This homemade Whole30 Alfredo sauce is so thick and creamy, with a garlic and cheese-life flavor, except it’s completely Paleo, vegan and dairy-free. It’s cashew based, and only takes a few simple ingredients and a few minutes to whip up. This paleo alfredo sauce goes great over chicken, veggies or vegetable noodles, in casseroles and more. It’s a much healthier alternative to store-bought alfredo, with no additives or sugar!
Homemade Whole30 Alfredo Sauce Ingredients
There’s fewer than 10 ingredients in this Whole30 homemade alfredo sauce, and many of them are likely to be ones you already have, which makes this a no-brainer when it comes to making your own alfredo sauce. You’ll need 1 cup of raw cashews, do not use salted and roasted cashews. I always order the bags of raw cashews from Thrive Market, but you can get them at most major grocery stores.
You’ll also need lemon juice, half of a yellow onion, minced garlic, nutritional yeast and a few spices, like salt, rosemary and pepper. Nutritional yeast is a Whole30, Paleo and vegan “cheese” substitute that isn’t really cheese, but it gives any recipe it’s in a cheesy, nutty flavor. Nutritional yeast can also be picked up on Thrive Market, Amazon, or any major store.
How to Make Whole30 Homemade Alfredo Sauce
Making your own Whole30 and Paleo homemade alfredo sauce really couldn’t be easier. First, you need to soak the cashews in water to soften them. Soaking them on the counter overnight is best, but if you’re short for time, you can soak them for 1 hour in hot water to quicken the process. The cashews are what help to keep this alfredo sauce dairy free, while keeping the same creamy consistency you’re used to with alfredo.
Once the cashews have soaked, you’ll drain that water and add them into a high powered blender or food processor. You could also use an immersion blender, which I find to be the easiest option because you can blend it in the same container you’re going to store the alfredo sauce in. Then you’ll add the remaining ingredients, and blend for just a few minutes until the alfredo is smooth, thick and creamy.
If you want your homemade paleo alfredo sauce a bit thinner, simply add 1/4 cup water and blend again to incorporate it and thin the sauce.
And, if you’re looking for a store-bought, pre-made Whole30 and Paleo alfredo sauce, I highly recommend keeping a few jars of Primal Kitchen’s alfredo in the pantry for even quicker, throw-together meals! (Code PALEOBAILEY will save you 15% off your order!)
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- 1 cup raw cashews (soaked in 1 cup water)
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
- 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 2 tbsp minced garlic
- 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp rosemary
- Soak cashews on the counter overnight in water to soften, and then drain. If in a hurry, you can soak them for 1 hour in hot water to soften more quickly.
- Add all of the ingredients into a high powered blender or food processor, and blend until smooth.
- Add the sauce into a recipe, or pour into a jar/container and cover to store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- You can also use an immersion blender
- Add 1/4 cup water and blend again if you want a thinner sauce
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