This creamy Horseradish Sauce rivals the best Steakhouse horseradish I’ve tried in both Ruth’s Chris and the Cottonwood Grill. It is excellent paired with prime rib, steak or beef tenderloin.

Horseradish sauce served in a ramekin with beef tenderloin

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Horseradish Sauce Recipe:

This horseradish cream sauce is so easy and will impress your dinner guests! It keeps well in the refrigerator for at least 2 weeks and only gets better as the flavors meld.

This sauce is creamy and balanced by the cider vinegar. It isn’t overly pungent and won’t mask the flavors of the excellent prime rib you’ve prepared. If you like your horseradish sauce a little more potent, add horseradish to taste.

Creamy Horseradish sauce in a mixing bowl garnished with chives

What is Prepared Horseradish?

You can purchase jars labeled “prepared horseradish” in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.

If you have a fresh horseradish root growing in your yard, you can make homemade prepared horseradish in a food processor with some water, vinegar and salt but keep in mind homemade is twice as strong as store-bought so add it to taste.

Prepared horseradish is so versatile. We love it in crab salad, coleslaw and “Hron” (a Russian sauce with grated beets). 

Ingredients for Horseradish sauce with prepared horseradish sauce

How to Make Horseradish Sauce:

It really doesn’t get any easier than this: combine all of the ingredients and stir!

Mixing ingredients together to make horseradish sauce

What Can I Serve Horseradish Sauce With?

Horseradish sauce for prime rib is obvious but some of these ideas may surprise you! It adds memorable flavor to:

Ramekin of Horseradish sauce for prime rib or beef tenderloin

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Horseradish Sauce Recipe

5 from 678 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Creamy Horseradish Sauce rivals the best Steakhouse sauce! Excellent paired with prime rib, beef tenderloin or steak. Learn how to make Horseradish Sauce.
This creamy Horseradish Sauce rivals the best steakhouse horseradish and is excellent paired with prime rib, beef tenderloin or steak. 
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 12 people (yields 3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp prepared horseradish, drained
  • 2 Tbsp mayo
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp chives, finely chopped

Instructions

  • In a small mixing bowl, stir all of the ingredients together. Serve right away or cover and refrigerate for about 2 weeks.

Notes

If you enjoy a stronger horseradish sauce, add more prepared horseradish to taste. 

Nutrition Per Serving

35kcal Calories3g Fat1g Saturated Fat5mg Cholesterol81mg Sodium19mg Potassium70IU Vitamin A0.8mg Vitamin C12mg Calcium
Nutrition Facts
Horseradish Sauce Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
35
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Cholesterol
 
5
mg
2
%
Sodium
 
81
mg
4
%
Potassium
 
19
mg
1
%
Vitamin A
 
70
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
0.8
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
12
mg
1
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dressing, Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy horseradish sauce, horseradish sauce
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $
Calories: 35

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Stay tuned, we’re sharing a video recipe of our all-time favorite beef tenderloin tomorrow which we served with this sauce. It is the perfect main course for Valentines Day!

Q: What is YOUR favorite way to enjoy Creamy Horseradish Sauce? I would love to hear from you in a comment below!

Natasha Kravchuk

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • GiGi
    April 13, 2024

    Followed recipe delicious. Can’t believe what a difference vinegar makes. I’ve been making this for yrs but always seemed to have kind of flat taste from sour c. Not anymore. Thanks .

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 13, 2024

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, GiGi!

      Reply

  • Dorothy
    April 6, 2024

    Great recipe. Made this tonight to put on our filets. Thank you!

    Reply

  • Pat D
    March 31, 2024

    Perfect as always. Happy Easter Natasha!! I always make for prime rib. Sometimes for some other recipes as well. Delicious!!

    Reply

  • Shari Shepherd
    March 2, 2024

    I have followed Natasha and find all her dishes superb. Our family dinners are always delicious and I get great accolades from family & friends when I use your recipes.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 2, 2024

      Aw, thank you so much, Shari!

      Reply

  • Patrick
    December 24, 2023

    This recipe is a keeper. I really like the apple cider vinegar in it.
    I added 2 more tsp of the horseradish as the other ingredients seemed to overpower it.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 24, 2023

      That’s great, Patrick! Thank you for the feedback.

      Reply

  • Vicky
    December 24, 2023

    I add a Heluva good chip Dip to taste instead of chives. My son told me today that his son thinks horseradish sauce is a side dish! I made a lot of it for Christmas Eve.

    Reply

  • Katie Tufte
    December 23, 2023

    My local grocery store only has whipped horseradish. Do you think I still need to drain it?
    Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 23, 2023

      Hi Katie, I haven’t tested it with whipped horseradish to advise. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

      Reply

    • Vicky
      December 24, 2023

      Prepared horseradish is usually found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store.

      Reply

  • Jim Wheeler
    December 19, 2023

    Made exactly as written and it was fabulous but wondered if an addition of 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce would add a little more depth of flavor. Your thoughts? Your recipes are always winners! Thanks!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 19, 2023

      Hi Jim! That may work. I think its more of a personal preference to add that for flavor, so if you happen to experiment with it, I’d love to know how you like it.

      Reply

  • Becca
    December 17, 2023

    Made this per recipe above, but wanted to add that I used paper towels to remove excess moisture from jarred horseradish. Folded 4 paper towels together in a pile, dropped horseradish in center, wrapped sides up and squeezed over sink. Can take out as much or as little liquid as you want, and was super easy to drop off paper towel into mixing bowl. I do this for making tartar sauce to remove extra liquid from relish, so figured I’d try for this recipe as well.

    Reply

  • Maggie
    December 12, 2023

    We’ve been using this for dinner with steaks every time! It’s the perfect compliment to steak and veggies. Thank you for this recipe. Make sure you listen when the recipe says drained horseradish! Or else it’ll be more “wet.” I like it thick 😍

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 12, 2023

      You’re so welcome! I’m happy to know that this is your go-to recipe fir steaks. Thanks for this review!

      Reply

  • Dave
    December 11, 2023

    Excellent – just enough tang and chiviness to a very smooth spread! I bet it would also be great on baked potatoes.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 11, 2023

      Oh yes! It would be great on potatoes!

      Reply

  • Jen
    November 25, 2023

    WOW! Outstanding! Follow recipe including fresh chives and draining the horseradish. I’ve tried other recipes that didn’t suggest draining the horseradish and it was soupy. Add the apple cider vinegar too. It was to die for!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 25, 2023

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Jen!

      Reply

  • Randy
    November 17, 2023

    Aloha and mahalo for the recipe! I will definitely make this for Xmas dinner this year! Btw, what brand of prepared horseradish do you recommend?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 17, 2023

      Hi Randy! We usually make it homemade but if not, I’ve used the Marina Brand horseradish sauce and we like it.

      Reply

  • John
    November 14, 2023

    Natasha – I just made your horseradish sauce for a Veterans’ Day dinner to go with the prime rib I made for my astonishing neighbor and his family … truly America’s finest. I’m not sure if they liked the prime rib or your sauce the most. They surely talked about your sauce more and confiscated it all when they went home lol. Thank you for helping me honor our distinguished Veterans!!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 14, 2023

      I’m so glad it was a hit, John! It sounds like you all have a new favorite horseradish sauce!

      Reply

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