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Cheesy Onion Focaccia Recipe

Cheesy Onion Focaccia Recipe

this recipe makes a golden brown loaf with a pleasing onion flavor enhanced by garlic and Italian seasoning. With melted cheddar and Parmesan cheese on top, this bread tastes best when served warm.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + rising Bake: 15 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 3/4 cup water (70° to 80°)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 medium onions, sliced and quartered
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1. In bread machine pan, place the first six ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
  • 2. When the cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly greased 12-in. pizza pan; pat into a 10-in. circle. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute onions and garlic in butter for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Stir in the Italian seasoning; cook 1 minute longer.
  • 3. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make deep indentations 1 in. apart in dough. Top with onion mixture and cheeses. Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 174 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 309mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 23, 2008

"An easy recipe that makes any Italian meal complete!"

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