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Easy Focaccia Bread Recipe - an easy side dish recipe

Easy Focaccia Bread Recipe

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish


It doesn’t get easier than this Easy Focaccia Bread Recipe! This bread can be done in under 2 hours, with very little hands on time, making it doable any night of the week!



  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • additional dried herbs, for sprinkling


Spray a 9×13” baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.  Drizzle 1 to 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil in the bottom of the dish.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the water, 3 tablespoons olive oil, salt, flour, yeast, garlic powder, dried parsley, basil, thyme, sage and dill.  Beat for 60 seconds.

Scoop the sticky batter into the prepared baking dish.  Cover with a clean kitchen towel and allow the dough to rise in a warm spot until it is puffy, about 60 minutes.

While the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 375ºF.

Gently poke the top of the dough with your finger to make indents.  Drizzle the top lightly with olive oil, and sprinkle with additional dried herbs, if desired.

Bake the bread until it is golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes.

Remove the bread from the oven and let it sit for 5 minutes before turning it out onto a rack.  Serve the bread warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Notes:

*the dried herb mixture can be substituted with 3 teaspoons of herbs of your choice.

adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe who adapted it from King Arthur flour


  • Calories: 159
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg