One of my big concerns about transitioning into a vegan lifestyle was my pasta passion. Particularly my love of fettuccini alfredo. Now that I cannot have a traditional alfredo sauce I knew I need to try something else.
Enter this amazing vegan tofu alfredo sauce. While you will know it is not alfredo, it is so close you will quickly learn to embrace it.
It is creamy and delicious and is great for those on a vegan diet!
Traditional alfredo sauce is definitely not vegan as it has a lot of butter, cream, and some have cheeses in it so vegans usually stay far away. While there are several approaches to making vegan friendly alfredo sauce, this one appealed to me since it was also nut free.
Tofu Alfredo Sauce Recipe
Just a few simple ingredients and little work, make this an easy – and healthy recipe. The whole recipe should only take about 10 minutes to make and will provide enough for a bag of pasta.
- 1 14 ounce block silken tofu
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1 clove garlic
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup vegetable broth
- 1/4 cup vegan butter, melted
- 2 teaspoon onion powder
- Process all ingredients in a food processor for approximately 1 minute.
- Pour into pan and heat until it starts to bubble
- Mix with noodles and enjoy
You can leave the sauce plain or spruce it up with other flavors!
- Add some spinach or kale for an additional health kick
- Bring in some vegan chicken or sausage to add a new texture and taste
- Drop in some tomatoes – fresh or roasted for an explosion of flavor
- Broccoli florets also make a great healthy addition
Do not be afraid to explore options!
How Long Will Vegan Alfredo Sauce Store?
Well, if you do have some left over, it is OK to freeze it. Just be sure to let it cool completely on the stove – then place it in a freezer safe container. It should store well for up to 6 months. When you are ready to use it simply take it out the day before you need it and it should be ready to use in time for dinner.
Will This Be Good On Gluten Free Pasta?
Absolutely! If you are also on a gluten free diet, then feel free to add this sauce to your favorite gluten free pasta. I am a big fan of the Banza brand of chick pea pastas.