Vegan Buffalo Sauce – Make Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower or Buffalo “Chicken!”

Vegan Buffalo Sauce – Make Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower or Buffalo “Chicken!”

Vegan buffalo sauce can be made with 2 basic ingredients – vegan butter and hot sauce. It can be whipped up in about a minute! It really couldn’t be easier.

What is the trick to making vegan buffalo sauce delicious?

The trick to making the sauce deliciously authentic is using vegan margarine that tastes like butter not margarine!  It simply tastes better with a better tasting vegan butter. You can use Earth Balance or other vegan margarine, but my homemade butter just tastes more like real butter, so your buffalo sauce with taste more like the real thing too! I share this recipe with my subscribers, so click here to have it sent to you.

Homemade vegan butter. Secret recipe from The Hidden Veggies

How do I make vegan buffalo sauce?

This sauce couldn’t be easier.  Simply melt vegan butter in a the microwave or on the stove top and add hot sauce to it.  You can add a dash of salt and garlic powder for extra flavor if you choose and then give it a stir.  Now it’s ready to pour over cauliflower, vegan chick’n, or tofu.  Use it on whatever dish you want to have that buttery spicy flavor!

Pouring the hot sauce into the vegan butter to make vegan buffalo sauce.

Is hot sauce vegan?

Most hot sauce is vegan containing only cayenne peppers and vinegar. I cannot promise that every brand out there is vegan, but all that I have come across so far is vegan. The hot sauces do vary in spiciness from brand to brand, so you may have to adjust the recipe slightly to account for that and for your desired spice level.

Vegan buffalo sauce being poured over chicken flavored Butler soy curls.
Pouring the vegan buffalo sauce over Butler soy curls to make vegan buffalo chicken salad!

How can I control the spiciness of the buffalo sauce?

You can add a few more tablespoons of hot sauce to make it hotter or a few less to make it a milder sauce. They also sell extra hot versions of hot sauce too, so using one of these will make your buffalo sauce even spicier.
If you can’t handle super spicy foods, just reduce the hot sauce to butter ratio.

Vegan buffalo cauliflower with buttery vegan buffalo sauce.
Vegan buffalo sauce on vegan cauliflower nuggets to make buffalo cauliflower.

To cool off the heat from the buffalo sauce, pair it with vegan ranch dressing for the perfect combo!

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Vegan buffalo sauce recipe. Vegan, gluten free, dairy free way to make easy buffalo sauce.
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
2 mins

Use this buttery, yet spicy vegan buffalo sauce to make your favorite vegan buffalo dishes like buffalo cauliflower or vegan buffalo chicken.

Course: condiment
Cuisine: gluten free, vegan
Servings: 6
Calories: 75 kcal
Author: Monica |The Hidden Veggies
  • 1/3 cup vegan butter or vegan margarine like Earth Balance
  • 1/3 cup hot sauce
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder (optional)
  • 1 dash salt (optional)
  1. Melt the vegan butter in a sauce pan or in a microwave.  

  2. Add the hot sauce, garlic powder and salt.

  3. Stir with a whisk until hot sauce and butter are completely mixed.

Recipe Notes
  • For a hotter sauce, add 2-3 more tbsp of hot sauce.
  • For a milder sauce, add only 1/4 cup of hot sauce.
  • Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to a week.
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving (2 tbsp)
Calories 75 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 616mg 26%
Potassium 28mg 1%
Vitamin A 10.2%
Vitamin C 18.1%
Iron 0.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


What is this vegan buffalo sauce good on?

This vegan buffalo chicken salad makes the most delicious sandwiches and wraps!

Vegan buffalo chicken sandwich

Drizzle this vegan Buffalo sauce over these cauliflower nuggets for vegan buffalo cauliflower!

Vegan buffalo cauliflower

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Vegan buffalo sauce is simply 2 ingredients vegan butter and hot sauce and it can be whipped up in about a minute! It dairy free and gluten free. It tastes great on vegan buffalo cauliflower and vegan buffalo chicken made with soy curls. Use my secret vegan butter recipe to make it the best vegan buffalo sauce ever!

2 thoughts on “Vegan Buffalo Sauce – Make Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower or Buffalo “Chicken!””

  • This sauce is delicious! Making it with your butter really makes a difference! (That really is the best vegan butter ever I’ve ever tasted) Thanks so much for the recipe! 🙂

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