25+ Easy Recipes That Prove Everything's Better With Buffalo Sauce
Buffalo isn't just for chicken wings—from dips to tacos, the spicy sauce takes pretty much everything up a notch. These buffalo sauce-spiked recipes are not for the faint of heart, so make sure you have some cooling ranch dip on hand.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
This easy buffalo chicken dip is addictively delicious, and you’ll never bring it to a party without getting rave reviews. Our buffalo chicken dip recipe delivers bold, three-cheese flavors and a kick of spice from the hot sauce. The creamy, tangy dip is the perfect crowd-friendly comfort food to make as temperatures drop. Serve this 5-ingredient dip with crackers and celery, and keep this appetizer in your collection of easy tailgating or dinner party favorites.
Boneless Stuffed Buffalo Wings
Boneless Stuffed Buffalo Wings Recipe
We don’t use the word “ultimate” lightly when we say, the time has come for the ultimate buffalo chicken experience. Using chicken breasts, we’ve created boneless chicken “wings,” which are stuffed with mozzarella and blue cheese, fried, and tossed in a finger-licking-good buffalo sauce before being served with your choice of ranch or blue cheese dressing. Talk about the perfect party food…
Buffalo Chicken Salad
Wing-fans and salad-fans, this one’s for you. We gussied up the classic buffalo chicken appetizer and transformed it into a healthy entrée salad of saucy chicken strips, crisp carrots and celery, and pungent buttermilk-blue cheese dressing. A quick and easy weeknight meal, this buffalo chicken salad will please everybody at the dinner table. Serve this buffalo chicken salad with toasted French bread baguette slices for a more filling meal, and reserve some dressing on the side for dipping.
Buffalo Turkey Wings With Blue Cheese Dip
Buffalo Turkey Wings With Blue Cheese Dip Recipe
Bigger and better than your average wings, these turkey wings will take center stage at your next holiday party. They'll make a great appetizer and an even better main dish. Dress up the already impressive baked wings with a few more vegetables included alongside to dip in the blue cheese dressing—think radishes, cucumbers, cauliflower, or asparagus.
Buffalo Chicken Tacos
Your favorite appetizer just got upgraded to the dinner menu. These reinvented tacos check every craving box with less than a third of the sodium and half the fat of traditional Buffalo wings.
Air-Fried Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Air-Fried Buffalo Cauliflower Bites Recipe
Whether you’re having vegetarian friends over to watch the game or you just enjoy recipe mash-ups starring your favorite flavors, these spicy air-fried cauliflower bites check all the boxes. It just takes a smidgen of blue cheese to add a lot of flavor to the quick stir-together sauce. If you’re not a fan of pungent blue cheese, try milder gorgonzola, or even feta. To make this no-fuss recipe even easier, pick up a package of pre-cut cauliflower florets.
Waffle-Crusted Buffalo Chicken Tenders
Waffle-Crusted Buffalo Chicken Tenders Recipe
Chicken and waffles are a ridiculously effective combination. A shattering-skinned piece of tender meat meets the crisp edge and pleasing pillow of baked batter, and it all gets slathered in syrup. Glory. Buffalo chicken is also a brilliant thing, with the happy sting of hot sauce (this may feel like a paid ad for Frank’s RedHot, but it’s just pure love) mellowed out by melted butter. Chicken tenders, too—they’re just perfect in their finger-borne, dippable format. In these head-spinning, heart-racing times of large, televised sports events, political apocalypse, and The Bachelor, it just makes sense to consolidate as many good things as possible and stuff them into our mouths to maximize pleasure. That’s why I made Waffle-Crusted Buffalo Chicken Tenders with Spicy Maple Syrup for you.
Gonna fess up here that they’re not technically chicken tenders because they’re not actually made from the tenderloin cut. I opted instead for dark thigh meat, which is infinitely more delicious, so perhaps you will pardon the imprecision. Toss them in a marinade of buttermilk and Frank’s (seriously, not sponsored—just accurate if you’re Buffalo-ing things), turn some frozen waffles into coating crumbs and fry away to a happier place.
Oh, and the dipping sauce of Frank’s, maple syrup, and butter is so dementedly good that I licked the little testing bowl after I nailed the ratio I liked, and I am not ashamed to admit that.
Waffle-Crusted Buffalo Chicken Tenders with Spicy Maple Syrup
Air Fried Buffalo Wings
Air Fried Buffalo Wings Recipe
Skip the deep frying mess and pull out the air fryer instead. With skin this crisp, your Super Bowl party people will never know the difference.
Crispy Oven-Roasted Buffalo Wings
Crispy Oven-Roasted Buffalo Wings Recipe
Skip the deep frying mess and preheat the oven instead. Think you can’t achieve super crispy, crackly skin wings in the oven? Think again. The trick is tossing them with an unexpected ingredient: baking powder. (Prepare to be amazed.) This technique allows you to make large batches of crisp chicken wings at once, which is obviously ideal when you’re hosting a Super Bowl party or other friendly gathering.
Crispy Grilled Buffalo Wings
Crispy Grilled Buffalo Wings Recipe
Skip the deep frying mess and go for the grill instead. Grilling chicken wings creates a delightfully crispy exterior and gives them added depth via delicious smoky char. These crisp grilled wings are delicious as is, so feel free to skip the Buffalo sauce or give them the lemon-pepper treatment instead. They’re the perfect snack for a Super Bowl party or other casual get together.
Buffalo Chicken Sliders
Buffalo Chicken Sliders Recipe
For this slider, we tuck the usual Buffalo wing accompaniments--carrots and celery--inside the patty. This gives you all the flavors of a wing plate while also helping to keep the lean breast meat moist. When shredding the celery (so that it incorporates nicely), you'll have to stop occasionally to pull and discard the strings. Be sure to search for celery bunches with nice, fresh leaves still attached.
Buffalo Beef Dip
Why make the same old Buffalo chicken dip when you could incorporate beef? Beef is naturally richer and more savory, so its no surprise how delcicious it is when paired with the iconic heat of Buffalo sauce. Serve this perfect twist on a crowd-pleasing favorite while watching the big game. Our bet is that you never go back to the bird. Be sure to look for packaged, pulled beef without sauce (since you will be adding your own). Alternatively, you can always use leftover smoked, shredded beef from your favorite BBQ restaurant.
Layered Buffalo Chicken Dip
Layered Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
This buffalo chicken dip is a completely homemade labor of love, and your guests will fall head over heels for this incredible appetizer. This dip offers the complete buffalo chicken experience all in one dish and combines layers of different ingredients and flavors along with a unique scratch-made carrot ranch dressing. There is a crunch, a richness, and a level of spice all mixed together in this wow-worthy dip that make it the perfect contributiion to any party or tailgate. This dish delivers intense flavor and an all-inclusive and truly delicious buffalo chicken experience.
Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball
Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball Recipe
The buffalo flavor that we all know and love is typically made by combining vinegar, butter, and a cayenne pepper-based hot sauce. Skip the intense prep that buffalo wings require-- get all of the flavor you crave with a buffalo cheese ball. Prepared Buffalo wing sauce makes it easy to make and the blue cheese gives each bite an addictive richness. Serve while watching the next big game with your friends.
Buffalo-Brisket Sliders with Special Sauce
Buffalo-Brisket Sliders with Special Sauce Recipe
Buffalo has a sweet, rich taste and is a low-fat, nutrient-dense meat. We mix in flavorful brisket to maximize meaty juiciness. Pressing each patty once it hits the hot pan develops a great savory crust.
Vegan Buffalo Tofu Tot Skillet
Vegan Buffalo Tofu Tot Skillet Recipe
This fantastic tater tot dish is slathered in some delicious meatless toppings making this one vegan dish that packs a powerful flavor punch. Reminicient of totchos, this skillet dish is a comfort food item to be reckoned with. This is a big skillet with enough to serve a lot of people alongside your favorite tailgating or appetizer dishes. This dish features a layer of homemade buffalo sauce as well as a rich and creamy dairy-free avocado ranch.
Buffalo Chicken Panini
Spice up sandwich night with this recipe for a hearty and healthy chicken-filled panini. If you're a fan of spicy chicken wings, you're in luck.
Loaded Potato and Buffalo Chicken Casserole
Loaded Potato and Buffalo Chicken Casserole Recipe
Best served with extra hot sauce or ranch dressing.
Grilled Buffalo Chicken Tacos
Grilled Buffalo Chicken Tacos Recipe
We took the finger-licking beauty of a Buffalo wing experience and wrapped it in a tortilla--because that's how you win a weeknight.
Buffalo Quinoa Burgers
This is the kind of satisfying, protein-rich veggie burger everyone will love, kicked up with a splash of hot sauce.
Fried Buffalo Oysters
Selects are rather large shucked oysters—which makes them the perfect size for battering and deep-frying. A unique twist on the tangy buffalo wing, fried oysters are crispy on the outside and meltingly rich and creamy on the inside. These fiery bites are a bit spicy, so it’s best to have a side of cool ranch or blue cheese and trimmed celery sticks nearby. Serve at your next tailgate party for the ultimate crunchy starter.
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Recipe
For a family-friendly weeknight dinner that feels comforting but loads in the good stuff (A.K.A. fresh vegetables), Buffalo chicken spaghetti squash is where it’s at. Featuring shredded chicken, carrots, celery, blue cheese, Buffalo sauce, and a drizzle of ranch (for good measure), these hearty, flavor-packed spaghetti squash boats deliver the best of a Buffalo chicken experience in a convenient, cheesy bake. We love using the hulled spaghetti squash as a vessel, but you could just as easily spoon the for the Buffalo chicken-spaghetti squash mixture straight into a casserole dish, top with cheese, and bake as instructed.
Buffalo-Style Catfish Strips with Ranch Dressing
Buffalo-Style Catfish Strips with Ranch Dressing Recipe
The inspiration for this dish is Buffalo chicken wings. We breaded and baked catfish strips, then drizzled them with a spicy sauce. If you don't like spicy foods, omit the hot pepper sauce.
Buffalo Chicken Sliders with Celery-Ranch Slaw
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
The prebaked Italian pizza crust and deli-roasted whole chicken make this buffalo chicken pizza meal a quick and easy choice for weeknights.
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Celery
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Celery Recipe
We can’t decide what we love more about these Buffalo celery bites—the fact that they require zero cooking, come together in about 15 minutes, and are roughly the easiest appetizer ever OR the sheer magnitude of how delicious they are. But then, that’s the beauty of these seriously upgraded stuffed celery sticks, you don’t have to choose between convenience and full-on flavor. Crisp celery sticks are loaded with a creamy Buffalo chicken mixture—made entirely from store-bought staples—and topped off with crumbled blue cheese, making every bite the perfect Buffalo bite. Perfect for game day, these got-it-all snacks are sure to score more than a few devoted fans.