Food & Nutrition

17 ways to take Buffalo sauce beyond traditional wings

Because it tastes so good with veggies, meatballs, and hot dogs, too.

There’s something so delicious about the famous Buffalo duo: butter and hot sauce. While it’s most often used to sauce chicken wings, Buffalo fans are using it on everything from popcorn and pizza to hamburgers and hot dogs—showing us that there’s no need to stick with tradition.

Below, we’ve got three varieties of lightened-up Buffalo chicken wings, plus more than a dozen other Buffalo-inspired recipes. So grab some carrot and celery sticks, blue cheese dipping sauce, and start cooking!

Main dishes

From traditional chicken wings to stuffed meatballs, these appetizers, lunches, and dinners have the perfect balance of acid and heat.

Sides and snacks

Whether you’re in the mood for creamy or crunchy, crispy or juicy, these vegetarian recipes make delicious side dishes and snacks.

Related articles


Leslie Fink, MS, RD, has worked on the WW editorial team for more than 21 years. She plays a key role in food, recipe, and program content, as well as product partnerships and experiences.