Fast Food Vegan Fettuccine

This was my fast food dinner tonight – fast food fettuccine. 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 overrule 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.

What is your fave (healthy!) fast food meal?

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Fast Food Fettuccine

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


A quick and easy fast food meal.



For the Fettucine

  • 1 cup steamed cauliflower florets
  • 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
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 23 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp tamari
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • pinch of sea salt


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

Keywords: pasta, healthy pasta, vegan pasta, vegan cream sauce, vegan fettuccini, fast food fettuccini


  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!!

  4. 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!

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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!!

  8. Hello,

    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!

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