Italian Bread Recipes

Looking for Italian bread recipes? Browse more than 78 recipes for focaccia, ciabatta, panettone, and other Italian favorites.

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How To Make Focaccia

Rating: 4.77 stars
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This is such a fun and versatile bread to make. 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.

Italian Bread Baked on a Pizza Stone

Rating: 4.47 stars
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Delicious Italian bread made in the bread machine and then baked on a pizza stone. Wonderful!

Italian Chickpea Bread

Rating: 4.15 stars
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A bread like polenta, but without the corn! This is gluten-free bread with herb flavors based on my take of Liguria, Italy recipes.

Italian Herb Bread I

Rating: 4.69 stars
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This aromatic bread can be served with dinner, or the dough can be used for pizza.

Chef John's No-Knead Ciabatta

Rating: 4.74 stars
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This bread is the perfect marriage of a crisp, light crust outside and a chewy yet tender inside. The no-knead part is just a bonus.

Michael's Foccacia Bread

Rating: 4.75 stars
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This version of the classic is easy to make while remaining authentic and true to the original. 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.

Piadina Romagnola (Italian Flat Bread)

Rating: 4.65 stars
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A flat bread from the Italian region Romagna. Great with arugula and soft cheese (Squacquerone is the one typically used) or cold cuts and a glass of Sangiovese Superiore di Romagna from Forli'. The dough can sit at 40 degrees F (4 degrees C) up to 2 days.

Fantastic Focaccia Bread

Rating: 4.52 stars
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This recipe is simple and easy! You can add garlic, oregano, or sun dried tomatoes to spice it up!

Valentino's Pizza Crust

Rating: 4.61 stars
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This is an excellent pizza crust recipe. I have found it is really good when baked on a pizza stone.

Deliciously Easy Garlic Herb Focaccia

Rating: 4.72 stars
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Make focaccia in an hour. Or a little longer if your bread machine doesn't have a pizza cycle. Also great as a pizza dough! I personally use 2 cups unbleached bread flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour. As with most recipes I have created - they are a base on which to build.

Bread Machine Thin Crust Pizza Dough

Rating: 4.6 stars
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This is a great easy recipe for anyone to try with just basic ingredients. If you love a good thin crust that still has a nice chew to it, this recipe is for you.

Scacce Ragusane (Sicilian Stuffed Flatbread)

Rating: 4.67 stars
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This is my first attempt ever at this incredibly unique and delicious Sicilian stuffed flatbread. What we have here is a very familiar pizza-like flavor profile, but the delivery system is unlike anything you've ever experienced. The outside edges are crispy and crunchy while that saucy and cheesy center is much like a pasta in texture. So, while this is vaguely similar to a lot of things, it's really unlike anything else.
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Top-Rated Focaccia Recipes to Make at Home

Focaccia is a terrific bread for sandwiches and snacks and for soaking up sauces and dressings. It's easy to make.

Chef John's Focaccia di Recco

Rating: Unrated
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See how to make this delicious Ligurian cheese-stuffed flatbread.

Mediterranean Black Olive Bread

Rating: 4.64 stars
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You can vary the flavor of this bread with your choice of olive - Kalamata, Amfisa, Arbequina, Niscoise ... ... ....