Fun Flavorful Focaccia Bread

This is an easy bread that is sure to impress! You can get as artistic as you like when assembling the toppings. We make this often in our household.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Rise Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Course Appetizer, Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 12
Calories 151 kcal


  • 1 9x13 baking pan
  • 1 Microwave Safe Bowl
  • 1 Large mixing bowl


  • 1.75 Cups Water
  • 4 Cups Flour
  • 2 Tsp Sugar
  • .25 Ounce Dry Active Yeast
  • 7 Tbsp Olive Oil 2 in the dough 2 for the bowl 2 for the pan 1 for the vegetables
  • 2.5 Tbsp Sea Salt 2 for the dough .5 for the vegetables


  • Put the water in a microwave safe bowl and place in microwave for 40 seconds.
  • Add the sugar and stir until it has dissolved
  • Add the yeast and stir
  • Let it sit until it bubbles and gets frothy (approximately 15 minutes)
  • Grease a large bowl with two Tbsp of the olive oil and set aside
  • In another large bowl combine the flour, salt and two Tbsp of olive oil
  • Pour in the yeast water solution
  • Mix until you have a formed ball
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead the dough to activate the gluten. You want to manipulate it until it has no more bumps or cracks
  • Add the dough to the bowl with the olive oil, cover it with plastic wrap or a towel and let it rise for an hour. Your dough should double in size.
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F
  • Grease a 9×13 baking pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and add the dough
  • Make sure it reaches all the corners of the pan poke little finger ridges all over the top
  • Decorate your bread with the vegetables and herbs
  • Drizzle the a little extra olive oil over the vegetables and add a little more sea salt
  • Bake 25 minutes or until it is golden on the top and bottom.


Here are some fun variations we made 


Calories: 151kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1530mgPotassium: 16mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 18IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 2mg
Keyword bake, budget, easy, Entertaining, game day, kid-friendly, vegetable
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2 thoughts on “Fun Flavorful Focaccia Bread”

  1. 5 stars
    I used to think this was complicated but turns out easier than I thought. Gonna try a number of different combinations now that I have the hang of it.

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