This dairy free Alfredo sauce is made without milk, without butter, without cheese, and without cream. Instead it uses coconut milk and almond cooking milk to get it’s creaminess.
Fettuccine Alfredo is a beloved Italian-American dish. It’s actually a richer version of the Italian fettuccine al burro.
Fettuccine al burro, meaning fettuccine with butter, is fresh fettuccine tossed with sauce made of just butter and Parmesan cheese.
The dish was created by Alfredo di Lelio in Rome in the 1800’s and became very popular.
By the 1900’s the dish made it’s away to America, where it became known exclusively by the name of it’s creator Alfredo.
Heavy cream and garlic were added making it heavier and richer and eventually it also became common to add other things like chicken or broccoli to the dish.
Today, fettuccine al burro is generally considered home cooking while fettuccine Alfredo can be found in pizzerias and Italian-American restaurants.
Still, the dish is easy enough to make at home.
This dairy free Alfredo sauce doesn’t use butter, cheese, or heavy cream.
However, the almond cooking milk and coconut milk make it luxuriously creamy and the optional nutritional yeast for a cheese like flavor.
You may also want to check out my dairy free pesto sauce.