Homemade Alfredo Sauce: Whole30, Paleo, Vegan

This homemade Whole30 Alfredo sauce is super 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!

  • Author: Bailey
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1.5 cups 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Add all of the ingredients into a high powered blender or food processor, and blend until smooth.
  3. 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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