5 from 1 vote
Creamy Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo with Caramelized Squash and Red Onions {Gluten-Free, Vegan}
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Your new go to healthy pasta favorite: A vegan fettuccine alfredo with caramelized butternut squash and red onions. You'll be dreaming about this dish.

Course: Dinner, Pasta
Cuisine: American, Italian, Vegan
Servings: 6
Calories: 533 kcal
Author: Vicky Berman
For the cauliflower sauce:
  • 5 cups cauliflower florets about one whole head of cauliflower, cut up
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 cups water
  • salt to taste
  • 10 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
For the pasta:
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic sliced
  • 6 cups diced butternut squash or pumpkin
  • 4 tablespoons fresh chopped rosemary
  • 1 cup red onions thinly sliced
  • 16 ounces gluten free fettuccine cooked according to package directions
  • all of the cauliflower sauce
  1. In a pot bring water and broth to a boil. Add salt and cauliflower, Cook until cauliflower is tender when pierced through.
  2. In a pan in 1 tablespoon olive oil cook 10 cloves minced garlic, until aromatic and just starting to brown.
  3. In a blender combine garlic, cauliflower (adding it in with a slotted spoon), 2 tablespoons olive oil and coconut milk. Set aside.
  4. In a separate pan heat 2-3 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat and add garlic thinly sliced garlic in a single layer. Cook until just starting to brown and remove, draining on paper towels.
  5. To that same pan add the cubed butternut squash. Cook until browned on all sides and soft. Add fresh rosemary, Mix. Remove from pan.
  6. To the same pan add red onions, cooking on low heat until translucent and lightly caramelized (add more olive oil if needed).
  7. To serve: mix pasta with cauliflower sauce and top with squash, red onions, and fried garlic.
Recipe Notes

Cauliflower Sauce Adapted from Pinch of Yum

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo with Caramelized Squash and Red Onions {Gluten-Free, Vegan}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 533 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 526mg 22%
Potassium 1003mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 79g 26%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 7g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 303.6%
Vitamin C 88%
Calcium 13.5%
Iron 19.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.