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Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo

This creamy vegan fettuccine alfredo recipe is so easy to make! Ready in under 20 minutes for a simple, yet delicious vegan meal that is filling and comforting.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword vegan main course, vegan pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 610kcal
Author LarishaBernard


  • 1 lb uncooked fettuccine noodles (use GF if needed, can sub with other pasta noodles)
  • 1-2 tbsp vegan butter (see notes)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut cream (thick part from canned coconut milk --can sub for any carton dairy free milk but canned makes creamier)
  • 1 1/4 cups vegan parmesan cheese (see notes)
  • 1/4 tsp salt, more to taste + more for salted pasta water
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, more to taste
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh Italian parsley, optional


  • In a large pot, over medium high heat, bring water to a boil. Add salt to season the water. Once boiling, add fettuccine and cook according to package. Drain when done, reserving 1 cup of pasta water.
  • In a separate large skillet, add butter over medium heat and let melt. When butter begins to sizzle, add minced garlic and saute, stirring frequently for about 2 minutes. Do not burn!
  • Stir in coconut cream. Combine well. Let cook and reduce for 5-8 minutes. Add the parmesan and whisk until smooth. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the pasta to sauce and toss to combine. If sauce is too thick, add a little reserved pasta water as desired to thin out. Remove from heat. Add parsley to top.


*Vegan cheese is more oily than traditional cheese.  The amount of butter and cheese you add to this dish make make it more or less oily.  If you know you are using an oily vegan cheese, reduce the butter by half in the beginning and don't add the cheese until right before the dish finishes.  
*If you have a vegan parmesan that doesn't melt well, we recommend making the sauce and then adding the cheese over it once plated. 
*We encourage you to read these the FAQs in the post
*See post for notes about Top 8 Allergy Free variation
**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. 


Serving: 2cups | Calories: 610kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 186mg | Potassium: 445mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 134IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 4mg