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Herbed Parmesan Onion Focaccia

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.


1 loaf (1-1/2 pounds, 16 slices)

This bread is so full of flavor that spreading butter on it is not necessary. I always hear yums, oohs and aahs when guests take their first bite. It's best served warm, and the next day makes the best toast you've ever had!
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  • 1 cup water (70° to 80°)
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. In bread machine pan, place the first 11 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 greased baking sheet and punch down (dough will be sticky). With lightly oiled hands, pat dough into a 9-in. circle. Brush with oil; sprinkle with the cheese, parsley, salt and pepper. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  3. Bake at 400° for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into wedges; serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 100 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 262mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Diane
    Mar 19, 2019

    Made this for dinner tonight. Although we probably could have cut it into the suggested 16 pieces, I only cut it into 8 wedges, and I didn't regret it. Substituted about 1 tablespoon dried onion (which I rehydrated) and used Italian seasoning for the basil and parsley (which I thought I had before starting the recipe). I also added about 1 tablespoon more parmesan than suggested, because I love that cheesy goodness.

  • PaulaZaitz
    Mar 9, 2013

    Easy and awesome!!

  • Laura.Farnell
    Sep 30, 2010

    This bread had a wonderful flavor, but didn't seem to rise very well for me. I wasn't able to be at home when the bread machine was mixing, so maybe it needs more water? I liked the flavor well enough to give this recipe another shot. I substituted 1 and 1/4 T. of dried minced onion and used 1 t. of garlic powder and NO dill weed (not a fan).

  • RachelE
    Aug 10, 2010

    This is wonderful. I use 1/2 tsp dried onion powder instead of the onion. My family fights over who gets the most of this bread. Wonderful texture and flavor. I am tempet to make 2 since we go through it so fast.

  • Sprowl
    Mar 20, 2010

    I made this bread without use of bread machine. It's yummy! We had it with Tomato Basil Bisque Soup, also excellent, (TOH-Jun-07)I try bread machine recipes the regular way first and then make them in a bread machine at out mountain cabin. At 6000 ft, I can't get bread to rise except in the bread machine.

  • jenniferfri
    Dec 11, 2008

    Just made this for the first time and shared it at work. It was quite a hit! A very tasty, savory bread.

  • His4life
    Jan 28, 2008

    I've made this recipe, and it is now a family favorite! Thank you for sharing it!

  • mindyprice
    Aug 6, 2007

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