McDonald’s Buffalo Sauce is amazing! My kids always want me to get them some when we hit the drive-thru, but did you know that you can easily make this recipe at home! Save some of your money, and I’ll share how to make McDonald’s Spicy Buffalo Sauce Recipe today!

McDonald’s has a buffalo sauce that is amazing! It is perfect for chicken, burgers, and even fries! If you have not had a chance to try it yet, you are missing out. The sauce is the perfect balance of spicy and tangy.

Today, I will show you how you can make this famous McDonald’s Spicy Buffalo Sauce Recipe in minutes!

Why Is McDonald’s Buffalo Sauce Amazing?

McDonald’s buffalo sauce has always been one of my favorite sauces. I’m not sure what it is about it, but there’s just something special about it that makes it irresistible. So today, I decided to do some research and find out why McDonald’s buffalo sauce is so amazing.

According to numerous sources, the sauce is made with hot sauce, butter, and some seasonings. It’s a simple recipe, but it results in a delicious and unique flavor that you cannot help but love. If you’ve never tried McDonald’s buffalo sauce before, I recommend giving it a try. You won’t be disappointed!

Copycat Buffalo Sauce From McDonald’s

I’m sure many of you have seen the commercials for McDonald’s new buffalo sauce dipping sauces and been intrigued. But maybe you’re like me and don’t live near a McDonald’s or don’t want to spend $3 on something you might not like. Well, have no fear! I’ve got the recipe for copycat buffalo sauce right here. And, it only costs a fraction of what you’d pay at McDonald’s. So, go ahead and give it a try! You won’t be disappointed.

Ingredients Needed For McDonald’s Buffalo Sauce

These can be found at your local grocery store, Wal-Mart or Target. I found most of them at my local Aldi’s.

  • Red-Hot Sauce: Usually sold as Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, it’s the base for most buffalo sauce.
  • Butter: Use any butter, salted or unsalted. The taste will not change!
  • Seasonings: Garlic Powder and Kosher Salt

How To Make McDonald’s Buffalo Sauce

STEP ONE: Melt your butter in a small saucepan or the microwave.

STEP TWO: Add all your ingredients to a large bowl, and mix well.

STEP THREE: Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

McDonald's Hot sAUCE

Ingredient Notes:

While this recipe only has a few ingredients, you can easily change them to make it dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, low-carb, and Keto friendly!

Frank’s Hot Sauce: Frank’s is famous because it’s Keto-Friendly, low-carb, gluten-free, and dairy-free. But this recipe can always use the store-brand or another hot sauce.

Butter: If dairy-free or another vegan option, you can easily use Milkadamia Salted Buttery Spread or another of your favorite dairy-free butter for this recipe. Make sure you use the same amount as called for in the recipe to get the right consistency.

Whether you’re a fan of McDonald’s BBQ sauce or not, there’s no denying that it’s a popular condiment. So, what should you serve with it? From burgers and fries to chicken and ribs, we’ve got you covered!

Serving Ideas!

Salad Dressing: Since this salad dressing is low-carb and keto-friendly, you can use it on any of your favorite salads, such as my recipe for Air Fryer Cobb Salad!

Dipping Sauce: Use it on your favorite Air Fryer French Fry Recipes, Air Fryer Sweet Potato FriesAir Fryer Onion Rings, and so much more!

Toppings: Use it for your Air Fryer HamburgersAir Fryer Salmon Burger, and even Air Fryer Turkey Burgers!

Chicken: If you want to make your own McDonald’s Buffalo Chicken Nuggets, you can use this recipe, and substitute the sauce for your homemade copycat version of McDonald’s Buffalo Sauce!

How To Store

Place your sauce into an airtight container. Then place the container into the refrigerator. For best results, chill for an hour, before serving!

McDonald's Buffalo Sauce


Does McDonald’s sell their buffalo sauce?

No, at this time, McDonald’s does not sell any of its sauces.

What is Buffalo sauce made of?

That would depend on what buffalo sauce you are making. Today we made a copycat version of McDonald’s Buffalo Sauce and used Hot Sauce, Butter, and some seasonings. For a replica of the famous sauce.

Is Mcdonald’s spicy buffalo good?

Yes, it’s delicious! It goes well with McDonald’s Chicken Nuggets.

Is this copycat McDonald’s buffalo sauce vegan?

You can easily make this a vegan recipe with a change of butter.

Can I freeze this sauce?

Since there is butter in the recipe, I would not recommend freezing this recipe. But it’s easy enough that you can make a new batch every time you get a craving for McDonald’s Spicy Buffalo Sauce. You can easily make it!

What is the difference between hot sauce and buffalo sauce?

Hot sauce is a condiment from sauces made of peppers, salt, and vinegar. Buffalo Sauce is usually creamier because you add some butter to it. Buffalo Sauce is a great way to spruce up chicken!

More Copycat Sauce Recipes:

Copycat sauce recipes seem to be all the rage lately. And for a good reason! They can be cheaper and tastier than the store-bought versions. Plus, you can customize them to your liking. Today, I’m sharing three more of my favorite copycat sauce recipes.

COPYCAT MCDONALD’S TANGY BBQ SAUCE: Do you love the taste of McDonald’s Tangy BBQ sauce but don’t want to spend the money on it? Well, now you can make your own copycat version at home for a fraction of the price! This sauce is easy to make and goes great on chicken or pork. So get ready to enjoy that delicious McD’s flavor without leaving home!

COPYCAT HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE SYRUP: If you love Hershey’s chocolate syrup, this recipe is for you! This copycat recipe tastes like the real thing but costs a fraction of the price. You can make it with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. So why not give it a try? Your taste buds will thank you!

BIG MAC SAUCE (COPYCAT RECIPE): If you’re a fan of McDonald’s Big Macs, you will love this copycat recipe for the sauce. It tastes just like the real thing! Plus, it’s effortless to make. You’ll have enough sauce for four big macs. Give it a try!

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McDonald's Buffalo Sauce
McDonald's Buffalo Sauce

McDonald’s Buffalo Sauce

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings


McDonald's is famous for their McNuggets and fries, but did you know they also have a delicious buffalo sauce? This sauce is perfect for dipping your fries in, or using as a condiment on your burger. It's spicy, flavorful, and just the right amount of tangy. If you're looking to spice up your meal, be sure to try McDonald's buffalo sauce!


  • 1/4 cup Frank's Hot Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Melt your butter in a small saucepan or in the microwave.
  • Add all of your ingredients to a large bowl, and mix well.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.


Serving: 1gCalories: 4kcalCarbohydrates: 0.4gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 0.4mgSodium: 348mgPotassium: 18mgFiber: 0.04gSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 18IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.05mg

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