Vegan Alfredo Sauce

A perfectly creamy vegan sauce has been my holy grail for too long, and I think I finally nailed it!
This gorgeous Alfredo sauce is sure to be a hit around your dinner table, and best of all it's whole food plant-based, extremely low in saturated fat, and completely cholesterol free!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Condiment
Cuisine Global
Servings 8
Calories 214 kcal


  • 1 whole bulb garlic
  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 350 g silken tofu
  • 3 Tbsp tamari


  • First, let's get our ingredients together...
  • Start by preheating the oven to 200°C (400°F). Peel off the papery outer layers of the garlic bulb, then slice the very top off the head of garlic so the cloves are exposed.
  • Drizzle 1 or 2 drops of water on top of the bulb, then wrap in foil - not too tightly!
  • Place on an oven tray or pie tin, then bake for 35 to 45 minutes.
  • Once garlic is in the oven, place the cashews in a large heat safe bowl and cover with boiling hot water.
  • When the garlic is done, remove from the oven and leave to cool for at least ten minutes.
  • Unwrap the garlic (the bulb should be really soft to the touch, almost squishy), then squeeze it from the bottom into a blender or food processor. It should come out like toothpaste.
  • Drain the cashews, then add them to the blender, along with the nutritional yeast, salt, tofu, tamari, and half the water.
  • Blend until smooth. You may need to tamp it down to get things started, and blend a bit longer than you think - until it's silky smooth with an even non-grainy texture. This could take a couple of minutes, depending on your blender.
  • Add more seasoning and/or water until you’ve reached your desired consistency and taste.
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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