Creamy Vegan Mushroom Alfredo Sauce

vegan mushroom alfredo sauce

When it comes to delectable vegan delights, the Vegan Mushroom Alfredo Sauce stands out as a flavorful and creamy option that even non-vegans will love. This plant-based twist on the classic Alfredo sauce brings a rich, savory taste to your plate without compromising on taste. If you’re interested in more plant-based mushroom recipes, feel free to explore my complete Vegan Mushroom Recipes Collection here.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Crafting this masterpiece requires simple ingredients:

  • Chickenless or veg broth
  • White onion and garlic
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Lemon juice
  • White or cremini mushrooms
  • Vegan butter
  • Salt and pepper

Substitute with your preferred alternatives to personalize the dish.

Helpful Tools

Equip your kitchen with essentials:

  • High-powered food blender
  • Quality pan for sautéing

How To Make This Vegan Mushroom Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Soak cashews.

onion cooking in pan with some oil

Sauté onions, and garlic.

gnocchi alfredo sauce in blender

Blend cashews, broth, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, onions, and garlic.

mushrooms in frying pan

Sauté mushrooms.

mushrooms in frying pan with butter

Then add vegan butter, and mix with alfredo sauce.

Vegan Mushroom Alfredo Sauce recipe in frying pan

Serving Suggestions

Pair this vegan mushroom alfredo with:

  • Pasta, gnocchi, zoodles, or even rice.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs for a burst of flavor

Tips & Tricks

For a perfect Vegan Mushroom Alfredo:

  • Ensure cashews are thoroughly soaked for creaminess.
  • Saute mushrooms until the liquid evaporates for enhanced flavor.


Can I use other types of mushrooms?

Absolutely! Experiment with your favorite mushrooms for a unique twist.

Is nutritional yeast essential?

It adds a cheesy flavor, but you can omit or substitute with your preferred seasoning.

Can I make the mushroom Alfredo sauce in advance?

Yes, prepare it ahead for a quicker final assembly.

What’s the best pasta to pair with this sauce?

Any pasta works well, but fettuccine or linguine are popular choices.

vegan mushroom alfredo sauce

Vegan Mushroom Alfredo Sauce

Indulge in the creamy rich goodness of Vegan Mushroom Alfredo Sauce Cashews and impeccably sautéed mushrooms, crafting a culinary masterpiece.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian


  • ¼ cup cashews
  • 1 cup chickenless or veg broth
  • ½ medium white onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 100g white or cremini mushrooms, sliced (½ a small pack)
  • 1-2 tbsp vegan butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cover the cashews in boiling water and allow to soak. For at least 10 minutes.
  • In a pan on medium heat, add ½ cup of broth and the sliced white onion.
  • Reduce the broth, and keep cooking for 5-7 minutes or until most of the broth has cook down and evaporated.
  • Next, add 5 cloves of minced garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Strain water off the cashews. Add cashews, ½ cup of broth, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, and the cooked onion and garlic mixture into a high powered food blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Saute mushrooms in a pan on medium heat until the liquid has evaporated and the mushrooms are cooked through. (about 3-5 mins) Add in vegan butter and stir to combine.
  • Add the alfredo sauce in with the cooked mushrooms, season with salt and pepper.
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Conclusion: Vegan Mushroom Alfredo Sauce

Incorporate Vegan Mushroom Alfredo Sauce into your repertoire. Elevate your culinary experience with this delectable, dairy-free creamy delight that marries flavors and values seamlessly.

12 thoughts on “Creamy Vegan Mushroom Alfredo Sauce

  1. Kaitlyn says:

    5 stars
    Yum this was so nice and creamy and delicious the mushrooms and vegan Alfredo goes so well together. I used this on a classic fettuccine noodle and was amazing.

  2. Alex says:

    5 stars
    I was looking for a plant based mushroom Alfredo and this couldn’t have been better! So tasty thank you

  3. Amelia says:

    5 stars
    Creamy and delicious! 🤤

  4. Elestria says:

    5 stars
    This vegan mushroom Alfredo sauce was so creamy and delicious. I added extra mushrooms as I LOVE mushrooms 🍄 I have saved this recipe 10/10

    • spicyveganfood says:

      I’m delighted to hear you enjoyed the vegan mushroom Alfredo sauce, and adding extra mushrooms sounds like a fantastic idea! 🍄

  5. Jackie says:

    5 stars
    What a delightful vegan mushroom Alfredo sauce and dairy free!!! Thank you I was missing my Alfredo sauce ao happy I found your blog loving your content 😊

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the vegan mushroom Alfredo sauce. It’s always wonderful to help fill those cravings for favorite dishes in a dairy-free way.

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