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Learn how to make Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe and never buy the store bought bottles again. This is so easy and perfect for crock pot chicken wingscrock pot buffalo chicken drumsticks and more. 

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I love buffalo sauce and cook with it a lot and my kids love as a dipping sauce. One day I didn’t have enough for what I was making and thought maybe I could make my own. The results? It turned out amazing and was really easy. 

Making Homemade Sauces taste better and require very little ingredients. Check out more homemade sauces recipes to use for your favorite chicken recipes.

Why This Recipe Works

You only need a few simple ingredients to make this buffalo wing sauce recipe The flavor is amazing and the entire recipe is super fast and easy to put together. 

We like to make 2 batches from scratch, one regular and one hot by adjusting the cayenne pepper. When you are meal prepping, add this simple buffalo sauce recipe to the list. You probably already have the majority of the ingredients.


Ingredients to make easy homemade  buffalo sauce: hot sauce, unsalted butter, garlic powder, paprika and cayenne pepper
  • Hot Sauce – Any brand will do, but we prefer Frank’s Hot Sauce.
  • Cayenne Pepper – This is optional and based on your taste preference. You can omit this completely or add more if you like it hot. 

Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.

Variations Ideas

  • Sweet – If you prefer your Homemade Buffalo Wing Sauce to have a hint of sweetness, add in a teaspoon or two of honey.

How to Make Buffalo Sauce

  • Step 1 – Melt the butter using a microwave safe bowl. Set this aside and let it cool to room temperature.
Melted butter in a bowl with a small plate of seasoning and a jar of hot sauce
  • Step 2 – Add the hot sauce and seasonings to the melted butter. Combine the mixture together in a medium bowl until smooth.
Combining the ingredients in a bowl
  • Step 3 – Finally, store this sauce in an airtight container in the fridge. 

Recipe Tips 

  • Mason jars make great storage. I typically always have a few of these in the cabinets. They are great to use to store the hot sauce and then use again for something else.
  • Combining Ingredients – After melting the butter, make sure to allow it to cool to room temperature before mixing with the other ingredients.
A jar of homemade buffalo sauce with sticks of celery and parsley behind it.

Recipes with Buffalo Sauce

All of these are amazing recipes are made with buffalo sauce. We enjoy all of these but a favorite is definitely the chicken wings. We even love to use it to dip Easy Homemade French Fries in it.

I love to put out a tray of celery sticks, cauliflower, carrot sticks, ranch dressing and blue cheese dressing. The combination is so delicious. 

A jar of homemade buffalo sauce with a spoon in the buffalo sauce and with sticks of celery and parsley behind it.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Buffalo Sauce

After preparing your buffalo sauce, store the leftovers in an airtight container or a mason jar. It will stay fresh for about a month when stored in the refrigerator.

How to Reheat

If you prefer your buffalo sauce warm, shake or stir the sauce and then reheat in the microwave in 1 minute intervals.

More Easy Homemade Sauces

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Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Learn how to make Buffalo sauce recipe and never buy store bought again. This is so easy and perfect for chicken wings, drumsticks and more. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 16 Tbsp
Cuisine American
Course Mixes and Seasonings, Sauces
Calories 53


  • 1 cup hot sauce
  • ½ cup 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper optional, add more if you like it hot


  • Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl and let cool to room temperature
  • Add hot sauce, melted butter and seasonings to a medium bowl
  • Whisk together until smooth
  • Store in airtight container in refrigerator

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 7 days.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 53kcal, Carbohydrates 1g, Protein 1g, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 447mg, Potassium 28mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 245IU, Vitamin C 11mg, Calcium 3mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Anna – That amount is for the entire amount of buffalo sauce that is made. Generally, I use this in Tablespoon amounts so I updated the recipe card and nutritional information to show per Tbsp amount. Thank you!

  2. That is a lot of sodium! Daily recommended allowance is 2300mg. Is there a way to decrease that amount?
    ~Faithful Reader

  3. Does it have to be unsalted butter for storage purposes, or is it a preference?