There are many types of mozzarella dip available on the market, as well as different types of recipes featuring mozzarella in a variety of different forms. A mozzarella dip containing chives, garlic and onion is a popular recipe that can be made at home and can often be found as an appetizer in restaurants and grocery stores. The different types of recipes for a dip using melted mozzarella may include jalapeno mozzarella dip, spinach cheese dip or a cheese blend party dip. Classic dipping appetizers using mozzarella often include mayonnaise and sour cream for a richer, more creamy texture.
A very popular simple mozzarella dip is mozzarella, often melted in a little cream, combined with fresh or dried chives, onion, garlic and salt. This simple dip is often served as a fondue sauce, and is sometimes paired alongside crisp vegetable sticks, crackers and corn tortilla chips. Mozzarella jalapeno dip is a spicy version of this appetizer, featuring fresh jalapeno, onion, garlic and various other spices like cayenne and fresh or dried cilantro. This jalapeno dip may often be referred to as a green dip, gaining its name from the green hue the appetizer acquires after being blended with the jalapeno.
Spinach is another popular cheese dip made with mozzarella, and is often lighter in taste compared to spicier versions containing garlic or jalapeno. Another take on dips containing mozzarella includes cooked artichoke and bell pepper, blended together with melted mozzarella and various other cheeses. These types of mozzarella dips are sometimes baked, often with thickeners like mayonnaise or sour cream, to create a hot, stable appetizer. Sliced tomatoes may be placed throughout baked mozzarella dip to add flavor and color, and will often soften enough during the baking process to become spreadable.
The classic mozzarella dip often contains pure mozzarella cheese combined with sour cream and mayonnaise to create a thick dip suitable for chips and crackers. This dip is not always baked or cooked, yet variations of this classic recipe do include melting mozzarella into a sauce or spreading consistency. Ingredient additions like fish or meat are common in some mozzarella dip recipes, especially if the dip is included in an entree or meal. The use of different cheeses such as parmesan and cheddar cheese are popular additions to many dip recipes featuring the main mozzarella ingredient, creating a bolder and richer taste and texture.