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Plant-Based Alfredo

Updated: Dec 25, 2021

This new or alternative plant-based, vegan Alfredo recipe replaces the homemade and popularized dairy recipe which includes Philadelphia cream cheese, Kraft of Kraft-like Parmesan cheese, salted butter and milk.


  • 2 teaspoon diced or minced garlic

  • 3 tablespoons margarine

  • 1 cup chick-pea Parmesan alternative recipe below

  • 2 tablespoons silk soy creamer

  • ¾ cup rice or soy beverage

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

  • 3 cups pasta type below

  • 4 tablespoons virgin olive oil

For the type of pasta, fettuccine or tagliatelle work well. Other great options are penne, farfalle, capricci, fusilli, ziti or conchiglie.

For Parmesan, below is a great replacement found on the Light Orange Bean website.

Parmesan Recipe note To make a Romano cheese replacement, use the same recipe but replace two ingredients; 1 teaspoon garlic powder for 1 teaspoon garlic salt and ½ teaspoon sea salt for ½ teaspoon herbal salt (herbal salt usually has added ingredients).

Cooking Instructions

  1. As pasta cooks in a separate pot, prepare Alfredo sauce in a large pan.

  2. Add your margarine and garlic. Apply heat no higher than medium-low.

  3. Once margarine and diced garlic start to sizzle, add salt, Parmesan, milk (rice or soy beverage), and soy creamer.

  4. Bring heat to low and mix using a wooden spoon. Keep mixing until you’ve received consistency in your sauce.

  5. Turn the heat off and add a cover to the moisture.

  6. Once pasta is cooked and drained, add to Alfredo sauce.

  7. Add olive oil. Mix and serve.

Recommended to eat with

A glass of red wine and a salad (romaine lettuce or spinach and tomato salad).

Cook's note

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. I love Italian food. The challenge now is to find worthwhile alternatives for dairy cheese.

I see garlic playing a role in this. A lot of penitential.

The trick with plant-based foods is to make them better than their animal-based counterparts. Check out these recipes to freshening up some of your favorite and amazing dishes.

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