Mild Buffalo Sauce

Making this sauce at home is so easy and really saves on the amount of sodium you take in.
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Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 102 kcal



  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 2/3 Cup Franks Red Hot Sauce
  • 1.5 Tbsp Vinegar


  • Add the butter to the sauce pan
  • Add the hot sauce to the sauce pan
  • Add the vinegar to the sauce pan
  • Cook over med heat until the butter is melted
  • Stir with a whisk in a circular motion
  • Turn the heat to low
  • Taste for heat level if you want to add more spicy heat add 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne and stir
  • Once it has come to a simmer for 2 minutes remove from heat
  • Let is cool for 30 minutes and move to a heat proof container with a lid like a Mason jar



While the amount of sodium in this homemade Buffalo sauce is almost half of the amount in most prepared sauces, it still has quite a bit of salt.  If you are concerned about the amount of sodium in the recipe you can exchange the Franks Red Hot Sauce for a lower sodium brand like Dave's.  
There is varying information about how long you can keep a sauce like this. Some keep it as long as up to one month. I would advise keeping this sauce covered for only up to 10 days in the refrigerator and only reheating the portion you plan to use in one sitting. After 10 days discard the unused potion.
The sauce when refrigerated will separate and congeal, this is due to the butter becoming solid. Let it sit out for a few moments to soften and then stir before heating any portion.
To make this sauce hotter more like a medium flavor you can add a 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper 


Calories: 102kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 615mgPotassium: 3mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 355IUCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Condiment, easy, Mason Jar, Sauce
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When you think of buffalo sauce usually the first thing that comes to mind is wings, however this sauce is more versatile. Try adding it to grilled or fried shrimp or perhaps with some shredded chicken. You can make lettuce wraps with the chicken or shrimp or put it inside slider buns. Don’t forget that buffalo chicken dip is always a party favorite.  Some people even add it to roasted cauliflower ( I may have to try that for a healthier option). 

  • 1 Half Cup of Your Favorite Hot Sauce ( I use Franks Red Hot) 
  • 1 Stick of Butter
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Worcester Sauce (Optional) 
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Vinegar (Optional) 
  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium low heat
  2. Add the hot sauce, bring to a boil and lower heat to low until ready to pour 

(if using the optional ingredients you can add them to the sauce after it has boiled

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