Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe


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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

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. Alice F. says:

    Oh my goodness I am SO making this tonight for Monday night football wings.

  2. Austin says:

    5 stars
    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. Robyn Stone says:

      Absolutely, Austin! Thanks!

  3. Jon says:

    5 stars
    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!

  4. Jan says:

    Why is my sauce chunky not smooth

  5. Diana Bitting says:

    5 stars
    Is there an easy way to thicken this sauce? I want to make tonight.

    1. Sly says:

      Bring it to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer. Sure frequently while simmering till sauce thickens.

    2. Dee says:

      4 stars
      Add arrowroot powder or cornstarch powder.

  6. Karen says:

    5 stars
    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. Terry says:

    How can i make my own hot sauce?

  8. Jg says:

    4 stars
    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.

  9. Rebecca says:

    What is hot sauce? Is it like a tomato sauce or a BBQ sauce? Or something else entirely?

    1. ELIZABETH says:

      4 stars
      Tabasco is a hot sauce.

  10. Tanya says:

    What brand hot sauce do you use in this recipe?

    1. ELIZABETH says:

      Tabasco or Louisiana Hot Sauce would work good in my opinion

    2. Alina says:

      Red hot is always the best hot sauce for buffalo wings