Buffalo Wing Sauce

updated Jan 14, 2022
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Buffalo Wing Sauce Recipe

An easy 3-ingredients for homemade buttery, fiery Buffalo sauce.

Makes1 1/2 cups

Prep3 minutes

Cook2 minutes to 3 minutes

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Buffalo Wing sauce
Credit: Photo: Danielle Acken | Food Stylist: Aurelia Louvet

Buffalo sauce may have its roots in restaurants, but making the sauce at home couldn’t be easier. It takes minutes to turn three ingredients into the buttery, fiery heat of Buffalo sauce. Here’s how to do it.

What Is Buffalo Sauce Made Of?

Buffalo sauce is a simple three-ingredient sauce made with items you probably already have in your kitchen: hot sauce, unsalted butter, and garlic powder. That’s it!

How Do You Make Buffalo Wing Sauce from Scratch?

Making Buffalo wing sauce is simply a matter of combining all of the ingredients.

  • Melt the butter. Use the stovetop or melt it in the microwave. The butter doesn’t need to sizzle or brown — just liquefy.
  • Add hot sauce and garlic powder. Whisk hot sauce and garlic powder into the butter until the mixture is combined.
Credit: Photo: Danielle Acken | Food Stylist: Aurelia Lovet

What Should I Serve with Buffalo Wing Sauce?

The most obvious application of Buffalo wing sauce is, of course, wings! But don’t stop there. This sauce can add flavor to hearty dinner-style dips, give cauliflower a kick, and add spice to stuffed sweet potatoes.

Buffalo Wing Sauce Recipe

An easy 3-ingredients for homemade buttery, fiery Buffalo sauce.

Prep time 3 minutes

Cook time 2 minutes to 3 minutes

Makes 1 1/2 cups

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 sticks

    (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter

  • 1 cup

    hot sauce, such as Franks RedHot or Cholula

  • 1 teaspoon

    garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Melt 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. (Alternatively, place in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until melted.) Turn off the heat, and add 1 cup hot sauce and 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and whisk until combined.