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Creamy White Wine Cream Sauce with Rigatoni

Easy, rich, creamy, but entirely dairy free, this is a white wine cream sauce you don't want to miss! Plus, it only takes about 20 minutes to make and is loved by all types of eaters.
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Claire Cary


  • 16 ounces pasta of choice
  • 1 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 4 tbsp olive oil or dairy free butter (divided)
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 6 large cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/3 cup vegan cashew parmesan
  • 1/2 -1 tsp sea salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp black or white pepper


  • Add the cashews into a bowl and cover with boiling water. Let soak for about 30 minutes. 
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to package instructions. 
  • Mince the garlic and add to a pan with 2 tbsp of the olive oil. 
  • Saute until golden brown and nice and fragrant. 
  • Pour in the white wine and cook for 3-5 minutes so the flavors blend and the alcohol cooks off. You don't want all of the liquid to evaporate, but it should not have a strong alcohol smell. 
  • Add the mixture to a food processor with the drained and rinsed cashews, vegan parmesan, the remaining olive oil, and all of the other ingredients. Start with 1 cup of the broth and add more as needed to thin out the sauce.
  • Process until completely smooth, about 30 seconds-1 minute. 
  • Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. 
  • Pour over cooked pasta with any veggies of choice if desired and mix until the pasta is well coated. 
  • Serve immediately and enjoy! 


I used pinot grigio for this recipe, but any dry white wine will work just fine. 
The vegetable broth can be subbed for chicken broth or any unflavored and unsweetened non-dairy milk. 
This pasta is best served fresh, but it will keep in the fridge for 5 days. I recommend heating it up on the stove with a splash of milk or broth so the sauce gets nice and saucey again since it can dry out a bit in the fridge.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 11.6g | Fat: 31.4g | Fiber: 4.1g | Sugar: 3g
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