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The Best Garlic + Onion White Wine Pasta Sauce

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White wine spaghetti sauce on a serving platter


10 minutes


30 minutes



This is the best Garlic & Onion White Wine Spaghetti Sauce you will find. I promise. It's so easy to make and it's damn delicious.

Hi, my name is Maria and I’m addicted to pasta. I could eat pasta every day and if I’m being honest some weeks I get pretty close. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll eat a few heads of kale for lunch, but when my body wants carbs, glorious carbs, I go for it. So if you’re ready to go for it, this garlic and onion white wine spaghetti sauce is the best thing since sliced bread.

White wine spaghetti sauce on a serving platter

Buzz Word of The Day: Gluten Free

“Gluten Free” has become a bit of a buzzword, along with sugar-free and dairy-free. Unfortunately, some brands have jumped on the bandwagon only to offer products free of one thing but full of everything else which is not good for you. When reading labels friends, please don’t be blinded by fancy packaging and always read the ingredients! For this recipe I used Cali’flour Foods pasta and get ready for it, there are only TWO ingredients:

  1. Cauliflower
  2. Lentils

You read that right! This pasta is not only good for you because it’s full of protein and nutrients, but actually tastes like pasta is supposed to taste. Now you can get all your carby craving fix and feel good about it too (as you always should).

Looking for more recipes? Here are 15 Vegan Pasta Recipes you’ll love.

White wine spaghetti sauce on a serving platter

What are the benefits of lentils?

Did you know Canada supplies a lot of the world with a pulse? Lentils make up a big portion of that and they are a super easy and inexpensive way to get a wide range of nutrients. They are packed with vitamin B, magnesium, zinc, and potassium and are actually made up of 25% protein. They are also high in folate and iron, which is great news for anyone who eats a mostly plant-based diet. So you can enjoy this pasta dish guilt-free knowing you are getting:

  • Vitamin B6: 18% of the RDI
  • Folate: 90% of the RDI
  • Iron: 37% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 18% of the RDI
  • Phosphorous: 36% of the RDI
  • Potassium: 21% of the RDI
  • Zinc: 17% of the RDI
  • Copper: 25% of the RDI
  • Manganese: 49% of the RDI

Source: Healthline

White wine spaghetti sauce on a serving platter

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My relationship with pasta is a long and strong one. It’s such a versatile food that can be eaten hot, cold, and all year long. I’ve cooked it up many times and paired it with lots of different sauces. This garlic and onion white wine pasta sauce is super easy to make and a nice switch up from a more traditional tomato-based sauce. For some other pasta inspiration be sure to try:

Check out the white wine spaghetti sauce recipe below and don’t forget to let me know what you think over at @foodbymaria and below in the comments! Tag #foodbymaria and #fearnotfoodisyourfriend so I can see all your beautiful recreations.

Garlic + Onion White Wine Spaghetti Sauce

5 from 4 votes
This is the best Garlic & Onion White Wine Spaghetti Sauce you will find. I promise. It’s so easy to make and it’s damn delicious.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 4
Calories 477 kcal


  • 200-250g spaghetti

For the sauce:

  • 4 tbsp. olive oil or butter
  • 1 medium sweet white onion finely chopped
  • 3 clove garlic crushed or finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 -1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tsp vegetable stock paste
  • 3/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1 tsp corn starch plus 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

For the asparagus/toppings:

  • 1 head asparagus de-stemmed and washed
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • juice and zest of a lemon
  • fresh basil
  • shredded parmesan cheese


  • Bring a large pot and a medium pot of water to a boil and salt generously. Add pasta to boiling water and cook according to package instructions – I used Cali-Flour Pasta! Reserve a few tablespoons of pasta water and set aside.
  • Prep the asparagus: Cut the fibrous ends off the asparagus (about 1 inch from the bottom of the stem). Steam the asparagus for about 3 minutes until just tender. Set aside.
  • Heat a large pan on medium heat. Once hot, add olive oil and onion.  Cook for 5 minutes or until translucent, stirring often.  Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes before adding in salt, pepper, chili flakes and nutritional yeast. Stir to combine.
  • Stir in the white wine and cook down for 30 second to a minute. Next stir in the vegetable stock paste and cook for another minute. Add in the coconut cream and stir to combine. In a small bowl stir together corn starch and 1 tbsp water. Once combined, add it into the pan with the rest of the sauce. Finally add in the lemon juice.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the sauce along with a few tablespoons of pasta water to loosen and combine it all together.
  • Stir in the steamed asparagus and then top with fresh basil, lemon zest, a squeeze of lemon juice and shredded parmesan cheese.


Can substitute coconut cream for almond milk.
Will last up to 2-3 days in the fridge in a tight sealed container.
Also delicious served with your favourite protein!


Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 45.9g | Protein: 12.5g | Fat: 16.3g | Saturated Fat: 3.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10.5g | Cholesterol: 3.6mg | Sodium: 400.5mg | Fiber: 4.2g | Sugar: 4.5g
Review This Recipe Let us know how it was!

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Cali’flour Foods

Quinn Hoang

5 stars
I cook with wine all the time! This may be the first time I actually used it IN a recipe haha

Brooke G

5 stars
I didn’t have any asparagus so my version was alllllll carbs and I’m not mad about it

gillian chang

5 stars
my husband had no idea that i made him a creamy pasta sauce that had zero actual cream in it. I call that a win!


I needed to make something quick the other night so I made this pasta and threw in some sautéed mushrooms. So good. Amazingly creamy, tasted better and more flavourful than a non vegan Alfredo sauce.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Jessie!!


I usually just use regular cream for sauces like this — can you taste the coconut flavour from the coconut cream??

Maria Koutsogiannis

If you prefer regular cream then you can use that but I don’t personally taste much of the coconut and prefer eating dairy-free and works perfectly!

Mitch Bonawitz

This my friends is the absolute bomb!! Make it ! Eat it ! Make it again !!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you Mitch! I love this recipe, alot!

Nour Bannout

It was amazing! I forgot the veggie stock paste but it still came out so delicious and creamy and flavorful. You’re a genius! Thank you 🙂

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hey Nour! So glad you enjoyed this, it’s one of my favourites!

Cora Chase

Definitely want to try this and many more of your recipes…. but what other plant based milk would you recommend rather than almond ( i’m allergic) to give it similar taste?

Maria Koutsogiannis

I would try soy or cashew!

Alexia Tedesco

So much creamy garlic goodness! I loved having the extra crunch from the asparagus and will definitely be making this recipe again.

Maria Koutsogiannis

YESSS!! This one is such a winner, thanks Alexia for the love!

Ana Brommer

Loved it ! Easy to make !

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thanks so much Ana, I really love this sauce!

Denawa Alberti

This is sooooooo good!!! A new staple now in my recipe rotation. Was super easy to make and what I loved the most is I pretty much have these ingredients on hand at any given time.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Yes!! Thank you so much beauty! So glad you loved it. It’s one of my favourites!

Kasia Taekema

Made this for dinner tonight. It was stupid delicious. So much flavor, crazy creaminess for a dish with no dairy but not in that typical oh-its-vegan-trying-to-be-cream-based that often happens with vegan creamy pastas. This is the kind of dish you’d expect from a high end Italian restaurant. Thank you so much for the recipe!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Yes!!! this makes me so happy!!! Thanks so much Kasia!

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