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Easy focaccia bread, perfect for sandwiches or dipping in olive oil. This bread goes with every meal!
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4.8 from 5 votes

Easy Focaccia Bread

Simple enough to make for any meal
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Rise time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 12 servings


  • 1 1/2 C warm water about 110 degrees
  • 1 package instant yeast
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 1/2 C all purpose flour
  • 1/4 C olive oil


  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 C grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp kosher salt


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, pour water and sugar. Sprinkle yeast on top of water and give it a quick mix. Let stand for 5-10 minutes until yeast starts to foam.
  • With the mixer on low, slowly add flour, salt and olive oil. Mix dough for about 5 minutes until dough is smooth and pulls away from the side. If the dough is still sticky, add 1/4 C more flour.
  • Place dough in a large bowl coated with nonstick spray or olive oil. Cover with a damp towel and set in a warm place until doubled in size, 45-60 minutes. (If it's a cold day, I turn my oven on to 150 degrees F, then turn off once it reaches temp and place the bowl in the oven.) 
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out dough into circle or rectangle until about 1/2" thick. Cover with damp towel and allow to rise for another 20 minutes. 
  • While dough is rising, thinly slice red onion and shred the parmesan cheese.
  • Transfer dough to a large baking sheet or baking dish with sides. Using your fingers, poke deep holes all over dough. 
  • Now it's time for toppings! Start by drizzling 1-2 Tbsp olive oil evenly on top. Evenly place sliced red onions on top. Sprinkle parmesan and salt all over.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until slightly golden.


This is such an easy and delicious focaccia bread to go with anything!