Homemade Buffalo Sauce

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Last updated on January 30th, 2023

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 simple ingredients and a couple of 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 original recipe into two portions and add a little more kick to theirs while still enjoying my portion!

Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe


Almost all of those things are probably pantry staples in 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 this excellent recipe for authentic taste ! We have some of our favorites, but don’t feel limited at all by these. If you have a perfect 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 are 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 afterward.
  • 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

Buffalo sauce is a delicious appetizer recipe and versatile condiment that can be used in a variety of dishes. It is easy to make homemade version at home, and you can customize the homemade recipe to your liking. So next time you are looking for a delicious buffalo recipes and spicy sauce to add flavor to your food, give buffalo sauce a try with secret ingredient!

small mason jar with buffalo sauce

What to Serve Your Homemade Sauce With

Homemade buffalo sauce is a delicious and versatile condiment that can be used in a variety of dishes. It has its roots as a wing sauce, but it can be used for so much more than that. This rich and creamy sauce can be used to add flavor to breakfast dishes like eggs, breakfast burritos, breakfast casseroles, and hashbrowns.

Storing Buffalo Sauce

The best way to store it is in a tightly sealed or airtight container, such as a jar with a screw-top lid. This will ensure that the sauce stays fresh and flavorful for up to a month. It’s important to shake the container well before each use, as this will help keep all of the ingredients evenly distributed.


Is Buffalo Sauce Healthy?

Buffalo sauce is a popular condiment that is often used to add flavor and spice to dishes. It is made with hot peppers, vinegar, butter, and other spices. While it may not be the healthiest of sauces due to its high fat content, research has shown that it can have some health benefits.

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Homemade Buffalo Sauce

This Homemade Buffalo Sauce recipe 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 minutes
Cook Time3 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 462kcal
Author: The Endless Appetite


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


  • 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.


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

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small mason jar with buffalo sauce

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