Garlic Onion Focaccia

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.


12 servings

Updated: Sep. 23, 2022
I use my bread machine to prepare the dough for this savory Italian flat bread. It's a great addition to any meal. At times, I make it for myself as a main-dish "pizza". -Cindy Cameron Omaha, Nebraska


  • 1 cup water (70° to 80°)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a bread machine pan, place the first six ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1-2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
  2. When cycle is completed, turn dough onto floured surface. Roll into 12-in. circle. Transfer to a 14-in. pizza pan coated with cooking spray. Cover; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  3. In a large skillet, cook onions and garlic in butter over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until onions are golden brown, stirring frequently.
  4. With the end of a wooden spoon handle, make indentations in dough at 1-in. intervals. Top with onion mixture and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack. Cut into wedges and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 186 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 270mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate, 1g fiber), 7g protein.