10 Top-Rated Focaccia Recipes to Make at Home

a square of dimpled rosemary focaccia on a cutting board in the foreground, with more pieces in the background
Chef John's Focaccia. Photo: Chef John

Focaccia is the classic Italian bread that's light and tender, with a rich taste and texture. Focaccia is a terrific bread for sandwiches and snacks and for soaking up sauces and dressings. It's easy to make, and you can top focaccia with all sorts of toppings: chopped olives, herbs, caramelized onions, tomatoes, sliced grapes, and much more. Here are some of our favorite recipes for homemade focaccia.

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Sun Dried Tomato Focaccia

Slices of sun-dried tomato focaccia stacked on a plate

This focaccia features rosemary and garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan, and mozzarella. "This isn't just a bread, it's a meal," says Margaret Dunk. "Chewy foccacia with a cheese topping."

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Michael's Foccacia Bread

"This version of the classic is easy to make while remaining authentic and true to the original," says MICHAELGLASSCOOK. "This may be the fastest yeast bread you make; it takes only one hour from conception to completion. Romano or Asiago cheese are nice to use instead of Parmesan cheese."

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Decorated Focaccia Bread

decorated focaccia bread
Jackie Freeman

Transform a simple bread recipe into a work of art! "It looks like a complicated project, but actually comes together super fast," says ChefJackie. "Made with traditional yeasted dough, it uses a bit of milk (instead of sugar) to help the yeast rise and give additional flavor. Don't be scared by the prep time, most of the work happens while the dough is rising!"

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Chef John's Focaccia

a square of dimpled rosemary focaccia on a cutting board in the foreground, with more pieces in the background
Chef John's Focaccia. Chef John

"This is such a fun and versatile bread to make," says Chef John. "I went with a simple but classic rosemary and sea salt topping, but a web search for focaccia will turn up more than just the definition. You'll see dozens of different and delicious toppings with which to accessorize your slab."

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Easiest Focaccia Recipe

"Extremely easy, fast and cheap," says MORTICIA_ADDAMS. "Great for sandwiches and snacks. You may use more or less olive oil or salt if you wish."

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Fantastic Focaccia Bread

Fantastic Focaccia Bread
Kim

"This recipe is simple and easy!" says MISS_MARSH. "You can add garlic, oregano, or sun dried tomatoes to spice it up!"

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Easy Rosemary Focaccia

Easy Rosemary Focaccia
Easy Rosemary Focaccia. Allrecipes

"This easy focaccia bread is flavored with plenty of fresh rosemary and olive oil," says Anonymous. "So easy, so delicious!"

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Black Olive and Rosemary Focaccia

Black Olive and Rosemary Focaccia
Black Olive and Rosemary Focaccia. Kim

This crispy, rich, rosemary-scented focaccia makes a great appetizer or a "wonderful tasting change from pizza or a great side dish to any meal," says Cheryl Leiser Harding. "Full of flavor and delicious."

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Focaccia di Recco

Focaccia di Recco
Focaccia di Recco. Chef John

This homemade Ligurian-style flatbread is filled with dollops of Crescenza or Stracchino cheese. It's a great technique. "This is a delicious and super fun-to-make Ligurian flatbread," says Chef John. "It's great served as is, but I like it with arugula that's been tossed in a little olive oil."

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Sourdough Focaccia alla Genovese

Sourdough Focaccia alla Genovese
Sourdough Focaccia alla Genovese. Buckwheat Queen

This classic Genovese focaccia bread is made without commercial yeast. "I adapted this recipe during the Covid-19 lockdown," says Buckwheat Queen. "Using a mother dough gives the taste an edge commercial yeast just can't achieve. I do the second rise overnight. This way it will be ready to bake for lunchtime."

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