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This Horseradish Sauce is creamy and full of flavor. The horseradish is strong and spicy, and paired with sour cream and other unique flavors, this sauce takes any dish to the next level!

I grew up as a meat and potatoes kind of girl. It was always one of my favoite meals. That’s probably why I love this horseradish sauce so much. It’s perfect on a juicy steak (try this easy air fryer steak recipe), on top of a prime rib, or with cube steaks!

A picture of horseradish sauce on a spoon with a steak in the background.

Horseradish Cream Sauce

This horseradish sauce is so easy to make, there’s no reason not to have it along with your next steak dinner! Horseradish has a really nice spice to it, and paired with these other ingredients the flavor adds a whole new layer to whatever you put it on. I’ve made it when I’ve had guests over, and they all agreed that it was the game changer for the evening.

I also love how you can put this sauce on so many different kinds of meat. I’ve tried it over a juicy tomahawk steak and it was amazing. It also goes great with a grilled steak or it can even dress up a skirt steak. Horseradish sauce it usually served over beef, but once you try it I think you’ll want to eat it on everything! This creamy horseradish sauce recipe is really great on chicken, a big prime rib roast, and then even a roast beef sandwich.


The quality of ingredients will really make the difference in this horseradish sauce. The best part about this sauce is it’s really simple ingredients that you probably already have! If you love spicy and sweet, you are going to really like this sauce. You can buy horseradish at your local grovery store. It is most likely in the condiment aisle or near the dips. You can find exact measurments below in the recipe card.

  • Sour Cream: Sour cream is the perfect base for this sauce. It is tangy with a little sweetness, which helps cut down on the spicy flavors of the horseradish.
  • Horseradish: You are looking for prepared horseradish, which is a paste usually in a jar. It has a few other ingredients like vinegar, but the main thing in it is horseradish.
  • Crushed Garlic: I really like getting little bites of garlic in the sauce, so I like to use crushed garlic.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: This sauce is the BEST thing to combine with horseradish. It is salty, savory, spicy, and sweet all at the same thing. It is amazing, you are going to love it!
  • White Vinegar: This vinegar is going to help keep the sauce good for longer, but it also adds a depth of flavor that kind of reminds me of a pickle. It’s the perfect thing to brighten this sauce up.
  • Kosher Salt: A high quality salt will make all the difference!
  • Black Pepper: Freshly ground black pepper has more flavor and adds a little spice.
Process photos showing the ingredients being added to a glass bowl, and then whisked together.

Horseradish Sauce Recipe

Once you have all of your ingredients together, this horseradish sauce comes together so quickly. You will want to let it sit in the fridge for a few hours to really let those flavors combine. Make sure that you plan ahead and make your sauce at least two hours before you plan on serving it!

  1. Add Ingredients: In a medium bowl, add the sour cream, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and crushed garlic cloves.
  2. Whisk: Then whisk to combine until smooth.
  3. Stir: Stir in the salt and pepper.
  4. Chill: Then cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours for the flavors to develop.
  5. Season: Season to taste with additional salt and pepper before serving. Then garnish with chopped chives.
Horseradish sauce in a bowl with green beans, mashed potatoes, and a steak on a plate.

Additions and Substitutions

You can really change up this horseradish sauce to fit your tastes! With just a few additions or substitutions you can make a whole new sauce. You are going to love making this sauce your own!

  • Substitutions for Sour Cream: You can easily use a nice yogurt as a substitute for sour cream. I like to use a Greek yogurt, like the plain unsweetened kind.
  • Make It Dairy Free: You can substitute the sour cream for a vegan mayonnaise or a vegan sour cream. I prefer the vegan sour cream over the mayo.
  • Adding Flavors: You can add Dijon mustard, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar instead of white, and anything else you think would be yummy!

Sauce being put on top of a steak.

Storing Leftovers

Horseradish sauce just gets more flavorful the longer it sits. I love pulling it out of the fridge 5 days later and tasting all of the amazing flavors. Here is how you store your leftover horseradish sauce.

  • In the Refrigerator: You can store your sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.

  • In a medium bowl, add the sour cream, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and crushed garlic cloves.

  • Whisk to combine until smooth.

  • Stir in the salt and pepper.

  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours for the flavors to develop.

  • Season to taste with additional salt and pepper before serving. Garnish with chopped chives.

Serves: 8

Calories47kcal (2%)Carbohydrates2g (1%)Protein1g (2%)Fat4g (6%)Saturated Fat2g (10%)Polyunsaturated Fat0.2gMonounsaturated Fat1gCholesterol13mg (4%)Sodium178mg (7%)Potassium47mg (1%)Fiber0.2g (1%)Sugar1g (1%)Vitamin A136IU (3%)Vitamin C1mg (1%)Calcium27mg (3%)Iron0.1mg (1%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Sauce

Cuisine American

Keyword horseradish sauce, sauce

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