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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.

Fast Food Fettuccini

by Meghan Telpner

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Ingredients (Serves 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
  • 2-3 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.

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

24 Responses to “Fast Food Fettuccini”

  1. wendy said…
    this looks so good and i have all the ingredients at home to make it. thanks!
  2. 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 said…
    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 said…
      Not overly concerned with carbs/calories but have never heard of them. Thanks for the delicious tip!
  4. Erin said…
    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!!
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      That question was a test and Erin, with your answer- you passed :)
  5. Elsa said…
    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 said…
    My favourite (healthy) fast food meal of the moment: 'cheddar' cauliflower rice with basil and tahini. So true. So on my blog.
  7. Hanna M. said…
    Miso soup! With tofu, leek and wakame seaweed.
  8. Lazarus said…
    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! Thanks! Laz
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