This Vegan Buffalo Alfredo Penne is the perfect fun weeknight dinner. Penne pasta tossed in a creamy, buttery hot Buffalo Alfredo sauce. The sauce is completely vegan and dairy-free, yet somehow has such a creamy, cheesy texture. I couldn’t get enough of this recipe! Such a delicious blend of a classic Alfredo cream sauce and a buffalo sauce! With just the right amount of heat, you’ll be grabbing seconds for sure.
How hot is it?
Buffalo sauce seems to be something people always use for dipping, tossing or drizzling. And given its heat, I was skeptical to stir it into a sauce where it would mix into the entire dish. I was worried it would be over powering but I promise this is the perfect blend of flavours! It has a bit of heat at first but it isn’t insanely spicy in the way that it burns your mouth and lingers.
I am obsessed with anything buffalo, and not to brag but my buffalo sauce recipe from my second cookbook is truly the best I’ve had. Not only is it just 4 ingredients and about 5 minutes to make, it tastes better than anything you would buy in a bottle. I knew I wanted something buffalo this week (and if you’re a buffalo fan, check out this recipe and this recipe) and I also wanted a comforting pasta.
You all LOVED my lemon dill rigatoni recipe last week, and I also love how simple that recipe was. With super basic, easy to find ingredients, it was such a winner! So this Alfredo sauce is based on that recipe, which is great if you made it last week and still have more ingredients.
Start by boiling the pasta and while it cooks, you make the sauce. It’s basically throwing things into a large frying pan. The sauce is made in that one pan and then you add the pasta back in. That’s it! Seriously.
The key to this Buffalo Alfredo sauce:
The key to this pasta is using a mix of flour and tapioca starch to thicken the sauce. You can definitely use only flour or even corn starch (although see the notes below if you’re going to do that) but tapioca starch gives it that stretchy, cheesy look while the flour helps thicken the sauce. It looks and feels so much like a cheese-heavy, dairy pasta but it is in fact completely dairy-free! Perfect for anyone with dietary preferences, allergies or lactose intolerance!
You’ll love this Vegan Buffalo Alfredo Penne!
Make this pasta and you’ll be enjoying a restaurant-worthy meal right at home! This penne pasta tossed in a creamy, buttery hot Buffalo Alfredo sauce that is magically vegan and dairy-free! It’s comforting, cozy, creamy, spicy and most of all, delicious! Plus, you’ll have leftover buffalo sauce for making even more delicious buffalo recipes! My favs are buffalo whipped feta hummus and buffalo Mac and cheese!
This penne recipe isn’t traditional at all, but that’s what makes it so unique and fun! With a fun and delicious combination of two GREAT sauces, you will be reminiscing on this meal for a loooong time.Print