Authentic Italian Cream Sauce

Authentic Italian White Cream Sauce

Yep, this recipe has a lot of ingredients. But once they are assembled, it's quick. And so worth it. This authentic Italian sauce is a culinary masterpiece. Serve over fettuccini and/or with sautéed seasonal mushrooms and vegetables.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Sauce


  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 cup cauliflower chopped
  • 1 cup mushroom chopped
  • 1 cup radishes chopped 
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup water + 3 Tbsp. divided
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened nondairy milk or kefir
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews soaked in warm water
  • 1 can white beans of choice 15.5 oz
  • 4 Tbsp. nutritional yeast flakes
  • 2 tsp. tahini or hulled sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp. miso paste
  • 1 green onion
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground mustard powder
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne powder optional
  • 1 pinch black pepper


  • Chop all vegetables and assemble other ingredients so everything is at your fingertips.
  • In a medium size pot, sauté onion, mushroom and garlic with 3 Tbsp. of water, stirring frequently. Add extra water if necessary to avoid sticking.
  • Add cauliflower, mushrooms, radishes, lemon juice, onion powder, garlic granules, ½ cup water and the nondairy milk to the pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and simmer at medium-low heat for 15 minutes.
  • While the vegetables are cooking, prepare pasta or desired base according to package directions.
  • Transfer the contents of the pot and add the remaining ingredients to a blender. Blend until super creamy and smooth, about two full minutes.
  • Serve over fettuccini or sautéed seasonal mushrooms and vegetables.

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