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Creamy Tofu Sauce

by ADMIN on JULY 18, 2012

I’m a mind reader. Here’s what you’re thinking: “Ew, Rachel. I will never try that! Gross.”

But I can also see the future. And here’s what you’ll be saying after putting on your Big Girl (or Big Boy) pants and making it: “Holy cow. It’s actually super delicious. I’m impressed that a sauce made with tofu can actually taste like an alfredo sauce!”

And that’s all I have to say about that.

(PS – This tastes the BEST topped with a few chopped walnuts, craisins or raisins, and unsweetened shredded coconut). Mm.

(PPS – This recipe calls for Nutritional Yeast, which is flaked yeast that’s high in many of the B vitamins that are typically lacking in a vegetarian/vegan diet. It makes everything taste cheesy. Again, don’t say gross until you add a tablespoon or two to a sauce or dish!)

(PPPS – We spooned this sauce over some delicious Farro, which is a grain that’s very high in fiber and protein. But it would also taste great over some whole wheat pasta.)

(PPPPS – Guess that’s not all I had to say?)

Creamy Tofu Sauce

Author: Adapted from Prep time: 5 mins Total time: 5 mins Serves: 4

Creamy alfredo-like sauce that's completely vegan!


  • ½ block firm tofu

  • 1 sweet potato, cooked and skinned

  • 3 Tbsp nutritional yeast

  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper

  • 1 cup light coconut milk

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • Salt and pepper


  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts

  • ¼ cup raisins or Craisins

  • ¼ cup shredded, unsweetened coconut


  1. Poke holes in the sweet potato and cook in the microwave on high for about 8 minutes, or until tender. Remove from skin.

  2. Blend all ingredients (from tofu to pepper) in a food processor until smooth.

  3. Scrape into a small sauce pan and whisk over medium heat until bubbly and warm.

  4. Spoon over veggie, pasta, or cooked grains.

  5. Top with walnuts, raisins, and coconut.


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