Creamy Horseradish Sauce | Recipe (2024)

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A simple recipe for creamy, homemade horseradish sauce featuring store-bought, prepared horseradish and sour cream.

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Creamy Horseradish Sauce isn't a fussy recipe with lots of ingredients. In fact, all you need for a stellar sauce is:

  • Prepared Horseradish
  • Sour Cream
  • Salt and Pepper

It's how you put these simple ingredient together that makes all the difference in the world. Luckily, it's as easy as taking a few measurements and giving them a stir. Seriously. That's it.


Prepared horseradish is grated horseradish (which is a root) that is preserved in vinegar. You can sometimes find it in the deli section of your grocery store and other times near the gourmet cheeses. You might also look for it in the condiment aisle, but take care not to accidentally purchase prepared horseradish sauce. It will not be nearly as good as the real thing.

I suggest purchasing Boar's Head's Prepared Horseradish. This has been the best product I've found as far as prepared horseradish goes thus far.

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  1. Measure ingredients and add them to the bowl.
  2. Stir to combine.

Horseradish sauce is a simple mixture of prepared horseradish, sour cream, salt, and pepper. The ingredients are added to a bowl, whisked together, and that's all there is to it.

Many other recipes call for a touch of dijon mustard and a splash of vinegar, but if the sour cream and horseradish are added in the right quantity, this is truly all you need to make a stellar sauce at home. The prepared horseradish has a substantial amount of vinegar flavor, and there is no need for added tang beyond this.


Horseradish sauce is most often served alongside large, roasted cuts of beef such as prime rib or beef tenderloin, however, it also pairs wonderfully with steaks, hot off the grill. I serve it with my RoastedBeef Tenderloin every single Christmas, and the crowds go wild. It also pairs especially well with Prime Rib.

This creamy condiment also does wonders for a sandwich. If you've got leftover prime rib or tenderloin from the holidays, slice up that beef and use it for these Leftover Prime Rib Sandwiches. Just one drizzle of Creamy Horseradish will elevate your sandwich from good to great! You could also use it on a Deli-Style Roast Beef Sandwich for a quick and easy dinner idea perfect for any night of the week.

Sauces, whether complicated or simple, add a special quality to just about any meal. Lucky for us, this one happens to fall on the simple side. In fact, I don't know that recipes get much less complicated than two ingredients! Please, enjoy!


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4.65 from 51 votes

Homemade Creamy Horseradish Sauce

A homemade horseradish sauce featuring prepared horseradish and sour cream.

Cook Time5 minutes mins

Total Time5 minutes mins

Course: Condiment

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Horseradish Sauce

Servings: 6

Calories: 81kcal

Author: Kelly Anthony


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • cup + 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish (not to be confused with horseradish sauce)
  • 1 ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt


  • Combine ingredients in a small mixing bowl, and whisk to combine.


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 474mg | Potassium: 93mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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  1. Lisa | Garlic & Zest says

    Horseradish sauce is the perfect accompaniment to our holiday roast, but I have to be honest, I'd spread that sauce on sandwiches, over eggs and everything in between.


  2. Demeter says

    Such an easy recipe to add to any holiday table, thanks!


  3. Claudia Lamascolo says

    I have heard about sauce like this for meat but never had it. This sure looks great and I will pass it off to my brother he loves meat and I am vegan but he will love this!


  4. Julia says

    I have never tried making horseradish sauce myself so thanks for the easy recipe! Will give it a go soon!


  5. Patricia Wrate says

    How long will this keep in frig ...


    • Kelly Anthony says

      I would say you could go 2-3 days, and it should be fine. It might be a little watered down toward the 3rd day!


  6. Gloria says

    Wow..I really need to give this a try. Hubby loves horseradish. What a great sauce for roast beef, steak, sandwiches...on lamb too. He will be thrilled with this. Printing right now.


  7. Lesli Schwartz says

    I love making horseradish sauce from scratch for my beef tenderloin dinners! So easy!!


  8. Amanda says

    Oh, there are not many better meals out there than a good prime rib with creamy horseradish sauce. I just love the zip it adds, and this recipe is awesome. Definitely a holiday staple for me. Thanks for sharing!


  9. Stine Mari says

    Proof that a recipe doesn't need to contain a million things to be tasty. This looks and sounds fantastic!


  10. Sophie says

    Looks so delicious! I ll try this for sure


  11. Danielle Wolter says

    i am grilling a tri-tip for dinner tomorrow night and this would be perfect. i just love horseradish sauce and yours is so simple. can't wait to try it!


  12. Sophia says

    Yum, I love this recipe! Creamy horseradish sauce and roast beef is such a a classic combo and your pics looks so delicious!


  13. Linda says

    I've never tried making horseradish sauce at home but we love this sauce, and it's perfect for meat. Making it this weekend.


  14. Heather says

    I LOVE horseradish but typically I have it just grated on the side with my meat, but I love this idea of a sauce. I'm sure this sauce would also be a good dip for chips 🙂


    • Kelly Anthony says

      Oh I've never had it grated on the side! That's a fun idea too!


  15. Lathiya says

    The horseradish sauce looks so creamy and delicious. I loved the fact tha it can be done with in 2 minutes


  16. April says

    Love it. I've noticed that simple recipes are often the most delicious recipes you can find. I am sure this sauce is exactly like that! Fantastic side to so many meals!


  17. Mimi says

    I love sauces that use sour cream. They all seem so rich and delicious to me. I can't wait to try your way of making this sauce now - it looks absolutely amazing!


  18. Maman de sara says

    This horseradish sauce is easy to make and goes well with red meat but I would spread it on my chicken sandwich too, yum.


  19. Jori says

    Prime rib and horseradish sauce are some of my favourite foods. I love the combo but I've never tried making horseradish sauce. Your recipe is sooo easy! Definitely making it from scratch from now on.


  20. Dannii says

    Horseradish sauce and roast beef are a must on a sunday roast dinner. I am going to have to try making this sauce myself.


  21. Michelle Miller says

    Genius! Love that you took an overlooked ingredient to make a great sauce for meat! Great blogpost, very nice to read and to discover all about horseradish!


    • Kelly Anthony says

      Thanks, Michelle!


  22. Mindy Fewless says

    I needed this recipe!! So much better than store-bought!


  23. Julia says

    This sauce is delicious! Definitely better than the store-bought version 🙂


  24. Meghna says

    We love horseradish and this sauce looks so creamy & delicious. Thanks for the amazing recipe. Can you just tell me how can I keep it in the fridge?


    • Kelly Anthony says

      You're welcome, Meghna! Keep it in the refrigerator in an airtight, sealed container for up to 3 days 🙂


  25. Nicoletta says

    This is another great sauce that needs to be added to the repertoire! Thanks for sharing!


  26. Jacquelyn Hastert says

    If only I could enjoy prime rib every day! I will have to whip this up the next time. Nothing beats a good horsey sauce with a slab of prime rib cooked to perfection.


  27. Dan from Platter Talk says

    Horseradish. is an underused condiment in my kitchen and this post is an excellent reminder that I need to correct that issue; I especially love it with a good prime rib and your beautiful photos have my stomach growling!


  28. Veena Azmanov says

    Have never tried one and this is unique to me. Looks delicious and creamy and love all the options given to using it.


  29. Elaine Benoit says

    This looks incredibly easy and delicious! I love horseradish and I could eat it on everything. I can't wait to make your recipe!


  30. Aleta says

    Yummm I can already taste the roast beast sandwich I am going to make with this horseradish sauce! I love that I already have all the ingredients at home, nothing funny! Thanks for sharing 🙂


  31. Katherine says

    I had no idea making horseradish is SO easy. This looks so creamy! I want to add it to some meat right away!


  32. Marisa F. Stewart says

    Love how easy this is and it's one of our favorite sauces. It tastes fantastic with meat and potatoes. A great recipe to keep on hand for company and every day. I'd forgotten about making it. Thanks for the reminder.


    • Kelly Anthony says

      Thank you, Marisa!


  33. Anne Lawton says

    I love horseradish sauce, and this recipe sounds delicious. I love that there isn't any mayonnaise in it too!


  34. Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness says

    2 minute AND 2 ingredients?? Yes please! Count me in! I have actually never tried horseradish sauce before, so I would love to try something new!


  35. Lori says

    Oh my goodness, my husband's family will go nuts over this recipe! I've already emailed it to my mother in law as I know she will positively love it.


  36. Daniela says

    Yum this would pair so nicely with a good piece of steak! And it's so easy to make too! Thanks so much for sharing :).


  37. DOUG REICHERT says

    Kelly, your smile says it all. You have a great smile and you have great recipes. I don't have to be a Rocket Scientist to follow them. They are simple, make complete sense and taste great !! I came to your site thru Pinterest looking for Prime Rib Au Jus. Got that one and ended up with your Creamy Horseradish Sauce. Both are simple and Excellent. Thanks


    • Kelly Anthony says

      So very kind! Thank you, Doug!


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