Vegan Alfredo Sauce Powder
Make a super quick and healthy meal with this vegan alfredo sauce powder! What is Alfredo? It is a classic Italian pasta sauce that is made from cheese, heavy cream, garlic, and is often garnished with black pepper and parsley. It is usually served with fettuccine noodles, and often accompanied by lightly steamed vegetables and chicken or shrimp. Definitely not vegan! But no worries, now you can have your alfredo vegan style!!
This powder is made from ground cashews, tapioca starch, and the perfect combo of spices and flavoring to get a creamy cheesy flavor, with a light sprinkle of garlic (you can choose no onion/garlic), black pepper, and parsley flakes.
Cashews and tapioca combine to make a perfect creamy and cheesy consistency to this sauce. I grind the cashews with the other ingredients so that they are finely ground. All you have to do is add water (and olive oil if desired for a more creamy and authentic sauce)!
How to Cook: there are 2 ways of cooking this
- Easy - mix 1/3 cup (40g) sauce powder with 200ml water and 1-2 Tablespoons of olive oil. Cook over medium heat until it thickens and comes to a boil. If it is too thick, add more water. For a lower fat sauce, use extra water and NO oil.
- Extra Creamy - in a blender, add 1/3 cup (40g) of sauce powder with 200ml water and 1-2 Tablespoons of olive oil. Blend for about 30 seconds. Pour into a small pan and cook over medium heat until it thickens and comes to a boil. If too thick, add a little water. For a lower fat sauce, use extra water instead of the oil.
I like making extra creamy sauce, but honestly even doing it the easy way makes a creamy sauce and when you are eating the pasta you can’t really tell the difference. The extra creamy sauce will be thicker than the easy sauce, so you may need to add a little extra water after cooking.after cooking, taste and add more salt/pepper if desired.
How to Serve:
Alfredo is traditionally served with fettuccine noodles, and often a meat such as chicken or shrimp. I suggest chopping or shredding some of our shredded un-chicken, or herb roast and sautéing it until crispy. Mix your sauce with the pasta and add your un-chicken or roast on top. Serve with a salad or steamed, sautéed or roasted veggies. Mushrooms are also great!. Sprinkle our vegan grated Parmesan on top! See photos for example!
One batch of sauce (makes just over 1 cup) is enough for approximately 250g of fettuccine.
This sauce is also great on veggie burgers, roasted veggies, steamed broccoli, mixed into pasta/rice/chickpeas/veggie for a casserole, and more!
My kids love it as a quick Mac and cheese sauce too! Cook up some macaroni, make the sauce, and mix together. A perfect quick meal! I like to add frozen peas to the cooking macaroni right before draining it.
This sauce is great on zoodles (zucchini noodles) as well! See photo for example. I just used a vegetable peeler to make long strips of zucchini and very lightly steamed them to wilt before tossing with the sauce. A lovely light lunch!
One pack has approximately 1 1/3 cups of powder (160g), enough to make 4 batches of sauce
Cashews, nutritional yeast, tapioca starch, onion powder, himalayan salt, vegan lactic acid, garlic powder, dry mustard, dry parsley flakes, black pepper
*Can be made with no onion/garlic, just choose that variation