If I’m not mistaken, there’s a big football game just around the corner and, if you’re me, you aren’t terribly excited about watching a 41-year old Tom Brady in yet another game (okay – maybe it is kind of exciting). But, mostly I’m excited about the snack spread and you better believe this Italian Hoagie Dip will be on my table!

This dip is absolutely perfect for a sports party. Who doesn’t love a good Italian hoagie, but you don’t necessarily want to commit to eating a whole hoagie when there’s tons of other snacks available! So this hoagie dip has all the same flavors but you can portion it to your liking (or just binge eat it – I won’t judge).

The absolute end-game pairing for this dip is Kettle Brand Pepperoncini Flavor. Like, whoa. If you can’t find that variety, I would just go with their sea salt variety. You definitely need a crunchy, sturdy chip to stand up to the hearty dip and Kettle Brand delivers exactly that. Like this recipe? Check out my 12 easy game day recipes.

Dig in!

Italian Hoagie Dip

5 from 1 vote
Author: Nick Evans
Servings: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
The ultimate game day dip for your next party is this Italian Hoagie Dip recipe! Classic Italian flavors stirred together and served with crunchy chips! YUM!


  • ½ cup diced ham
  • 3 ounces prosciutto, chopped
  • 4 ounces genoa salami, chopped
  • 10 grape tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup diced iceberg lettuce
  • ¼ cup Italian Giardiniera
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Bread bowl, optional
  • Kettle Pepperoncini Chips, for serving


  • Dice meats into small pieces and stir together with diced tomatoes and iceberg lettuce. Stir in giardiniera, mayo, and spices. Taste and adjust to your liking!
  • Serve dip in a medium bowl topped with a little extra iceberg lettuce. Optionally, you can hollow out a bread boule and serve the dip in the bread bowl.
  • Store the dip in the fridge until you need it and serve it with a big bowl of Kettle Brand Pepperoncini flavor!


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 840mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 249IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizers, Dips, Side Dishes, Snack Time
Cuisine: American, Italian

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How to Make Italian Hoagie Dip

This dip starts with delicious Italian meats! I see some versions of this dip with roasted turkey mixed in as well, but I like to keep it in the cured meat family. For me this means adding ham, prosciutto, and salami. The prosciutto is hard to chop up so I just kind of pull it into pieces so it is separated.

Meat for Italian Hoagie Dip
All the meats!

Then add some fresh veggies. Tomatoes and iceberg lettuce! Trust me on the lettuce. It’s excellent in this dip! This time of the year, I just use cherry tomatoes which are readily available and ripe.

Add-ins for Italian Hoagie Dip
Tomatos and Lettuce

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Then add the mayonnaise and spices! Getting close to having a finished Italian Hoagie Dip already!

Spices for Italian Hoagie Dip Recipe
Mayo and spices!

Stir that all together and add the final secret ingredient: A big scoop of Italian Giardiniera. Depending on the brand, you might want to dice it up before stirring it in.  Mine was pretty diced already.

Special ingredient for Italian Hoagie Dip
Key ingredient!

Stir everything together, taste it, and the it’s ready to serve! You can either serve the Italian Hoagie dip in a large bread bowl or just in a normal serving bowl. It’s a hearty dip and this recipe will feed a crew paired with crunchy potato chips!

Italian Hoagie Dip Recipe

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