Easy Rosemary Garlic Focaccia Bread Recipe Will Turn You Into an Italian Chef by 30Seconds Food

Easy Rosemary Garlic Focaccia Bread Recipe Will Turn You Into an Italian Chef

Focaccia is a flat Italian bread that's often served as a side dish or used to make sandwiches. This focaccia bread recipe is full of herbs and garlic – and is surprisingly easy to make. 

Here's your shopping list for this rosemary garlic focaccia bread: olive oil, fresh garlic, fresh rosemary, fresh thyme, active dry yeast, granulated sugar, flour, sea salt and crushed red pepper flakes. The crushed red pepper flakes are optional, but add a touch of heat to the bread. You could omit the thyme and just use rosemary, or vice versa. Or use your favorite fresh herbs. 

Serve this Italian bread as a side dish with dinner or cut a piece for a snack. Store the leftover bread in an airtight container on the counter for up to one week. 

Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours and 5 minutes
Servings: 12+


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced fine
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 packet active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Add the olive oil, garlic, thyme, rosemary and a few cracks of freshly ground black pepper to a skillet. Cook on low heat until herbs let off their fragrance, about 5 minutes. Do not let the garlic brown. Pour into a bowl and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the yeast, warm water and sugar. Stir and allow to sit for 5 minutes. 
  3. Add 1 cup of flour along with 1/4 cup of the garlic-herb oil. When just moist, allow the dough to sit for another 5 minutes. 
  4. Add in the rest of the flour and salt. Mix until it forms a dough.
  5. Put the dough onto a floured work surface. Knead the dough about 15 times. Put the dough into an oiled bowl and cover with a kitchen towel. Let the dough rise for 1 hour. 
  6. To bake the bread, oil a 13x9-inch high-rimmed baking pan with about 2 tablespoons of the garlic-herb oil. Put the dough onto the baking sheet and press into the pan, using your fingertips to create small indentions in the dough. 
  7. Pour about 2 tablespoons of the remaining garlic-herb oil on the top of the dough. Let the dough rise for 15-20 minutes.
  8. Bake in a preheated 450-degree F oven for about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes, if desired.

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Elisa Schmitz
OMGoodness, this looks amazing. What a treat! #yum
I want to eat a pan of this right now, mmm.
Love focaccia bread! 😋

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