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Old Bay Buffalo Sauce

Break out the Old Bay hot sauce and get to simmering because this Old Bay Buffalo Sauce is what buffalo fans have been waiting for. Only 10 minutes to make!

Old Bay Buffalo Sauce Recipe

Making buffalo sauce at home is so easy, and fresh buffalo sauce is so much better when you toss it with hot wings! This recipe is simple, delicious, and utilizes a new favorite of mine, Old Bay Hot Sauce!

We make buffalo sauce all the time around here. Our Cholula and Bloody Mary Buffalo Sauce have gone over particularly well with our fans.

Know who loves this sauce most of all though? My 3rd son, Elijah. In fact, he made this sauce AND these wings. He’s 13, and awesome. That kid built his own PC last winter! Hi Elijah. 😉 Thanks for the recipe!

Old Bay Buffalo Sauce shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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How to make homemade Old Bay Buffalo Sauce

This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.


Mix together

Dump it all in a pot on medium heat.


Gently simmer for 5 minutes

Whisk it, whisk it good!


Toss, drizzle, and enjoy

That’s it! So easy!

What can you use homemade Buffalo Sauce on?

All the thing! We love buffalo everything here, so try our Traeger Grilled Chicken Wings, the classic Smoked and Fried Chicken Wings, or our brand new Smoked Air Fryer Chicken Wings.

Craving something other than wings? Try our Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese, Buffalo Chicken Dip, Buffalo Chicken Legs, or Grilled Buffalo Chicken Tenders.

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Old Bay Buffalo Sauce FAQ

Can you double this recipe?

Absolutely! Make a vat of this stuff if you want. It’ll keep in the fridge for quite a while. I’d go by the expiration date on the butter you use. The vinegar will likely help it keep longer than that, but using the most perishable ingredient as a guide is a pretty good rule of thumb.

Can you freeze this?

You sure can! If you DO make a vat and decide you probably won’t use it in time before it starts growing fur, freezing is a great option.

Can you use another kind of hot sauce to make buffalo sauce?

Yup! We’ve successfully used Frank’s, Cholula, Tapatio, and a few others as well. Just pick one you like on its own and chances are it’ll make a fantastic buffalo sauce.

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Yield: 10 servings

Old Bay Buffalo Sauce Recipe

Old Bay Buffalo Sauce Recipe

Homemade Buffalo sauce made with Old Bay Buffalo Sauce! Homemade buffalo sauce has never been easier, and you're going to love the kick from the Old Bay!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes


  • 1 cup Old Bay Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon Everything Rub - optional


  1. Combine all ingredients in a pot over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a simmer, and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Whisk together and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 2560mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.

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Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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