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. Steph Parker says:

    Which brand of,hot sauce do you use?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I use different brands, Steph. A few I have used are Frank’s Red Hot, Tabasco, and Sriracha.

  2. Julia says:

    Why is the calories so high? Over 800??

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      These are the calories for the entire cup, Julia. So you would determine the nutritional information according to how much you used.

  3. A@4U says:

    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!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      So glad your son loves this so much. It’s a favorite around my house with my son, too. Thanks!

  4. sammy6794 says:

    maybe a silly question, but can I use sriracha?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Yes, Sriracha would be fine in this recipe. Hope you enjoy!

  5. Betty says:

    Can I use something to substitute vinegar with something else.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

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