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Horseradish Sauce Recipe

Horseradish sauce works for prime rib, steak and corned beef to elevate the flavors of the meat dish you’re having.  Simple condiment with just 2-3 ingredients you can make in 5 minutes.  It also works for a dip for appetizers!

Creamy horseradish sauce in a bowl for prime rib

Todays post is for a horseradish sauce recipe is so easy to make you’ll want to be adding it to any sandwiches as a flavored sauce, as horseradish sauce for steaks, prime rib or corned beef recipes that you have.  The homemade horseradish sauce naturally enhances any meat dish and acts as a flavor enhancement for all of those dishes and more.

Made with just a few ingredients this creamy horseradish comes together in less than 5 minutes.  It’s been a favorite sauce in our family for years and it’s always on the table when we make this 4 ingredient Prime Rib both on the day of the special occasion and the following days as a horseradish sandwich spread with the prime rib sandwiches.



The first question I usually get when making this sauce is what is horseradish?  It’s kind of a funny name.  Most people have heard of it from the horsey sauce they’ve seen at Arby’s but haven’t made it at home.

Horseradish is a root vegetable in the mustard family (its cousins are kale, brussel sprouts and regular radishes) If you look for it in the store it kind of looks like a creamy white oversized carrot.  

What makes horseradish hot? (spicy hot)

Right out of the ground it’s actually not that hot.  It’s when it’s ground or shredded that the heat is released.

There is a compound in horseradish called “isothiocyanate” that when oxidized either by grating, shredding or actually chewing it that when crusher releases the heat.  

Process Shot showing the simple grater and horseradish root with the final product

Making horseradish milder, not as spicy.

We like horseradish and like it the spicer the better so we don’t mind eating it pure.  But to make it milder often when it’s purchased at the store it has been mixed with vinegar which really cuts the heat back.  

While you can buy the fresh horseradish in the produce department and grate it yourself for ease and time purposes I recommend buying the jarred horseradish at your local supermarket.

It’s usually in the cold section by hot dogs and sausages or where you would find sauerkraut.  

Health Benefits of Horseradish

Using horseradish out of the jar was recommended to me by my doctor when I was trying to lose a little weight.  It has less than 2 calories in a teaspoon, zero fat with low carbs and sodium.  Used on its own its a condiment that will fit into any diet without all the fat and calories while still adding a zesty flavor to whatever you add it to.

I would use it with a tablespoon of nonfat yogurt to make a spread to go onto a roast beef slice for added flavor.  It made me feel like I was still getting to eat the good stuff!

sauce two ways in a bowl horseradish with mustard and without

Horseradish Cream Sauce Ingredients:

How to make Horseradish sauce?

Homemade horseradish sauce is so easy to make and comes together in less than 5 minutes. Using a handheld or stand mixer you’ll add the whipping cream, horseradish and salt to the bowl and mix on high until nice and thick.  

I usually make the horseradish recipe early in the day to let the flavor develop a little bit while it chills in the refrigerator. 

PRO TIP:  When measuring out the horseradish remove as much as the liquid as possible to not water down the whipping cream.


Horseradish Mayo Sauce/Aka Horsey sauce

If you’re looking for a horsey sauce recipe like they make at Arby’s substitute mayo for the heavy whipping cream.  You won’t need to use a mixer to mix it, just use a spoon.  (You can also use my fresh and easy mayonnaise recipe for mayo if you are into making your mayonnaise homemade!)

Sour Cream Horseradish Sauce

If you would prefer a sour cream-based horseradish sauce you can substitute sour cream for the whipping cream.  The only difference in making the recipe is you can just use a spoon to mix the prepared horseradish with the mayo.

Mustard Horseradish Cream sauce

Add 2 tablespoons mustard (I like whole grain, but dijon will work too) and 1 teaspoon of dry mustard to the bowl before using the mixer.  Great to use on homemade corned beef!

mustard horseradish sauce being served with corned beef

Mustard Horseradish Cream sauce Served with Corned Beef[/caption]

Recipes to use this Horseradish recipe on:

Prime Rib topped with fresh horseradish cream sauce

Prime Rib topped with fresh horseradish cream sauce[/caption]

Other great Condiments you might enjoy!

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Horseradish Sauce Recipe | for Steak| Prime Rib|Corned Beef|Sandwiches

Creamy horseradish sauce in a bowl for prime rib

Horseradish sauce works for prime rib, steak and corned beef to elevate the flavors of the meat dish you're having.  Simple condiment with just 2-3 ingredients you can make in 5 minutes.  It also works for a dip for appetizers!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes



  1. In the base of a mixing bowl add all ingredients. Mix on high for 3-5 minutes until whipping cream is stiff.  
  2. Store in airtight container in the fridge until ready to use.  Will keep for 3-4 days but will lose some of its volume. 

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

8 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104Saturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 27mgCarbohydrates: 1g

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Sunday 13th of October 2019

It took me a minute, but I'm so glad you posted this simple yet perfect horseradish sauce recipe. I had lost my original and those that I first came upon all had sour cream instead of whipping cream. I was starting to get discouraged then, thank goodness, I found yours! And you are correct in that it does allow the flavor of the dish to take center stage, not at all overpowering, I will check out more of your recipes now that I've found someone with similar ideas about flavoring and spices.


Monday 14th of October 2019

My mom always used this whipped cream version so I agree! It's my favorite over sour cream based ones too! Thanks for stopping by! ~m

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Friday 13th of September 2019

Hey, I'm a long time fan and reader of your blog, first time commenter. Just wanted to say this post really hit home with the stuff I've been looking into. Thanks!


Saturday 23rd of March 2019

We used this with leftover corned beef from St Patrick's day. Was so good, I'll be making it over and over!


Tuesday 12th of March 2019

It's also great with steak tartare!

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