Everyone loves fettuccine alfredo! It's rich, creamy and delicious. We love fettuccine alfredo as much as the next person but wanted to take a stab at lightening up this classic comfort dish. To do this, we used a cashew-based sauce that mimics the creamy texture of an alfredo sauce without the heavy cream. This cashew cream sauce not only tastes amazing but has the same creamy texture as your standard alfredo sauce, making it an excellent, healthy swap.
We also recommend using a legume-based pasta like a chickpea or lentil pasta. Legume-based pastas are higher in fiber and protein than a wheat pasta. Using a legume-based pasta is a great way to increase the overall nutrient density of your meal!