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Quick Focaccia Bread

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

8 servings

Green olives complement this quick focaccia recipe for an easy pizza-like bread. With very few ingredients, it’s still packed with flavor. Serve the focaccia as an appetizer or alongside pasta, soup or salad for a mouthwatering meal.—Ivy J Laffoon, Ceres, California
Quick Focaccia Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1/2 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1/2 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  1. On an ungreased baking sheet, pat dough into a 12x6-in. rectangle. Build up edges slightly. Top with olives, cheeses and Italian seasoning; press gently into dough. Drizzle with oil.
  2. Bake at 350° until cheese is melted and golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.

Quick Focaccia Bread Tips

What's the best frozen bread dough to use for quick focaccia?

There are a lot of frozen bread doughs that work for a quick focaccia bread recipe, so choose any bread dough you like. Rhodes is a popular brand, but many others are available. Stock up so you can try some of these other frozen bread dough recipes.

What other toppings can I add to this focaccia?

Try Rosemary Focaccia—it’s a classic! Or borrow flavor combos from your favorite appetizers. Crumbled blue cheese and cooked bacon sprinkled on midway through baking is delicious. Pepperoni and provolone cheese or tomato and basil are other topping combinations that go great on focaccia.

What goes well with focaccia?

To serve alongside your focaccia, try one of these classic Italian soups for the ultimate pairing! After all, soup and bread are a great comfort-food duo.

Research contributed by Christine Rukavena, Taste of Home Book Editor.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 249 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 623mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.

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