Homemade Buffalo Sauce

Buffalo Sauce is one of the easiest condiments to make at home.  Butter, hot sauce and garlic are all you need for a quick, delicious homemade buffalo sauce.



I have a serious love of anything and everything “buffalo” flavored.  Last winter my mom and I decided to break out the deep fryer make our own buffalo wings.  We needed a buffalo sauce that wasn’t too spicy because we have some serious wimps in the family so I set out to create a basic buffalo sauce we could use as a base.  The fun thing is that you can make the sauce as spicy – or not – as you want.

Buffalo wings

What I love most about this sauce, other than the flavor, is that it takes about 5 minutes total to make.  You can whip it up at a moments notice.  The recipe is a great base to create your own unique buffalo sauce!  I would say this is a mild buffalo sauce. If you want it spicier, I’d add a little Tabasco or more Frank’s to it, a little at a time until you get the right amount of heat.  More garlic? No problem – just add it in!  A little honey to sweeten it or ginger to add an Asian twist.

Buffalo sauce

Other than the obvious use on chicken wings, I love to use homemade buffalo sauce on a buffalo shrimp salad, in buffalo popcorn and even in the slow cooker for buffalo chicken sliders! The possibilities are endless.

Homemade Buffalo Sauce
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  • ⅓ cup butter
  • ½ cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder (or more to taste)
  1. Melt butter in a small sauce pan over low heat. Once melted, remove from heat.
  2. Add rest of ingredients and whisk to combine.




  1. says

    Yum! I love buffalo sauce! I add it to my hamburgers, grilled chicken, even roasted cauliflower. Thanks for helping me out with this recipe!

  2. says

    Sounds amazing Camille, I’ve never made homemade Buffalo sauce before…gonna start NOW :) Found my way over from Melt in Your Mouth Monday! Pinning :)

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  3. says

    Hi Camille,
    I just love your sauce and will sure be trying it very soon. Hope you have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. says

    We make our own buffalo sauce too and make it the same way except we don’t add vinegar. Now I need to try it with the vinegar because that sounds like a yummy addition!

  5. says

    Yummy! Growing up, my mom almost always made homemade buffalo sauce, and its been years since I remembered this…you just reminded me AND made my mouth water 😉


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