Horseradish Cream Sauce Recipe

Horseradish cream sauce is the perfect accompaniment for beef of all kinds, particularly roasts and steaks.

A small ramekin of horseradish sauce on a plate of sliced roast beef with horseradish cream spooned over top.

Serious Eats

Horseradish cream sauce is a great complement to prime rib, roast beef, and even steak cuts like filet mignon. It is also great for roast beef sandwiches.

You can make this recipe with jarred horseradish from the store, but it's vastly improved if you use fresh, homemade preserved horseradish.

Horseradish cream sauce will keep for up to two weeks in the refrigerator in an airtight container.


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Recipe Details

Horseradish Cream Sauce Recipe

Prep 10 mins
Active 15 mins
Chilling Time 30 mins
Total 40 mins
Serves 12 servings
Makes 1 1/2 cups

Horseradish cream sauce is the perfect accompaniment for beef of all kinds, particularly roasts and steaks.


  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 1/2 cup crème fraîche or sour cream

  • 1/2 cup store-bought or homemade preserved horseradish

  • 2 tablespoons minced chives

  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk heavy cream until thickened, but not yet at soft peaks.

  2. Fold in crème fraîche, horseradish, chives, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes before using, or transfer to airtight container and refrigerate up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
77 Calories
8g Fat
2g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 77
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 86mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 46mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)