Focaccia bread sliced into rectangles and arranged in a bowl.
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Easy Focaccia Bread

This Easy Focaccia bread recipe gives you warm, tasty and garlicky bread fresh from your own oven. You will love this paired with your salad or as a side to your meal.
Course Side Dish, Snacks
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Easy Focaccia
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Rise times for the Dough 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 41 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 149 kcal
Author sanna


  • 2 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 cup warm water 105-115 F
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan


  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, yeast, salt, ground pepper and spices. Stir in the water and the vegetable oil into the same bowl using a wooden spoon. When the dough has gathered into the center of the bowl and forms a shaggy dough, turn it over onto a lightly floured surface.

  2. Sprinkle minced garlic over the dough and knead it in for about 6-8 minutes, until the dough is smooth with speckles of spices and garlic peeking through. Shape the dough into a ball and let it rise inside a lightly greased bowl, covered for 45 minutes. The dough will be puffy but not necessarily doubled in size.

  3. Punch down the dough and place it on a greased 15 x 10 baking sheet. Pat it into a rectangle that 1/2 inch thick, occupying the entire space of the baking sheet. Cover the dough loosely with a clean kitchen towel and let it rise for 25 minutes. Preheat oven to 425 F. 

  4. Make indentions all over the surface of the risen dough by poking it all over with your fingers. Brush the surface with olive oil, then sprinkle the parmesan cheese all over.  If desired, sprinkle a little bit of salt too. Bake at 425 F for 12-16 minutes, or until lightly golden. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Easy Focaccia Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 227mg10%
Potassium 40mg1%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.