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A Pile Of Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo With Garnishes

The Best Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo

$4.20 recipe | $0.53 serving
Al dente fettuccine noodles topped with a creamy alfredo sauce made of cashews, roasted garlic, caramelized onions, and lemon. This dish brings a whole new meaning to comfort food.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Italian, Vegan
Servings 8 servings
Calories 416 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Large pot
  • High-speed blender

Ingredients
 

Noodles

  • 20 oz fettuccine noodles ($0.47)

Alfredo Sauce

  • 1 tbsp olive oil ($0.12)
  • ½ medium white onion ($0.12)
  • 1 ¼ cups raw cashews ($2.15)
  • 1 ½ cups soy milk ($0.42)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice ($0.18)
  • 5 whole garlic cloves, roasted ($0.15)
  • ½ cup water ($0.00)
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast ($0.49)
  • 1 ½ tsp apple cider vinegar ($0.09)
  • Sea salt to taste ($0.01)

Garnishes optional

Instructions
 

  • It's best to soak the cashews in water overnight. Alternatively, you can soak them in boiling water for 30-60 minutes before making the sauce.
  • In the meantime, preheat an oven or toaster oven to 400°F. Prepare your roasted garlic by slicing the top off and drizzling with some olive oil. Wrap it in tin foil and bake on 400°F for 25-30 minutes, or until the cloves are turning soft and browning.
  • Next, heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a saucepan on low-medium. Add the onions in and sauté them until they are browning.
  • As the onions and garlic are cooking, boil some water in a large pot. Once it has come to a boil, add a pinch of salt and fettuccine noodles. Cook them according to the package directions. Once the pasta is done, drain it and transfer back to the pot you cooked it in or to the pan for the onions. Set aside.
  • Once the garlic, onions, and cashews are ready, add all sauce ingredients to a blender and mix on high until a creamy texture is achieved. You may have to stop and scrape down the sides a few times, especially if you don't have a high-speed blender.
  • If you feel the sauce is too thick at this point, you can add in more plant milk 2 tbsp at a time.
  • Add alfredo sauce to the noodles and mix everything together. Serve this dish with some vegan parmesan, chopped parsley, and lemon zest on top!

Notes

  • Optional ingredients are not reflected in the price of the recipe.
  • If you want this recipe to come together more quickly, you can use fresh garlic and no onion.
  • We like to use soy milk for this recipe, but you can use other plant milk too.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
The Best Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
416
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
12.6
g
19
%
Saturated Fat
 
1.9
g
12
%
Trans Fat
 
0
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2.2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
6.2
g
Cholesterol
 
0
mg
0
%
Sodium
 
22.6
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
216
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
61.4
g
20
%
Fiber
 
4.1
g
17
%
Sugar
 
4.3
g
5
%
Protein
 
14.9
g
30
%
Vitamin A
 
94.1
IU
2
%
Vitamin C
 
1.2
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
69.3
mg
7
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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