Easy White Wine Vegan Alfredo Sauce

Easy White Wine Vegan Alfredo Sauce.  Red and white striped dish towel, with a red measuring cup filled with raw whole cashews.  Lemon wedges scattered around.

Vegan alfredo sauce is always a good idea. This recipe goes one step further as it’s made with a splash of dry white wine and some lemon juice.

Easy White Wine Vegan Alfredo Sauce.  Overhead photo of open food processor with cashews, onions, nutritional yeast and lemon juice.  Lemon wedges scattered around the background.

This white wine vegan alfredo sauce is 100% plant-based and so EASY to make. Soaked cashews give the sauce a creamy texture AND if you’re anything like me, you never have cashews soaking beforehand so you use THIS quick soaked cashew method instead. ?

Easy White Wine Alfredo Sauce.  Overhead photo of open food processor, post blending.  Creamy, white sauce is the product inside the food processor.

Cook onions and garlic in a skillet with vegetable broth and some dry white wine to soften them up. Then, add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend away. This recipe makes the perfect creamy white pasta sauce. This vegan alfredo sauce is so yummy – we used it in our pasta with roasted asparagus and grape tomatoes dish.

Creamy. Delicious. Cheesy. Flavor-packed.

4 from 6 votes
Vegan White Wine Alfredo Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Creamy Vegan Alfredo Sauce with a hint of White Wine and Lemon

Course: Sauce
  • 1/2 cup soaked cashews
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine (ex: pinot grigio, chardonnay...)
  • 1 cup yellow onion diced
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  1. If you don't have pre-soaked cashews, use the quick method by placing the cashews in a small pot, covering with water and bringing that to a boil. Once boiling, remove from heat and cover for 15 minutes, until cashews are soft. Drain when done.

  2. Meanwhile, heat a skillet on medium heat. Add your diced onions and sauté until slightly soft, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add 1/4 cup white wine and sauté until all the wine has evaporated, about 5 minutes.

  3. Then, in your food processor or blender, add vegetable broth, soaked cashews, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, salt, pepper, and your garlic and onion sauté. Blend on high for 2 minutes or until creamy.

March 28, 2017



  1. Reply


    August 29, 2017

    This looks great. I have a lot of almond meal I can use. Also what’s the replacement if you’re not using wine?

    • Reply


      September 3, 2017

      Hi Shilpa,

      You can skip the wine altogether and it will come out just fine!

  2. Reply

    jessica s

    October 25, 2019

    Can you do this without onion or garlic ? 🙁 I can’t have them


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