Focaccia with Rosemary & Olives

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a simple and basic Focaccia recipe. Focaccia is an Italian flat bread which is used as a side to many meals, as a base for pizza or as sandwich bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Place dough in a bowl.
  3. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil and minced rosemary.
  4. Season with salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
  5. Knead dough until all ingredients are combined.
  6. Roll dough out on to a lightly floured baking sheet and press dough into 12x9" rectangle. Rub 1 Tbsp olive oil over the dough.
  7. Press fingers firmly into the dough in various places to relieve bubbling on the surface of the bread (Large bubbles may ruin Focaccia).
  8. Sprinkle 1/2 C Parmesan over; press gently into dough.
  9. Bake until bread is almost cooked through and cheese begins to brown, about 12 minutes.
  10. Arrange olives, tomatoes and garlic atop bread.
  11. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan over bread.
  12. Drizzle remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil over.
  13. Top with rosemary sprigs.
  14. Continue baking until cheese melts and bread is cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  15. Cut into squares or wedges and serve.


Most Helpful

This was a nice and simple bread to make for quick dinner. Loved it with my pasta and meatballs. Nice switch up from garlic bread. I love cheese and next time I would only add a little more.

- Momma Loon May 17, 2005

This is such a cool idea. Making this gave me many ideas for different kinds of foccacia to make like this. The only thing that I did differently was to omit the olives as I am not a fan of them.

Mysterygirl April 24, 2005

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