The 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!
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!
Homemade Horseradish Sauce
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.
How To Make It
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. It’s super easy to make from scratch!
Ingredients You Will Need
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.
- Sour cream
- Prepared Horseradish
- Dijon Mustard
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Worcestershire sauce
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.
How To Use It
- Spread on these Ahhhhmazing Beef Tenderloin Sandwiches
- As a dip for your Standing Rib Roast
- These Filet Mignon Steaks are even better with a dollop or two
- This Roast Beef Tenderloin belongs with a dish of Horseradish Sauce
- The most amazing French Dip Sandwich just gets better with a bit drizzled on top
- Spoon some over these Grilled Garlic Potatoes.
- Stir some into these Mashed Potatoes and….swoon.
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.
More Easy Sauce Recipes
- Simple Roasted Garlic Aioli
- Easy Blue Cheese Sauce
- Super simple Teriyaki Sauce
- Blender Hollandaise is simply spectacular
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Get the Recipe: The Very Best Creamy Horseradish Sauce
- 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
- Whisk together the sour cream, horseradish, dijon, vinegar, worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and chives.
- Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
28 Comments on “The Best Creamy Horseradish Sauce”
Is there a substitute you could use for the champagne vinegar?
Hi Sandy! Yes, you can really use any vinegar you have on hand. I like the light flavor of the champagne vinegar but apple cider or a white balsamic works well, too. You can use white distilled but I would just use a little less since the flavor it much stronger.
Can someone just send me this recipe? I can’t read it for too many pop up ads!!???
It’s at the bottom……above the area where you posted this comment.
Perfection! Just what I was looking for.
I’m so happy you like it! Thanks for your comment!
Very good/ ty
This is the most exquisite horseradish sauce for your beef, pork, chicken, lamb or just to spoon up!
Thank you so much. Enjoy!
Very good how long will it last in the fridge & can it be frozen?
I haven’t tried to freeze it but it will last in the fridge for about 2 weeks in an airtight container.
Excellent flavor, enhances overall presentation as well and easy to make. It is my go to now as it is also versatile.
So happy to hear that! Thank you for your comment!
I uses 0 fat Greek yogurt to cut the calandra it still came out fantastic!
Great idea! Thank you for your comment!
Fabulous. I make it with 1/2 plain yogurt and 1/2 sour cream.
Of course, yours’ tastes better.
Your’s sounds great, too!
This is the best! Use it it after the main meal for french dip sandwichs easy to make and so good!
Great idea! Thank you so much!
Absolutely! I had to use 2 tasting spoons because the first was just too good… had to multiply the recipe by 5 for I had many people to feed. Didn’t have chives on hand so I substituted with dry dill, about 2Tbsp. Very good recipe. I was originally hesitant because it uses so many ingredients but they add a lot of different notes. Thanks!
I’m so glad you liked it! Thank you for your kind comment!
I don’t like horseradish because I was 11 and was dared during a game of truth or dare to eat a heaping spoon of pure horseradish. It ruined it for me! However, my dad, husband and father in law LOVE horseradish and THIS is the recipe I make them over and over. Universal, but there Dave is when it’s added to Italian beef sandwiches. Thank you for this recipe!!
You’re so very welcome! And I love your story. LOL!
Beautiful and Easy. I didn’t each much beef so added to a basic pan seared chicken breast, lightly seasoned with salt and pepper. The horseradish was able to shine without being overpowering. I also subbed softened cream cheese for sour cream because I realized as I was making this that was the only alternative. Will try with sour cream next time….there will be a next time.
Thank you so much!
Turned out very very yummy. Served with corned beef and cabbage this St. Patty’s Day! Will make again.
Thank you so much! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!