Vegan Alfredo

🍴 Just try to put your fork down after you take a bite into this….


💁🏻‍♀️ Say hello to a COMPLETE meat-less meal . Yes, I said it.

Fiber ✅ Protein ✅  Grain-Free ✅ Dairy Free ✅

And it’s ready in under 20 minutes ⏲.


What are you waiting for?





Serving Size: ~1 cup cooked pasta
  • Protein - 15.3 g
  • Carbs - 34.7 g
  • Fat - 7.8 g


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cashews, raw and unsalted
  • 8-ounce box Banza penne pasta
  • 1 15-ounce can navy or cannellini beans (white kidney), rinsed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (~1.5 lemons)
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • pinch of ground nutmeg - optional

Cooking Utensils

  • large boiling pot/pan
  • collander
  • food processor/blender


  1. In a blender add 3/4 cup water and 1/2 cup cashews. Let stand at least 15 minutes or until they have softened.
  2. Pasta: Cook according to package directions – 10 minutes max for a “non-mushy” pasta. Drain. Rinse with cool water then drain again. Return the pasta to the pot.
  3. Alfredo: Add the drained beans, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, garlic, salt, pepper and nutmeg (optional) into the blender. Cover and blend until smooth, thinning with additional water as needed – a couple of tbsp should be enough. Be patient with this because this process will take a few minutes – but it’s so worth it. I ended up adding a bit more nutritional yeast to give it more “cheesy” flavor.
  4. Pour the sauce over the pasta in the pot and cook over low-med heat until it’s heated through – do not boil. I had plenty of sauce left over for another small batch of pasta, so I just stored it in an airtight container in the fridge.
  5. Serve immediately and garnish with fresh parsley.


For a heartier meal:

Add roasted veggies like broccoli, peppers, onions, tomatoes or mushrooms.

Substitutions for Pasta:

If you can’t tolerate pea protein, then here are some other grain-free suggestions –

POW lentil pasta

Chickpea pasta

Additional Information

Calories/macros are variable depending on how much sauce you pour over your pasta at one time.

Approximately 250 calories if you used all the sauce distributed it into 6 servings.

~ 1 palm protein, 1.5 fists carbs

Customizable to Vegan, Vegetarian, Grain Free and Gluten Free lifestyles.

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