Do you crave creamy, indulgent pasta dishes but feel guilty about the calorie-laden, heavy Alfredo sauce?
Look no further than this White Bean Alfredo Sauce recipe. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a delicious and nutritious Faux-fredo sauce that will satisfy your cravings without compromising your health goals.
Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with this guilt-free twist on a beloved dish.
Alfredo sauce is one of my all time favorite sauces. I have loved it since I first tried it as a teen at a restaurant on Cannery Row in Monterery, California.
Besides being healthier and cheaper than traditional Alfredo sauce, this "Faux Fredo" whips up in a matter of minutes. Perfect for a quick weeknight meal.
The roasted garlic taste is amazing!
Is Faux Fredo as good as real Alfredo Sauce?
I have to be honest. As delicious as it tastes, it is missing the gooey cheesiness of true Alfredo.
If you aren't going vegan, you can add some Parmesan cheese when heating the sauce for a texture closer to the original.
White Bean Alfredo Sauce Ingredients
The ingredients in this sauce are pretty basic pantry ingredients:
white beans - white, navy, northern, cannellini, etc.
olive oil - or other vegetable oil
garlic cloves - no, garlic powder won't do
vegetable broth - chicken broth if you aren't going vegan
non dairy milk - soy, almond, or any you prefer
nutmeg - this is optional, but traditional alfredo sauce is served with it. Fresh is best, but not everyone has nutmeg nuts sitting around.
- 1 can 15 ounce white beans (cannelini, navy, small white, etc.)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- ½ cup vegetable broth
- ¼ cup almond or soy milk
- freshly ground nutmeg (optional)
- Drain and rinse white beans several times.
- Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan. Sauté garlic for 1-2 minutes.
- In blender or food processor combine garlic, white beans, stock and milk until smooth.
- Pour bean mixture into saucepan, and heat thoroughly. Serve over pasta with freshly grated nutmeg, if desired.