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19 Tasty Sauces for Mozzarella Sticks You Have to Try

These tasty sauces for mozzarella sticks are sure to make your next snack time truly delicious!

Mozzarella sticks are a classic appetizer, and adding the perfect sauce to dip them in can take them over the top.

From classic marinara to spicy sriracha aioli, there are plenty of options to choose from.

Whether you’re looking for a more traditional sauce or something new and exciting, these 19 delicious sauces are sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Read Also: What To Eat With Mozzarella Sticks

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Let’s take a look at all of the options available!

The Best Sauces for Mozzarella Sticks

Why settle for plain mozzarella sticks when you can dip them in something delicious?

Here are some of the best sauces that will make snacking on these crispy treats even more enjoyable.

1. Hot Sauce

Sometimes, the simplest recipes can make the biggest impact.

This easy-to-follow hot sauce recipe is no exception.

It will take those boring mozzarella sticks on your appetizer platter to a whole new level of flavor and intensity!

  1. Just combine the chili peppers, garlic, salt, water, and vinegar in a blender or food processor until it’s smooth (you’ll be glad you opened all those windows!).
  2. Then simmer in a heavy-bottomed pan for 15 minutes – it’s as simple as that!

Neighbors won’t know what hit them once they get a whiff of this delicious concoction.

2. Buffalo Sauce

This buffalo sauce is perfect for when you’re craving something both spicy and savory.

It’s a combination of rich Frank’s Red Hot and butter, along with white vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and subtle cayenne pepper to give it some kick.

A few pinches of garlic powder make it that much better!

This sauce is best enjoyed as a dipping sauce for mozzarella sticks – though it can be just as delicious poured over your favorite type of chicken wings or vegetables.

Or if you want to get creative, use the leftover to make a macaroni salad!

The possibilities are truly endless with this simple yet flavorful concoction.

3. Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

Introducing the ultimate sauce for fried mozzarella sticks – Thai sweet chili sauce!

This creamy, spicy-yet-sweet condiment takes just minutes to make.

Once you mix all the ingredients and simmer it for a few minutes, voila – you have yourself an incredibly delicious creation.

The blend of intense flavors – from the garlic, red pepper flakes, and tomato ketchup, to the sweet rice vinegar and salty fish sauce -will tantalize your taste buds with every bite.

You won’t regret adding this flavorful Thai twist to your appetizers.

4. Tzatziki

Crispy, gooey mozzarella sticks need one thing: tzatziki.

Even if you’re not a fan of cucumbers and garlic, this cool and creamy condiment will be your best friend when it comes to these delicious cheese sticks.

In addition to the crunchiness of the outside coating, the mild flavors infused in every bite pair perfectly with the rich cheese inside.

It compliments anything else on your plate as well.

Tzatziki whips up quickly and requires just a few simple ingredients most people already have on hand: Greek yogurt, fresh diced cucumber, minced garlic, dill, lemon juice salt, and pepper.

You’ll forget all about marinara once you give this dip a try – promise!

5. Salsa

This easy-to-make salsa is perfect for any occasion.

It pairs especially well with tortilla chips and makes a great, flavorful accompaniment to Mexican dishes.

The base of this recipe is tomatoes, diced green chilies, onion, and garlic – simple enough ingredients you probably have lying around the kitchen.

The rest is adding some bursts of flavor with cumin, lime juice, and cilantro!

Chop all of your vegetables in small pieces so that they blend nicely with the juicy canned tomatoes – trust me when I say it’ll make it even tastier!

Add a pinch of sugar to balance out that acidic tomato taste (optional), adjust salt & pepper for your preferred spice level, stir everything together in a bowl….and serve right away or let chill out in the fridge before serving!

6. Mayonnaise

This homemade mayonnaise takes just minutes to prepare, and the creaminess complements the crunchy coating of your cheesy appetizers perfectly.

Start off by combining an egg, light-tasting olive oil or avocado oil (if you like), lemon juice, dijon mustard, and a pinch of salt in a food processor.

In seconds you’ll have smooth mayonnaise on your hands – it’s that easy!

For an added kick, try adding some finely chopped garlic before blending everything together.

But don’t stop at mozzarella sticks!

This simple sauce will transform any veggie dish into something absolutely drool-worthy…

7. Ranch Dip

Who doesn’t love a good party dip?

And this ranch dip is great for so many things.

Mozzarella sticks, jalapeño poppers, potato skins, chicken strips – the dipping possibilities are practically endless!

To make this easy and creamy ranch mixture, all you need to do is combine sour cream with buttermilk powder and dried seasonings.

These ingredients are easy to find in any grocery store.

Mix it up and add extra salt/pepper if desired – then get ready for an avalanche of compliments from your guests as they dig into crunchy appetizers!

8. Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

This honey mustard dipping sauce might just be the missing piece for a delicious mozzarella stick experience.

Yes, I stand by that statement!

It has just the right amount of kick from the Dijon and cayenne pepper, tang from the lemon juice, and sweetness from honey.

Plus a hint of creaminess from mayo to round it off.

The best part?

This dip only takes five minutes to make up.

All you need is some mixing – no heating required!

Give this tasty sauce a go with your next batch of cheesy sticks or even carrot sticks for that matter – it makes everything taste better!

9. Alfredo Dipping Sauce

Ah, Alfredo sauce.

It’s creamy, garlicky, and just so delightful – no wonder why it’s a classic Italian favorite.

And while it already makes any dish special, this Alfredo dipping sauce is guaranteed to steal the spotlight at your next party!

Creamy, cheesy, and rich in flavor – all you need to do is melt some butter in a small pot then add cream, garlic, and Parmesan cheese.

Finally, lower the heat and allow the mixture to simmer until you have a thick sauce with an intoxicating aroma.

Sprinkle some salt & pepper for extra seasoning and voilà!

A delicious homemade alfredo for mozzarella sticks sure to draw attention away from every other snack available on your table!

10. Hollandaise Sauce

This gorgeous golden sauce looks complicated but it’s actually pretty simple to make.

All you need are egg yolks, lemon juice, mustard, salt, some cayenne pepper, and butter – that’s it!

Just whisk those ingredients together and slowly pour the hot melted butter in while continuing to whisk until everything is well combined.

That’s all there is to it!

The result? An insanely delicious sauce that adds creaminess and tartness at the same time.

The perfect dipping companion without a doubt!

11. Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham)

Mozzarella sticks are always a crowd-pleaser but let’s take them up a notch with this zingy Vietnamese dipping sauce.

Thinly-sliced garlic and fresh Thai chili pepper give the powerful fish sauce a nice kick.

Lime and vinegar add depth while shredded carrot adds crunchiness to this delightfully complex condiment.

For an even spicier option, feel free to add chili garlic sauce – it works perfectly!

The sweet-spicy flavor of this nuoc cham takes mozzarella sticks from good to great – trust me, you won’t be disappointed!

12. Sriracha Ranch Dipping Sauce

Sriracha mayo and ranch sauce are a classic combo, made even better if you combine both into one dip.

This Sriracha ranch dipping sauce is creamy and addictive with just the right degree of heat.

The garlic and onion powders give it an extra hit of flavor that your taste buds will thank you for!

It’s great on mozzarella sticks or fries; in fact, it’s lovely slathered over any dairy-based appetizer.

And who doesn’t love a sinfully good party snack?

13. Thai Peanut Sauce

This Thai Peanut Sauce has been a favorite of mine for years.

It’s got the perfect balance of salty, tangy, and sweet flavors that make your taste buds dance.

The sauce only takes minutes to whip up – all you need to do is whisk together its short list of ingredients and adjust the amount of liquid accordingly.

It goes great with Asian-style proteins like chicken or pork, but it can also be used as a veggie dip or drizzled over noodles or salads.

No matter how you use it, this sauce will turn an ordinary meal into something special!

14. Marinara Dipping Sauce

Move aside, ketchup.

There’s a new dipping sauce in town: marinara!

This easy-to-make homemade marinara will make your vegetables and chips disappear in no time.

Just sauté some garlic with olive oil, add in all your favorite Italian herbs, mix them together with a can of tomato sauce, season to taste with salt – and you’re done!

The best part? Its deliciousness surpassed my wildest expectations.

That’s right – it tastes way better than anything store-bought.

It’s the perfect combination of sweet tomatoes, bold herbs, and fragrant garlic that everyone will love!

15. Cocktail sauce

Forget the cocktail weenies – this sauce is the VIP of your party.

Having guests over?

Pour yourself a cocktail, (or mocktail), and whip up a batch of this spicy elixir with only 5 ingredients.

It’s so easy and it brings out the flavor in all kinds of finger foods, from shrimp to fried calamari.

And it just makes everything look extra fancy too!

The combination of ketchup and horseradish gives this condiment its iconic zing, while Worcestershire sauce lends an awesome depth that pairs wonderfully with garlic and hot sauce.

Serve it chilled for extra refreshment!

16. Sweet Honey BBQ Sauce

This Sweet Honey BBQ Sauce is like summertime in a bottle.

It’s the perfect accompaniment for grilled ribs and burgers, thanks to its perfectly balanced mix of sweet and smoky flavors.

Plus, it could easily go from finger food dip to glaze.

  1. Whisk together ketchup, honey, white vinegar, molasses, a few spices – including cayenne pepper for some heat – and liquid smoke flavoring.
  2. Let it reduce on low heat until it’s dark burgundy in color with a deep rich flavor profile.

Once your guests get a whiff of that delicious smell coming off the grill they won’t be able to resist!

17. Garlic aioli

Welcome to the world of aioli – ok, it’s actually garlic aioli, but hey I know how you feel!

This creamy spread is so delicious and goes well with almost anything.

From mozzarella sticks to dishes with grilled veggies, garlic aioli can enhance any meal tenfold.

All it takes is mayonnaise, garlic, and lemon juice.


Throw in some salt and pepper and you’ve got yourself perfection that screams flavor from every corner of the table.

Making this wonder-condiment won’t take much time either as all you need are five basic ingredients (which most people probably have in their fridges anyway).

After combining them together until smooth – like really smooth – serve chilled for best taste results… trust me on this one!

18. Ketchup

Ketchup may seem like a simple condiment, but it can be made infinitely better with a few tweaks here and there.

This homemade version tastes incredibly rich and balanced – the perfect combination of sweet and tart. It’s great for mozzarella sticks or fried chicken fingers!

  1. It starts with crushed tomatoes, which are simmered on low heat until they’ve reduced to one-third of their original volume.
  2. Then you add in vinegar, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, celery salt, mustard powder, and black pepper for flavor.
  3. Finally, you throw in one clove to round out the flavor profile!

19. Donair sauce

Donair sauce is sweet, garlicky, and tangy – a combo that just sings.

In truth, donair sauce works well as a dip for pretty much any fried food.

Making it is super simple – all you need are condensed milk, vinegar, and garlic powder (you can leave out the last one if you prefer).

Mix these ingredients in a bowl…and there you have it!

A delicious sauce just like the ones they serve at your favorite restaurant.

Now dig in and enjoy!

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Marinara Dipping Sauce

19 BEST Sauces for Mozzarella Sticks You Have to Try

Nothing beats a classic mozzarella stick, but if you're looking to really take it up a notch, this article is for you! I'm sharing my top 19 sauces for mozzarella sticks that you have to try.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dipping Sauce, Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 400 kcal


  • Hot Sauce
  • Buffalo Sauce
  • Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Tzatziki
  • Salsa
  • Mayonnaise
  • Ranch Dip
  • Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
  • Alfredo Dipping Sauce
  • Hollandaise Sauce
  • Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham)
  • Sriracha Ranch Dipping Sauce
  • Thai Peanut Sauce
  • Marinara Dipping Sauce
  • Cocktail sauce
  • Sweet Honey BBQ Sauce
  • Garlic aioli
  • Ketchup
  • Donair sauce


  • Choose your favorite sauce from this collection.
  • Prepare all of the required ingredients.
  • Enjoy your snack in less than 15 minutes!
Benjamin Happy Muncher

Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.