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Easy Italian Herb Focaccia Recipe

Easy Italian Herb Focaccia

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"Bake your own focaccia seasoned with Italian herbs and Parmesan cheese; serve it warm with a drizzle of olive oil."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Mix flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and water, stirring until well mixed. Spread dough into greased 13 x 9-inch pan. Cover.
  2. Let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  3. Poke multiple holes into the dough using the handle of a wooden spoon. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil over dough; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and Italian herb seasoning. Cover.
  4. Let rise an additional 15 minutes while oven preheats to 375 degrees F.
  5. Bake 30 to 35 minutes until lightly browned. Cool slightly and cut into slices; serve warm. If desired, serve with additional olive oil for dipping.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 19, 2008

This was very good. The bread had a great texture. I only give it 4 stars because I think next time I will put some seasoning in the dough instead of just on top. I also think I will put minced garlic, fresh basil, rosemary and crushed red peppers in the olive oil for dipping. It just wasn't as tasty as I expected. With a couple of modifications, this can be a great recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 14, 2011

Too much olive oil made this way too greasy to enjoy.


34 Ratings

May 17, 2010

YUM!! This is one of the easiest yet tastiest bread recipes out there! Followed the recipe pretty closely. I did add some garlic powder and herbs to the dough after I read the reviews and will probably do it again next time. Was a little (ok a LOT) more liberal with the parmesan. I was concerned the dough was too sticky (much stickier then typical bread dough) but I baked it anyways and it turned out perfect. Husband LOVED it. 5 star recipe!

Dec 14, 2008

Very easy (and I am not much of a cook!) and my husband loves it! In a convection oven, bake for only 25 minutes. Covering immediately out of the oven with a towel for 15 minutes softened up the crust perfectly. Makes great pannini! Next time, I think I'll add some garlic to the olive oil that is used.

Nov 11, 2009

A great bread recipe even if you aren't a bread baker. I am unfamiliar with making anything but quick breads, but this recipe was easy to do. I followed other people's suggestions and added a little garlic powder and some italian seasoning in the dough. Comes out great!

Apr 05, 2010

My tips. I let it rise for the 1st 30 minutes in the oven, out for the rest of the time. First I turn it on low for a few minutes then turn it off . also I don't use the 13x9 pan. I put it on a large cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. It makes a large round loaf. It's great for dipping in olive oil or better yet a Basel garlic dipping oil . I've try other grated cheeses like Pecorino Romano. yummy!

Jan 10, 2011

Delicious, but I only gave it 4 stars because the baking time is WAY too long! My first batch came out hard and too crusty. I looked at other recipes and baked my second batch for 17-20 minutes and it was wonderful. Very easy dough making, too.

Mar 18, 2009

I found this recipe great. I added some garlic powder and basil and use it for my pizza dough.


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  • Calories
  • 261 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.7 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 312 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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