In a long list of condiments, horseradish sauce should definitely be at the top!

Horseradish sauce is super dleish and might just become the new ketchup! After all, what would the holiday prime rib be without a side of spicy horseradish sauce? It just brings out the flavor of so many things!

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A Spicy Favorite

Horseradish is a root vegetable with a spicy flavor and a pungent aroma. Wasabi is a variation of horseradish and is made nearly the same way.

It’s a bold complement to mild-flavored meats and seafood (and an ingredient in cocktail sauce).

Now you can make your own horseradish sauce and have it as creamy or as spicy as you like it (without all of the questionable ingredients)!

ingredients to make Horseradish Sauce

What’s in Horseradish Sauce?

HORSERADISH This recipe is made super easy by using jarred horseradish. But if you have horseradish growing in your garden, by all means use it for this easy “horsey sauce!”

CREAMY BASE This recipe for horseradish sauce has sour cream and mayonnaise along with the other seasonings. For a brighter and more sour flavor (which is great for salmon), switch out the mayonnaise for buttermilk in the recipe.

OTHER TASTY ADDITIONS We also like to add dijon mustard sometimes, for an excellent sandwich or burger spread and as a dipper for pretzel bites, breadsticks, and even bagel chips. Chipotle peppers make a super spicy and tasty addition to horsey sauce as well!

To Make Horseradish Sauce mix all ingredients and refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.

What to Serve Horseradish Sauce With


As a condiment, horseradish has a unique flavor all its own and pairs perfectly with hearty protein dishes!

Did you make this homemade Horseradish Sauce? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below! 

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Horseradish Sauce

Creamy, tangy, and a little bit spicy, this homemade horseradish sauce pairs perfectly with prime rib, steak, or beef tenderloin!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
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  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with beef, steaks or even fries for dipping.


Store in a mason jar in the fridge. 
Will last up to 4 weeks, stir before each use. 
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 105 | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dip, Sauce
Cuisine American
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