Dairy Free Fettuccine Alfredo

Happy first Meatless Monday of 2016!  While I am sorta sad that the long weekend and all the holiday festivities are officially over, I am also kinda happy to get back into routine.  My weekend consisted of binge watching Making A Murderer  (if you haven’t watched, you NEED to) and also getting my ducks in a row for my new fitness venture, Strength In Motion Fitness Studio

Strength In Motion Fitness Studio


It’s still under construction (that is taking longer than I hoped) but it looks like we are back on track and will be set to open soon! In the meantime, I am organizing a running club to train for the upcoming Syracuse Half Marathon- in fact, my training actually kicked off today! Yay! 

Anyway, enough about fitness…let’s talk about food! 

Today I am sharing one of my favorite go-to, super easy, no fuss dairy free recipes.  While I have never been a huge fan of traditional Alfredo sauce, I AM a huge fan of this dairy free version! 

Easy to make Dairy Free & Gluten Free Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe { Meatless Monday, Vegan Alfredo Sauce, Vegetarian, Soy Free}

While I would love to take all the credit for this yummy carbo-licious dish, it was actually my husband who came up it.  I am not sure when exactly but some time ago after I pretty much eliminated dairy from my diet, my husband was craving some comforting Alfredo fettuccine. 

Since it wouldn’t make sense to whip up some just for him, he came up with the idea of using coconut milk to make it a dairy free dish instead! 

This vegan version is tasty, creamy and everything you crave from traditional fettuccine Alfredo without all the cheese 😉 

Easy to make Dairy Free & Gluten Free Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe { Meatless Monday, Vegan Alfredo Sauce, Vegetarian, Soy Free}

Easy to make Dairy Free & Gluten Free Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe { Meatless Monday, Vegan Alfredo Sauce, Vegetarian, Soy Free}

Easy to make Dairy Free & Gluten Free Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe { Meatless Monday, Vegan Alfredo Sauce, Vegetarian, Soy Free}

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  • 1lb gluten free fettuccine
  • 3 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 8oz bag frozen asparagus
  • 1 12oz bag frozen broccoli
  • 1 10oz bag frozen sugar snap peas
  • 1 full fat can of coconut milk
  • Sea salt & fresh ground pepper, to taste 



Bring a large pot of water to a boil then add in fettuccine and cook according to package instructions.

  1. Heat oil in large sauté pan then add onion and garlic and cook until soft and transparent. 
  2. Cut frozen asparagus into 4ths then add then to sauté pan along with the broccoli and sugar snap peas. 
  3. Add in coconut milk fat, discard liquid.  
  4. Reduce until sauce-like consistency. 
  5. Stir in cooked fettuccine. 
  6. Serve & enjoy! :) 

See? Easy, peasy right?! 

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Burning questions: 

Have you watching Making A Murderer yet? 

Ever made or had dairy free Alfredo?

This post is linked up with Tina Muir & Confessions Of A Mother Runner for Meatless Monday!


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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply January 4, 2016

What a great idea! I don't know why it didn't occur to me that you would use coconut milk. Boo that your studio isn't open yet but YAY for impending opening. Get it right the first time, yeah? I know you will!
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    Reply January 5, 2016

    We honestly use coconut milk as a sub for so many dairy ingredients- we really like it and it keeps my belly happy!

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply January 4, 2016

What a great idea to use coconut milk for this! Looks so yummy. Everyone is talking about Making a murder I need to get on that

    Reply January 5, 2016

    Yeah you do, I think you'd like it!

Reply January 4, 2016

Sounds good I'm all about anything dairy free but still tastes good.

    Reply January 5, 2016

    Me too! ;)

Reply January 4, 2016

I never even thought about using coconut milk! I will def be trying this one! Good luck with your studio...it looks fabulous!
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    Reply January 5, 2016

    Thank you so much! :)

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply January 4, 2016

Yum! I bet the coconut milk in this is delish. Glad you had a good New Year! Can't wait to hear more about the gym!
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    Reply January 5, 2016

    Thank you! Hopefully once construction is under way there will be more to tell :P

Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen
Reply January 4, 2016

YUM! I love broccoli in with my pasta (or any dish really). And I love that you used coconut milk for the alfredo sauce.
I feel ya about the routine! I'm looking forward to getting back to nutritious meals and my gym workouts!
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    Reply January 5, 2016

    I am slightly obsessed with adding broccoli to most of my meals- I thought that made me a bit of a weirdo, glad to hear I am not alone :P

Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs
Reply January 4, 2016

I'm so excited for you with your new venture! I'm sure it will be a huge success (and a lot of work :-) ). This recipe sounds so good. I've tried vegan alfredo-type sauces before, but never used coconut milk. Does it taste coconutty?
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    Reply January 5, 2016

    Crossing my fingers it's a success because it's a lot of work for sure! I don't think that it tastes that coconutty- the garlic and onion make it more savory than sweet, in my opinion.

Mary Ellen @ VNutrition
Reply January 4, 2016

This looks delicious! I don't use asparagus enough - you've inspired me to pick some up for dinner tonight. :) Good luck on your new venture! I'm sure you'll do amazing! I started watch Making of a Murderer this past weekend - soooo good!
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    Reply January 5, 2016

    Aw, thank you! And MaM is so addicting!!! I couldn't stop watching!

Reply January 4, 2016

Hooray for gluten-free and dairy-free Fettuccine! Pinning! Congrats on getting your own running club together and the venture of your own studio. Very awesome! Happy New Year! :)
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    Reply January 5, 2016

    Yay, thank you! And thanks so much- I am really excited about it!

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply January 4, 2016

Heck yea!!! And I love all the green veggies! I made a vegan alfredo a few weeks ago....haven't had it in so long...and it was a total winner!!! YUM!

    Reply January 5, 2016

    It is such a yummy comfort food! :)

Reply January 4, 2016

Looks super tasty, and I wish I lived near you so I could come to your new studio when it opens. :)
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Mary Beth Jackson
Reply January 4, 2016

that looks yummy! I use a lot of Coconut Silk in my house, love it! Good luck with the studio construction, it all sounds very exciting!
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Crystal Renaud
Reply January 4, 2016

That sounds really good and super easy! I will have to try this! Happy 2016!
Excited for you and the studio! xo
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Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply January 4, 2016

Gah! Will and I just started Making A Murderer last night! So crazy!! So excited for your new site!
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Reply January 4, 2016

Looks delicious!
Does it still have a salty sharp taste? I'm intrigued, unless I add nutritional yeast or a lot of salt my oldest still thinks it tastes like coconut when I try to make a version with just coconut milk.
I have to say if he is looking for a dairy free version we weren't fans of the cauliflower "alfredo" but the whole family likes cashew "alfredo". Usually I just make them the real stuff and every now and then eat it myself which most of the time my body doesn't like.
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Laura @ This Runner's Recipes
Reply January 4, 2016

Yum! I love that this is dairy-free and uses such simple and healthy ingredients! Happy New Year!
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Reply January 5, 2016

I am simultaneously reading blogs and watching Making a Murderer- soooooo good!!!!! I found you through Running in a Skirt's linkup. The pasta looks delicious- would have never thought of using coconut milk.
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Reply January 5, 2016

I've never thought to make it with snap peas, looks amazing! Hope you have a great new years :)
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Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply January 5, 2016

I really need to cut down on my dairy this year, so this sounds perfect for me. It looks delicious!

Carly @ FitLiving blog
Reply January 6, 2016

Yum!! I love the use of coconut milk... so creative. I would've never thought! Adding this to my menu for next week :-)
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dixya | food, pleasure, and health
Reply January 7, 2016

this looks so good,, and seriously fuss free. i have only made curries with coconut milk but im excited to try this version.
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