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Quick Focaccia Bread

 Quick Focaccia Bread
Green olives compliment this cheesy, pizza-like bread from Ivy Laffoon of Ceres, California. With very few ingredients, it’s packed with flavor. Serve it as an appetizer or alongside pasta, soup or salad for a mouthwatering meal.—Ivy J Laffoon, Ceres, California
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

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

  • On an ungreased baking sheet, pat dough into a 12-in. x 6-in.
  • rectangle. Build up edges slightly. Top with olives, cheeses and
  • Italian seasoning; press gently into dough. Drizzle with oil.
  • Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and
  • golden brown. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Yield: 8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 249 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 623 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.