The Very Best Creamy Horseradish Sauce

The perfect accompaniment for all your favorite dishes, this Creamy Horseradish Sauce recipe is a snap to whip up. Fantastic for your favorite Beef Tenderloin or Prime Rib recipes or for slathering on a roast beef sandwich. Stash it in the fridge to amp up the flavor in so many dishes!

Gold spoonful of horseradish sauce being spooned over beef tenderloin on a white plate.

I’m a big fan of condiments and spreads….and jams and peanut butter.  My pantry is totally busting at the seams with all kinds of jars, bottles and containers filled with various sauces to put on all the things.

Unfortunately, my pantry is small so it’s a real problem this hoarding of flavorful toppings and so I try to make my own from scratch on an as needed basis. This Creamy Horseradish Sauce recipe is a regular occurrence in my kitchen for the pure reason that it’s simple and AHHHMAZING!

For holidays where beef is present like that Christmas beef tenderloin or standing prime rib roast, this easy Horseradish Sauce is a MUST HAVE.  It takes about a minute to stir up and it’s slightly sweet, tangy, peppery bite is the perfect compliment to buttery beef.

I don’t remember when I even came up with this recipe, it had to be well over 20 years ago because it’s been burned in my brain forever and I LOVE it for my daily roast beef sandwiches. It’s also great on fish and chicken!  Or drizzled on a baked potato.

Creamy Horseradish Sauce on a gold spoon over a bowl of horseradish sauce on a blue background.

How do you make Horseradish Sauce from scratch?

Your Creamy Horseradish Sauce is only as great as the ingredients you put in it so find your favorite and just whisk them together in a bowl. Cover tightly with plastic wrap or transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Ingredients for Creamy Horseradish Sauce, a bottle of horseradish, dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, sour cream Worcestershire sauce and chives.

What is Horseradish Sauce made of?

Just a few simple ingredients stand in your way of one of the BEST Horseradish Sauce recipes ever. Some recipes call for champagne vinegar or even lemon juice which works well but I love to use Apple Cider Vinegar because of it’s subtle sweet note.

Ingredients for Creamy Horseradish Sauce in a glass bowl with a whisk.

To make your Horseradish Sauce, you will need:

  • Sour cream
  • Prepared Horseradish
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • chives

I like to make my horseradish cream sauce about 24 hours in advance so the flavors can amplify over time.  If you forget to make it in advance, no worries, it will still be packed with flavor and taste perfectly amazing.

Creamy Horseradish ingredients being whisked in a glass bowl.

My Favorite Ways to Use Horseradish Sauce

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There really are no limits to how much you can add this easy Horseradish Sauce to.  It’s incredibly versatile and may just replace that ranch dressing or ketchup you have in your refrigerator.

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Filet Mignon sliced with creamy horseradish sauce drizzled over top on a white plate with green beans and potatoes.

Spoon in a bowl of horseradish sauce.

The Very Best Creamy Horseradish Sauce

Course: Condiment, sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: horseradish sauce
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 41 kcal
Author: Kellie

Ready in under a minute, this easy Creamy Horseradish Sauce is the best topping for beef tenderloin, steaks, prime rib or your favorite sandwiches. Goes well with fish and chicken, too!



  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup prepared horseradish
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon champagne vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh chopped chives
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Whisk together the sour cream, horseradish, dijon, vinegar, worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and chives.
  2. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

The sauce can be made up to 5 days in advance and stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts
The Very Best Creamy Horseradish Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 41 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 62mg3%
Potassium 43mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




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