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Horseradish Sauce Recipe

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

Horseradish Sauce Recipe

5 from 10 votes
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
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. 

Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $2-$5
Keyword: creamy horseradish sauce, horseradish sauce
Calories: 35 kcal
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


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

Recipe Notes

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

Nutrition Facts
Horseradish Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 35 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Potassium 19mg 1%
Vitamin A 1.4%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1.2%
Iron 0.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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!


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 recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • Vera
    April 6, 2019

    How many carbs? Reply

    • Natasha
      April 6, 2019

      Hi Vera, usually the carbs display in the nutrition label and if they don’t display, that typically means there are 0 carbs. Reply

  • Glory
    February 13, 2019

    I have used a similar recipe (no mayo). This is so much better!

    I actually grate my own horseradish and then stop the sharpness process after seven minutes with apple cider vinegar, so did not add more. It’s the way my Dad always prepared it:)

    I really enjoy your site and your videos. You make me smile. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 13, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Marilyn
    February 9, 2019

    Absolutely love ALL your recipes and your presentations! Your videos make the recipes even easier to follow!

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 9, 2019

      Hi Marilyn, Thank you for that wonderful compliment & review! Reply

  • Georgia Makitalo
    February 9, 2019

    Delicious horseradish sauce! I served it with classic roast beef. Thanks! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 9, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • Taylor
    February 8, 2019

    Love the idea of making this at home! Looks so delicious! Reply

    • Natasha
      February 8, 2019

      Yes!! There is nothing like fresh and homemade :). I hope you love this horseradish sauce 🙂 Reply

  • Alli
    February 8, 2019

    This sauce is so easy and goes fresh on all the things. Thank you!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 8, 2019

      You’re so welcome! Thank you for that great review! Reply

  • Becky Hardin
    February 7, 2019

    Oh my goodness!!! This horseradish sauce is the bomb!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 8, 2019

      Isn’t it amazing?! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Becky! Reply

  • Becky Hardin
    February 7, 2019

    Oh yum!!! This horseradish sauce is the bomb!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 8, 2019

      You’re so nice! Thank you Becky! Reply

  • Sommer
    February 7, 2019

    Love this recipe! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 8, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for that wonderful review! Reply

  • Kara
    February 7, 2019

    Looks so much tastier than the stuff that comes in a jar. And now I’m hungry for some prime rib! 😉 Reply

    • Natasha
      February 7, 2019

      Yes!! There’s no comparison. Homemade will spoil you forever because you’ll never want canned again especially over an expensive cut of beef. Mmmm 🙂 Reply

  • Donna
    February 7, 2019

    This is the best recipe website ever! All the recipes (too many to count) that I have tried are always delish and easy! Thanks to your videos and easy to follow instructions. Please don’t ever stop. Your awesome! I’m a novice cook and your recipes make me a chef! Thank you so much. Much appreciated Reply

    • Natasha
      February 7, 2019

      Hi Donna! I’m so happy you love our recipes! Thank you so much for the fantastic review and your encouraging words. I am smiling big reading your comment 🙂 Reply

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