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Vegan Mushroom Alfredo

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Creamy, dreamy vegan mushroom alfredo: a comfort classic made significantly healthier!



Cashew Cream Alfredo:

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in room temp water for at least 2 hours
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper


  • 8 oz cooked gluten free or regular fettuccine pasta (or other pasta or choice)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves finely minced garlic
  • 4 tbsp minced shallots
  • 8 oz button mushrooms
  • 8 oz shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp freshly chopped parsley – reserve 1 tbsp for garnish


  1. Soak cashews in room temperature water for at least 2 hours. Drain and rinse. 
  2. Add to blender with remaining cashew cream ingredients. Blend until smooth and creamy. If not using right away, store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to a week. 
  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. 
  4. Meanwhile, preheat a large sauté pan to medium. Add olive oil, shallots and garlic and cook for a few minutes, until softened. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside - you’ll add them back in later.
  5. Slice mushrooms and increase pan heat to medium-high. Add mushrooms to pan and cook until most of the liquid is reduced - about 15 minutes. Stir often. 
  6. Boil pasta until al dente. Reserve about a cup of pasta water in case you need to loosen up the alfredo sauce. 
  7. When the liquid is mostly reduced from mushroom pan, deglaze with white wine. Add back in shallots and garlic, salt, pepper and fresh parsley. Cook for a few more minutes, taste and adjust seasoning as needed. 
  8. When pasta is finished cooking, add to the pan with mushrooms and coat with alfredo sauce. If you need to loosen up the sauce, stir in a bit of the hot reserved pasta water. Top with more fresh parsley and enjoy!


Tongs are a helpful tool when it comes to properly coating this pasta.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: vegan mushroom alfredo