A good vegan alfredo sauce recipe can make for a great addition to so many dishes that it’s worth getting at least one or two under your belt. We’ve compiled an extensive list below if you’re looking for some easy vegan alfredo sauce recipes to get started!
1. Vegan Alfredo Sauce (With Fettucine) by ElaVegan
This vegan alfredo sauce is among the creamiest ones we’ve found, so if you’re a fan of creamy sauce, then look no further. This recipe includes onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, smoked paprika, nutritional yeast, and a few other ingredients you can get from any grocery store.
Overall, they make for a flavorful combination that you can have done in roughly twenty-five minutes. And while this recipe is for Fettucine, you can combine it with a wide variety of other foods to amp up the flavor factor.
2. Vegan Alfredo Sauce (Nut-Free) by Deliciously Earthy
For a nut-free vegan alfredo sauce option, Deliciously Earthy has the solution for you in this recipe which does away with cashew nuts and cauliflower. Two common ingredients you’ll find in the majority of alfredo sauce recipes.
In this recipe, oat milk, parsley, oregano, cornstarch, paprika, vegan butter, onion powder, nutritional yeast, crushed garlic cloves, and silken tofu are all the ingredients you’ll need to get the best nut-free alfredo sauce. And similar to the recipe above, this one only takes twenty-five minutes to complete.
3. The Best Vegan Alfredo by DetoxInista
DetoxInista’s vegan alfredo uses a simple alfredo sauce that only requires a handful of ingredients. All you’ll need for this one is lemon juice, cashews that are not roasted or salted, apple cider vinegar, salt & pepper, garlic, and sauteed onions (optional).
Despite the few ingredients in this recipe, you’ll find that it brings a unique flavor to the table, mainly thanks to the lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and garlic combination. Many alfredo sauces don’t make use of lemon, so you might have reservations about it being too bitter, but it isn’t overpowering in the sauce.
4. 5-Minute Vegan Alfredo Sauce For Gnocchi or Pasta by Kitchen Treaty
Gnocchi and pasta are always more flavorful if they have a quality sauce to complement them, and this 5-minute vegan alfredo sauce does just that. The main stars of the show in this recipe are the cashews, which form the base of many recipes because of their versatility.
Using a quality blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec, combine cashews, fresh garlic, salt, pepper, onion powder, and nutritional yeast. You’ll have an easy homemade alfredo sauce that’s ready to go in no time at all!
5. Vegan Alfredo Sauce by The Burger Dude
The Burger Dude’s vegan alfredo sauce uses a bechamel base, which traditionally combines white roux and milk. For this recipe, you’ll need vegan butter, flour, minced gloves of garlic, unsweetened plant milk, grated parmesan cheese, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper, and vinegar or lemon juice.
You’ll find an excellent combination of thickness and smoothness with this sauce, and you can play around with the texture by adding more or less plant milk to the mixture. This also helps you make a sauce that better complements whatever you might pair it with, as a creamier sauce often works better with pasta. In contrast, a thicker sauce can sometimes be better for sandwiches.
6. The Best Vegan Alfredo Pasta Recipe by Rachlmansfield
While many of the recipes on this list are far from demanding, this one is a breeze to make because it takes six simple ingredients you likely already have in your pantry. For this recipe, you’ll need cashews, nutritional yeast, warm water, lemon juice, veggie broth, a white onion, chopped cloves of garlic, and salt and pepper.
Soak the cashews in hot water for roughly 10 minutes while you cook your onions and garlic in a skillet for 5-8 minutes. After that, combine the onions, garlic, and other ingredients in a blender before draining the cashews and adding them to the blender until you get a creamy sauce.
7. Vegan Alfredo Sauce by Taste Of Home
Many people associate dairy and gluten with every alfredo sauce, but the reality is that you don’t need either one of those, and you won’t sacrifice any flavor. In this recipe, the secret is once again cashews, as blending them creates that creaminess that you would typically get from dairy products.
You can replace the cashews with peeled almonds or macadamia nuts in this recipe. You can also spice the flavor up with a hint of dried rosemary. Aside from that, the rest of this recipe is straightforward and easier to prepare with the other base ingredients that most vegan alfredo sauces use.
8. Cheesy Garlic Vegan Alfredo Sauce by Loving It Vegan
Getting a cheesy alfredo sauce without the actual cheese involves using a combination of coconut milk, vegan butter, and fresh garlic. No cashews are necessary for this recipe! You’ll also need all-purpose flour, vegetable stock/broth, nutritional yeast, sea salt, black pepper, and Dijon mustard.
The Dijon mustard brings out the cheesy flavor in this sauce. However, suppose you are not a particularly big fan of the specific flavor of Dijon mustard. In that case, you can substitute it for your favorite yellow mustard instead. If you want to keep things gluten-free, you can also use gluten-free all-purpose flour.
9. Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce by PlantYou
This vegan alfredo sauce is quite different from many others because it uses cauliflower as its primary ingredient. It’s also oil-free, which you can’t say about many other vegan alfredo sauce recipes. For this recipe, boil your cauliflower for 8-10 minutes or steam them for 15 minutes.
After that, blend the cauliflower in a mixer with lemon juice, sea salt, your choice of plant milk, garlic powder, and nutritional yeast. You can also adjust the sauce’s consistency as you blend by adding more or less liquid. Once you finish blending, you can add your sauce to a saucepan and combine it with whatever pasta you prefer.
10. Easy Creamy Vegan & Nut-Free Alfredo Sauce by Strength And Sunshine
If you’re looking for an allergy-free vegan alfredo sauce, this one is a great option. It’s dairy-free, nut-free, peanut-free, sesame-free, corn-free, wheat-free, coconut-free, egg-free, and soy-free.
This recipe will make up to four cups of sauce, and it only takes 10 minutes to make if you use a high-power blender to combine all the ingredients. It’s also great with more than just different kinds of pasta, so you can make it a tasty condiment treat for all sorts of occasions.
11. Zesty Vegan Pasta With Cashew Alfredo Sauce by Feasting At Home
The vegan alfredo sauce in this recipe has all the usual ingredients for an alfredo sauce, with one key outlier that gives it an added layer of depth. This is the miso paste, a traditional Japanese seasoning made from fermenting soybeans with salt and kōji. In addition to that, this recipe calls for a pinch of nutmeg to add a bit of sweet woody flavor.
Even if you’ve tried your fair share of traditional alfredo sauce recipes, this one is still great because it keeps much of what’s good about those recipes and adds just enough of a twist to bring something exciting and new to the table. This recipe uses cashew nuts and many of the other standard ingredients for a vegan alfredo sauce, so ensure you have a blender ready.
12. Vegan Garlic Alfredo Sauce by The Vegan 8
This vegan alfredo sauce emphasizes garlic more than others, making it great if you want a recipe that emphasizes a garlic taste without being overpowering. You’ll need four extra-large cloves of garlic, a diced white onion, vegetable broth, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, ground black pepper, salt, and unsalted cashews.
It makes two cups of sauce and only takes ten minutes to prep and another ten minutes to cook, so you can whip it up on the fly if you’re short on time. And because this recipe does not include any vegan butter or oil, it’s overall more healthy for you while still being dairy-free and oil-free.
13. Oil-Free Vegan Alfredo Sauce by My Quiet Kitchen
This 30 minutes vegan alfredo sauce recipe does not use cashews, oil, or coconut milk. However, it can still pull off an incredibly creamy texture with a mix of healthy whole-food ingredients. The standouts among these ingredients are tahini, cauliflower, white miso, mustard powder, and nutmeg.
They make for unique add-ons to the typical ingredients of most alfredo sauces, but some of them are not must-haves either. If you are not a fan of miso, you can try increasing the amount of salt you use instead, and if you don’t like the taste of tahini, the recipe also recommends using cashew or macadamia butter for a similar result.
14. Vegan Alfredo Sauce: Extra Creamy Without The Cream by TofuBud
This vegan alfredo sauce recipe has got you covered for a tofu-based option. You’ll need a 14-oz block of firm silken or soft tofu, nutritional yeast, vegan butter, water/vegetable broth, onion powder, fresh lemon juice, soy sauce or liquid aminos, garlic cloves, and dried basil. If you don’t want to use vegan butter, you can use oil or a vegan margarine brand.
If your tofu comes in a block, you can either leave it that way or press it with a tofu press. Both options work the same for the most part, but you can avoid having to do this if you get silken or soft tofu since they are less firm. Lastly, every ingredient in this recipe is gluten-free except for potentially the soy sauce, so check your soy sauce to see if it is a gluten-free kind.
15. Vegan No Oil Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce by VeryVeganish
Some of the recipes on this list already ask very little of you from an ingredients standpoint, but this recipe, in particular, asks for only three ingredients that you may not already have in your kitchen. Cauliflower, garlic cloves, and almond milk or another plant-based milk. Aside from those three things, you’ll only need sea salt, black pepper, and ground nutmeg, which is optional.
While the few ingredients might make it seem like this vegan alfredo sauce won’t have the same level of flavor as others, that is not the case. It still packs plenty of flavors, but it’s a more simplistic sauce with no extra ingredients, overshadowing the classic taste that alfredo sauce is known for.
16. Easy Vegan Alfredo Sauce by My Pure Plants
You can have this vegan alfredo sauce done in just 15 minutes, which is faster than most other recipes on this list. So, if you’re in the greatest of hurries, this recipe will be your best friend, though you will need a solid high-power blender for maximum speed. Something like a Vitamix will do the trick perfectly.
The key to the speed of this recipe is soaking the cashew nuts in water. You can soak them overnight for maximum softness or soak them in hot water for about five minutes to get a similar result. When you go to blend them with the rest of the ingredients, you’ll get a perfectly smooth and creamy alfredo sauce in no time at all.
17. Easy Nut-Free Cauliflower Vegan Alfredo Sauce by Happy Food Healthy Life
For another vegan alfredo sauce recipe that does not require the use of cashews and other nuts to get that creamy texture, this recipe by Happy Food Healthy Life is a must-try if you love comfort food. This recipe calls for cauliflower, unsweetened almond milk, vegetable broth, salt and pepper, garlic, and dairy-free butter.
Boiling the cauliflower for 7-10 minutes is the primary key to getting the same super creamy texture with cashews. Cooking them down until they are soft and tender will make them easily blend in a high-speed blender. The unsweetened almond mill also plays a significant role in the overall texture of the sauce, so you can play around with how much you use.
18. Vegan Alfredo Sauce With Mushrooms by Holy Cow Vegan
Mushrooms are a popular inclusion in many alfredo sauce dishes, so it’s only fitting that we include at least one on this list. This recipe calls for crimini mushrooms, raw cashews, sage, nutritional yeast, garlic, white wine (optional), nondairy milk, dry oregano, and extra virgin olive oil or vegan butter, depending on which you prefer.
Along with being a generally healthy option, the mushrooms add an extra layer of flavor to the alfredo sauce without detracting from the sauce itself. And in terms of pairing it with pasta, pretty much any kind of pasta will work well, so go with whichever type is your favorite.
19. 5-Minute Vegan Garlic Alfredo Sauce by The Cheeky Chickpea
If you want a more savory and garlicky vegan alfredo sauce, this one will cater to that desire perfectly, and it only takes a quick five minutes to put together. It includes most of the standard ingredients in most vegan alfredo sauces, including raw cashews and plant-based milk for creaminess, but it has some standout ingredients that offer a unique taste.
The recipe calls for vegan cream cheese, white miso, bouillon, and dry white wine. However, suppose you want a non-alcoholic sauce. In that case, you can substitute the white wine for lemon juice to get a similar flavor. To make the sauce, all you have to do is soak your cashews before putting them in a blender with the rest of the ingredients. Nice and simple!
20. Creamy Vegan Alfredo Sauce by The Vegan Six
Here is another vegan alfredo sauce for those who enjoy tofu. You’ll need vegan butter, vegetable broth, soy sauce, nutritional yeast, onion powder, lemon juice, dried basil, and firm silken or soft tofu for this recipe. You can also use firm tofu and olive oil if you can’t get vegan butter, though you’ll get a slightly different taste in the sauce by doing so.
To adjust the consistency of the sauce, you can tweak the amount of water or vegetable broth you add to your liking, and it’s recommended you use a little more if you opt to go with the olive oil option over the vegan butter.
21. Vegan Cashew Alfredo Sauce (Gluten-Free) by VNutrition
This cashew-based vegan alfredo sauce by VNutrition is simple yet tasty, and it’s also flexible when it comes to ingredient substitutions. For this recipe, you’ll need raw cashews, or you can use macadamia nuts, hemp seeds, and sunflower seeds if you want a nut-free option that comes with a slightly different taste.
The other ingredients include lemon juice, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, and white miso. To keep your sauce gluten-free, you can also substitute the white miso for soy sauce, coconut aminos, or tamari. While the recipe does not explicitly call for water, you can add water to the ingredients while they’re in the blender to adjust the sauce’s consistency.
Easy Vegan Alfredo Sauce Recipes, Final Thoughts
There is a nigh unlimited amount of easy vegan alfredo sauce recipes, so go out and start experimenting to find your favorite! And while you’re at it, be sure to check out some of our other great vegan recipe recommendations!