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Fast Food Fettuccini


This was my fast food dinner tonight. Thought I would share because it was so awesome and so easy. So creamy and also so healthy. Pasta is a real treat for me- but I will only eat it when the vegetables over-rule the pasta by at least 3 to 1.

I had been thinking about this pasta dish for a while but it finally cooled off enough outside for me to turn my oven on. This was creamy and amazing. And since I’m talking fast food here- I’ll keep this short and get straight to the cream-free creamy fettuccine alfredo. Prep time: 10 mins. Cook time, about 8 mins. Dinner in under 20 minutes! That’s fast food to me.

Question Of The Day: What is your fave (healthy!) fast food meal?

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Fast Food Fettuccini

  • Author: Meghan Telpner
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 1



For the Fettucine


  • 1 cup steamed cauliflower, chopped
  • 2 cups steamed kale, chopped
  • 1/2 cup organic maitake mushrooms, sauteed
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • penny diameter’s worth of pasta noodles (I used brown rice and wakame soba noodles)

For the Vegan Alfredo Cream Sauce


  • 3/4 cup cashews
  • 23 Tbs nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp tamari
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/3 cup water


  • Mix the cauliflower, kale, mushrooms, tomato and noodles together in a bowl.
  • Blend the cream sauce ingredients together in a blender, then mix with the vegetables and noodles.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes

21 responses to “Fast Food Fettuccini”

  1. wendy says:

    this looks so good and i have all the ingredients at home to make it.


  2. melissa macchione says:

    Looks delicious! I’m Italian so I eat pasta regularly. This is a great vegan twist on the alfredo and is nutritious. Looking forward to making this dish. Thanks!

  3. Cindy says:

    Have you tried shirataki noodles? They are made of konjac flour. No carbs, very few calories, no fat, no sodium…I don’t eat pasta at all and these really satisfy the craving now and then. They are especially good in miso soup. But I think they could work in a dish like this.

    • Meghan Telpner says:

      Not overly concerned with carbs/calories but have never heard of them. Thanks for the delicious tip!

  4. Erin says:

    I’ve made a similar, raw version of this using zucchini for the “pasta” noodles. The vegan “alfredo sauce” that I made was slightly different than yours, but was delicious and even worked well as a salad dressing. (It worked best when the cashews were soaked overnight, and the ingredients were blended in the vitamix).

    My favourite healthy fast food meal these days is a green smoothie!!

  5. Elsa says:

    I love that I happened across this post only hours after gobbling down my own fast-food version of a very similar meal! Too tired to spend much time in the kitchen I boiled a couple of beets, steamed their greens, and cooked up some rice noodles with steamed cauliflower and corn fresh off the cob… Couldn’t be bothered to make a sauce so just added a dollop of coconut milk – instant yum!

    Next time I’m trying yours though – looks and sounds absolutely delicious!

  6. Aletheia says:

    My favourite (healthy) fast food meal of the moment: ‘cheddar’ cauliflower rice with basil and tahini. So true.

  7. Hanna M. says:

    Miso soup! With tofu, leek and wakame seaweed.

  8. Lazarus says:

    This sounds amazing! I’m always amazed at how yummy and ‘cheesy’ cashews and nutritional yeast can be…..and thank you so much for the “penny sized amount of pasta…I can never figure out how much spaghetti to put in the pot as I too like it to be well under the veggie count!
    Oh, and thanks to you, I too have all the ingredients to make this!

  9. Rebecca says:

    Just tried this recipe for dinner tonight, it was AWESOME!

  10. Precise Portions (@PrecisePortions) says:

    Fast Food Fettuccini #recipe:

  11. Melanie Powers (@VeggiePowers) (@VeggiePowers) says:

    #fabdetox Feeling very hungry! Dinner tonight…vegan fettuccini! Who else is having this?

  12. Love In The Kitchen (@meghantelpner) (@meghantelpner) (@meghantelpner) (@meghantelpner) says:

    Dreaming of dinner yet?

  13. Sue says:

    I am so looking forward to trying this on the family with me! Starting the Transition 4 day menu plan this week with the FabDetox program. So excited! Thanks Meghan!

    My favorite fast food healthy meal? At home, it’s my daughters Bruchetta, fresh from the garden tomatoes and onions, a bit of grated Parmesan and Balsamic Vinegar mixed together. Sour dough rounds or GF chips to dip with. Easy and FAST!!

  14. Em says:


    The recipe says 1 serving. Approximately how many cups of pasta does it yield? I am cooking for about 6 people and am wondering if I really need to multiply everything by 6.

    I have heard of recipes using various vegetables as noodles, but it looks like the only “noodles” in this recipe are actual noodles (penny-sized). Is that correct?. Also, what is a “penny size” of noodles? Is that the size after cooking the noodles?

    Thank you so much for your help!

  15. Alina says:

    love this recipe!!!!! tastes amazing!

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