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My husband grew up in Buffalo, so it’s no wonder a homemade Buffalo Sauce recipe has made it onto the site.
One interesting fact I’ve recently learned is most of the country will eat buffalo sauce with ranch, but up here in the Northeast, we pair it with blue cheese. It’s the best way, honestly.
This easy buffalo sauce recipe is made from scratch with just 7 ingredients and takes only 5 minutes to make.
Each serving is just 105 calories and it contains zero carbs, making it healthy on the keto diet!
How to Make This Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe
To make a vegetarian version of this sauce, you can swap out normal Worcestershire sauce (it contains anchovies) for either a vegan Worcestershire sauce or substitute the amount needed with half lemon juice, half soy sauce, and a small pinch of granulated sugar.
You can use another kind of hot sauce if you prefer something to Frank’s, but I personally recommend Frank’s Red Hot to get the best desired taste.
Allow mixture to come to a simmer. The butter should be completely melted. This takes about 5 minutes. Taste the sauce and add salt as needed.
Take off the heat and allow to cool. The sauce will start to thicken as it cools.
You can enjoy immediately as a thinner sauce or refrigerate it for up to a month.
To use refrigerated buffalo sauce, remove from the fridge, stir sauce, and let it sit for 5 minutes. This will allow the sauce to thin up to the right consistency perfect for chicken wings.
What’s the Best Way to Adjust the Spice Level in this Dipping Sauce?
Heat tolerance can vary per person, so it’s important to tailor this recipe to exactly what you want. To make the sauce spicier, simply double the cayenne pepper included.
If you prefer a milder version of this recipe, you can half the amount of cayenne pepper used. You can even omit it if you prefer. This will minimally affect the taste of the sauce and help you lower that spice level.
How Can I Use This Sauce?
This recipe can be used as an easy dipping sauce for chicken tenders, cauliflower, and more. The sauce is also great as a chicken wing sauce.
Try using it with these recipes:
- Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
- 5-Minute Buffalo Chicken Wrap
- Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings
- Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower
- Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
- 2/3 cup Frank's Red Hot sauce
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt to taste
- Combine the Frank's Red Hot, butter, white vinegar, Worcestershire sauce*, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder to a small sauce pan on medium-low heat.
- Whisk frequently until sauce comes to a simmer and butter is completely melted.
- Taste and add salt as needed.
- Let cool and refrigerate up to a month. Sauce will thicken as it cools.
* to make vegetarian, substitute Worcestershire sauce out for a vegan Worcestershire or use half lemon juice, half soy sauce, and a small pinch of granulated sugar.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 583mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g