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Pasta with Alfredo Sauce

Dairy-Free Alfredo Sauce

This vegan Alfredo sauce is perfectly creamy and cheesy without the dairy. Serve with your favorite pasta! Gluten-free.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy-free Alfredo sauce
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Author Tessa Fisher


  • 1 cup (140g) raw cashews
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • couple pinches cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Place your raw cashews in a high powered blender. Cover with boiling water. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes. Drain and return cashews to blender.
  • Add almond milk, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, nutritional yeast, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper to the blender. Blend on high, until mixture is smooth.
  • If adding to pasta, transfer to pot with drained pasta and stir over low heat until warmed. This Alfredo sauce recipe works well with 8-10oz package of pasta.
    If using with other proteins, heat Alfredo sauce in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until warm.