I have a white sauce recipe similar to Alfredo that I made up and a vegan friend of mine and I recently made it but substituted all vegan products and it turned out fantastic. I was wondering if it would be possible to can said recipe. I looked up canning Alfredo and because of the dairy it seems it's not possible, but I was wondering since there is no dairy if it were possible to can and if so how long it would last?

I figured I should include the ingredients. So the recipe contains:

  • Vegan Butter
  • Flour
  • Soy Milk
  • Vegan Parmesan Cheese
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Basil
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    How is the sauce cooked? Regular Alfredo is just melted, not cooked, but yours looks like more of a white sauce? Asking because the cooking temperature relates to your ability to process it for canning.
    – FuzzyChef
    Oct 9, 2018 at 6:26

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There are no current safe recommendations for home canning oils/fats as it’s considered unsafe for a verity of reasons. Although you are using alternatives for dairy many will still have high fat and oil content that can cause botulism which is a type of food poisoning that can lead to death. I would recommend that if you make a large amount of this sauce to freeze it instead and to not exceed storing it longer than a couple months. I know this can be really disappointing considering that it’s a vegan sauce and you probably would like the ease of “reach and pour” but I wouldn’t risk it. Please use your own discretion. https://www.healthycanning.com/fat-and-oil-in-home-canning/

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