Horseradish Sauce

Horseradish Cream Sauce is THE BEST steak sauce for prime rib, steaks and sandwiches. With this simple, easy recipe you can make everyone’s favorite classic steakhouse sauce at home. 

Horseradish cream sauce is a classic steakhouse favorite. Whenever we venture out for a date night to a fancy steakhouse or our family Easter brunch buffet,  it’s always served along side prime rib. I’ve also asked for it when I order steak sandwiches, and we even served it at our wedding!

That is because, it is excellent when paired with beef.

And fabulous news, you don’t have to go to a steakhouse to enjoy it.  It could not be any easier to make at home.

Steak with Horseradish Cream Sauce

What does horseradish taste like?

If you are unfamiliar with the taste of horseradish, it has a hot, spicy and peppery flavor. And when paired with smooth and creamy sour cream, like in this sauce, they balance each other out perfectly.

Prepared Horseradish vs Horseradish Cream:

First things first, let’s get some technicals out of the way. When you’re in the grocery store, you might see a couple different bottles on the shelves and it could be confusing. You’ll likely find prepared horseradish, cream styled horseradish and horseradish cream sauce. They are different!

Prepared horseradish and cream styled horseradish are both made from grated horseradish root, distilled vinegar, salt and sometimes oil. These will have a very strong horseradish flavor.

Horseradish cream sauce, on the other hand, is a creamy based sauce with prepared horseradish as an ingredient as well as sour cream or mayo. This makes the horseradish flavor much more mild.

For this recipe, you’ll need to buy prepared horseradish or cream styled horseradish.

What are the ingredients needed to make horseradish cream sauce?

To make this sauce you will need prepared horseradish, sour cream, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt and pepper.

Horseradish Cream Sauce Ingredients Photo

How do you make Horseradish Cream Sauce?

Seriously guys, like I said before, it could not be easier to make. Simply whisk all ingredients together and you’re good to go.It doesn’t even need any chill time to let the flavors meld. It’s good right away. I often make this sauce at the last minute while I’m waiting for my steaks to rest.

Horseradish Cream Sauce

What do you serve horseradish sauce with?

Well, obviously this sauce is wonderful when served with beef.  In our home, it’s on the table every time that we serve sous vide steak and prime rib. It also makes a fabulous sandwich spread for roast beef or steak sandwiches. If you want a vegetarian option, try this with zucchini cakes!

A plate of steak with creamy steak sauce.


For more beef recipes to pair with this sauce, here are some of our favorites:

Beef Stew with Red Wine

Roast Beef Sliders

Herb Roast Beef

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If you like the idea of skipping the condiment aisle and making your own sauces too, check these out:

Habanero Sauce Recipe

Truffle Aioli

Peppercorn Sauce

Homemade Ranch Dip

Alabama White Sauce

Horseradish Sauce Recipe

Makes 1/4 cup Prep Time:
5 based on 6 reviews


  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • salt



Whisk all ingredients, except salt, together in a bowl. Season to taste with salt. Serve.


Nutrition facts not guaranteed.

Nutrition information

Calories: 34 , Total Fat: 3 , Saturated Fat: 1.9g , Cholesterol: 6mg , Sodium: 64mg , Carbohydrates: 1.2g , Fiber: 0.1g , Sugar: 0.4g , Protein: 0.5g

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    July 7, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    Believe me, this sauce is amazing , not only on steak but also on steamed veggies – brocolli, cauliflower ect. I’ve made it ever since my hubby and I were married – 38 years ago😉

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    Marie Czarnecki
    May 10, 2019 at 8:23 pm


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    April 24, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Why is horseradish sauce SO GOOD!? Can’t wait to try this!

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    Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert
    April 18, 2019 at 5:46 am

    I need to try this immediately, it looks so good! What a delicious idea.

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    Katerina @ diethood .com
    April 18, 2019 at 3:01 am

    mmm..this sounds SO delicious!!

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    Cindy Gordon
    April 17, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    I’ve never made my own horseradish sauce before! Never thought to! Looks yummy!

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    Sara Welch
    April 17, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    What a great recipe; this will go perfectly with some steak and arugula sandwiches!

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