Italian Hoagie Dip {In Just Two Steps}

Italian Hoagie Dip topped with chopped pickles, ready to serve.

Italian Hoagie Dip {In Just Two Steps} is a fast and flavorful dip that’s creamy and crunchy all at once. We really enjoy the Italian flavor combinations of this dip. It’s the perfect party food and my boys like it that there are three different meats included – ham, pepperoni, and salami.

Italian Hoagie Dip Recipe

A cracker loaded with Italian Hoagie Dip.

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A deconstructed Italian sub sandwich fashioned into a dip?? Well, heck yes! This easy appetizer dip has all the delicious ingredients that you’ll find in an Italian Hoagie Sandwich….three deli meats, provolone cheese, red onion, banana peppers and chopped lettuce for crunch, plus a very creamy dressing to bring it all together.

Everywhere I’ve taken this dip it’s been a huge hit and everyone asks for the recipe. Always a great testament and compliment!

What to love about this easy dip recipe

  1. People go absolutely crazy for it!
  2. It’s a low carb dip….until you add the crackers.
  3. So fast and easy to make.

Which ingredients do you need to make Italian Hoagie Dip?

  • Pepperoni
  • Salami
  • Ham
  • Provolone
  • Red onion
  • Banana peppers
  • Mayonnaise
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Dill pickles, for garnish

How to Make Italian Hoagie Dip in 2 Easy Steps –

**Full, printable recipe card below – just scroll on down within this post to find it!

  1. Combine the meats, cheese, red onion, and banana peppers in a large bowl; stir in the mayonnaise and Italian dressing; refrigerate.
  2. Just before serving, stir in the chopped lettuce; transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with dill pickles, as desired, then serve with your favorite crackers.
A nice fat bowl of Italian Hoagie Dip and crackers.

Answers to Common Questions Asked About This Recipe

What is a hoagie sandwich?

A hoagie sandwich is a sub sandwich that is filled with assorted Italian deli meats, cheeses, and other assorted fillings with a creamy dressing.

Are banana peppers hot?

No. Banana peppers have just a slight bit of heat and mostly “tang”….pretty much like a pickle since they come in a vinegar solution.

Can I substitute another ingredient for the banana peppers?

Well, if you prefer things a little more on the spicy side of like, use pepperoncini instead of the banana peppers – that will definitely liven things up for your taste buds.

Can I substitute different cheeses for the provolone cheese in this dip?

Yep! If I don’t have provolone, I substitute mozzarella and have even used Swiss a time or two – still a delicious dip.

Will this dip still taste good if I use low-fat mayonnaise instead of full-fat mayonnaise?


Can I make this dip ahead of time?

You sure can, as long as you don’t stir in the lettuce until just prior to serving it. Otherwise, the lettuce gets too limp….you want it to be nice and crunchy when served so the dip has some good texture.

Would this dip be good served with toasted baguette slices instead of boring ole crackers?

Sure would – just slice the baguette and place the slices onto a baking sheet. Brush both sides with a bit of olive oil and bake in a 375 degree oven for 5-10 minutes or until nicely golden brown, turning halfway through the baking time.

Bowls of Italian Hoagie Dip with crackers for dipping.

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Printable Italian Hoagie Dip Recipe

Italian Hoagie Dip with Crackers on the side.

Italian Hoagie Dip {Made in Two Steps}

Italian Hoagie Dip {In Just Two Steps} is a fast and flavorful dip that’s creamy and crunchy all at once. We really enjoy the Italian flavor combinations of this dip. It’s the perfect party food and my boys like it that there are three different meats included – ham, pepperoni, and salami.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 272kcal


  • 4 oz. deli ham, diced
  • 4 oz. pepperoni, diced
  • 4 oz. deli Genoa salami, diced
  • 8 slices Provolone cheese, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 2/3 cup banana peppers, drained well, finely chopped if you enjoy a more spicy version of this dip, include pepperoni peppers instead
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbs. dry Italian dressing mix
  • 3 cups finely chopped iceberg lettuce


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the chopped meats with the cheese, onion and banana peppers; stir in the mayonnaise and Italian seasoning. **Dip can be made 1-2 days ahead of time through this step.
  • Just before serving, mix in the chopped lettuce, then garnish with the dill pickles, as desired. Serve with your favorite crackers.
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: deli meats, dip, easy, hoagie


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 1114mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1739IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 1mg

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