This Easy Italian Hoagie Dip recipe is your favorite sandwich in dip form! A delicious appetizer that is perfect for game day or any time of year!
Italian Hoagie Salad
If you’re looking for a fun twist on a submarine sandwich, you have to try my Easy Italian Hoagie Dip! A low carb version of this classic lunch, you’re going to love it.
Whether you call it an Italian hoagie dip, Italian hero dip, Italian grinder dip, or Italian sub dip, it’s all the same thing. The names just mean that we’re all from different parts of the United States, not that it tastes any different!
This easy hoagie dip tastes just like the sandwich. Think layers of Italian meats, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, olive oil, vinegar, and seasonings.
The difference is that this flavor explosion is the keto-friendly, gluten-free, and low carb version. No hoagie rolls required here!
Whether it’s football season or you want a delicious appetizer for Father’s Day brunch or game night, this is going to become one of your favorite recipes.
- Serve your creamy dip with your favorite crackers, some crusty baguette slices, or tortilla chips.
- Add a few shakes of red pepper flakes if you want a little more kick.
- You can serve this as a dip, a salad, on french bread to make a sandwich, or with pasta to make a pasta salad.
How To Make Easy Italian Hoagie Dip
Italian Hoagie Dip Ingredients:
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Italian dressing packet
1 tablespoon oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/3 lb deli ham
1/3 lb sandwich pepperoni
1/3 lb salami
1/3 lb provolone cheese
2/3 cup banana pepper rings
2 whole pepperoncini peppers
3/4 cup chopped tomatoes, seeded
2 cups chopped iceberg lettuce
1/3 cup red onion
Small mixing bowl
Large mixing bowl
Large cutting board
Step 1: Combine the mayo, Italian seasoning, oregano, garlic powder, olive oil, and vinegar in a small bowl and mix well. Place this bowl with your dressing in the refrigerator.
Step 2: Dice the ham, pepperoni, salami, and provolone into small bite-sized pieces. Add them to a large bowl.
Step 3: Roughly chop the banana peppers and add them to the meat mixture.
Step 4: Seed and dice the pepperoncini and tomatoes into bite-size pieces. Add them to the bowl.
Step 5: Chop the lettuce into small pieces and add them to the bowl.
Step 6: Dice the red onion and add the pieces to the bowl.
Step 7: Pour the mayonnaise mixture on top of the other ingredients and stir to coat everything well.
Serve immediately in a bread bowl or a serving bowl and enjoy!
How To Store Leftover Italian Hoagie Dip
Store any leftover dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Can Italian Hoagie Dip Be Made Ahead Of Time?
Yes! You can make this easy dip ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator, but there are two things to keep in mind.
First, it will only be good for about two days once it has been created. Don’t make your dip too far ahead of time.
Second, if you do make it ahead of time, some of the creamy Italian dressing will drip off of the sub sandwich ingredients. Be sure to stir it well before serving and eating.
Can I Use Different Types Of Meats And Cheese In My Italian Hoagie Dip?
This dip should resemble your favorite sub sandwich, so you can alter the meats and cheeses as you choose.
To maintain the Italian sub feel, the easiest deli meat swaps would include Soppressata or prosciutto, but you could include some deli turkey or deli roast beef too.
As far as cheeses, fresh mozzarella cheese would be your best bet, as harder cheeses like gorgonzola cheese or parmesan cheese will change the flavor a little bit too much. You could also use chopped American cheese slices.
What Are Some Modifications That Can Make This Italian Hoagie Dip Healthier?
Because there are a ton of sandwiches made in a ton of different ways, this is an incredibly easy dip to tinker with if you lean toward a low fat or low calorie diet.
While it is pretty healthy just the way it is, the more fresh vegetables you add, the more bulky and diluted the calories become.
You can easily add some chopped black olives, chopped cucumber slices, and chopped green peppers – all of which you could see on an authentic Italian hoagie at any sub shop.
Additionally, you can use low-fat mayo or fat-free mayo instead of full-fat, but keep in mind that each of these will change the flavor a bit depending on the mayonnaise brand you choose.
Are You Looking For More Delicious Dip Recipes? Here Are Some Great Ones:
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- Avocado Cilantro Garlic Hummus
- Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Easy 7-Layer Taco Dip
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
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- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon Italian dressing packet
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1/3 lb deli ham
- 1/3 lb sandwich pepperoni
- 1/3 lb salami
- 1/3 lb provolone cheese
- 2/3 cup banana pepper rings
- 2 whole pepperoncini peppers
- 3/4 cup chopped tomatoes, seeded
- 2 cups chopped iceberg lettuce
- 1/3 cup red onion
- Combine the mayo, Italian seasoning, oregano, garlic powder, olive oil, and vinegar in a small bowl and mix well. Place this bowl with your dressing in the refrigerator.
- Dice the ham, pepperoni, salami, and provolone into small bite-sized pieces. Add them to a large bowl.
- Roughly chop the banana pepper rings and add them to the bowl.
- Seed and dice the pepperoncini and tomatoes into small pieces. Add them to the bowl.
- Chop the lettuce into small pieces and add them to the bowl.
- Dice the red onion and add the pieces to the bowl.
- Pour the dressing on top of the other ingredients and mix to coat everything. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 293Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 931mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 11g
This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietitian. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.