Creamy Cashew Chicken Alfredo + Butternut Squash Noodles

You’ll love this fresh take on traditional Fettuccine Alfredo! Make this Creamy Cashew Chicken Alfredo + Butternut Squash Noodles for your next dinner!

Prep: 30 minCook: 15 minTotal: 45 min
Servings: 4 1x


  • 2 heaping cups raw cashews
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken tenders
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • About 4 cups butternut squash noodles


  1. Add the cashews and boiling water to a bowl. Let them soak for about 20 minutes until soft.
  2. Drain the cashews and add them to a food processor or high-powered blender with the nutritional yeast, chicken broth, and 1 teaspoon of the salt. Process until smooth.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet.
  4. Season the chicken with the remaining salt and pepper and cook in the skillet until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.
  5. Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the skillet and add the butternut squash noodles.
  6. Cook for 5-10 minutes until they’re just soft, tossing frequently.
  7. Add the chicken back into the skillet and pour the cashew Alfredo sauce over the dish. Toss and serve!
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