Cranberry Horseradish Sauce

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 3cups
  • About This Recipe

    “I make this for our Thanksgiving turkey dinner and freeze the remaining for use with the Christmas dinner.”


  • 2cupsfresh cranberries
  • 1smallonion
  • 3/4 cupsour cream
  • 1/2 cupsugar
  • 2tablespoonsprepared horseradish
  • Directions

  • Chop together onion and cranberries in food processor.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix together well.
  • Keep refrigerated and leftovers can be frozen.
  • A zippy little replacement for regular cranberry sauce to serve with your turkey dinner.
  • Reviews

  • “2 c Cranberries, raw1 sm Onion1/2 c Sugar3/4 c Sour cream2 T white horseradish (prepared)are the exacts ingredients in mama stamberg’s classic cranberry relish.The only thing different is in the recipe i use to make mama’s relish calls for it to be made in advance and frozzen then defrosted sightly on thanksgiving.I think being frozen gives it a lot more body.This was always a hit for thanksgiving at my grandparents house and now that they have passed away, at mine.”

  • “I heard this recipe on NPR and made it this year.what a delight.It is delicious!Now I can keep it in my cookbook without posting myself to remember.Thank you.”

  • “I thought this was really good, such a nice change from the usual cranberry sauce.I did find, however, that my Thanksgiving guests either loved it or hated it.There were a couple of people who couldn’t believe I’d combine horseradish and cranberries.:-)”

  • “This is the very same recipe that Susan Stamberg (the reporter on NPR) gives each year.I’ve heard her give it for at least 10 — maybe 15? — years, and finally decided to give it a try this year.It was wonderful.Don’t know if Susan Stamberg’s mother-in-law originated this or not, but she definitely deserves credit for popularizing it!”

  • “I love this!”

  • “This is awesome.What a great combination of flavor.My family is going to love this on Thanksgiving day.I took the advise of Rita and added 2 ounces of softened cream cheese but left the horseradish the same.Thanks so much for posting.”

  • “This recipe needs a little publicity before the upcoming holidays. It’s an unusual use of cranberries, but everyone loves it (unless they don’t like horseradish.)My original copy suggests it as a condiment for those left over turkey sandwiches.Don’t process it too fine; leave a little chunky. You’ll have a new tradition if you try this just once.Right, Babs?”

  • “This is a wake up your taste buds sauce. I added 2 ounces of softened cream cheese and 4 tablespoons horseradish. We like it spicy! The cream cheese give it a bit more body. Thanks Babs!”