Buffalo Wing Sauce {Mild, Medium or Hot}

Hand holding spoon dipped into jar of buffalo sauce.

This Buffalo Wing Sauce recipe can be made mild, medium or hot to suit your taste preference. It’s the BEST Buffalo Sauce and made with only 4-ingredients!

Toss it with these Air Fryer Chicken Wings or these Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings. Or, go unconventional and drizzle it on some Buffalo Smashed Potatoes.

I grew up just about an hour South of Buffalo, NY and have definitely consumed my fair share of buffalo wings. Everyone in our area had an opinion on who made the best wings in town. In our house, the wings almost always came from The Cherry Lounge in Jamestown. My mom would pick up a to-go order (since us kids were too young to go into the bar) and bring them home for us.

But the best wings, in my opinion are from Guppy’s in Bemus Point, NY. Guppy’s was owned by my Aunt Sally and Uncle Mike and theirs were always the best. Crispy and spicy, with just the perfect kiss of butter. They’ve since sold the restaurant, but I was back a few summers ago and I have to say that the wings are still amazing.

Their buffalo wing sauce recipe is simple, and it’s always been the authentic way to make buffalo wings – using Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and butter. In my version, I added in a dash of Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco too.

Buffalo Sauce Ingredients:

  1. Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  2. Butter
  3. Worcestershire Sauce
  4. Tabasco

How To Make Buffalo Sauce With Frank’s

Note: You want to be sure you’re using Frank’s Original Red Hot Sauce NOT Frank’s Red Hot Wings Sauce. The “wing” sauce already has a butter like ingredient mixed in with it. 

How to Make MILD Buffalo Wing Sauce:

  • Use 8-ounces Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, 8 tablespoons butter, and a dash of Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco.

How to Make MEDIUM Buffalo Wing Sauce:

  • Use 12-ounces Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, 6 tablespoons butter, and a dash of Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco.

How to Make HOT Buffalo Wing Sauce:

  • Use 14-ounces Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, 4 tablespoons butter, and a dash of Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco.

How to Make Vegan Buffalo Sauce

  • To make vegan Buffalo Wing Sauce, replace the butter with a vegan butter substitute and replace the Worcestershire sauce with a vegan Worcestershire sauce (Annie’s makes a good one).

Is Buffalo Wing Sauce Keto?

  • Buffalo sauce is keto friendly. Just be sure that the wings that you are coating in the sauce are not breaded.

How to Use Buffalo Sauce:

You’ll love this Buffalo Wing Sauce tossed with Air Fryer Chicken Wings, Baked Buffalo Wings, Smashed Potatoes or used in this Buffalo Tofu Bites recipe.

Baked buffalo wings coated in buffalo sauce on grey speckled plate next to blue cheese and celery sticks.

How to Store Homemade Buffalo Sauce

This Buffalo Wing Sauce recipe makes enough to cover 2 pounds of chicken wings, with some sauce leftover for dipping. If you would like to store the sauce, keep it in the refrigerator for up to three days. When you’d like to use it, you’ll need to heat it for about 30 seconds in the microwave, or slowly on the stove over a low burner. This is because the butter will harden in the refrigerator.

Spoon dipped into jar of homemade buffalo sauce.

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How to Make Buffalo Sauce from Scratch

Hand holding spoon dipped into jar of buffalo sauce.

Buffalo Wing Sauce {Mild, Medium or Hot}

This Buffalo Wing Sauce recipe can be made mild, medium or hot to suit your taste preference. It’s the BEST Buffalo Sauce and made with only 4-ingredients!
4 from 26 votes
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Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cups


MILD Buffalo Wing Sauce

MEDIUM Buffalo Wing Sauce

HOT Buffalo Wing Sauce


  • Melt butter in a medium pan over medium-low heat until melted. Remove pan from the heat to prevent the sauce from breaking.
  • Whisk in Frank’s, Worcestershire and Tabasco until smooth and well combined. 


Yields about 1 1/2 cups Buffalo Wing Sauce. Enough to cover 2 pounds of Buffalo Wings. 
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Calories: 150kcal | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 2612mg | Vitamin A: 525IU | Calcium: 5mg


  1. Becca

    5 stars
    This is perfect, I’m not a fan of super spicy wings, so I really appreciate a recipe that gives you options for hot, medium, or mild. I’m probably somewhere between mild and medium on most things. I’ll definitely be keeping this recipe for the next time I make wings!


    1. Julie

      Dash of Worcestershire sauce meaning little shake lol..


  2. Jenni LeBaron

    5 stars
    I love making hotwings, but eating them is always more fun! The dash of Worcestershire and Tabasco in this is brilliant!


  3. jennie lamancuso

    5 stars
    Your wing sauce recipes are great especially this time of year (actually any time). Uncle Mike makes the best wings!! Thank you for everything you do!


    1. Erin

      You are welcome – Thanks for stopping by!


  4. Alicia Storms

    This looks YUMMY!!! I’m drooling, I just can’t wait to try this at home.
    Thank you so much for sharing this awestruck recipe.
    Keep sharing:)


  5. Alicia Storms

    5 stars
    I tried this recipe at home yesterday, and it turned out to be really delicious..
    Thank you so much for such a yummy recipe.
    Gonna save this and will share with others.
    Keep sharing 🙂


    1. Erin

      I’m so glad you liked it Alicia!


  6. Ann

    Honestly speaking, I rarely cook sauces for dishes, most often I buy something. But I’m always happy to find a new recipe, and your sauce does not require a large number of ingredients. This buffalo wing sauce has such a beautiful and rich color. And the recipe is very simple and original. Cool! Thank you for your blog, it is always very interesting here.


  7. Lisa

    5 stars
    Yummy made this tonight!!! Was delicious thank you 😊


    1. Erin

      I’m so glad you liked it Lisa!


  8. Krista

    5 stars
    Recipe is amazing! Boys keep asking to make the crispy oven wings recipe with the homemade Buffalo sauce!


  9. Liz

    I made wings tonight in my air fryer and used your hot sauce for my husband’s. He kept raving about them and said they were so good I could open my own restaurant with them!
    Since he was the only one using the hot sauce I have quite a bit left over. Could it be stored in the freezer?


    1. Erin

      Hi Liz – I think you could freeze the sauce, since it’s possible to freeze butter with good results!


  10. Mandarin

    5 stars
    This was perfect! My whole family loved it. You definitely got the ratios right! I added a shake of garlic powder and it tasted amazing.


    1. Erin

      I’m so happy you liked it!


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