Alfredo sauce was always my favourite and going vegan meant I needed to get creative with how I enjoy alfredo pasta. It's taken me this long to come up with a solution that really tastes like the real thing. Thanks to my incredible cheesy sauce (all vegan, must I add!) I can finally enjoy pasta with my favourite sauce in the world.
If you love pasta and want to enjoy a vegan Italian night, I strongly recommend this recipe. It takes just 25 minutes to put together and it's beyond delicious. In fact, it's now a go-to quick lunch for us for when we fancy something easy but absolutely delicious.
Alfredo sauce is normally sold in many supermarkets all around the world. However, nothing quite compares with making alfredo pasta, where you take the pasta and toss it with butter and parmesan cheese.
However, given the high content of dairy, this is obviously not an option for us vegans. So we needed to get creative. We tried making the sauce with vegan butter and vegan parmesan but no matter the brands we tried so far, the pasta never tasted good enough or was coated beautifully.
So we looked for alternatives until we came up with our own idea in the kitchen: a cheesy sauce which tastes fantastic and really sticks to the pasta. There's no cream or flour in our cheesy sauce either.
How to make vegan alfredo pasta
The secret to an amazing vegan dish is the cheesy sauce. You want to have that proper taste o cheesy in your mouth and thanks to our sauce you can! I mean, the sauce really tastes like the real thing.
We like to make alfredo with linguine and not fettuccine but it's entirely up to you what type of pasta you pick for the dish. All you need to do is cook it according to the package instructions.
In the meantime, make the cheesy sauce. You'll need potatoes, carrots, garlic, olive oil, nutritional yeast (the most important ingredient), water, salt, lemon juice and mustard.
Peel and cut the potatoes and the carrots. Boil them for about 15 minutes until tender. Drain and add them to a blender and add the remaining cheesy sauce ingredients. Whizz until you get an incredibly smooth sauce. Toss the pasta with the sauce and serve.
We like to add some fresh thyme to our vegan cheesy pasta and serve it with a glass of Primitivo red from Italy.
This recipe has been developed entirely by Yuzu Bakes. Any resemblance with other recipes is purely coincidental.