Save on Pinterest

Tomato-Herb Focaccia

With its medley of herbs and tomatoes, this rustic bread will liven up any occasion, whether it’s a family dinner or a game-day get-together. It never lasts long! —Janet Miller, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon each dried oregano, thyme and rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 to 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add 1 tablespoon oil, salt, sugar, garlic powder, herbs, pepper and 1-1/2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Shape into a 13-in. x 9-in. rectangle; place on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. With fingertips, make several dimples over top of dough.
  • Brush dough with remaining oil; arrange tomatoes over the top. Sprinkle with cheeses. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled focaccia squares in freezer containers, separating layers with waxed paper. To use, reheat squares on a baking sheet in a preheated 400° oven until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 112 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 320mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links.

Recommended Video

Reviews

Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • Isabelle
    Aug 18, 2020

    I used this recipe, and simply made it with homemade pasta with garlic and lemon, as a side dish with salmon. It was delicious, flavorful, and very easy to make. I didn't use a mixer, rather I just used an old wooden spoon and a bowl, and it worked just as well so if you don't have a mixer don't worry about it!

  • klabelle9
    May 1, 2020

    Amazing recipe, most definitely a new household favorite! I used a KitchenAid mixer to mix and knead the dough and it turned out fantastic.

  • justmbeth
    Jul 19, 2019

    I first made this several years ago and I loving making it when tomatoes from the garden are in season.

  • DWare5883
    Dec 13, 2015

    Very good recipe. Good with a little marinara sauce to dip it in.

  • robisonh
    Mar 27, 2013

    No comment left

  • aliciadberes
    Jan 16, 2013

    No comment left

  • kejrmom
    Mar 26, 2012

    I have made this numerous times and each time everyone has loved it. I have even added red onions, spinach, sliced tomatoes and feta cheese for a different variety. Great recipe.

  • BhRrR
    Dec 9, 2011

    No comment left

  • jenaboo17
    Aug 7, 2011

    This recipe is wonderful! I make it all the time for my husband and he eats almost the entire thing himself. It does take a little extra time to make but its so worth it!!! Its one of my all time favorites!

  • kelsluvstocook
    Jul 5, 2011

    Love this recipe! Turns out great everytime. Also, different cheeses and minced garlic can be added before baking for garlic lovers.