This Homemade Buffalo Sauce recipe is smooth, spicy, and so easy to make. It makes for a great sauce or dip for chicken tenders, meatballs, and wings!
Easy Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe
I LOVE a good buffalo recipe. Whether it’s buffalo chicken dip or perfectly crispy buffalo wings – buffalo sauce is one of my favorite condiments. There are lots of great buffalo sauce options at the store but if you’re ever in a pinch and need to make a batch of homemade buffalo sauce, then I’ve got you covered!
Making your own buffalo sauce is incredibly easy and this recipe comes together with just a few ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand. You can make a big batch to keep on hand for cooking or dipping!
What’s the Difference Between Buffalo Sauce and Hot Sauce?
Hot sauce is a blend of cayenne pepper, vinegar, and salt. Meanwhile, buffalo sauce is a type of hot sauce that contains butter and other ingredients to enhance the flavor. As a result, buffalo sauce also has a much smoother consistency and is often used as a dipping sauce or condiment.
Hot Sauce: I like to use Frank’s hot sauce for this recipe, but you could use any brand you like best. Just make sure to use hot sauce and not buffalo sauce!
Unsalted Butter: this creates a velvety texture and creates a rich flavor. Use a dairy free butter if needed.
White Vinegar: this enhances the tangy flavor.
Worcestershire Sauce: trust me on this! It adds extra depth and a delicious smokey taste.
Spices: you’ll need cayenne powder, garlic powder, and onion powder for this recipe.
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How to Make Homemade Buffalo Sauce
Step One: Add all of the ingredients to a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
Step Two: Whisk everything together until the butter has melted and the sauce is heated through.
Step Three: Remove the pan from the heat, and set it aside to let the sauce cool.
Way to Use
One thing I love about this buffalo sauce recipe is how versatile it is. There are endless ways to use it as a condiment or in different recipes! Here are some of my favorite ways to use this sauce:
- Crispy Buffalo Chicken Tenders
- Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
- Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower
- Crispy Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings
- Healthy Buffalo Chicken Salad
- Crispy Buffalo Ranch Chicken Nuggets
How to Store
Store this homemade buffalo sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. Give it a good shake before using it to redistribute the ingredients!
More Homemade Sauces and Dressings
- Lemon Garlic Tahini Sauce
- Spicy Lime Tahini Sauce
- Homemade Honey Mustard Sauce
- Easy Homemade Tzatziki Sauce
- Dairy Free Ranch Dressing
- Homemade Caesar Dressing
I hope you give these Homemade Buffalo Sauce a try! It’s so easy to make and delicious! If you do give this recipe a try, let me know!
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Easy Homemade Buffalo Sauce
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 3/4 cup 1x
- Category: Condiments
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegetarian
- 1/2 cup Frank’s hot sauce
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, diced
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- Add all of the ingredients to a small sauce-pan and heat over medium-low heat.
- Whisk everything together until the butter has melted and the sauce is heated through.
- Remove from the heat and let the sauce cool.
- Once cool, transfer to a storage container.
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Recipe by: Ashlea Carver / All the Healthy Things | Photography by: Meg McKeehan