Fast & Simple Vegan Alfredo Sauce

Every recipe I’ve seen on Pinterest for vegan alfredo sauce either requires hours of soaking cashews, or doing something complicated with a cauliflower.

I’ve been making this sauce for about 3 years, even before I started eating a plant-based diet. I’ve made this sauce for my boyfriend who doesn’t exactly eat the same as I do and he couldn’t tell a difference. The ultimate test to see if a vegan recipe is good is getting a non-vegan to like it.

This recipe is my go to for when I don’t really feel like “cooking”, because it’s super fast and simple, but so filling!

Fast & Simple Vegan Alfredo Sauce

{Makes 2 good servings (easily doubles)} {Gluten Free | Vegan}

1 1/2 cups unsweetened/plain almond or soy milk
2-2 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch mixed with 1-1/2 Tbsp water
1/2 lb. gluten free pasta (spaghetti, linguini, fusilli)
salt & pepper (1/2-1 tsp to taste)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp celery salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional: I just like my food spicy)
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
*optional for more cheesiness: 1/4 cup dairy free mozzarella shreds

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Start by cooking your pasta, drain, and set aside.

Add your dairy free milk into a skillet, and start warming it up over medium heat.

Bring to a simmer and allow it to rapidly simmer for about 5-7 minutes whisking occasionally.

Stir in seasonings and nutritional yeast and bring back to rapid simmer, for about 2 minutes.

In a separate bowl, mix your cornstarch and water together until there’s no lumps and it’s a “slurry”.

Whisking constantly in the center slowly stir in your cornstarch “slurry” until completely incorporated. It’s very important to constantly stir, otherwise you’ll get slimy cornstarch lumps, not good.

Whisk in your cheese if using.

Simmer about 3 more minutes until the mixture is desired consistency. _MG_8474

Turn off heat, and add in pasta.

*  The sauce will thicken as it sits.

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You could get creative with the recipe by adding in sauteed mushrooms, peas, or vegan chicken strips are a good option as well.

Enjoy!
♥ Laura

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