Arby’s Horsey Sauce

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Creamy, spicy and delicious, Arby’s Horsey Sauce is a mayonnaise based condiment made famous at Arby’s restaurant. No need to ask for lots of packets to hoard, use this copycat recipe to have an endless supply of horsey sauce at home.

Bowl of cream sauce with a roast beef sandwich and fries.


Making your own restaurant style sauces at home is so easy and cost effective. There are so many tasty ones like copycat Chick-Fil-A Polynesian sauce, duck sauce and buffalo sauce.

This homemade Arby’s horsey sauce is one of my favorites. I’m sure you’ve seen the commercial and know that Arby’s is known for their meat. Along with their famous Arby’s sauce and Red Ranch sauce, this Horsey sauce was made to compliment their popular roast beef sandwiches but I also like it with burgers, fish sticks, fried shrimp and more.

Ingredients needed

Just four simple ingredients are needed to make this recipe. You might even already have them in your kitchen.

Mayonnaise – Use your favorite brand. You can also substitute with low fat mayonnaise.

Cream Style Horseradish – This can be found in the condiment aisle. I like using the cream style because it’s a little milder and makes the sauce creamier.

You can substitute with 2 tablespoons of prepared horseradish. You will want to use a little less than the cream style because it has more punch.

Sugar – Balances out the heat and salt. This recipe uses 1 teaspoon. If you prefer yours a little sweeter, add an extra teaspoon.

Salt – Just a pinch of salt needed for flavor balance.

Bowl of mayo, salt, sugar and horseradish.

How to make

This is a seriously easy recipe to whip together. All you need are the ingredients, a bowl and spoon.

  1. Mix: Combine mayonnaise, creamy horseradish, sugar and salt in a bowl. Stir until fully combined.
  2. Refrigerate: Cover and let this sauce sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors come together. The longer it sits, the better. If you are in a hurry it’s ok serve it immediately.
Bowl with mayo, horseradish, sugar, salt.

How to store

This sauce can be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.


  • The longer this creamy sauce sits, the more flavorful it becomes.
  • One great thing about making this at home is that you can adjust the measurements. If you don’t want to have leftover sauce, you can reduce the ingredients by half. Like your sauce a little spicier, add a little extra horseradish.
  • Arby’s horsey sauce is known to be super smooth and that’s why I like to use the creamy horseradish sauce. If you would prefer to use prepared horseradish, use 2 tablespoons or prepared horseradish to replace the cream and then pulse it in a blender or food processor to get the smooth texture.

Why is it called Horsey Sauce?

Horsey is short for horseradish. Horseradish is a 3000 year old plant that is known for it’s medicinal qualities and taste.

The term “horse” is believed to describe the size and coarseness of the plant and “radish” comes from the Latin word radix meaning root. There are so many interesting facts about horseradish, this is just a quick summarization.

Roast beef sandwich on plate.

Slathering it on a sandwich or using it as a dip, this creamy horseradish sauce is a great Arby’s copycat recipe to have saved.

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bowl of cream sauce with roast beef sandwich
5 from 2 votes

Arby’s Horsey Sauce

By Heather
Arby's Horey Sauce copycat recipe. Creamy mayonnaise based sauce.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup creamy horseradish or 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • Mix mayonnaise, creamy horseradish, sugar and salt in a bowl. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to let flavors come together.
  • Store covered in refrigerator for up to 7 days.


YouTube video


Using the creamy horseradish will give you a smooth sauce. If you choose to use prepared horseradish, you can pulse the mixture in a blender or food processor to achieve a smooth sauce. 


Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 512mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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  1. We really enjoy Horsey Sauce from Arby’s and appreciate you publishing a homemade version which does not have preservatives