Horseradish Sauce

Mix up this rich, creamy horseradish sauce recipe with sour cream, mustard, mayo, and prepared horseradish. It’s the perfect horseradish sauce for prime rib or pork roast. So easy to make!

Horseradish Sauce
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.

horseradish sauce on beef
Elise Bauer

These days I suspect many people are more likely to eat wasabi, a Japanese condiment with a 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.

Store-bought Vs. Homemade Prepared Horseradish

Prepared horseradish has just three ingredients: grated horseradish root, vinegar, and salt. It's easy to make your own (and there's a link in the ingredients list on how to do so). But, let's face it, it's often easier to buy store-bought, and that's just fine for this recipe.

Make sure you're buying prepared horseradish and not horseradish sauce. If you're unsure, look at the ingredients list. If there's anything more than grated horseradish root, vinegar, and salt, don't buy it for this recipe. Also, look at the front of the jar for any heat indication. Some prepared horseradish is "extra hot." Unless you really love your horseradish sauce accompanied by watery eyes, you'll want to avoid the extra hot prepared horseradish for this sauce.

How to Use Horseradish Sauce

We've mined the reader comments for all the ways this sauce has been used. If you're wondering what to serve it with try these ideas.

  • Any steak, but especially prime rib
  • Smoked pork butt
  • Deer summer sausage
  • Ham
  • Sandwich spread
  • Roasted salmon

How to Store Leftover Horseradish Sauce

Tightly covered horseradish sauce should last 5 to 6 days in the refrigerator. The chives in this particular sauce are what give it a shorter refrigerator life. If you leave the chopped chives out and add them just as you're about to serve, it will last 2 to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.

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From the Editors Of Simply Recipes

Horseradish Sauce

Prep Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish (here's how to make prepared horseradish)

  • 1/4 cup sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives, or the greens of a green onion


  1. Mix the ingredients together:

    In a medium-sized bowl, mix ingredients together. Serve as a sauce for steak or pork.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
58 Calories
5g Fat
2g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 58
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 107mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 51mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.