Creamy Vegan Alfredo With Vegetables

Creamy Vegan Alfredo With Vegetables

This delicious Creamy Vegan Alfredo With Vegetables is comfort food at its best. Vegan pasta smothered in a creamy homemade vegan alfredo sauce and fresh asparagus, bell peppers, and peas for added nutrition and flavors!

Creamy Vegan Alfredo Vegetables

 

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This quick and easy weeknight vegan alfredo is so flavorful and creamy, the best alternative for the classic fettuccine alfredo. It is so delicious, you won't even miss the dairy version.

Health Benefits Of Asparagus

Asparagus is loaded with nutrients, they are a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enables insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells.

They contain glutathione, a detoxifying compound that helps break down carcinogens and protect the body from harmful compounds like free radicals. They help to prevent and fight certain types of cancer, such as breast, colon, lung, and bone.

They contain high levels of the amino acid asparagine, which acts as a natural diuretic, removing excess fluid from the body along with excess salts; especially beneficial for those suffering from hypertension and heart disease.

Asparagus contains many anti-inflammatory nutrients, such as asparagus saponins and the flavonoids rutin, quercetin, rutin, and isorhamnetin, which all help to fight against autoimmune disorders such as arthritis and asthma. There are many gluten-free kinds of pasta on the market, I love to use brown rice pasta but you can use whichever you prefer. To read more about the benefits of asparagus, click here.

How To Make Vegan Alfredo Sauce

The best vegan alfredo sauce you can make, it is rich and creamy, loved by young and old. It is very easy to make vegan alfredo sauce,  Place cashews that have been soaked, water, onion, garlic, yeast flakes, and salt in a blender. Process until smooth, scraping down sides. I then add it to my cooked pasta and veggies. For gluten-free pasta, my go-to is Trader Joes' Brown Rice Penne - economical and uses whole grain.

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Nutrition

Energy:
354 kcal / 1480 kJ
Fat:
10 g
Protein:
14 g
Carbs:
54 g
Per portion

Cooking Time

Preparation:
10 min
Cooking:
15 min
Ready in:
25 min
For:
8 Servings

Ingredients

Vegan Alfredo Sauce

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. For the last 3 minutes add asparagus, bell pepper and green peas to boiling water and cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Drain using colander and set aside. Place cashews, water, onion, garlic, yeast flakes, and salt in a blender. Process until smooth, scraping down sides.
  3. Transfer sauce into a large saucepan, cook stirring constantly on medium heat until thickened. Stir in pasta, vegetables, dried herbs to fully coat with sauce. Delicious served with salad!

Michelle Blackwood

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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24 Comments
  1. christina aliperti
    April 2, 2016

    Ok, I am making this tomorrow! I can’t believe that a vegan dish could be so creamy and rich.

  2. Lindsay Satmary
    April 2, 2016

    I haven’t had asparagus in awhile and I love pasta so this definitely sounds delicious! I think I’ll add it to my weekly menu. Great idea!

  3. aurora
    April 2, 2016

    I am seriously printing this. This looks delicious!

  4. Colette S
    April 1, 2016

    If I didn’t’ have to soak the cashews, I’d make this for dinner! So with that, I’ll have to plan for this one.

    Yum it does look!

    Thank you for sharing.
    ..

  5. Colette S
    April 1, 2016

    If I didn’t’ have to soak the cashews, I’d make this for dinner! So with that, I’ll have to plan for this one.

    Yum it does look!

    Thank you for sharing.

  6. Jenjen
    April 1, 2016

    I love trying diff recipes for alfredo! I’ll try this! :)

  7. Kathy Kenny Ngo
    April 1, 2016

    I like that it seems doable and can easily be cooked and made. My son is addicted to pasta.

  8. rizza smith
    March 31, 2016

    That looks is really delicious. I love anything with pasta

  9. Ronnie Leyba
    March 31, 2016

    This is awesome recipe. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

  10. aziel
    March 31, 2016

    Looks like a healthy recipe, I want to try this on weekends with my mom

  11. Ana De- Jesus
    March 31, 2016

    This literally looks like the perfect veggie dish. I adore asparagus x

  12. Shaylee
    March 31, 2016

    Ohh I love traditional alfredo but this sounds amazing as well! I might have to give it a try and see how it stacks up :)

  13. Christine
    March 31, 2016

    So much YES! That looks amazing. I HAVE to try this!

  14. Lawrence Hamilton
    March 31, 2016

    That looks awesome. Especially for a picnic. Add wine, find a free concert and voila! Thank you ! :)

  15. victoria
    March 31, 2016

    Sounds a healthy and delicious recipe. I would love to try this

  16. Athena
    March 31, 2016

    I totally love anything alfredo – I definitely need to try making this.

  17. doran
    March 31, 2016

    Yum! That alfredo sounds perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

  18. Elizabeth O.
    March 31, 2016

    That looks delicious! One of my favorite pasta sauces is Alfredo, simply because it’s made from milk. It’s amazing how you were able to make this without it. Thanks for the recipe, this is a cool alternative!

  19. michelle mink
    March 30, 2016

    this looks very tasty! i love finding pasta recipes

  20. Heather
    March 30, 2016

    I’m going to have to try the cashew sauce! Looks good!

  21. Amy Jones
    March 30, 2016

    Vegan pasta! I love it! i often make it at home, ill give your recipe a try =)

  22. Michelle Gwynn Jones
    March 30, 2016

    My sister just flipped over how beautiful the Asparagus looked at the store. I don’t like them, but I could appreciate her response.

  23. Diana
    March 30, 2016

    That looks very yummy and easily doable, thanks for the recipe!

  24. Emma white
    March 30, 2016

    This looks really good, im gonna give it a go :)