Make the best homemade buffalo sauce with just 3 ingredients! This quick and easy recipe can be adjust to make mild, medium or hot sauce.
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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.

Make the best homemade buffalo sauce with just 3 ingredients! This quick  and easy recipe can be adjust to make mild, medium or hot 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

Serves 3     adjust servings

Preparation 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 minutes


  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 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.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 193kcal Calories from fat 185
% Daily Value
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 984mg 41%
Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
Make the best homemade buffalo sauce with just 3 ingredients! This quick and easy recipe can be adjust to make mild, medium or hot sauce.
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71 comments on “Quicke and Easy Homemade Buffalo Sauce

  1. Maria Deloach on said:

    delicious sauce, I cooled it down just a bit by adding just little tomato sauce.

  2. thats not home made unless yopu made franks at your house

    • Or the Butter, White Vinegar and Garlic Powder, are you really that far out!? Franks Cayenne Sauce is easy to make though, like Tabasco, simple ingredients, simple formula, it’s not rocket science!

  3. priscilla on said:

    great recipe! I love it! I made it with pulled chicken for sandwiches.

  4. I just made this sauce tonight. Thank you sooooo much for the recipe.It was super yummy 🙂

  5. Michelle on said:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I made your sauce tonight to use in buffalo chicken calzones for dinner-YUM!

  6. I love this idea! When my brother was here visiting I bought him “wing sauce” because he uses it on a lot of food – I could have made him this!!

    Thanks for linking up with us on Throwback Thursday – we appreciate it, and are always looking forward to next week’s posts, too!! 🙂 I’ll be pinning to our board, too, so be sure to follow us there.


  7. This sounds super easy to make and super yummy. I’ve been trying to find ways to make more things homemade! Thanks for the share!

  8. Yum! This looks great!

  9. This is fantastic! I was just wondering yesterday what was in “buffalo sauce” as I made buffalo chicken sliders. Thank you! Pinning. And, thank you for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday! I hope to see you again tomorrow!!

  10. Oh my goodness , yum, I think I need to get some wings from the market. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo

  11. I had no idea buffalo sauce was so easy to make! I’m definitely going to try this with some grass-fed butter!

  12. Sounds really good….thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

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

  14. I always have hot sauce in the house. Hmm. good idea

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  18. 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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  19. 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

  20. Yummy, my son loves buffalo sauce on his chicken wings, tenders, etc. This will come in handy. Stopping over from WFMW.

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  22. 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!

  23. So nice to see how easy it is to make Buffalo sauce. Now I know why I like it so much. Hot sauce + butter + garlic = yummy!

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  25. So easy! And I love Frank’s Red Hot! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. My stepbrother does this all the time when we have “plain” chicken for dinner. I’m amazed the butter doesn’t show on his frame!

  30. Looks just perfect, Camille!!! Happy Sunday~

  31. LOVE that you went homemade! Always makes me feel like I’ve done something fabulous! 😀

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  34. This is a great recipe, love the idea of making it! Now, if I could just know how to substitute that famous Frank´s sauce..

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  38. Love from scratch sauces! Unfortunately we don’t get these sauces here. Thank you for sharing, it’s a keeper. =)

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  43. 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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  53. Thank you for this recipe, Camille. It’s very nice indeed to have a milder Buffalo sauce in my files. P.s. I may be one of those heat wimps

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