Pasta Alfredo with Garlic Greens

Wondering WTF to feed the kids that's plant-based and they'll actually eat? I got you. The best homemade alfredo sauce is rich, creamy, and comforting. This Alfredo Sauce is easy to make and perfect with your favourite pasta (and it tastes so good they'll barely squawk at the greens)​
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 716 kcal


  • Large Pot
  • Large Frying Pan
  • Blender
  • Colander


  • 450 gram Pasta wholegrain or lentil
  • 1 cup Frozen Peas
  • 2 cups Baby Spinach torn into smaller pieces
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced

Sauce Ingredients

  • 3 cups Unsweetened Non-Dairy Milk
  • 1 cup Raw Cashews soaked for 10 minutes in boiling water, then drained
  • 1/2 cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Chicken-Flavoured Stock I use Massel brand
  • Salt & Pepper


  • Bring water to boil in a large pot.
  • Meanwhile: sauté the garlic in a little water until soft. When soft, add a few more tablespoons of water and add peas and spinach.
  • Cover and simmer until the liquid mostly evaporates. Remove from heat.
  • Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook to package instructions and set aside.
  • Sauce: place milk, cashews (drained) , nutritional yeast, garlic, lemon juice, onion powder, stock in a blender or food processor and blend until very smooth.
  • Pour the sauce into a large pot and heat over medium-high heat. Make sure to stir/whisk the sauce constantly to prevent it getting lumpy or sticking. When sauce has thickened (about 3-4 minutes), remove from heat.
  • Add the drained pasta, peas and spinach to the sauce. (If there is extra liquid in the greens mixture, make sure to drain it before adding it to the pot)
  • Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
Keyword plant-based, wfpb

Photos by Amber Asakura

Gabrielle is an evidence-based vegan coach who believes that health transformation begins when you switch to a plant-based diet. Her mission is to help midlife women eat in alignment with who they are and what they value so that they can lead a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.

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