Horseradish Sauce for Prime Rib

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My creamy horseradish sauce recipe is the Best Horseradish Sauce for Prime Rib! Ready in 5 minutes using a handful of ingredients all mixed together in a bowl, this is a quick and easy sauce with tons of flavor. Try it with all your favorite beef recipes, but especially with prime rib!

Horseradish sauce dolloped onto sliced prime rib on a white plate with herbs
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Horseradish Sauce

There is nothing like horseradish sauce for beef. Creamy and delicious, this easy horseradish sauce recipe pairs perfectly with beef recipes of all kinds. The best part about it is how quickly and simply it comes together: it only takes 5 minutes to whip it up using a handful of easy ingredients!

My family loves this recipe, and I know I, for one, cannot resist horseradish sauce for steak, pot roast, beef tenderloin, and prime rib… the list goes on. I’ll admit, sometimes I cook up beef for dinner just to enjoy it with this creamy sauce!

That’s why I guarantee you’re going to love this easy sauce recipe as much as I do. Pair it with my Au Jus for Prime Rib, and you will have the most tender, flavorful rib roast of your life.

Awesome on prime rib and steak sandwiches!

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What is Horseradish Sauce?

Horseradish is a spicy root vegetable in the same family as mustard and wasabi. By itself, it is widely used as a condiment and as an ingredient in dressings and sauces.

Horseradish Cream Sauce Ingredients

  • sour cream
  • prepared horseradish 
  • Dijon mustard
  • White vinegar
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • fresh chopped chives plus extra for garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste
horseradish sauce in a silver bowl next to plate of prime rib

Horseradish Sauce Recipe

  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix.
  2. Recipe notes: You can add additional horseradish sauce depending on how spicy you like it. Mixing horseradish suace ingredients in a bowl
  3. Whisk ingredients together until fully combined.Creamy horseradish sauce mixed in a bowl
  4. Chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Horseradish Sauce FAQs

What is horseradish sauce made from?

My recipe for uses sour cream, prepared horseradish, Dijon mustard, champagne vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, chopped chives, salt and pepper, and Tabasco sauce (optional). Personally, I love the kick Tabasco sauce adds!

Why do you put horseradish on the prime rib?

Horseradish pairs well with richer cuts of beef, such as prime rib, as it cuts through the rich flavor to give the beef a lighter taste. This makes it a great choice for prime rib and roast beef sandwiches, though it also pairs well with steak, beef tenderloin, and even burgers.

plate of prime rib, mashed potatoes, and carrots, with horseradish sauce on top

How to Store Prime Rib Horseradish Sauce

Store any leftover horseradish sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It lasts up to 1 week. I personally like to add it to a mason jar and use it as a dip for vegetables like carrots and celery sticks.

Prime Rib Recipes

For more tips on cooking prime rib and what to pair it with, follow my guide on Best Way to Cook Prime Rib Roast. Use my Prime Rib Temperature Chart and a meat thermometer to find your ideal degree of doneness. Enjoy your holiday meal!

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Horseradish Sauce for Prime Rib

Learn how to make horseradish sauce for prime rib, steak, and more! Creamy, delicious, and ready in 5 minutes using simple ingredients.

Prep Time5 minutes

Total Time5 minutes

Course: Sauce

Cuisine: American

Keyword: horseradish sauce, horseradish sauce for prime rib, horseradish sauce recipe, prime rib horseradish sauce

Servings: 12

Calories: 248kcal


  • Medium bowl

  • Whisk or fork

  • Measuring spoons


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup prepared horseradish *or up to ½ a cup depending on how spicy you like it
  • tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon White vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tablespoon fresh chopped chives plus extra for garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste

See our Beef Temperature Chart for helpful tips on cooking any cut of beef!


  • Store leftover horseradish sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • Use as much or as little horseradish as you prefer to vary the taste of this sauce.


Serving: 157g | Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.5g | Protein: 3.5g | Fat: 22.5g | Saturated Fat: 11.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.5g | Trans Fat: 0.9g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 954mg | Potassium: 233.5mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 6.5g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 10.5mg | Iron: 2mg

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