. I plan to use this on pasta and green vegetables often in the future.

    1. Deb, I don\’t think cashew milk would work as well. The whole ground cashew adds a creamy thickness in recipes. Also, like juicing, you would lose some nutritional benefits.

  2. I think one thing that a person should try to do is get rid of all the oil in their diet too. I know we have always heard of the heart benefits of olive oil. However, after listening to others like Dr Esselstyn, it would appear that oils are just not a good thing for our hearts overall.