Gooey Mozzarella Queso Dip

Gooey Mozzarella Queso Dip

This creamy cheese dip is made with mozzarella cheese and white American cheese, and topped with fresh chives and pepper. These few simple ingredients could create such a delightful dip, who would have thought? The perfect dip for tortilla chips, pita, or veggies, it’s ready in just 10 minutes. 

What Makes This Dip So Special?

Although I love so many different recipes, those that are ready in ten minutes or less are my favorites. You can make this recipe in 10 minutes with simple ingredients, so there’s no wonder I recommend it to all my friends.

With the combination of the cheeses, this dip is clump-free and silky. Upon cooling, this recipe can be reheated again to become silky again. It’s one of those recipes you can’t go wrong with!

How To Choose The Right Ingredients

Some recipes allow you to swap ingredients without compromising the texture, but others must be followed exactly. This dip needs to be made exactly as it is written. If you think you can swap ingredients or use cheese with less fat, I cannot guarantee perfect results.

Mozzarella Cheese

To make a perfect stringy cheese dip, you should always use whole milk mozzarella cheese. You can use a block or a ball of mozzarella, as long as it is whole milk.

American Cheese

Good American cheese is made from very young cheddar or Colby and does not contain a lot of additives. Whether you grate the cheese or cut it into small cubes, it will melt perfectly. 


The texture of whole milk is very creamy and it holds up well to heat. When I overheated my low-fat milk a few times, it curdled and destroyed my cheese dip. If you only have low-fat milk, make sure to not overheat it. 


Chives are not necessary for this recipe, but they do add a mild onion flavor that complements dairy and adds some color and dimension.

What Else Can I Add?

There are a few things you can change about this recipe. Here are some of my favorite spices and add-ins:

  • As with chives, shallots lend a mild onion flavor. Add them to a dry sauce pot and cook briefly until they release their flavor.

  • You can elevate your cheese dip to another level by adding a pinch of cumin. 

  • If you enjoy spicy food, chopped jalapenos or salsa will give your queso dip a spicy kick.

My Special Tips

The recipe is very easy to make, but here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Don’t overheat low-fat dairy products, as they may curdle if you overheat them. Follow instructions to avoid clumpy mess.

  • A cheese grater will allow you to enjoy both American and mozzarella cheeses properly. 

Can I Use Other Types Of Cheese?

For the cheese recipe, you should stick with American cheese. Other cheeses have different textures, and you will get clumpy results if you use cheddar. Instead of mozzarella, you can use Oaxaca cheese, but the recipe will no longer be mozzarella queso dip. The mozzarella in this recipe is here for a reason. American cheese gives a smooth, creamy texture, whereas mozzarella gives a melty, stringy texture.

Gooey Mozzarella Queso Dip

Time required for preparation: 5 minutes

5 minutes for cooking

Four servings


  • Cubed or grated 0.5 lb American cheese

  • A 0.3 lb block of mozzarella cheese

  • Whole milk, 1/3 cup

  • To taste, salt and pepper

  • Chop 1 tablespoon of chives

  • If desired, add cumin


Cut cheeses into small cubes or grated them.

In a sauce pot, heat the milk until it begins to simmer.

Add salt and pepper to taste and add both types of cheese.

The mixture should be smooth when it is lowered the heat and stirred.

Adding cumin, jalapenos, or salsa after the cheese has been smoothed is optional.

Top the cheese dip with chopped chives and serve immediately.

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Gooey Mozzarella Queso Dip

This recipe yields 4 servings

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Time: 10 minutes

You’ll love this cheesy, gooey, and creamy cheese appetizer!

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  • Cubed or grated 0.5 lb American cheese

  • A 0.3 lb block of mozzarella cheese

  • Whole milk, 1/3 cup

  • To taste, salt and pepper

  • Chop 1 tablespoon of chives

  • If desired, add cumin


  1.  Grate cheeses or just cut them into small cubes.

  2. Heat milk in a sauce pot, until it starts to simmer.

  3. Add both types of cheese and season to taste with salt and pepper.

  4. Lower the heat and stir the mixture until it is smooth.

  5. Once the cheese is smooth, you can add any add-ins you like – cumin, jalapenos, or salsa.

  6. Serve the cheese dip immediately, topped with chopped chives.

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