Creamy Vegan Spinach Alfredo Pasta

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As a kid I always remember ordering fettuccine alfredo whenever my family and I would go out to Italian restaurants. As I was growing up, getting more into running, and more into fueling my body to perform optimally, I realized just how bad that alfredo sauce is for you. Packed with tons of bad fats and have creams. However, recently I discovered you can make a creamy vegan pasta sauce out of cashVegan Spinach Alfredo Pasta Sauceews as I mentioned in my Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Cream Sauce recipe. It doesn’t include any butter or heavy creams, just a whole lot of deliciousness!

Vegan Spinach Alfredo Pasta

Vegan Spinach Alfredo Pasta

Vegan Spinach Alfredo Pasta

Vegan Spinach Alfredo Pasta



  • 1 Box Whole Wheat or any other pasta option you may enjoy
  • 12 Cups(or 1 large bag) spinach
  • 2 Cup cashews
  • 1 Cup water
  • 2 Tablespoon garlic
  • 5 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper


Cashew Cream Sauce:

  1. Soak cashews in a bowl of water for 4-8 hrs (I do it over night or before I head out for the day).
  2. Drain cashews.
  3. In a food processor, combine cashews, water, garlic, olive oil and blend until creamy.  Add additional water for desired consistency.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook pasta as per instructions and drain.
  2. In a Sauce pan wilt down spinach.
  3. Combine pasta, spinach and cashew sauce.



I am moderately addicted to the cashew cream sauce, so expect it in many other recipes!


What’s your favorite pasta dish?



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Vegan Spinach alfredo pasta recipe


  1. Jenn - a traveling Wife

    January 13, 2017 at 10:34 am

    YUM – I never would have thought to use cashews. I must give this a try!

    • Amanda Lizz

      January 13, 2017 at 10:56 am

      It is incredibly delicious! I could honestly eat it by the spoonful! ha! 🙂

  2. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    January 14, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Haha yes! I would always order it too! (One time I had my first and only choking experience as a kid eating it (but that never deterred me!)

    • Amanda Lizz

      January 15, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      Haha wow and you stuck with it! That creamy cheese sauce is addicting