This easy Italian Hoagie Dip recipe is one of my family’s all-time favorite recipes. It has everything that an Italian Hoagie has on it but it’s chopped up and served as a dip. Every time I make it, it gets devoured!
Italian Hoagie Dip
This Italian Hoagie Dip recipe is one of the best recipes I have in my arsenal. It makes an appearance at every single party and the bowl is always wiped clean.
It’s one of those dishes that has people begging for the recipe. I’m just letting you know that now, so you can be prepared if you take it to a party. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! The great thing is, you can easily just send them here to my website to snag their own printed recipe!
You might know it as a sub or grinder, but here in northeast PA, we call it a hoagie. It’s one of my all-time favorite sandwiches. Layers of Italian meats and cheese, topped with a tangy, Italian herb spread and garnished with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and peppers. It’s a flavor explosion!
Whoever thought to take this classic sandwich and turn it into a dip was a genius!
Don’t get me wrong, the sandwich is great, but being about to spread the Italian delciousness on a baguette slice or crackers is even better!
Watch me Make this Hoagie Dip Recipe
This Hoagie Dip is the perfect party food because it’s super easy to make and is ready in no time at all!
Tips for Making this Easy Italian Hoagie Dip Recipe
- You can easily prepare this recipe ahead of time. If you decide to prepare it ahead of time, do not add the lettuce or tomatoes until right before serving.
- This recipe is very flexible. You can add any meats or cheeses that suit your taste.
- If you prefer to make this a mayo free recipe, simply swap your favorite Italian salad dressing in its place.
Serving Ideas for this Ultimate Hoagie Dip
- This would make a great salad – simply serve it on top of a bed of greens with your favorite veggies.
- Leftover Italian Hoagie Dip makes a killer grilled cheese!
- Use this easy Hoagie Dip as a filling for wraps or sandwiches.
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What you Need to Make This Italian Hoagie Dip
- Lettuce Knife so you don’t bruise the lettuce
- Tomato Slicing Knife that easily goes through tough tomato skin
- Bread slicer to get perfectly sized baguette slices
- My Favorite Serving Bowl like the one shown above
How I Discovered this Easy Italian Hoagie Dip Recipe
This past summer we spent a long weekend in Oswego, NY on Lake Ontario.
My family had been going there for years to fish for salmon on the lake. Every year, the town hosts an event called Harbor Fest. It’s a weekend-long party with most of the activities based in…you guessed it…the harbor!
The high point of Harbor Fest is the incredible fireworks display which is done over the harbor. It truly is magnificent.
The event is so popular that you need to get to the harbor early Saturday morning in order to find a place to park and to secure your seat for the gorgeous light show.
This summer we hung out on my parent’s friends boat in the harbor. The entire was just as much about the food as it was the fireworks.
People going up and down the docks share the food that they brought. And, we’re not talking hot dogs and sandwiches. I’m talking Teriyaki Venison, Eggplant Parm, Pulled Pork. The were some serious eats there!
At one point, a woman stopped by the boat with a bowl of this Hoagie Dip. She passed it around for us to try and it was love at first bite.
This stuff was deee-licious! It tasted just like a hoagie, although you may call it a hero or a sub or a grinder. No matter what you call it, this stuff is killer!
I asked for the recipe and she shared it with me – although it was more like a list of ingredients. I’ve had this recipe on my to-do list for a few months now. So it was high time that I shared it with you.