5 from 4 votes
Creamy Vegan Alfredo Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Creamy, velvety, easy to make, alfredo sauce that's 100% vegan! 

This plant-based alfredo sauce is made with 10 simple and natural ingredients including cauliflower, garlic, shallots, and nutritional yeast. That's right - no processed vegan cream cheese or butter!

Course: Dinner, Pasta, Sauce
Cuisine: Italian, Vegan
Keyword: alfredo, cauliflower, nutritional yeast, pasta, sauce
Servings: 4 servings
Calories per Serving: 86 kcal
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (separated)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced (large cloves)
  • 1 bulb shallot thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk*
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 heaping tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper each
  1. In a medium saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil on medium heat. Add minced garlic and sliced shallot. Cook until brown and fragrant.

  2. Stir in almond milk and vegetable broth. Increase heat and bring to a low boil. 

  3. Add cauliflower florets, lower heat back to medium, cover and cook for 10 minutes or until cauliflower florets are soft.

  4. In a blender, add the ingredients from the saucepan, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, another tablespoon of olive oil, salt and pepper. Blend on high until creamy and smooth, about five minutes. Add more vegetable broth or olive oil as needed for the consistency you prefer. 

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