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White Bean Alfredo Sauce


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 container Better Beans Tuscan White Beans
  • 1 small red onion, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • A pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup Go Veggie Grated Parmesan
  • A pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste


In a saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat Saute the red onion until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and saute for 1 minute until fragrant. Mix the beans in with the onions. Add the milk and broth and whisk until well-combined. Add as much liquid as you need for the amount of sauce you want. Mix in the grated parmesan, a pinch of nutmeg and add salt and pepper to taste. Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer and thicken for a few minutes. Serve with pasta or veggies.

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