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Dairy Free Alfredo Sauce

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.

Dairy free fettucchine Alfredo in a cast iron skillet on a white marble counter

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.

Yield: 4 servings

Dairy Free Alfredo Sauce

Dairy free fettucchine Alfredo in a cast iron skillet on a white marble counter

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.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken stock or vegetable stock (235 millilitres)
  • 1 cup almond cooking milk (235 millilitres)
  • 2/3 cup coconut milk (160 millilitres)
  • 1 ½ teaspoon nutritional yeast, optional
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet or saucepan. Add garlic, and sauté until fragrant.
  2. In a cup or bowl add a teaspoon of stock to flour. Mix until combined. Repeat until you have a smooth loose paste.
  3. Pour the remaining broth into the pan and whisk in the flour mixture. Simmer until it thickens.
  4. Whisk in almond cooking milk, coconut milk, and nutritional yeast if desired. Simmer until you've reached the desired consistency.
  5. Add salt to taste.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 458Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 608mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 13g

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