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staked square slices of bread with oil and herbs on top.
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Easy Focaccia Bread Recipe

Make this easy Focaccia Bread as a simple side dish! It's the perfect no knead bread with herbs and olive oil and it's become one of our favorite recipes!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Rising Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour 25 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 194kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $5


  • 3 cups (372g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 envelope (2 ¼ teaspoons or 7g) rapid rise or fast acting yeast NOT active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon (13g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ⅔ cups (395ml) very warm water (heated to between 120°-130°F)
  • 4 tablespoons (60ml) olive oil divided
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  • Grease a 9x13-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray or oil.
  • Mix flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to the water, then add the wet ingredients to the dry, stirring until well mixed. Press into prepapred pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Using the handle of a wooden spoon, poke multiple holes into the dough. Drizzle remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil over dough. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Cover again and let rise additional 15 minutes. Bake 30 to 35 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Cool slightly and slice into pieces.



  • Do not use active dry yeast.
  • This takes time to rise, so plan accordingly.
  • You can add garlic powder or fresh garlic to make garlic bread, or even turn this into pizza!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 2mg