This Creamy Vegan Garlic Mushroom Fettuccini is the perfect comforting meal that is full of rich flavor and easy to prepare. It has a thick and luscious one-minute dairy-free cream sauce that is made in your blender and poured overtop the sautéed mushrooms. This recipe is made with simple clean ingredients and is naturally gluten free, plant-based and soy free. It is one of my favorite quick and cozy recipes for busy weeknights, in-home date nights or entertaining a crowd.
This velvety pasta dish has been on regular rotation in our household lately. It is special enough for an in-home date night (I see you, Valentine’s Day) but also easy enough to serve on any weeknight. Traditional creamy pasta dishes are made with heavy cream and butter and offer little nutritional value. This lightened-up Creamy Vegan Garlic Mushroom Fettuccini recipe offers plant-based protein from the cashew cream sauce. If you haven’t tried using raw cashews blended with water to replace heavy cream, you are in for a real treat! It is my go-to vegan stand-in for anything creamy.
The Vegan Garlic Cream Sauce
The vegan garlic cream sauce is super decadent and similar to an Alfredo-style sauce. To make it, all you do is blend together raw cashews, water, garlic, salt and pepper. It can be made in advance if desired. I have served it overtop zucchini noodles as well for a lighter dish and it is simply divine!
Do you need to soak your cashews in advance?
You can soak the raw cashews in advance to make them more easily digestible but this is not required. If you have a high powered blender then the sauce will be super creamy even without soaking. Otherwise, soaking the cashews overnight or for an hour in boiling water can help them get creamier. I have had great success with this blender even without soaking the cashews in advance.
This Creamy Vegan Garlic Mushroom Fettuccini pasta recipe is fantastic served with a light salad. You can also add broccoli or spinach to the pasta dish if you want to sneak in some greens. Asparagus and peas would also work well here.
I’m always amazed at how easily this dish comes together. And no one ever belie