After trying this Homemade Creamy Horseradish Sauce, you will never buy store bought again.  This is a light, tangy, yet cooling sauce that is the perfect accompaniment to any roast beef dish and is really quick and easy to make.

Horseradish sauce served in a black bowl with beef tenderloin in the background


A roast beef dinner is the one of the best parts of the holiday season. This homemade creamy horseradish sauce is #4 and final recipe in this weeks complete holiday meal. This sauce is the perfect adornment to the herb roasted beef tenderloin and don’t forget to check out the fabulous side dishes, cheesy rosemary mashed potato and slow cooker green beans with shallots and almonds. Is that a complete and perfect holiday dinner, or what?

I have never been a fan of any horseradish sauce. Growing up in England, roast beef dinners are usually served every Sunday and think I remember trying the sauce once and never went back. Now I realize, it’s all about making your own and it really is so easy (check out the video above).

This would make the perfect horseradish sauce for steak too.

You’ve all seen fresh horseradish in the produce department. It’s the ugly white and brownish looking root that no one seems to buy. All you have to do is peel it, grate it and mix it with vinegar, heavy cream, a little sugar, some mustard powder and you’ve got the most delicious sauce.

An overhead image of the horseradish garnished with fresh thyme with slices of beef and green beans


A healthy alternative

Where it is OK to indulge during the holidays, a healthier, lower fat alternative to the heavy cream is low fat sour cream that you can use on a more regular basis.


This recipe is for a fairly thick sauce, but if you like it a little thinner, just add more vinegar and cream. You can really make it how you like it. If you like it a little more spicy, add more horseradish. Once you make your own and make it how you like it, you’ll never buy the bottled sauce again.



More Holiday Dinner Recipes

Slow Cooker Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds

Cheesy Rosemary Mashed Potato Casserole

Yield: 4

Homemade Creamy Horseradish Sauce

Homemade creamy horseradish sauce

This is a light, tangy, yet cooling sauce that is the perfect accompaniment to any roast beef dish and is really quick and easy to make.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 cups (473 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 6 ounces (170 grams) fresh horseradish, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup (118 ml) white wine vinegar
  • Small pinch mustard powder
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Small pinch ground black pepper


  1. Whip the cream using a hand or stand mixer until it has soft peaks.
  2. Stir in the horseradish, vinegar, mustard powder, sugar, salt and pepper and mix well. If it is too thick, add more vinegar and cream to make it the consistency you like.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1/4 cup

Amount Per Serving Calories 219Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 67mgSodium 172mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 2g
A spoonful of cheesy rosemary mashed potatoes

Herb Roasted Beef Tenderloin

A whole beef tenderloin on a cutting board