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vegan alfredo sauce
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Vegan Alfredo Sauce

Creamy, smooth, and big on flavor this vegan Alfredo sauce is easy to make with 6 simple ingredients, and fifteen minutes from start to finish. It's a whole food plant-based version of the classic Italian sauce that's dairy-free, oil-free, and gluten-free.
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: vegan alfredo sauce
Servings: 6
Calories: 125kcal
Author: Alison Corey


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¾ cup raw cashews
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • ½ cup vegetable stock
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper


  • Pour ¼ cup of cashews into coffee grinder and grind. Repeat two additional times until you've ground a total of ¾ cup of cashews. Measurement is made before you grind the cashews.
  • Chop onion and sauté in saucepan with ½ cup of vegetable stock until soft.
  • In a blender combine 1 cup of almond milk, sautéd onions and vegetable stock,2 cloves of minced garlic, ground cashews, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper. Pulse until thoroughly combined and smooth.
  • Pour mixture into saucepan. Heat on medium stirring continuously until sauce begins to thicken.


  1. If using a coffee grinder, grind ¼ cup of cashews at a time.
  2. If you have a high speed blender, pre-soak cashews overnight or for a minimum of 6 hours. 


Calories: 125kcal