Non-Dairy Alfredo Sauce

"I've been craving alfredo sauce lately, and this is the best non-dairy substitute I've found! Don't tell your family it contains tofu, I bet they'll never guess! The recipe is from You can reduce the soy parmesan to make it healthier, although I wouldn't go below 1/2 cup because it does add a lot of the flavor."
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Ready In:
4 cups




  • In a food processor or blender, place all of the ingredients, except the soy parmesan cheese, and blend for 2 minutes to form a smooth puree.
  • Transfer the mixture to a small saucepan and cook over low heat while stirring constantly until warmed through (I turned it up to medium and it was fine).
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the soy parmesan cheese.
  • Taste and adjust the seasonings, as needed.
  • Use as a sauce for pasta, vegetables, or grains.

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  1. A really tasty and versatile sauce that could be used with whatever pastas and vegetables you fancied using it with! I used firm silken tofu, soy milk, 1/2 onion minced and 2 cloves garlic minced (rather than the onion and garlic powders, but these would be a great option if time was short), less than a 1/4 teaspoon of salt (taste preference) and I omitted the cayenne pepper (taste preference) and I added a grinding of black pepper. I couldn’t track down vegan parmesan, so I used 3/4 cup of ordinary parmesan. Easy to follow instructions, and there are so few steps! In step two, I added a cup of finely sliced button mushrooms, and kept the sauce over the heat, while stirring, for a good 5 minutes until I was satisfied that the mushrooms (and minced onion and garlic) were cooked, then I added a packet of thoroughly thawed and squeeze-dried spinach. After adding the parmesan, I folded my sauce through some angel hair pasta. Thank you for sharing this recipe, Kree! I just LOVED it, and will be playing around with it and using it heaps more in the future. Next time, I’ll also be thinking seriously about what herbs I could add! Probably thyme and oregano!
  2. This is the first time I ever cook with tofu and non-dairy... I had a friend who is luctos and was amazed by this recipe.. I grilled some chicken and added to it and it was out of this world. Thank you
  3. The flavor was great, but the sauce was a little thin. However, my meat-loving DH ate it happily. I think next time I make it, I am going to use a less soy milk--like only 1 to 1.5 cups.


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