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!

Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe - a quick and easy recipe for a delicious homemade version of classic buffalo sauce // addapinch.com

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

4.79 from 14 votes
This Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe makes a quick and easy homemade version of a classic!
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 16


  • 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.


Makes 1 cup. 
Nutrition information is for 1 tablespoon. 



Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

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

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  1. 5 stars
    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!

    1. I did the same thing and it was awesome! I used Tabasco for my hot sauce and it’s super vinegary.

  2. 5 stars
    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 5 stars
    This was a huge hit with my hubby! He drank the leftover sauce after he wings were eaten! Great recipe, a keeper for sure!!!

  5. 5 stars
    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! 🙂

  6. Just wondering if I wanted to make a mild and not hot, I just use less hot sauce? Do I change any other ingredients?

    1. Hi Fefe,
      Yes, just adjust the amount of hot sauce in the recipe to adjust to the amount of spice and flavor you prefer.