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.
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. This sauce was made to compliment their popular roast beef sandwiches but I also like it with burgers, fish sticks, fried shrimp and more.
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.
How to make
This is a seriously easy recipe to whip together. All you need are the ingredients, a bowl and spoon.
- Mix: Combine mayonnaise, creamy horseradish, sugar and salt in a bowl. Stir until fully combined.
- 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.
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.
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.
More easy sauce recipes
- Cocktail sauce – Another delicious sauce recipe that uses horseradish.
- Tartar sauce – Perfect condiment for seafood.
- Green pasta sauce – Beautiful and tasty sauce made with spinach.
- Taco sauce – Easy restaurant style taco sauce.
- Garlic butter sauce – Perfect to spoon over pasta, seafood, chicken and more.
- Teriyaki sauce – Making this sauce from scratch is simple.
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Arby’s Horsey Sauce
- 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.