Monday, April 25, 2011

Creamy Alfredo Sauce

 
Alfredo sauce is a creamy favorite for many who enjoy pasta.  Since it is usually made from cream, butter, and cheese, it is usually high in calories and cholesterol.  If you are concerned about these things, you don't have to give up Alfredo sauce.  Instead, try this recipe for a delicious vegan alternative to traditional Alfredo.  It's delicious and contains no cholesterol!
Creamy Alfredo Sauce

  1/2 cup raw cashews, rinsed
  1  1/4 cups water
  1 Tbsp cornstarch
  1 Tbsp chicken-like seasoning
  1/4 tsp onion powder
  1/2 tsp salt
  1/4 tsp sweet basil

Place the cashews, cornstarch, seasoning, onion powder and salt into a blender. Add the water and blend until creamy and smooth.Pour this mixture into a saucepan and bring to a slow boil. Stir constantly.  Add the basil and remove from heat.

For tabletop pasta, ladle over cooked fettuccine noodles and serve with steamed broccoli pieces.

For a creamy pasta casserole, pour one recipe of "CreamyAlfredo Sauce" over 6 cups of precooked pasta shells and bake for 30 minutes.
Or use as a creamy white sauce for an all-white pizza (add mushrooms, artichoke hearts, and soy curls).

*Gluten-free; use non-wheat pasta.

5 comments:

  1. Gosh, La Tea Dah. That sounds great. Does it really taste like Alfredo sauce? Hmmmmmm. Will have to try that sometime. Thanks for sharing. Susan

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  2. How wonderful! At Easter buffet Sunday, husband kept commenting on how delicious the seafood Alfredo was and of course, I could have non of it. Now I have a recipe I can use.
    Blessings!

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  3. I need to try this version since cream is beginning to not sit right with my system...

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  4. Yumm, I will try this xoxoxo Clarice

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  5. Hmmm, I know someone who would adore this recipe. I'm more of a marinara gal. What sweet daffodils!

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