Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe – a quick and easy recipe for a homemade version of classic buffalo sauce that’s perfect for buffalo wings and more!

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I can always depend on Bart and Sam loving any dish that includes that signature buffalo sauce flavor. From chicken wings to our favorite buffalo chicken dip, I know those are surefire hits whenever I make them for them. There’s just something about that little vinegary, spicy kick that can liven up so many dishes. 

Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe

For years now, I’ve been making my own using ingredients that I always have on hand in my refrigerator and pantry – butter, hot sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire and garlic.

And by the way, I can’t think of anything that wouldn’t possibly be good with those ingredients in it! No wonder we go through it so quickly around here!

I use it in so many things – more than just for wings, too!

I actually use it in a few ways that may be a little out of the norm for you guys, but I just have to tell you in case you’d love it as much as I do. I love to add a splash of my homemade buffalo sauce to my ranch dressing for a kickier version (please let me think that’s a word, okay?), or even onto avocado toast for an update on that classic morning staple that definitely wakes you up! And don’t even get me started on using it with fried cheese sticks! I just add a couple of splashes as I coat my cheese before cooking and it just makes for a whole new world where cheese sticks are concerned in my book. You really have to give it a whirl sometime.

So, now that I’ve shown you just how crazy in love with buffalo sauce I am, I better go ahead and give you that recipe so you can make it at home yourself! Now, neither one of us will get strange looks from the bag boy at the grocery store for the insane amounts of buffalo sauce we’re buying. And for that, I’m ever so grateful!

How to Make Homemade Buffalo Sauce

To make my Homemade Buffalo Sauce, you just whisk together melted butter, hot sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic until well combined.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator, shaking to blend well before using, for up to one month.

Here’s my homemade buffalo sauce recipe. I think you’ll love it as much as we do!

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Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe

This Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe makes a quick and easy homemade version of a classic!
4.73 from 11 votes

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Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time6 mins
Servings: 1 cup
Course Appetizer, Sauce
Calories: 842kcal
Cuisine American
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • pinch granulated garlic


  • Whisk together melted butter, hot sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic until well combined. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator, shaking to blend well before using, for up to one month.


Nutrition Information

Calories: 842kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 92g | Saturated Fat: 58g | Cholesterol: 244mg | Sodium: 4100mg | Potassium: 268mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3030IU | Vitamin C: 91.3mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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Robyn xo

From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Originally published 2013.

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39 Comments Leave a comment or review

  1. Just whipped this together now! We will be using it for a veggie burger recipe I am making tonight. I used Smart Balance butter and it worked very well. My son and I dipped our fingers in the sauce to try…my 9 yr old LOVES buffalo sauce…and he said “yep, Mom! That’s it!” I’m a cook by the book. I have to follow recipes to make something delicious. I’m too scared to just whip something up, lol… So, thank you for posting! 🙂

  2. I have to ask. Why in all creation would you add two tablespoons of vinegar to something that already has half a cup of hot sauce (which is mostly vinegar already) in it?
    Not criticizing here. Just really can’t grasp the reasoning.
    I’ve tried a couple of your recipes so far and they are really good.

    1. Probably because it loses a lot of acidic taste with the addition of the other ingredients the reason hot sauce has so much ‘vinegar’ in it is because it is an acidic sauce, things like butter significantly counter that acidity despite adding a significant amount of other flavors, you can leave out the vinegar but you won’t be eating buffalo sauce you’ll be eating pepper butter.

  3. This was delicious! I’m not normally a buffalo wing sauce fan, but made it for a get together, and it was a total hit. Thank you — I’ll definitely make this again.

  4. Confession: I don’t eat wings and have never had Buffalo Sauce, though I’ve always been intrigued by it. I had a recipe for Buffalo Chicken Meatballs that called for sauce, and I didn’t want to be committed to buying a whole bottle if I didn’t like it, so I made my own with the help of your recipe. Excellent! I also omitted the vinegar since my hot sauce was more sour than hot. I appreciate knowing everything that’s in my recipes, and I’m sure this was even better than commercial products. Thanks!

  5. Good flavor but would cut the vinegar in half. I had to add more hot sauce and a squeeze of honey to take the bite out. Over all a great sauce. Will continue to make with less vinegar.

  6. Thanks for this easy recipe! I made it vegan and almost Paleo (Smart Balance is probably not on the Paleo list):
    I replaced the butter with Smart Balance spread and used coconut aminos instead of worchestershire sauce. I also added a tiny bit of honey and lemon, to make it a bit more savory and less sharp. Although I didn’t have traditional hot sauce, I used Cholula, so that’s probably why it didn’t taste quite right. Thanks again!

  7. This was awesome! Made exactly as said, but used just soy sauce cause Im out of worschesire sauce, and added smoked paprika. Baked wings at 400 degrees for 45 min then soaked in sauce. Tastes better than those pizza places wings!

  8. Perfect! You could add a pinch of cayenne if you wanted it spicier, but it was perfect for us as written. Added bonus: none of those questionable ingredients found in on-the-shelf Buffalo sauces!

    1. Hi Betty,
      I’ve not used it, but I understand that for every tablespoon of vinegar you can use lemon juice instead.

  9. My 12 y,o. son LOVES this buffalo sauce. He says it’s better than CFA’s buffalo sauce! He eats it with chix wings, regular breaded chix tenders/nuggets, french fries/tater tots, crackers, everything! I’ve made it many times … using whatever “sauce” is in the pantry. Sometimes it’s with Frank’s buffalo sauce; sometimes with just regular hot sauce; sometimes a combination thereof. Depending on which hot sauce I use, I do adjust the amount of vinegar added. Sometimes I use apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar. It’s almost always in our refrigerator! Thank you, Robin, for a great easy recipe!

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