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Tomato-Herb Focaccia

With its medley of herbs and tomatoes, this rustic bread will liven up any occasion, whether it’s a family dinner or a game-day get-together. It never lasts long! —Janet Miller, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon each dried oregano, thyme and rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 to 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add 1 tablespoon oil, salt, sugar, garlic powder, herbs, pepper and 1-1/2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Shape into a 13-in. x 9-in. rectangle; place on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. With fingertips, make several dimples over top of dough.
  • Brush dough with remaining oil; arrange tomatoes over the top. Sprinkle with cheeses. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled focaccia squares in freezer containers, separating layers with waxed paper. To use, reheat squares on a baking sheet in a preheated 400° oven until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 112 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 320mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
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  • Isabelle
    Aug 18, 2020

    I used this recipe, and simply made it with homemade pasta with garlic and lemon, as a side dish with salmon. It was delicious, flavorful, and very easy to make. I didn't use a mixer, rather I just used an old wooden spoon and a bowl, and it worked just as well so if you don't have a mixer don't worry about it!

  • klabelle9
    May 1, 2020

    Amazing recipe, most definitely a new household favorite! I used a KitchenAid mixer to mix and knead the dough and it turned out fantastic.

  • justmbeth
    Jul 19, 2019

    I first made this several years ago and I loving making it when tomatoes from the garden are in season.

  • DWare5883
    Dec 13, 2015

    Very good recipe. Good with a little marinara sauce to dip it in.

  • robisonh
    Mar 27, 2013

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  • aliciadberes
    Jan 16, 2013

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  • kejrmom
    Mar 26, 2012

    I have made this numerous times and each time everyone has loved it. I have even added red onions, spinach, sliced tomatoes and feta cheese for a different variety. Great recipe.

  • BhRrR
    Dec 9, 2011

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  • jenaboo17
    Aug 7, 2011

    This recipe is wonderful! I make it all the time for my husband and he eats almost the entire thing himself. It does take a little extra time to make but its so worth it!!! Its one of my all time favorites!

  • kelsluvstocook
    Jul 5, 2011

    Love this recipe! Turns out great everytime. Also, different cheeses and minced garlic can be added before baking for garlic lovers.