Horseradish Sauce


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

  • Prep time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: Makes about 1/2 a cup


  • 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.

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Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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  1. Robert

    I thought this was very good. Tasting as I was making this, I thought it was better before adding the mayo. Doubled the recipe without the mayo and put in a little extra dijon.


  2. T.J.

    Great, easy, super tasty. Add more sour cream and mayo if you want it less spicy, more HR if you want it hotter, more or less Dijon to address the tanginess. Just a great recipe to play attend with!


  3. Jeri Coldwell

    1st time using fresh horseradish, have always used prepared Silver Springs. This will be interesting to see how different the strength and taste is on Christmas day. I love horseradish.

  4. Jan

    I made this last weekend. It was great. Making again for Christmas Eve rib roast.


  5. Dave

    Excellent, one of my favorite Horseradish sauces


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