Vegan Mac and Cheese (Alfredo)

We’ve got a little boy with several food sensitivities and as a result we’re on a pretty limited diet right now.

We introduced rice yesterday with success.  Hooray!

Today I wanted to do rice pasta for lunch.

The problem?  I needed a non-dairy non-tomato sauce to top it with.

The solution?


Vegan Alfredo Sauce

  • 1 can of garbanzo beans, drained
  • 2-3 tsp of minced garlic (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp salt (to taste)
  • lemon juice (to taste)
  • 1 – 1.5 cups boiling hot pasta water

Place beans, garlic and salt in a blender and blend.

Add boiling hot pasta water in 1/2 cup increments until you like the consistency.

(You want it ultra smooth.)

Pour on top of hot pasta.

You won’t miss the cheese.

And the kids will love it.

At least mine did.


***My sister-in-law makes a vegan alfredo sauce using raw cashews.

Our little guy can’t do cashews yet so I went with garbanzo beans.