Focaccia Bread


This homemade focaccia bread is a wonderful alternative to garlic bread. Lots of herbs and lots of flavor!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hr


  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • ½ teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 cup mozzarella

  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Combine flour, yeast, salt, sugar, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, basil, and black pepper in a large bowl. Add water and vegetable oil, then mix until dough comes together.

    Overhead of focaccia bread ingredients resting in a bowl waiting to me mixed.

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    Overhead of focaccia dough resting in a mixing bowl.

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  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic.

    Overhead of focaccia dough kneaded and resting on a floured surface.

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  3. Lightly oil a large bowl; place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place for 20 minutes.

    Overhead of focaccia dough that has risen and is resting in a bowl.

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  4. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.

  5. Punch dough down and place on prepared baking sheet. Pat into a 1/2 inch thick rectangle. Brush top with olive oil and sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

    Overhead of focaccia dough covered in olive oil and Parmesan cheese resting on a baking sheet.

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  6. Bake in the preheated until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

  7. Cut into 12 pieces and serve warm.

    high angle looking at a cutting board of focaccia bread with a few sliced


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

171 Calories
6g Fat
23g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 171
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 253mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 69mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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