This creamy pasta dish tastes as good as the real deal, is vegan & can be gluten free!
Finding a dairy free fettuccini Alfredo recipe that is actually easy and healthy was quite the challenge. When I was little my mom used to make homemade Alfredo sauce (butter, milk, and cheese) and I could straight up drink it! It was liquid gold. It was so disappointing the day I realized I was HIGHLY sensitive to dairy and needed to drastically limit it.
I’m so excited to share this recipe with you all. Even if you don’t have any dietary restrictions it’s significantly healthier without sacrificing any of the creamy alfredo flavor. Typical alfredo is loaded with saturated fat from the butter, heavy cream and cheese. This recipe swaps for minimal plant based butter, alternative milk, and nutrient dense spices!Jump to Recipe
What’s in it?
Plant-based butter: I recommend choosing Miyoko’s or Monty’s butter. They use minimal ingredients and are better quality than some plant-based butters.
Alternative milk: You can use almond milk, oatmilk, or any other type you prefer. The best types of alternative milks are homemade, but if you need to buy it try and choose a brand that uses very few ingredients.
Nutritional yeast: This inactive species of yeast is well known for its cheesy flavor but also its resounding load of vitamin b’s!
Know the vitamin B’s in nutritional yeast
Vitamin B-1: Another word for this is thiamin. Thiamin is important for the body to convert carbohydrates into energy. It also protects the nervous system, brain and other organs.
Vitamin B-2: Also known as riboflavin. Similar to B-1, riboflavin helps to metabolize glucose into energy. It also helps to break down carbohydrates, protein and fats–essential macronutrients the body needs.
Vitamin B-6: Its other name is pyridoxine. Paired with the other B vitamins, vitamin B-6 is crucial for healthy brain development and protection of the nervous and immune systems. A lack of B-6 can prevent the body from creating healthy red blood cells causing anemia, brain fog, and depression.
Vitamin B-12: This vitamin is important to keep healthy nerves, blood cells, and DNA. B-12 also helps to prevent a type of anemia.
Impress your guests
The fun part about making vegan dishes that taste just as good as the real thing, is the shock on people’s faces who try it!
You can easily make this meal if you’re hosting a dinner OR make the alfredo and use it as a dip for homemade breadsticks. Make it Olive Garden style but healthier 😉
If you make this Dairy Free Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe make sure to tag me @brittbehealthy on any socials.
Other meals you might like to try:
Dairy Free Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
- 1 pack fettuccine noodles I get GF ones from Trader Joes
- 3 tbsp plant-based butter
- 1 tbsp all-purpose (unbleached) flour or GF flour
- 2 cup alternative milk I use almond milk
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 4 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 2 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- salt & pepper to your liking
- fresh parsley optional
- Follow the instructions of your favorite fettuccine noodles.
- In a pan at medium heat melt the dairy free butter & mix in the flour
- Add the alternative milk to the pan and stir to get the clumps of flour out
- Next add the garlic, nutritional yeast, nutmeg, lemon juice, salt and pepper and stir to combine.
- stirring continuously let the alfredo sauce simmer until thickened (about 5-10 minutes).
- Once the sauce is a creamy thick consistency toss in your cooked noodles until they're coated with the alfredo. Serve it up.
- *Bonus* If you want to add more nutrients to the meal, you can add in whatever veggies you prefer. I like to add in broccoli or broccolini to get extra greens.