Looking for a delicious way to spice up your food? Then you need to try this homemade buffalo sauce! This sauce is perfect for adding a bit of heat and flavor to everything from chicken and wings to pizza. And best of all, it's easy to make at home with just a few simple ingredients. Get ready to add some Buffalo flair to your next meal!
The right sauce or dip can really make a meal, don’t you think?
From Greek yogurt ranch dressing to homemade pimento cheese and avocado cream, I am all about easy ways to take meals from simple to extraordinary.
This homemade buffalo wing sauce is my current obsession.
It is super easy to make, and packs so much flavor. I love being able to control the ingredients (and heat!) myself.
Give this a try, and let me know what you think!
Ingredients for Making Homemade Buffalo Sauce
- Hot Sauce: I recommend using Frank's red hot sauce. It's a classic for a reason!
- Butter: You could also use ghee or margarine if you need a dairy-free option.
- Vinegar: I prefer apple cider vinegar, but you could use white vinegar if you prefer.
- Worcestershire Sauce: This is optional, but it adds a nice depth of flavor. If you are gluten-free, make sure you check the label. Some brands are gluten-free, and some are not.
- Garlic Powder: You could use a few teaspoons of fresh minced garlic if you have it on hand.
- Smoked Paprika: This is optional, but it gives the sauce a nice smoky flavor. I use mild smoked paprika and control the heat with the hot sauce, but if you like things really hot, you could use hot smoked paprika too.
- Salt: Sea salt is my go-to.
Buffalo sauce is great on chicken, wings, burgers, fries, and so much more! Get creative and experiment with different recipes. Some of my favorite recipes that use buffalo sauce are:
- Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Sliders
- Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower
- Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash
- Keto Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
- Air Fryer Chicken Wings (Don’t forget the blue cheese!)
- Keto Buffalo Wings (Skip the Worcestershire sauce in this recipe if you are avoiding carbohydrates)
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Buffalo Sauce Keto?
Yes! This buffalo sauce recipe is keto-friendly.
Can I Make This Buffalo Sauce Spicier?
Yes! If you want a spicier sauce, add more hot sauce to taste. You could also add a pinch of cayenne pepper.
How Do I Thicken This Sauce?
If you want a thicker sauce, add a tablespoon of arrowroot powder or cornstarch to the recipe.
To make a simple Buffalo sauce dip, you can mix ½ cup of the sauce with 1 cup of sour cream.
Is This Buffalo Sauce Vegetarian?
Worcestershire sauce typically contains anchovies, so this recipe is not vegetarian. However, you could leave it out or use a vegan Worcestershire sauce to make it vegetarian.
This sauce will last in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. I like to pull it out of the refrigerator for about 15 minutes before using it.
You can also freeze it for up to 6 months.
How to Make Homemade Buffalo Sauce
First, start by combining the hot sauce, butter, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and salt in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Cook until the butter melts and the ingredients are heated through about 5 minutes.
More Dips, Sauces, and Dressings to Try
- Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is the perfect snack! Serve it with celery, carrots, and crackers for a satisfying bite that never gets old.
- Whether you need the perfect sauce for gyros, are something that is great with veggies, this Tzatziki Sauce is sure to delight.
- Garlic Feta Dip is great for game day or your next party!
Homemade Buffalo Sauce
- ¾ cup Frank’s red hot sauce
- ½ cup butter
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Combine the hot sauce, butter, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, smoked paprika and salt in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Cook until the butter is melted and the ingredients are heated through about 5 minutes.
What can I use instead of Frank’s red hot sauce, which is not available in Israel?
That is a really difficult question as I have no idea what is available there or how it would compare. Frank's original has just a handful of ingredients - Aged Cayenne Red Peppers, Distilled Vinegar, Water, Salt and Garlic Powder. Maybe start with something similar?