Light & Dairy Free Pasta Alfredo


The Vegetarian Kitchen adapted this Light & Dairy Free Pasta Alfredo recipe from “The Vegetarian Family Cookbook” by Nava Atlas and it’s a keeper!


Special Diet Notes: Light & Dairy Free Pasta Alfredo

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, peanut-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian. Optionally nut-free and gluten-free.

Light & Dairy Free Pasta Alfredo
Serves: 6
  • 2 tablespoons nonhydrogenated margarine
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • One 12.3-ounce container silken tofu
  • ½ cup dairy-free milk beverage
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 12 ounces pasta
  • Steamed greens (spinach or swiss chard) for topping, optional
  • Sliced sun-dried tomatoes for topping, optional
  1. Cook the pasta in plenty of steadily boiling water until al dente, then drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the margarine in a small skillet. Add the garlic and sauté over low heat for 2 to 3 minutes, until golden. Remove from the heat.
  3. Combine the sautéed garlic and margarine with the tofu and rice milk in a food processor. Process until completely smooth and creamy.
  4. Combine the pasta and sauce in a large serving bowl and toss together. Season with pepper and taste to see if you’d like to add more salt. If the mixture needs to be moister, add a small amount of additional rice milk and toss again. Serve at once, passing around greens and/or dried tomaotes for topping, if desired.


About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. I have a pasta making machine and would like to make a dough that is dairy free. I am have trouble finding what I need. Can you help with a recipe of this nature?

    • Hi Cheryl, what is it that you are having trouble finding? I’ve made homemade pasta with just flour, water, and salt. If you eat eggs, that is another key ingredient. But dairy isn’t always called for.

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