Help me make vegan fettucini alfredo
June 18, 2012 10:47 AM   Subscribe

Help me find an awesome vegan alfredo recipe?

I'm in the process of converting from vegetarian to vegan, and the one thing that my son really misses is fettucini alfredo. I've seen tonnes of recipes out there, but I really only have one shot with him to get it right, so I'd love something that someone knows is awesome.

I'd prefer something with as few ingredients as possible, and my guess is that a roux-based recipe will be best. I'd rather not get into silken tofu in a blender, or making cashew creme, but I'm up for using Nutritional Yeast and almond/coconut milk.

posted by dotgirl to Food & Drink (9 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Avocado Alfredo is pretty good.
posted by jacindahb at 10:55 AM on June 18, 2012 [2 favorites]

I haven't actually made this particular recipe but everything Vegan Dad does is easy and amazing. It does have silken tofu in a food processor but you just blend everything up and warm it up in a pan - hard to get easier than that.
posted by ChrisHartley at 11:00 AM on June 18, 2012

You can actually buy Cashew-Almond cream - mimiccreme - it's pretty good (but I haven't tried it for pasta alfredo).
posted by piyushnz at 11:03 AM on June 18, 2012

A friend swears by this raw alfredo sauce. But it isn't a roux, given that it's raw and all.
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats at 11:06 AM on June 18, 2012

Just remembered, I've also tried the "mock" Bechamel sauce on this page - although I would suggest using rice milk instead of coconut milk (which has too distinctive a flavour in my opinion). I must admit I've had limited success with this one, although one time it was pretty close!
posted by piyushnz at 11:10 AM on June 18, 2012

I'm a big fan of this vegan mushroom "cream" sauce. Nutritional yeast makes it a little cheesy, and it's just as good without the mushrooms.
posted by ThatSomething at 12:45 PM on June 18, 2012

Best answer: Vegan Cheesy Uncheese sauce Vegan milk base with nutritional yeast (And rice flour -> regular flour if wheat is ok for you.)
posted by Aliera at 3:14 PM on June 18, 2012 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: I tried Aliera's suggested recipe, and it was given a thumbs up by my very picky, not at all on board with this vegan thing son.

In fact, he liked it so much that he got me to give up my portion to him.

I'll be trying the others as well, but it's good to have a known good one.
posted by dotgirl at 3:36 PM on June 23, 2012

Glad you found one he likes! For posterity, here's my favorite vegan alfredo:

Hurry Up Alfredo Sauce
from Vegan Yum Yum
Makes 2-3 Servings

1 Cup Soymilk
1/3 Cup Raw, Unsalted Cashews
1/4 Cup Nutritional Yeast
3 Tbs Low-Sodium Tamari or Soy Sauce
2 Tbs Earth Balance Margarine
1 Tbs Tahini
1 Tbs Fresh Lemon Juice
2 tsp Dijon Mustard
1/2 tsp Paprika (smoked is awesome)
1 Pinch Nutmeg
2-4 Cloves of Garlic, optional
Black pepper, to taste

Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. This may work best in a high-speed blender (like a Vita-Mix), but you can definitely make it in a regular blender. Just blend extra-long, or perhaps strain if if you want it perfectly smooth. Tiny bits of cashews won’t hurt anyone though!

If you’re making this sauce for pasta, drain the pasta and return it to the hot empty pan. Pour the sauce over, place on medium heat, and stir until heated through.
posted by acridrabbit at 3:31 PM on July 14, 2012

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