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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!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bread, focaccia, olive oil, side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Rising Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 194kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $5


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 envelope (2 1/4 teaspoons) rapid rise or fast acting yeast NOT active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 2/3 cups very warm water between 120°-130°F
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 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.



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