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Three Ingredient Alfredo Sauce

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(Well, four if you count the salt)

I don’t know how I came up with this healthy alfredo recipe. Sometimes when I’m in the kitchen, creativity just takes over and I’m powerless to stop it!

3 Ingredient Alfredo

(Makes about 1 1/2 cups)

  • level 1 tbsp agar agar flakes (If you’re wary of agar flakes, you can make this substitution)
  • 1-2 tbsp buttery spread, such as Earth Balance or Smart Balance Light
  • 1 1/2 cups milk of choice (unsweetened, unless you like sweet Alfredo)
  • Salt (I won’t list the amount, as people have different tolerances. Just taste-test, and remember it’s easier to add more than take some away!)
  • If you want a cheesy sauce, stir in some nutritional yeast or cheesey shreds (such as Daiya) right before you put the sauce in the fridge.

Put your milk and agar in a small pot and turn the heat to high. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer for about 5-7ish more minutes, stirring occasionally, until the agar agar flakes are mostly dissolved. Turn off the heat and let sit for about 5 minutes (if you want to add cheeze, now would be the time to do so), then cover and put into the refrigerator. The next day (or at least a few hours later, when the mixture has had time to cool and gel), retrieve the pot from the fridge. It should look ugly and gelatinous– not exactly the makings of a delicious sauce… or so you’d think! Add your melted vegan butter and the salt. Using your hand blender (or put it in the regular blender or Magic Bullet), blend the sauce until it’s thick and creamy. Now you are ready for the fun part– eating your sauce. Or just eat it as soup!

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. B36Kitchen says:

    What an interesting and simple sauce. I love 3 or 4 ingredient recipes!

  2. magpie says:

    Haha, I use a lot of salt too – I did a nutritional analysis recently for my class and I was kind of shocked at how much I was having! Sounds very good 🙂

  3. T says:

    You and your agar-agar! I think you’ve found your magic ingredient. I need to try that stuff!

    Good luck with papers, I’m doing the same thing! 🙂

  4. Halie says:

    I’m so glad I’ve stocked up on agar powder! I would love to try this!

    Have an enjoyable weekend!

  5. River says:

    Mmmm creamylicious! The soup with the spaghetti squash is genius!

  6. shelby says:

    Don’t even worry about it girl! Your busy and have wayy more important things to do.

    Great recipe, you are really creative!

  7. Melissa says:

    Oh wow. I can’t wait to try this. Thanks for the recipe…how creative!

  8. imadedinner says:

    Such an interesting idea! Thanks!

  9. Ricki says:

    Very cool (or hot!) sauce. Don’t worry about the comments–it can be very hard to keep up (I know I struggle with it!). Just go out and enjoy your weekend! 🙂

  10. Teenage Veg Head says:

    your a genius!!
    i can’t believe you came up with a three ingredient HEALTHY alfredo recipe. im definitely going to try it soon!

  11. says:

    wow – what a yummy idea!!!! super simple too 🙂 have a great weekend!

  12. Becca says:

    Awww, I wish I coudl make it but I can never get my hands on agar agar!!! But it does look incredibly delicious!Have a great weekend!!!

  13. sweetpotato says:


    And yes, I do have a cupcake tattoo!

  14. Katie says:

    Genius! I have got to try this!

  15. federal vegan (kate) says:

    Ha, now that you got me to buy a big thing of agar flakes I totally have to try this! Love the creativity.

  16. shellyfish says:

    Why am I suddenly craving pasta? Yummy for my tummy, woot!

  17. Brooke says:

    i love alfredo sauce and i love easy recipes! i feel like i really need to get agar!

    i hope you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend katie 🙂

  18. Joanna says:

    this is so funny. alfredo soup?!?!!? i don’t know if it sounds really rich or really good. haha probably both.

    just wanna let you know that you won the butterfly award on my blog!! congrats katie!

  19. Lauren says:

    oh this sounds so great! i’ve been wanting to try an alfredo recipe since i’ve become vegan..but have yet too. yours is so simple though I’ll have to try it. thanks! 🙂

  20. Vegetation says:

    Ooo I love the idea of this for those nights when I’m crazy busy and don’t want to spend hours prepping food!

    And I love reading about people’s interesting eating habits.

    And don’t worry about the comments. I seem to have been in comment hibernation lately!

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