Hoagie Dip

Confession. In getting back to reality, I’m up to my eyeballs in laundry and errands and still haven’t unpacked my bags. In my defense while I was packing I went for the when in doubt take everything approach. So the first night home from Hawaii John had already gone to bed and I stayed up late catching up on things and finally headed to bed around 1:00am. I couldn’t find my toothbrush because I had taken it out of my toiletry bag while I was packing because it kept turning on every time I tried to zip up my bag. I ended up throwing it somewhere in my suitcase where it wouldn’t buzz.

I didn’t want to disturb my husband by turning on the lights trying to find MY toothbrush, instead I grabbed his toothbrush sitting on the counter. Gross I know. But this is the man I kiss so it’s not that far off base. Have any of you done that? With Valentine’s day around the corner it’s got me thinking about what defines love and relationships and if sharing your toothbrush isn’t love (or desperation), I don’t know what is. But before we jump into Love Week, we’re still gearing up for the Super Bowl around here.

I knew the first time I tasted this Hoagie Dip at my friend Kaela’s house that it had to be part of my Super Bowl menu this year. To me it tasted just like an Italian sandwich at Subway so I knew John would love it too. We found it best to spread it over sliced hoagies instead of actually dipping it. So you can basically feed you footballs fans subs without the tedious work of making all of the sandwiches. I love this one and it will be added to my keeper list. Just get the meats at your deli counter so you don’t have to buy a huge pack of all of the meats.

Hoagie Dip - tastes like a sub sandwich but in dip form. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
Hoagie Dip
  • 1/2 purple onion diced
  • 4 pickled pepperoncini peppers drained and diced (reserve some pepperoncini juice for the sauce)
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce chopped about the size of nickels
  • 1 large tomato , halved, seeded, and diced
  • 1/4 pound deli-sliced Genoa salami , sliced and diced
  • 1/4 pound deli-sliced ham , sliced and diced
  • 1/4 pound deli-sliced prosciutto , sliced and diced
  • 1/4 pound deli-sliced roast turkey , diced
  • 1/4 pound deli-sliced provolone cheese , sliced and diced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon pepperoncini juice
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 10- to-12-inch round loaf of choice , hollowed out
  • 8 hoagie rolls , cut into pieces or halves for spreading dip on
  • Combine the chopped vegetables , meats and cheese in a large bowl.
  1. In a small bowl mix the mayonnaise, olive oil, vinegar, pepperoncini juice, oregano, and red pepper flakes and stir until everything is all mixed up.
  2. If you are going to serve within an hour, pour the dressing over the meat/veggie mixture and toss until combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. If you are NOT eating it soon, keep all ingredients refrigerated until about an hour before then toss together so that the lettuce does not get soggy.
  4. Carve out the center of the bread loaf to make a bowl and cut the top piece taken out into bite-size pieces. Serve the hoagie dip in the bread bowl, with the extra bread and hoagie rolls to scoop it up.
  5. Spread dip over bread and enjoy!
Recipe Notes
Source: adapted ever so slightly from Kaela from Cookin' and Kickin'


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  1. That looks simply delicious!

  2. Ohhhhh YUMMY!!!!

  3. I can definitely see my husband or dad loving that dip with all of the italian meat. I am not a fan of sharing a toothbrush, it just grosses me out too much…

  4. Cool dip recipe! I’ve seen a lot of different one’s recently, and this one seems unique!

  5. I want to come to your super bowl party. I’ll bring the diet dr. pepper, you make all the amazing food;)

    I’ve used Brett’s toothbrush too, in desperate situations.

  6. I share a toothbrush with my husband all the time, usually because the toddler has run off with one that was sitting on the edge fo the counter. My husband’s a dentist and he’s never told me not too. You just gotta do what ya gotta do!

    All your superbowl food has me drooling!

  7. I definitely have shared toothbrushes with my fiance before especially if its after dinner and I know I will be at his house for a while longer. I mean who really has energy to do it after getting back to my place at 2 am!?

    GREAT recipe!

  8. This looks like a really good dip!!! Yum!!

  9. My family would def go for this, looks great! Thx for sharing!

  10. This is so cool – very different! And, yes, I totally used my ex husband’s toothbrush when I couldn’t find mine.

  11. Hey!
    Christy’s friend Kaela here.
    Here is the new link to the Hoagie Dip on my website. I noticed that my name was linked to the old one and I have a new website now.

  12. How many people does this serve? I am planning a shower and this looks yummy.