This velvety, dairy-free, Vegan pasta sauce is a game changer! It’s a creamy cashew alfredo sauce recipe that you will find yourself putting on all the things! Grab some cashews and nutritional yeast, and let’s make this decadent, but still super easy-to-make Vegan alfredo sauce! It’s Paleo and Whole30 friendly, too.
If you like this sauce, be sure to check out our keto diet-friendly sauce recipes and this dairy-free big mac sauce.
How do you make a cashew alfredo sauce?
To make this Vegan alfredo sauce, you need a high powered blender, like a Blendtec or a Vitamix. If you’re interested in upgrading to a Blendtec, we’ve got a great discount code for you! Use the code RSG20 at checkout to save 20% off your purchase! Now…here’s how easy it is to make a creamy, cashew alfredo sauce.
- Place all of the ingredients in your blender in the order listed in the recipe card below.
- Blend on high until creamy.
- That’s it! And you’ll notice in the recipe we don’t even soak our cashews…you totally can to make them easier to digest if you have issues digesting nuts, but if you’re like me and forget most of the time anyway….no worries. You do not need to soak your cashews to end up with the richest, creamiest dairy-free sauce!
Gluten free and dairy free alfredo sauce
In addition to being dairy-free, this Vegan alfredo sauce is also gluten-free, which makes it a great Paleo and Whole30 friendly pasta sauce as well. It’s more than just a pasta sauce though. You can get creative with how you enjoy it. Here are some ideas.
- Dip your favorite veggies in it.
- Smother it all over veggies noodles.
- Use it as a topping on burgers and sandwiches.
- Use it as the sauce for pizza.
And here are some recipes that we love that use it.
Your turn to try our Vegan alfredo sauce
Make this quick and easy, 5 minute dairy-free alfredo sauce and enjoy healthy comfort food to the max! What will you make with it first?! Leave a comment and rating below to let us know how it goes. And take a pic to share on Instagram. Tag us @realsimplegood so we can check it out! We love to see what you’re making.
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Creamy Vegan Alfredo Sauce
- 1 cup water
- 1 lemon, juice of
- 2 cups raw cashews
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp ground pepper
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Make alfredo sauce by placing all of the sauce ingredients in a high powered blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
Very tasty! I subbed a small amount of sautéed chopped onion and garlic for the garlic powder and had to add some plant milk because my mix was too thick to blend.
Ooohh yum! Bet the sautéed onion and garlic was so delicious in there. Thanks for coming back to leave a review! 🙂
Delicious! I did add a little more nutritional yeast and salt to taste but this is perfect for Whole30/dairy free diets. I plan to use it in place of sour cream along with Whole30 Mayo in a spinach dip this weekend for a dinner party. It is so nice to have alternatives to dairy in recipes. Thanks!
We’re so glad it was a hit! And I bet your guests will enjoy the dip as well! Thanks so much for taking the time to come back and leave a review! We really appreciate it. 🙂
Hi there, I have an abundance of cashews but they aren’t raw. Would it be alright to substitute them, perhaps leave out the salt?
Yes if you are using roasted + salted cashews it should work and you can leave out the salt and add some in after blending if it needs a little salt. The sauce will turn out darker looking with roasted cashews but should still taste great.
Hi! What’s the nutritional breakdown for this?
Hi there, as part of our real food/paleo lifestyle we don’t track any nutrition information personally, and it has been really liberating for us and helped us find food freedom. For that reason we don’t post the nutrition info on our recipes, with the only exception being the Keto specific recipes on our site. You could plug the ingredients into an online nutrition calculator like myfitnesspal if needed though.