Dairy-Free: Almond Milk Alfredo

A simple Alfredo sauce takes the cream and cheese out of the classic version but retains so much flavor. A vegan sauce uses creamy almond milk to make a dietary-friendly dish.
By Serge Lescouarnec

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Credit: Brooke McLay, Franklin Bennett, and Melanie North
Pasta lovers, unite! Almonds Every Which Way brings us this delicious, dietary-friendly dish. A simple alfredo sauce takes the cream and cheese out of the classic version but retains so much flavor, you won’t miss all the fat! Gluten-free eaters will want to serve this over g-free pasta. If you’re watching your carb content, or just want to boost the veggies in your life, try spooning this sauce over spaghetti squash or zucchini ribbons and serving it with the No-Meat Neatballs.
4.3 from 4 reviews
Dairy-Free: Almond Milk Alfredo
 
A simple Alfredo sauce takes the cream and cheese out of the classic version but retains so much flavor. A vegan sauce uses creamy almond milk to make a dietary-friendly dish.
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Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Dairy-Free
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons butter or Earth Balance
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 ½ tablespoons arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 16 ounces fettuccine, cooked
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped Italian parsley
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter and shallots together until the shallots are softened and aromatic, about 2 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the arrowroot powder and vegetable stock, then pour it into the skillet. Whisk in the almond milk and nutritional yeast. Cook it just until the sauce thickens and is steamy. If you're using cornstarch, whisk just until the sauce begins to boil and thicken.
  3. Remove from the heat and serve it over the fettuccine. Sprinkle with nutmeg, salt, and freshly ground pepper to taste. Garnish with chopped parsley.
 

4 Comments
  1. Our family enjoyed this sauce, thank you. I added a clove if garlic then blended the onion and garlic with the sauce as my kids wouldn’t eat it otherwise. I also added mushrooms and chopped cherry tomatoes to the final dish. I will be naking this again.

  2. My favorite vegan cheese recipe yet!! So hard to find a good one. It didn’t turn out like Alfredo, more like a yummy cheesy sauce. Also added more cornstarch to make it extra creamy.

    I would definitely recommend this recipe!

  3. This recipe is amazing!!! I don’t eat dairy but my husband does so I was afraid to mess up alfredo…one of his favorites. He loved it!! I did add a bit more cornstarch to thicken. Definitely will make this again!

  4. This recipe had good flavor, but my sauce did not thicken and turn creamy. Next time I will add more cornstarch.

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