Buffalo Potato Wedges

These oven roasted potatoes are easy to make and have the flavour of buffalo chicken wings! The perfect side dish or party food for the big game.

Crispy potato wedge appetizer that sliced like hasselback.

I am really excited about today’s recipe. All of us have certain recipes we remember mom or dad making when we were kids. These dishes were not always the fanciest or required the most effort. Instead, there was something about the dish – the flavours, the love poured into the dish, or the memories the dish is connected to, that caused us to love it so much.

The dish I want to share with you today is a dish from my childhood. It is a recipe that my mom used to make as a side dish. I loved it so much that when my Cub Scout group was making a cookbook as a fundraiser, I insisted that she submit it as our contribution for the cookbook. More than 30 years have past and this is still a dynamite dish!

These oven roasted potatoes are easy to make and have the flavour of buffalo chicken wings! The perfect side dish or party food for the big game.

These potato wedges that my mom would make have a wonderful buffalo/BBQ sauce that caramelizes on the potatoes as they bake. Think buffalo wing sauce on potato wedges . These are seriously delicious!!!

Russet Potatoes cut into quarters and then sliced hasselback style


Cut the potatoes into quarters then cut into the wedge every 1/2 inch. Cut down just to the skin. Do not cut all the way through the potatoes. This is quite similar to hasselback potatoes.

I like to line the baking sheet with some parchment paper. The buffalo sauce will drip onto the sheet and the parchment paper allows for very quick and easy clean up.

Brush with buffalo sauce.

Make the buffalo sauce in a saucepan using the instructions in the recipe below. Then, brush the sauce on the quartered potatoes.

Bake the potatoes and brush occasionally.


Bake the potatoes in a 425F oven for 35-45 minutes. Brush some more buffalo sauce on the wedges every 10-15 minutes. After 45 minutes the potatoes should be cooked through. Stick a knife in the fattest part of the wedge and if it goes in easily, then the potatoes are likely done.

These potato wedges are so good. The buffalo sauce is caramelized all over the outside and will crisp the potatoes on the edges. The inside of will be soft and fluffy.

Buffalo wings are one of my favourite appetizers and perfect for Super Bowl parties, New Years Eve and so much more. Here are some other great recipes with the buffalo wing flavour.

Buffalo Potato Wedges

These oven roasted potatoes are easy to make and have the flavour of buffalo chicken wings! The perfect side dish or party food for the big game.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12 wedges


  • 3 large russet potatoes
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Melt the butter in a saucepan. On medium low heat, stir in the remaining ingredients, except the potatoes. Let the sauce simmer for 5-7 minutes (it is not necessary if it comes to a boil).
  • Wash the potatoes and cut into quarters, lengthwise. Cut into the wedge every 1/2 inch, just down to the skin. Do not cut it all the way through.
  • Brush the potatoes with the sauce.
  • Bake in a 425F oven for 35-45 minutes. Every 15 minutes, brush the potatoes again with more sauce. As they bake the slits in the wedges will open up. Make sure when you brush the sauce, you get some in the slots as it adds to the flavour.
  • To test the doneness of the potatoes, you can poke them with a fork or toothpick. If they are soft, they are done.


Per serving:

Calories: 108kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 234mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5g

Nutrition Disclaimer


Crispy potato wedge appetizer that sliced like hasselback.

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  • LOVE this, Steve. Will be trying very soon, my hubs will love it!

  • omg, this looks so freaking good..i cannot wait to try this..thank you so much!! ahhh i love potatoes and buffalo!!

  • Alright – I thought you were a dangerous man when it came to sweets and cookies, but I am beginning to think you may just be an evil overlord to wilt away my self control 😉 Looks SO tasty!

    • Haha! You just wait till you see what else this evil overlord has cooked up! 😛

  • These look awesome! Perhaps a little blue cheese on top? Hmmm….Theresa

    • oh my! Blue Cheese would be great on top!

  • This recipe is music to this pregnant womans ears!

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  • What a brilliant recipe Steve, this sounds soo amazing!!

  • These look amazing. Although we’re not football fans, I think these recipes will work just as well when I have a Nascar party during the Daytona 500! Looks good for just everyday side dish too! THANKS, STEVE!

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  • I love the flavors in the glaze and the spices too. This sounds awesome!

  • Love the recipe and really loved the memory that went along with it, Steve 🙂

  • Looking good. This is a great compromise for my husband and I. I am a fan of the sweet potato and he loves buffalo sauce. What a wonderful game day finger food. Yummy!

  • These do look tasty-all that flavor clinging to those potatoes! So glad that you brought forth this family cherished recipe for us to try. It really looks like your parents landed on a winner when these were created. Delicious post Steve!

  • Another great recipe and it would be dangerously good off the grill.

  • Wow, can’t wait to try this! I love family recipes, they never disappoint!

  • This sounds SO good! I love this sort of easy, delicious dish…thanks for sharing!

  • Wow.. they look so golden and delicious. I love the flavors you have going here… well done! Those wedges would disappear at my house. 🙂

  • These are such a good idea! Baking them hasselbeck style looks so good!

  • potato wedges are the best thing ever, even better than french fries I can imagine how good these buffalo wedges are

  • These are so bookmarked.. I cannot wit to try these. I suspect I will eat way more of these than I should.

    • um ya – that was me the night I made them. LOL

  • Steve these are really cool. I am totally trying this one. Great job, I love a good potato!

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