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Homemade Buffalo Sauce {5 minutes!}

Homemade buffalo sauce is RICH and TANGY with a little kick.

Brought together in LESS THAN 5 minutes and so many uses, make a batch to keep in your fridge!

spoon of hot sauce pouring into a jar

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Homemade Buffalo Sauce

Homemade is always better than store bought, but even better when it has less than 5 ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to make!

And it’s something that everybody loves!

What is buffalo sauce?

With origins in Buffalo, NY, this iconic sauce is best known for coating the most delicious chicken wings ever!

Is buffalo sauce a hot sauce?

Not to be confused with plain hot sauce, which is just one ingredient in the full recipe, buffalo sauce has a few more flavors added to it.

What flavor is buffalo sauce?

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Buffalo Sauce Ingredients

  • butter
  • hot sauce
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • Worcestershire sauce

Butter: I would use good quality butter as it has less water and more cream in it which will help it stick to your wings better.

Hot Sauce: You can use just about any hot sauce out there but the BEST is Frank’s Hot Sauce brand. Not sure why, but it has the perfect blend of hot peppers and vinegar without all the heat.

Spices: I like to use garlic and onion powder but feel free to add your favorite. Celery salt is great in this recipe. Add some cayenne if you want to up the heat level.

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How to make buffalo sauce from scratch

STEP ONE: Melt the butter in a medium sized bowl.

STEP TWO: Pour in the hot sauce and stir to combine.

STEP THREE: Add in the spices and Worcestershire sauce and stir to fully combine. Store until ready to use.

How long does buffalo sauce last?

Once you combine all the ingredients, store it in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

That’s right! It’s good for a while but I guarantee that you will eat it all before then.

If the sauce becomes thick from being kept cold, just reheat in the microwave or small saucepan until the consistency is right.

side view of jar of buffalo wing sauce

Can you freeze buffalo sauce?

Yes, you can! Stored in an air tight, freezer safe container it will be good for 6 months in the freezer!

Store it in smaller portions to make it easier to enjoy it a little at a time.

How do you get wing sauce to stick to wings?

That’s the best part of making homemade buffalo sauce. The butter is what helps the sauce to cling to any food you dip in it!

jar of sauce in two plates

Variations in this homemade buffalo sauce recipe

  • this recipe is mild. to get medium heat, add 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper with the spices.
  • some like to use a secret ingredient like white vinegar to make it more tangy, but I prefer to leave mine out.
  • mix equal parts ranch dressing and buffalo sauce to make a delicious dressing for a salad.
  • pour it on shredded chicken for quick sliders.
  • mix in some blue cheese to get the full range of chicken wing flavors.
chicken nugget dipping in wing sauce

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How to enjoy homemade buffalo sauce

Buffalo Wing Sauce Recipe

spoon of buffalo sauce

Homemade Buffalo Sauce

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Homemade buffalo sauce is RICH and TANGY with a little kick. Brought together in LESS THAN 5 minutes and so many uses, make a batch to keep in your fridge!



  1. In a medium sized, microwave safe bowl, melt the butter.
  2. Add in the Franks Red Hot sauce and stir to combine.
  3. Stir in spices and Worcestershire sauce until fully combined.
  4. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator until ready to use.


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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 957mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party. I can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Friday 29th of January 2021

This came at just the right time... its pouring here, and I needed sauce for the wings tonight- So quick to make and dang it... I cant stay out of it! Its so good!

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