Easy Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe

This easy homemade buffalo sauce recipe will become a staple in your fridge just like it is in ours. With only 3 ingredients, hot sauce, butter, and garlic, you can whip it up in as little as 5 minutes. It’s perfect for dipping, tossing, or even coating. You’ll never buy the bottles at the store again!

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Some of my husband and I’s favorite meals include buffalo sauce. Especially buffalo chicken dip or buffalo wings with a side of homemade ranch dressing. That’s why we constantly have at least 1 bottle in the house at all times.

Easy Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe Inspiration

We love buffalo sauce in our house so we go through tons of it haha! So to cut down on the groceries one month I decided to use what we already had to create my own recipe. After a few test runs, I got the measurements perfect and the taste was amazing.

It’s not only delicious but also much healthier without all those additives and preservatives. Don’t get me wrong Franks Buffalo Sauce will always have a place in our pantry. But this homemade version has a flavor you can’t buy on a grocery store shelf.

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Super easy recipe to follow
  • Only uses 3 ingredients
  • You can adjust it for your desired spice level
  • Tastes better than the store-bought
  • Cheaper to make at home
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Tips to Adjust the Spice Level

  • If this recipe is a bit too hot for your liking, add 2 more Tablespoons of melted butter
  • If you prefer it hotter, leave out 2 Tablespoons of melted butter

Buffalo Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup hot sauce (Franks is the best)
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

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How to Make Buffalo Sauce

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Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat.

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Add hot sauce and garlic powder, stir to combine.

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Lower the heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes, stir occasionally.

Serve or cool and place in the fridge.

How to Store Buffalo Sauce

Store sauce in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 1 month. Shake and reheat before using, the ingredients may separate a little.

Recipe FAQ

How long does homemade Buffalo sauce last?

It can last about 1 month in a sealed container in the fridge.

How is Buffalo sauce made from scratch?

You combine hot sauce, butter, and garlic in a sauce pan and simmer until combined.

What makes Buffalo sauce vs hot sauce?

Buffalo sauce is a combination of hot sauce, butter, and garlic. Hot sauce is plain without added ingredients.

What is original Buffalo sauce made of?

The original sauce is cayenne hot sauce and butter.

What brands of hot sauce are best to make Buffalo sauce?

Franks is the best but Cholula and Tabasco are good options.

What makes Buffalo sauce thicker?

The addition of butter and garlic make the sauce thicker.

Is Buffalo sauce spicy?

Buffalo sauce has a medium to mild heat. It just depends on the type and how much hot sauce is used.

How can I make this recipe more mild?

Add more butter to get a more mild spice level.

What is Buffalo sauce?

It’s a simple sauce made from cayenne hot sauce, butter, and garlic.

Who invented Buffalo sauce?

Teressa Bellissimo invented this sauce in 1964 at her co-owned Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York. She whipped up a peppery sauce to toss leftover wings for her son and his friends as a late-night snack.

Why is it called “Buffalo” sauce?

It gets its name from its city of origin, Buffalo, New York.

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Easy Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe

Molly LaFontaine of Plum Branch Home
This easy homemade buffalo sauce recipe will become a staple in your fridge just like it is in ours. With only 3 ingredients, hot sauce, butter, and garlic, you can whip it up in as little as 5 minutes. It's perfect for dipping, tossing, or even coating. You'll never buy the bottles at the store again!
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Staples from Scratch
Cuisine American
Servings 0.5 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup hot sauce (Franks is the best)
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Add hot sauce and garlic powder, stir to combine.
  • Lower the heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes, stir occasionally.
  • Serve or cool and place in the fridge.
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