The Best Vegan Garlic Alfredo Sauce

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This Vegan Garlic Alfredo Pasta is such a creamy and cheesy weeknight dinner! The absolute BEST Vegan Garlic Alfredo Sauce that tastes like the guilty version. Lots of onion is the secret to this easy, low ingredient and rich dairy-free and oil-free alfredo sauce. You will be shocked there is not an ounce of dairy in it!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 medium white onion, diced (200g) (MAKE SURE to measure out 1 1/2 cups b/c this is where lots of flavor comes)
  • 1-2 cups (240-480g) low sodium vegetable broth, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 x-large (15g) minced garlic cloves
  • 1/2 heaping cup (75g) raw unsalted cashews (see NOTE)
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice (start with just 1 and taste after blended!)
  • 2-4 tablespoons nutritional yeast (I highly recommend this Sari brand, it is non-fortified with much better taste.)

 The Best Vegan Garlic Alfredo Sauce

 

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NOTE

  • It is not recommended to sub or eliminate any of these ingredients, as I cannot vouch for the results if any are changed. The lemon juice is crucial, as it eliminates any cashew flavor.
  • If you are using raw cashews and you don’t have a high-powered blender, then you must soak them overnight in a bowl of water, drain and rinse. Otherwise, your result will be gritty and NOT creamy. A food processor usually works better with soaked cashews versus a blender that isn’t very powerful.