If you’re looking for the Best Horseradish Sauce recipe, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve served this creamy horseradish sauce at restaurants throughout my career as a chef, and I’ve yet to find a better one.
My creamy horseradish sauce recipe is a delicious accompaniment for your favorite Roasted or Grilled Beef Dishes.
It goes perfectly with a Prime Rib Roast, beef tenderloin, roast beef, pot roast, and pork tenderloin, to name a few.
And it’s the perfect dressing for roast beef sandwiches, hot or cold. I love using kaiser rolls. Aged provolone makes and horseradish cream sauce make tasty additions to any roast beef sandwich and is my favorite way to serve a roast beef sandwich.
Let’s start by gathering the ingredients we need to make my easy horseradish sauce recipe. In Chef Speak this is called the “Mise en Place” which translates to “Everything in its Place”.
Not only does setting your ingredients up ahead of time speed up the cooking process, it also helps ensure you have everything you need to make the dish.
Made with simple pantry ingredients:
- Sour Cream
- Prepared Horseradish
- Apple Cider Vinegar or champagne vinegar
- Black Pepper
*You’ll see some recipes add Dijon mustard to the sauce, but that makes it a Dijonnaise sauce, and the mustard actually overpowers the taste of the horseradish.
What substitutions can I use to make the sauce?
- If you’re not a fan of mayonnaise, it can be made using only sour cream.
- Crème fraîche and Greek yogurt are good substitutes for sour cream.
- Lemon juice can be used in place of vinegar.
- Freshly grated horseradish root should be used with caution as it is a lot stronger than prepared horseradish.
How to make Horseradish Sauce
My Creamy Horseradish Sauce is going to take you all of 5 minutes to make. Start by adding the sour cream, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper to a medium size mixing bowl.
Whisk the ingredients together until smooth.
Add the prepared horseradish, apple cider vinegar and chives to the mixture. Mix well until the horseradish has been fully incorporated.
Here’s where you have a little wiggle room. If you like a spicier horseradish sauce, add more prepared horseradish; if you like it a little less spicy, add less horseradish. A teaspoon of sugar will also perk up the sauce (sugar is a flavor enhancer).
That’s all it takes to make homemade creamy horseradish sauce. Store the sauce in an airtight container, and refrigerate. The sauce will keep for 5-7 days refrigerated and well sealed.
I like to make my horseradish cream sauce about 24 hours in advance so the flavors have time to build. But it’s ready to use as soon as you make it.
Prepared horseradish is made using grated horseradish root (spicy root vegetable), vinegar and salt.
Once opened, prepared horseradish can last 3-4 months, kept sealed and refrigerated. Check the use-by date on the jar.