A close-up picture of a rich cocktail sauce dollop'd into a beautiful glass container.

Shrimp Cocktail Sauce Recipe

An easy Shrimp Cocktail Sauce Recipe made with sweet ketchup and zesty horseradish. These flavors are balanced with salty Worcestershire, Tabasco and tart, freshly squeezed lemon. Cocktail sauce is one of the easiest sauces to make and It's so much better than store bought!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 16 tablespoons
Calories 13kcal
Author Souper Chef Deb


  • 2/3 cup catsup
  • 2 tbsp horseradish I prefer grated, though creamy will work. No horseradish? Substitute with wasabi!
  • dash Worcestershire sauce
  • dash tobasco sauce
  • 1/2 lemon or lime, juiced


  • Measure out each ingredient, pour into a small bowl. 
  • Stir it together well. Refrigerate until serving. 
  • This will make about one cup of sauce. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for three to four days.


Calories: 13kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 40mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg