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Classic Horseradish Cream Sauce

Photo: Jennifer Causey

Active time 6 mins
Total time 6 mins

Serves 16 (serving size: 1 tbsp.)

Prepared horseradish works well here, but try fresh horseradish root if you can find it; look in the produce aisle of your supermarket during the fall and winter. Tailor the heat and tang of this silky sauce to your taste buds by adding more or less horseradish, pepper, and lemon. This recipe was developed to pair well with our Smoked Beef Tenderloin


  • 1 (8-oz.) container sour cream
  • 5 tablespoons packed, freshly grated horseradish root (or 5 Tbsp. prepared horseradish)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind plus 2 Tbsp. fresh juice (from 1 lemon)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 37
  • fat 2.9 g
  • satfat 1.7 g
  • monofat 0.7 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 1 g
  • carbohydrate 3 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 7 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 68 mg
  • calcium 28 mg
  • sugars 1 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 0 g

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl; stir vigorously until well blended.