Alfredo Sauce Without Heavy Cream

Imagine the strands of luscious strands of silky pasta coated in creamy white sauce, seasoned with black olives and parmesan cheese. Did the thought make you drool? Of course, it did. Who wouldn’t love a wholesome, mouthful bite of the delicious white sauce pasta. While the delicious pasta is one of the favorite meals for most of us, it is also one of the easiest dishes to make IF you have the appetizing and mouth-watering alfredo white sauce ready. 

Most restaurants make the traditional alfredo pasta using heavy cream, butter and parmesan cheese to make the alfredo white sauce. But heavy cream can be slightly heavy and unhealthy. Also, some people are vegan and they use dairy-free ingredients in the pasta dish which does not allow the use of heavy cream. So we went ahead to compile the best Alfred sauce recipes without heavy cream, with both dairy and dairy-free products. Head to the blog to find out the deets. 

Alfredo Sauce Without Heavy Cream- With Dairy Products

Alfredo Sauce With Milk

Alfredo Sauce With Milk

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Course: Appetizer

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup Butter
  • ¼ cup Wheat Flour
  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • ½ cup Dry Mozzarella
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese
  • To Taste Salt
  • To Taste Black Pepper
  • A Pinch Nutmeg
  • To Taste Dried Oregano
  • To Taste Dried Basil

Instructions

Recipe:

  • Melt the butter in a pan on a low flame.
  • When the butter has melted, then add wheat flour and stir.
  • Add milk in small quantities with continuous stirring to avoid the formation of lumps.
  • Once you have obtained a smooth mixture of wheat and milk, then add mozzarella and parmesan cheese and stir again. 
  • In the end, add salt, pepper, dried oregano, dried basil and nutmeg.
  • Cook for a couple minutes till the sauce thickens.
  • Turn off the flame and serve with your favorite pasta.

If you cannot get your hands on heavy cream, then you can use cream cheese to obtain a delicious white sauce for your pasta. What’s more? This sauce can be created in just five ingredients, where butter and garlic are hero elements. Be careful as to not char or burn the garlic and you will have yourself a very tasty alfredo sauce.

Alfredo Sauce With Cream Cheese

Alfredo Sauce With Cream Cheese

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Course: Appetizer

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Salted Butter
  • Garlic Cloves- Minced
  • 2/3 8 oz. Packaged Cream Cheese
  • 2 cups Milk
  • ⅔ cups Parmesan Cheese- Grated
  • 4 Servings Fettuccine Noodles or Your Choice of Pasta
  • 1 cup Frozen Green Peas (Thawed) – Optional

Instructions

Recipe:

  • In a large pan, melt the butter on a low flame.
  • Add the garlic and shallow fry until the garlic starts browning.
  • Add in cream cheese, stir and melt.
  • Slowly add milk and whisk, to remove lumps. 
  • Now finally add the parmesan cheese and stir until a smooth sauce begins to form.
  • In case you want to add peas, you can do that now so that the peas can soften a little.
  • Cook until the sauce thickens. Then turn off the flame and mix the sauce with the pasta to serve.

Alfredo sauce with cottage cheese is a unique and rare recipe, which gives delectable and flavourful results. Cornstarch is an important ingredient in the recipe that is used to give the sauce a thick and rich consistency. Aside from its appetizing flavour profile, this is also a very easy and quick sauce to make.

Alfredo Sauce With Cottage Cheese

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Course: Appetizer

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Milk
  • ½ cup Cottage Cheese
  • 1 tbsp. Cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • ⅛ tsp. Pepper
  • ¼ tsp. Garlic Powder
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese- Grated
  • To Taste Dried Basil
  • To Taste Dried Oregano
  • To Taste Freshly Chopped Parsley- For Garnish
  • As Per Choice Cooked Pasta of Choice

Instructions

Recipe:

  • Add milk, cottage cheese, cornstarch garlic powder, and parmesan cheese in a blender. Blend it until smooth. 
  • Brush a little butter on a sauce pan and put it on a low flame.
  • Add the blended sauce in the pan and cook while stirring.
  • Add dried oregano and dried basil. Also, add salt and pepper on top.
  • Keep cooking it on low flame till about 5 minutes occasionally stirring the sauce. 
  • Turn off the flame once the sauce thickens.
  • Add your choice of pasta and serve.

If you do not have heavy cream or even milk, then you can opt for this simple alfredo sauce which uses unsalted butter and some grated parmesan cheese. In addition to the simple recipe, this alfredo sauce can be prepared in a matter of minutes. 

Alfredo Sauce Without Cream

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Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 12 tbsp. Unsalted Butter
  • 12 Ounces Grated Parmesan
  • To Taste Salt
  • To Taste Freshly Grounded Pepper
  • As Per Choice Pasta of Choice

Instructions

Recipe:

  • Add butter and grated parmesan cheese in a bowl.
  • Heat a large pot of water and put the butter and parmesan cheese bowl in the large boiling pot to melt it, like in a water bath.
  • Once the cheese and butter has melted, add it to the choice of pasta and stir.
  • When the cheese and butter has melted and mixed well with the pasta, you can slowly add the pasta water stock from when it was boiled to bring the sauce to its consistency.
  • When the desired consistency has been achieved, turn off the flame, let the pasta cool down for a few minutes.
  • Season with pepper and serve.  

Alfredo Sauce Without Heavy Cream- Dairy-Free (For Vegans)

Alfredo sauce with cashew is one of the most delicious options for all the vegans out there. Not just this, it is also gluten free and low on calories. You can also refrigerate this sauce for use upto a week.

Alfredo Sauce With Cashew

Alfredo Sauce With Cashew

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Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 cups Cashews
  • 2 cups Unsweetened Dairy Free Milk
  • 1 cup Dairy Free Parmesan Cheese
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Black Pepper
  • As per Choice Pasta of Choice

Instructions

Recipe:

  • Soak the cashews in water overnight or at least for 6-8 hours. You can also boil the cashews in water for 30 minutes in case you have forgotten to soak them.
  • Once the cashews are ready, add all the ingredients in a blender and blend until a smooth sauce is formed.
  • If the obtained sauce is still too thick for your taste, you can add the almond milk to dilute it further. But be sure to not dilute the sauce too much because very watery sauce would not coat the pasta very well.
  • You can add this sauce to the pasta and serve.
  • You can also refrigerate this sauce for up to a week for later use.

Alfredo sauce with potatoes is not only a handy mix but also has very few calories. On top of that, it is also super creamy which elevates the pasta dish even more. However, be sure to use baby potatoes instead of large russets as larger potatoes might get grainy on blending and hence, give a coarser texture to the sauce.

Alfredo Sauce With Potatoes

Alfredo Sauce With Potatoes

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Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound White Baby Potatoes- Peeled and Roughly Chopped
  • 1 tsp. Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic- Minced
  • 1 Small Onion- Chopped
  • 1 cup Vegetable Broth
  • 5 tbsp. Dairy Free Butter
  • ½ tsp. Sea Salt
  • ⅓ cup Nutritional Yeast

Instructions

Recipe:

  • Take the peeled potatoes in a saucepan and cover it with water.
  • Boil the potatoes until they can come clean off a fork.
  • Then place a saucepan on medium flame and add olive oil, garlic cloves, and onion. Cook until the onion and garlic give away a translucent color.
  • Drain the potatoes from the boiling water and put them in a blender.
  • Add the saucepan mix of cooked onion and garlic, to the potatoes in the blender. 
  • Add nutritional yeast and salt, and blend until a smooth sauce is formed.
  • Put this mixture in a saucepan on high flame and add butter.
  • Cook until the ingredients mix well and a thick sauce is formed.
  • Add the sauce to the pasta of choice and serve.

Alfredo sauce with cauliflower is one of the newer recipes that is also super easy to make. What’s more? It just takes 30 minutes to make. Aside from the ingredients mentioned in the recipe, you can also season it with sundried tomatoes, mushrooms or broccoli as per choice.

Alfredo Sauce With Cauliflower

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Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic- Minced
  • 12 Ounces Cauliflower Florets
  • 1 cup Water
  • ½ tsp/ or more to taste Himalayan Salt
  • To Taste Black Pepper

Instructions

Recipe:

  • Take the virgin olive oil in a small saucepan and heat on a low flame.
  • Add garlic and saute until they turn tender but not golden brown.
  • Add water to this mix and heat for a couple of minutes. 
  • Then add cauliflower florets and let the water come to a boil.
  • Cook the mix for 10-15 minutes until the cauliflower turns tender to be smudged with a fork.
  • Then turn off the flame and let the mix cool down for a bit.
  • After the mix has been cooled off, add it to a blender and season with salt and pepper. Process until the sauce turns silky and creamy.
  • Add more seasonings of your choice and add it to your favorite pasta to serve.

Now that you have so many recipes to choose from, what are you waiting for? Rush to your kitchen and make yourself a delicious bowl of white sauce pasta with the new, basic ingredients. Let us know which recipe you like the best in the comments below.

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