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How to Make Buffalo Sauce from Scratch

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Learning how to make buffalo sauce from scratch is one of the easiest ways to give your meals an extra kick without a lot of effort. Making buffalo sauce at home is so much better because you use butter instead of oil in the recipe, which gives a richer flavor than bottled buffalo sauce.

If you’re looking to make more homemade sauces at home try my recipes for How to Make Pizza Sauce in 5 minutes or my easy Tzatziki Sauce recipe.

How to Make Buffalo Sauce from Scratch recipe in a clear glass bowl

I made a list of the different ways you can use this homemade buffalo sauce below, so you can never be at a loss for ideas on what to cook for lunch or dinner.

Did you know that buffalo sauce was invented in 1964 at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York?  (Now you know why they call them “buffalo” wings!) 

In the New York area, buffalo chicken wings is served with blue cheese dressing, but Ranch dressing is most popular outside the New York area.

I have a homemade blue cheese dressing recipe you might want to try here.  It’s so darn good – you won’t purchase store-bought again!

What is homemade buffalo sauce?

Buffalo sauce is a fantastic mixture of butter with hot sauce and a few spices to take it to another level. That’s it!

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How long does homemade buffalo sauce last in the refrigerator?

When properly stored in an airtight container, this easy how to make buffalo sauce from scratch recipe can last up to two weeks in the refrigerator.

Can you freeze this buffalo sauce from scratch recipe?

The good news is you can freeze the sauce in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to six months.

Homemade buffalo sauce on chicken wings on a plate

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Here’s How to Make Buffalo Sauce from Scratch

Ingredients for Buffalo Sauce

1/2 cup unsalted butter

2/3 cup hot sauce (Frank’s Red Hot Original Sauce)

1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions for Making Easy Buffalo Sauce

  1. Melt butter in a pan and add hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder. Whisk together until well-blended.
Homemade buffalo sauce on cauliflower on a plate

Printable Version of How to Make Buffalo Sauce from Scratch

Yield: 8 servings

How to Make Buffalo Sauce

How to Make Buffalo Sauce from Scratch recipe in a clear glass bowl

Learning how to make buffalo sauce is one of the easiest ways to give your meals an extra kick without a lot of effort. Making your own buffalo sauce at home is so much better because you use butter instead of oil in the recipe, which gives it a richer flavor than bottle buffalo sauce.

Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup hot sauce (Frank's Original Red Hot Sauce)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a pan and add the hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder. Whisk until well-blended.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8 servings

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 104Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 31mgSodium 508mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g

Tips for Making this Simple Buffalo Sauce

  • You can use both unsalted butter or salted butter. Hot sauce generally has salt added to it already. It depends on your taste.
  • I typically use Frank’s Red Original Hot Sauce for my sauce, but you can use any hot sauce in this recipe.
  • If you want a thicker, creamier sauce – add a tablespoon of flour to the butter after it melts and then add the remainder of the ingredients.

Ideas on How to Use Buffalo Sauce

  • Chicken wings or chicken tenders – this one is pretty obvious. You can use the sauce on breaded or plain chicken.
  • Cauliflower “wings” – if you’re looking to get more vegetables in your life, this is the way to do so.
  • Buffalo Potato Wedges – good thing I have a recipe for you here.
  • Make buffalo sauce meatballs. Whether your favorite meatballs are chicken, beef, or pork – they all go well with this amazing sauce.
  • Buffalo chicken pizza or flatbread will also make hungry bellies happy.
  • If you’re looking to make an appetizer, buffalo chicken dip is an all-time favorite recipe.
  • Top avocado toast with a drizzle of buffalo sauce and top with coarse sea salt. Delicious!
  • Add some buffalo sauce to your scrambled eggs or egg burrito for a zesty morning.
  • Who doesn’t love tacos? Add some buffalo sauce to the meat when you’re cooking it and watch your family’s eyes light up when they take their first bite.
  • Next time you do a stir-fry, simply drizzle some sauce in the pan while cooking.

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