Recipe by Kathleen Amos-Robel
"This recipe is great over pasta, and provides a flavorful vegan alternative to traditional cream sauces."
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1 (8 ounce) package
1 1/2 cups
dried dill weed
salt-free herb and spice blend
I submitted this recipe with Spike brand seasoning mix as one of the ingredients, but Allrecipes changed it to "salt free seasoning". I highly suggest using Spike, which is not salt free, instead. I usually put in basil, oregano, salt, pepper, and thyme as well. Also, the cornstarch need not be mixed with 1/4 cup of water -- a tablespoon or two, mixed together with a fork or whisk, is plently.
I agree that as-is, this is a pretty flavorless recipe. Prior to trying this I made a similar version without the block of tofu and came up with essentially the same thing. In both cases I increase the nutritional yeast to at least 1/2 cup, and add lots of garlic salt and some ground mustard. That usually gives it a more flavorful and cheesy taste which my vegan husband and I love : )
We didn't feed this to any kids, but we did feed it to a very picky Brit, and he loved it, as did we! This is a great, healthy vegan substitute for alfredo. We tossed this sauce with angel hair and seared portabellos. We added extra sea-salt and a dash of thyme, which seemed to really round out the taste and give it a robust flavor without overpowering the mushrooms. Excellent. Worth the tiny bit of extra time it takes to make it.
I made this to go with the sweet potato gnocchi and it was great. However, I used vanilla soy milk instead of plain to get the sweetness needed to match the pasta. Also, I added 3-4 packets of turbinado, a little oregano, and garlic salt to add to the flavor. It turned out amazing. My husband, who is not a vegetarian, had no idea that it was not a completely fattening and unhealthy cream sauce. It was wonderful with the pasta. I even surprised myself with how good it came out (I was a little concerned after looking at it in the blender!) -- who knew you could make an amazing cream sauce with tofu and soy milk!!! :)
This sauce is great mixed with artichoke hearts, mushrooms, and tomatoes. Except we never used the dill when we tried it. Overall, this is one of the best vegan recipes I have found, and I was very happily surprised to discover how much like cream this sauce tastes.
The best vegan cream sauce I've tried yet. I agree needs a bit of spicing up. Sautee portabellos in garlic and olive oil, then add finished sauce to the pan of mushrooms. The jiuce from the mushrooms gives a hearty, salty flavor that is great. I followed someone's advice to add 1/2c nutr. yeast, and it worked great. Plus salt, cayenne, hot sauce.
This is my first time rating a recipe,but I felt compelled...This sauce is fabulous.Especially considering it's vegan fare.I salted it a bit and had it over steamed broccoli.I intend to try it over just about anything sauceworthy.Excellent.Thanks for posting!
I used this sauce (minus spices) as a substitute for heavy cream in the Cajun Chicken Pasta recipe and it was fabulous. The hot spices zipped this right up.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cream Sauce With Herbs and No Dairy
Serving Size: 1/5 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 5
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 125
** Calories from Fat: 64
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