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Cashew Alfredo Sauce Recipe (Dairy Free, Vegan, Gluten Free)

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This cashew alfredo sauce recipe is a creamy vegan fettuccine alfredo, made lighter and healthier. Dairy free & gluten free. This creamy alfredo sauce is made from raw unsalted cashews to give it richness and a thick creamy texture.

The spices & garlic bring some major flavor to the sauce as well. Serve with vegan garlic knots, a tangy cucumber salad, and Mangia!

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This cashew alfredo sauce recipe is a total vegan comfort food, that is so much healthier than a restaurant sauce. I absolutely love cashews, and I can’t believe it took me so long to come up with this recipe. This creamy decadent pasta is ready in about 20 minutes, and the sauce is made right in the blender.

We gave this one a full 10/10 for flavor!  It was SO good with a big side salad and garlic bread. Even if you don’t love cashews- you have to give this one a shot.

This Cashew Alfredo Pasta Sauce Recipe Is:

  • Decadent
  • Rich
  • Creamy
  • Garlicky
  • Saucy
  • Healthy
  • Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Make Cashew Pasta Sauce Vegan for a Healthy Version

This vegan cashew fettuccine alfredo sauce is a simple way to get extra veggies in your diet. I’m all about making recipes plant-based when I can. Vegan cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around vegan pantry staples and swapping in a few plant-based ingredients you can make healthier meals for you and your family. I made a list of my 125 favorite vegan pantry ingredients that we use on a weekly basis, and check out all my vegan recipes here that are on The Herbeevore. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic meatless and dairy free meals for your table.

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What’s In Vegan Alfredo?

  • Garlic, Parsley– I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
    If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

 

The Best Blender for the Job

I’ve owned a lot of blenders, but my Vitamix is definitely the best one I’ve owned. This high-speed blender will blend even the toughest of ingredients into pulp.  I prefer using my blender to my food processor for sauces like this or homemade hummus, as it’s much easier to clean the Vitamix. This is definitely one kitchen appliance we use on a daily basis!

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How Do I Make Alfredo Sauce with Cashews?

  1. In a large pot, boil water and place pasta in the pot. Cook according to package instructions – but save 1 cup of the hot pasta cooking water.
  2. Place the cashews in a bowl or mason jar. Add the hot water to the cashews, and allow them to soak for 10 minutes.
  3. In a blender, add the garlic, cashews and their water, herbs de Provence, vegetable stock, and nutritional yeast. Blend on high for 1 to 2 minutes until ingredients are well combined. If sauce is too thick, add an additional 1/4 cup of hot water until it reaches the desired consistency. 
  4. Drain the pasta and toss with the sauce. Stir in parsley and add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

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Get the Same Ingredients for this Cashew Alfredo Pasta Recipe

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 

If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

 

As always, if you make this vegan and gluten free cashew alfredo pasta sauce recipe be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me @theherbeevore on Instagram so I can feature you.  I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!

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Cashew Alfredo Sauce

The Herbeevore
This cashew alfredo sauce recipe is a creamy vegan fettuccine alfredo, made lighter and healthier. Dairy free & gluten free. This creamy alfredo sauce is made from raw unsalted cashews to give it richness and a thick creamy texture. The spices & garlic bring some major flavor to the sauce as well. Serve with vegan garlic knots, a tangy cucumber salad, and Mangia!
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner, Pasta
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 295 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, boil water and place pasta in the pot. Cook according to package instructions - but save 1 cup of the hot pasta cooking water.
  • Place the cashews in a bowl or mason jar. Add the hot water to the cashews, and allow them to soak for 10 minutes.
  • In a blender, add the garlic, cashews and their water, herbs de Provence, vegetable stock, lemon juice, and nutritional yeast. Blend on high for 1 to 2 minutes until ingredients are well combined. If sauce is too thick, add an additional 1/4 cup of hot water until it reaches the desired consistency.
  • Drain the remainder of the pasta and toss with the sauce. Stir in parsley and add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Notes

Save Money on Organic Produce!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market - they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
If you think organic produce is too expensive... think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 6mgPotassium: 108mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 849IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
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