Homemade Buffalo Sauce

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This Homemade Buffalo Sauce is only 6 ingredients and can be used in so many ways! Skip the bottled stuff and make your own buffalo sauce for less money and time!

small mason jar with buffalo sauce

I’m a condiment girl all the way. Mayonnaise, honey mustard, barbecue sauce… I love them all and have a hard time eating many foods without a condiment.

But buffalo sauce is top of the charts for our household. There are just so many uses for it and we never seem to grow tired of that spicy kick.

We bought jarred buffalo sauce for years, but once I realized how easy it was to make, I was hooked. It’s only a few ingredients and a couple minutes and you can have a homemade buffalo sauce.

One of the best parts of making it yourself is that you can control the heat. We have two weaklings in this house and two people that like it extra hot. I can just divide the recipe into two portions and add a little more kick to theirs while still enjoying my portion!

Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:

Almost all of those things are probably pantry staples at most households anyways. With the exception of maybe hot sauce, although that’s definitely a staple around here.

All you have to do for buffalo sauce is combine those ingredients in a small saucepan and heat through until hot.

saucepan with ingredients for buffalo sauce

After the butter melts, I probably let it heat for another 3 minutes or so. I just use a whisk to stir it every 30 seconds or so.

Then remove from heat and you can use it right away or cool it and refrigerate it for later. I keep it in a small mason jar in the fridge. It will last for about 2 weeks or so, but it never makes it that long for us since we’re usually making it for a specific purpose.

How Do You Use Buffalo Sauce?

There are seriously sooo many ways you can use buffalo sauce! We have some of our favorites, but don’t feel limited at all by these. If you have a food that needs a little more flavor, try buffalo sauce!

overhead shot of mason jar with buffalo sauce with a spoon pulling some out

Here’s the common ways we use it, though:

  • Wings… I had to start with wings, right? Just make some wings in your air fryer or oven and toss with buffalo sauce afterwards.
  • Buffalo Shrimp Wraps– we wrap ours in lettuce for a low carb meal, but you can use tortillas too.
  • Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
  • Buffalo Eggrolls
  • Drizzled on a pizza
  • Drizzled on eggs
  • Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
  • Mixed with ranch or blue cheese dressing for a buffalo ranch dipping sauce

small mason jar with buffalo sauce

small mason jar with buffalo sauce
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Homemade Buffalo Sauce

This Homemade Buffalo Sauce is only 6 ingredients and can be used in so many ways! Skip the bottled stuff and make your own buffalo sauce for less money and time!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 462kcal
Author: The Endless Appetite

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Hot Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Pepper

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally with a whisk. Heat through for about 3 minutes.
  • Store in refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Notes

If you like yours extra hot, you can add cayenne pepper and/or additional hot sauce. 

Nutrition

Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 7707mg | Potassium: 404mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1807IU | Vitamin C: 191mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg

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