Horseradish Sauce

Sour cream based horseradish sauce. A great addition to steak or pork roast, and very easy to make.

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

I grew up with horseradish, sometimes called “German mustard”, as a common accompaniment to steak and pork dishes. With dad’s German heritage, no wonder there was always a jar of it in the house. These days I suspect many people are more likely to eat wasabi, a Japanese condiment with similar effect, than horseradish; I just don’t see it around that much anymore. That said, horseradish sauce, made with prepared horseradish and either whipped cream or sour cream, tastes great with steak or roast pork. Here’s a sour cream version.

Horseradish Sauce Recipe



  • 3 Tbsp prepared horseradish (here's how to make prepared horseradish)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp chopped chives or the greens of a green onion


Mix ingredients together. Serve as a sauce for steak or pork.

Makes about 1/2 a cup.

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  • Debra Wolcott

    This is my go to recipe for horseradish sauce. We grow a raised bed of horseradish and make fresh when ever we have a rib eye steak. Probably should sit for awhile to get a little stronger but we make it when we are using it. Love this recipe. Pefect!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • joan erfurth

    Thanks for your prime rib recipe!!! It was out of this world.I went to my Doctor and he told me about putting it in at 500 but nothing else. i found you on the web. Thanks for a great Xmas dinner. Joan

  • bea adelphia

    Great texture, but a little bitter, not finger lick’in good.

    That would be the horseradish. It should give a kick. ~Elise

  • Kalyn

    Hi Elise,
    Just thought I’d tell you about another use for this sauce. I had some sauce left from Christmas when I used your prime rib recipe, and last night a friend came to dinner. I made roasted salmon, and just had the impulse to try the horseradish sauce on it. It was fantastic. I had to go to your blog and print this recipe for the friend I was having dinner with. Thanks for another keeper. (And this sauce had been in the fridge nine days and was still great.)

  • Michelle

    Great sauce! It tasted just like my favorite steakhouse sauce and went perfectly with the steak! I will definately use this again! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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