Cheesy Garlic Buffalo Wings

The BEST #gameday food - Cheesy Garlic Buffalo Wings. Baked crispy in the oven. Recipe posted at

The Final Four is this weekend….I’ll be watching but totally pouting. My Hoosier basketball team didn’t raise to the #1 seed they were given and totally flopped in the Sweet Sixteen against Syracuse. I’m still disappointed and mad at the Coach for not preparing our boys enough. Everyone who knows college basketball knows Syracuse plays a zone defense. DUH.

Ok, enough with my rant. Assuming you’ll be watching the Final Four or just like game day food, I’m sharing with you some finger licking good sauce which goes perrrfect with baked chicken wings.

Cheesy Garlic Buffalo Wings (BAKED!!). Recipe at The Tasty Fork #gameday #wings #chickenwings

I came up with recipe out of pure laziness. In my old neighborhood, there is a bar that has good chicken wings and I love their cheesy garlic sauce. I only moved a couple miles away but the traffic on that side of town is just terrible…and since the Cubs will be having their home opener next week, I probably won’t head in that direction until September.

I was really craving this cheesy garlic sauce and instead of driving over to the bar, I decided I could re-create myself and make it even better…which I did. I used parmesan cheese, a couple cloves of garlic and some Uncle Pete’s Buffalo Sauce (my favorite!). I think the bar uses more of a butter sauce, so I was happy to cut some calories from this already splurging meal. Also, the wings are baked in the oven for 30 minutes and they get perfectly crispy. (Yay, no frying! another calorie saver.)

#gameday food! Cheesy Garlic Buffalo Wings. Baked in the oven. Recipe @ #chickenwings

The only mistake I made was only making 12 wings. Sub note – Why are chicken wing packages so hard to tell how many chicken wings are actually in the package??!! I don’t care how much the package weighs; tell me how many wings I’m buying. — My hubby and I gobbled these wings down and we were still kind of hungry. Next time, I’ll be sure to buy more because this sauce makes a lot.

If you’re a fan of wings, you must try this recipe! I think you’ll be licking your fingers to get every last drip of the Cheesy Garlic Buffalo Sauce. :)

The BEST homemade wing sauce - Cheesy Garlic Buffalo Wings. Recipe at The Tasty Fork #gameday #bakedwings #chicken #wings

Cheesy Garlic Buffalo Wings


  • 4 lb buffalo wings (this is double what I bought)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup Buffalo sauce
  • Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing


  1. Heated the oven to 400 degrees. Set a wire rack inside each of 2 large rimmed baking sheets. Place wings, oil, salt & pepper in a large bowl; toss to coat. Divide wings between prepared racks and spread out in a single layer. Bake for 45 minutes and check internal temperature. Return to the oven if needed.
  2. In a sauce pan, melt butter. Add garlic and stir for 1 minutes. Add cheese and buffalo sauce. Stir to eliminate most of the cheese lumps. Bring to a simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. When wings are done cooking, toss with sauce. Serve with Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing
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27 Responses

  1. Kara says

    These look YUMMY! Although, do you think I could substitute the Buffalo sauce for BBQ sauce, so they are more kid-friendly for my young ones?


    • Kara says

      I mean substitute BBQ for the Buffalo…LOL :)

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  5. Becca from says

    These look AMAZING! I just started Weight Watchers, but I’ve GOT to try this recipe soon!

    • admin says

      Becca, these wings are worth every point! :)

  6. Julie says

    Yum. I love garlic wings. I’ve never had them with cheese but cheese makes things taste even better so I bet these are some kick ass wings! Pinned to my food board!

    • admin says

      They’re really good! My new favorite sauce!

  7. Rachel @ I Love My Disorganized Life says

    We love wings, especially in game day! This make my mouth water!

    • admin says

      I could eat these wings EVERY weekend!

  8. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says

    Those sound awesome…all my favorites on one glorious chicken wing…well, more like on a few dozen :-) I want to come over and party with you too!!!

    • admin says

      Anytime, Jocelyn!! :)

  9. Andrea @ No Doubt Learning says

    Here from the hop and always looking for yummy recipes!

    • admin says

      Thanks for coming by, Andrea!!!

  10. Jenna@littlekitchenbigflavors says

    Yum!! garlic and cheese, you really can’t go wrong there!!

  11. kelley@Miss Information says

    OMG I saw these today when Jenny Melrose shared them, they look so freaking good!

    • admin says

      :) Thanks Kelley! I’m a big fan of these wings, too!

  12. sally @ sallys baking addiction says

    cheesy, garlic, buffalo… you are speaking my language. These look amazing! Wish I had them for lunch today. :)

  13. Heather @ Sugar Dish Me says

    Girl. I can’t even explain how much my mouth is watering looking at these photos. We do lots of crazy chicken wing recipes at home here because they’re like $45/wing or something at a restaurant. This is awesome!

    • admin says

      Whaaaaaat??!! $45 for wings??!! Heck no! Totally easy to make at home and less calories since they aren’t fried.

      • Heather @ Sugar Dish Me says

        I mean I was exaggerating obviously lol. But I hate paying $8-$13 for 6-12 dinky wings with substandard sauce. Yours have made me soooo hungry. And it’s too early for wings right?

  14. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    I’m coming to your house! :)

    • admin says

      Come on by, girl!

  15. Shiloh Barkley says

    Yummy! These look really great!

    • admin says

      Thanks, Shiloh!


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