Plant Based Alfredo Sauce

Plant Based Alfredo Sauce

Four simple steps all in less than 15 minutes, this plant-based Alfredo sauce is a must save, must have recipe for any healthy eaters.

Plant Based Alfredo Sauce In 4 Simple Steps


The other day, as we were browsing through Pinterest, we found a life-changing hack.

Instead of waiting 24 hours, or “overnight”, for our cashews to soak, we found out that boiling them would give you the same end product.

Mind = blown.

This completely changed the game for us in such a good way!

We’re kind of on the fly cooks, we don’t really plan much ahead in terms of meals. That’s because we have a base line grocery list that ensures our fridge and cabinets are filled with things we can make meals out of.

You can download the Eat Real Shit Grocery List here for simplified shopping.

Being able to quickly prepare the necessary ingredients for this delicious Alfredo on the spot was a huge find for us.

And as plant-based eaters, you’d think that Alfredo or any creamy sauces would be out the question. But there are incredibly versatile plant-based ingredients that can be converted into delectable creaminess.

It helps to have a powerful blender or food processor to mix up the ingredients well.

We choose a Ninja Blender because of it’s versatility; smoothies, sauces, chickpea salad – all made using this kitchen gadget! We love it.

This one uses cashews and our one pot pasta uses milk alternative for creaminess, but there is one ingredient all “cheese-like” plant based recipes have in common: Nutritional Yeast.

But for a fair warning: after trying nutritional yeast, you will be addicted.

We’ve used a few different kinds of pasta with this sauce, and have never been disappointed with any of our choices. Sometimes we just add roasted vegetables, like asparagus or broccoli, a few other times we have added Tofurky sausages.

Like many of our other recipes, this sauce is really yours to take.

Tip: Add fresh parsley to your sauce for extra freshness and herb flavor.

We won’t keep this to ourselves any longer, if we’re going to enjoy this sauce, you can too!

Alfredo Sauce

Rich and easy Alfredo sauce.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 onion (white or red)
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  1. Boil 1 cup of cashews in water for 10 minutes

  2. Sautée diced onion in a pan with olive oil (or water) until fully cooked

  3. Drain cashews and add them to a blender or food processor (we use @thenutribullet)

  4.  Add cooked onions, fresh garlic, vegetable broth, and spices, then blend together until creamy

Recipe Notes

Add less or more vegetable broth for preferred creaminess


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