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Queso Mozzarella

This queso mozzarella is a simple recipe that will get a tasty queso dip on your table fast. It uses only a handful of ingredients from the pantry you probably have on hand already to make a white cheese dip with mozzarella. The recipe is a versatile one and can be used anywhere you need a cheese dip or topping. Using only one pan and keeping the dishes to a minimum, this recipe is great to have in your rotation in queso emergency.

  • Author: Bailey
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 8
  • Category: Meatless
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 2 (4 ounce) cans diced green chiles, or 8 ounces canned/jarred jalapenos (diced)
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1.5 teaspoon cumin
  • 1.5 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or half and half
  • Optional: 2 roma tomatoes, seeds removed and diced
  • Optional to garnish: finely diced tomatoes, finely diced white onion, fresh or jarred jalapeno, cilantro


  1. Add the milk to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the flour over and whisk it well to combine. Bring the milk to a simmer and then right when it begins to thicken, reduce the heat to low
  2. Begin adding the shredded cheese into the milk and flour ½ cup at a time, continually stirring to incorporate it into the milk as it melts. Once the first ½ cup is melted, repeat with another ½ cup, and do this until all of cheese is combined and melted with the milk
  3. Add in the diced green chiles, all spices, cilantro and the diced Roma tomatoes, if using and stir until incorporated
  4. Lastly, slowly add in the heavy cream or half and half a little at a time to thin the queso until the thickness is to your preference
  5. Serve with optional toppings and chips, or what you’re using to dip into the queso


  • You can use shredded American cheese in place of cheddar
  • In place of the tomatoes, you can use a short cut and add premade pico de gallo instead

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: 250
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 10 g