Focaccia Bread Squares

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.


2 dozen

Updated: Oct. 12, 2022
Looking for an alternative to garlic bread? Try this golden focaccia bread that's a big hit at our house. The dough is easy to whip up in the bread machine, then season with rosemary, garlic salt and Parmesan cheese. I serve it warm whenever we're having spaghetti or another Italian dish. -Kay King, Dyersville, Iowa


  • 3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons water (70° to 80°)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt


  1. In bread machine pan, place the first seven 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 cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes. Knead for 1 minute. Press into a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Press dough 1/4 in. up the sides of pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 20-30 minutes or until sightly risen.
  3. With a wooden spoon handle, make indentations at 1-in. intervals. Brush dough with oil; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, rosemary and garlic salt. Bake at 400° for 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly. Cut into squares; serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 85 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 215mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.