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Garlic Parmesan Wing Sauce

Take your wing game up a notch with this incredible garlic Parmesan wing sauce. Whether it’s Game Day or a birthday, wings are the perfect party food.

They’re even better with this Buffalo Wild Wings-inspired wing sauce. It features garlic’s bold, savory flavor and the nutty tang of Parmesan.

Chicken Wings Seasoned with Garlic Parmesan Sauce Garnished with Fresh Parsley
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You can toss the wings in it or serve it on the side for dipping. Either way, it’s a recipe that no wing lover will want to sleep on.

And best of all, you can use it for anything! So whip up this garlic Parmesan wing sauce recipe today!

Garlic Parmesan Wing Sauce

As mentioned, this wing sauce is inspired by Buffalo Wild Wings’s famous recipe. It’s ridiculously flavorful but comes together with just five ingredients.

The sauce combines Parmesan, garlic, onion salt, and black pepper with melted butter. The result is rich, buttery, garlicky, nutty, umami-packed, and more!

It’s a flavor explosion unlike anything you’ve ever tried.

And it isn’t strictly a wing-exclusive treat, either! You can use this versatile sauce on roasted veggies, fries, breadsticks, etc.

Plus, with such a simple recipe, literally ANYONE can make it.

Simply measure, mix, and stir to combine. It doesn’t get much easier (or more delicious) than that.

Seriously, don’t sleep on this cheesy, garlicky masterpiece.

Appetizing Garlic Parmesan Sauce Flavored Chicken Wings Served on a  Bowl


You’ll need just five ingredients for this yummy sauce:

  • Butter: Melted butter serves as the base for the sauce and carries the flavors of the other ingredients.
  • Parmesan cheese: Parmesan cheese adds a nutty, salty, and slightly tangy taste to the sauce. If you’re in a pinch, you could try using Grana Padano or Pecorino Romano as substitutes.
  • Garlic powder: This potent powder brings a bold, savory punch to the sauce.
  • Onion salt: A pinch of onion salt adds depth and complexity to the sauce.
  • Black pepper: Freshly ground black pepper adds a subtle hint of spice to the sauce, rounding out the flavor profile. 

How to Make Garlic Parmesan Wing Sauce

Just follow these two simple steps to make garlic parmesan wing sauce: 

1. Get mixing. In a mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, grated Parmesan, garlic powder, onion salt, and freshly ground black pepper.

2. Stir it. Stir the mixture thoroughly until all ingredients are well blended. Now, serve and enjoy your tasty garlic Parmesan wing sauce!

As for the wings, I like to cook small batches in the air fryer. Here’s how:

  1. Pat 1 pound of wings dry with paper towels.
  2. Rub seasoning over the wings. (Use a premade rub or a blend of salt, pepper, and paprika).
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Spray the basket with cooking spray.
  5. Put the wings in a single layer and cook for 15 minutes.
  6. Increase the heat to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and flip the wings.
  7. Cook for another 5 minutes.

At this point, you can simply serve them with the yummy sauce.

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But if you want something extra dreamy, toss the wings in the sauce before serving.

Closeup of Mouthwatering Chicken Wings With Garlic Parmesan Sauce

Tips for the Best Wing Sauce

To make the best garlic parmesan wing sauce possible, follow these tips: 

  • Quality counts. Choose top-notch butter and Parmesan cheese to really bring out the best flavors in your sauce.
  • Go fresh. Swap out garlic powder for fresh minced garlic to amp up the bold, punchy taste.
  • Make it your own. Feel free to adjust the amounts of each ingredient to match your personal tastes.
  • Spice it up. For some heat, toss in a pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes.
  • Thicken it. Add more grated Parmesan or simmer the sauce for a bit to achieve a thicker consistency.
  • Dairy-free. Replace butter with olive oil or plant-based butter and opt for a dairy-free Parmesan substitute.
  • Herb flavor. Stir in some fresh herbs like parsley, basil, or oregano to really elevate the sauce.
  • Creamy dream. Add a touch of heavy cream or a spoonful of cream cheese for a luscious, creamy twist.

How to Store

When stored properly, this sauce will last for up to 6 months!

To store. Place leftover sauce in an airtight container. Refrigerate it for up to 3 days.

To freeze. Store the sauce in a freezer-safe container for up to 6 months.

To thaw. Transfer frozen sauce to the fridge and let it thaw overnight. It should be ready to use by the next day.

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This recipe for garlic parmesan wing sauce is the best of the best! Learn how to make this Buffalo Wild Wings-inspired recipe, plus, get tips for the very best sauce.


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  • In a mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, grated Parmesan cheese, garlic, onion salt, freshly ground black pepper, and parsley.
  • Stir the mixture thoroughly until all ingredients are well blended. Toss hot wings in the butter or serve on the side. Enjoy!


  • This recipe will cover 2-3 pounds cooked chicken wings.

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

2 thoughts on “Garlic Parmesan Wing Sauce”

  1. Hi there Kim, I love your site!! I wanna make the Garlic Parmesan
    wings, however, You did not say how to cook them. A few minutes in
    the oven or fry pan on the cook top? I have a feeling I will be making
    often…..MY Family thanks you!

    • Hi Beth, I like to cook them in the air fryer! Here are the instructions:

      Pat 1 pound of wings dry with paper towels.

      Rub seasoning over the wings (use a premade rub or a blend of salt, pepper, and paprika).

      Preheat the air fryer to 380°F and spray the basket with cooking spray.

      Put the wings in a single layer and cook for 15 minutes.

      Increase the heat to 400°F and flip the wings.

      Cook for another 5 minutes.


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