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Quick + Easy Focaccia

  • Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes


This shortcut focaccia uses premade pizza dough and comes together in under half an hour, give or take a little bit of rising time. The result is crispy, salty, chewy focaccia with hardly any effort. 


  • 1 pound prepared pizza dough, risen once (either on the counter for a few hours or in the fridge for a day or two)
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons coarse or flaky salt (1 teaspoon if table salt)
  • fresh herbs, optional, for sprinkling


  1. Pour about a half cup of the oil into the bottom of a rimmed baking sheet, 10x13 or so (I used a quarter sheet pan). Roll the dough around in the oil, and stretch it until it nearly fits the baking sheet.
  2. Place the flattened dough in the center of the baking sheet and drizzle the rest of the oil on top. Sprinkle salt over the entire surface of the dough.
  3. Place the focaccia in a warm place to rise for about 2 hours or until doubled in size and spread to the edges of the sheet pan. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425F.
  4. When the dough has risen, bake the focaccia for 15-20 minutes until puffy and browned on top. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes, then remove carefully from the baking sheet and slice as desired.
  5. Serve warm with extra salt, oil and balsamic for dipping, or on the side of your favorite soup. Enjoy!


I sometimes buy pizza dough and let it hang out in the fridge for a few days (in the package it comes in). It'll cold rise during this time, and I then make the focaccia without the rising time and it turns out perfectly puffy every time!

  • Prep Time: 3 hours
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes

Keywords: bread, italian, focaccia, easy, shortcut