Rosemary Focaccia Bread

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This delicious Rosemary Focaccia Bread recipe is easy to make, and tastes so rich and wonderful with the addition of fresh rosemary, olive oil and flaked sea salt.

My all-time FAVORITE recipe for homemade focaccia bread. It's easy to make, and so delicious with all of that extra rosemary, olive oil and sea salt. |

A few years ago, our Kansas City tribe lost one of our best — our Cammie — to the Wild Wild West (of Denver, obvs ?) where she went to go live with her love.  It was a wild and wonderful move, and we’re all thankful that it worked out for the best, but we still miss her around here like crazy.

BUT.  I’ve gotta say that — more than anyone else I know — Cammie more than makes up for her absence by being the freaking best organizer of our old friends every time she makes a regular visit to town.  Seriously, I feel like the girl organizes more happy hours than any of our friends, and she doesn’t even live here anymore!  ?   But what’s even better is that she organizes get-togethers at people’s houses.  So about a week before her arrival, we can always count on a text from Cammie announcing that she’s in need of a house.  And then sure enough, she always follows through and does all of the legwork rallying everyone together and planning a meal, and then — voila — an awesome time together with always ensues.

(Oh, and bonus — Cammie is probably my friend who loves ALDI even more than I do.  So I can always count on her to show up with a grocery bag full of new finds that we can oooh and ahhhh and “omg-I-love-that-cheese-too!” together.)

This past Friday night, I ended up being the lucky hostess of a last-minute happy hour that Cammie pulled together when she decided to come to town at the last minute.  I was feeling pooped after a long work week that afternoon, trying to rally for the evening ahead.  But the second that all of our girlfriends started showing up, and the hugs and hellos were passed around, and the wine glasses started being filled, and we all filled up our plates with warm Italian lentil soup and Caesar salad and and freshly-baked focaccia bread, and relaxed back into our chairs around the table — I couldn’t have been happier.  I love these friends of mine so much.  And oh my gosh, I was reminded how I love our conversations about everything from good wines to magic realism to Mahershala Ali to Facebook ads for creepy earthquake beds (seriously, YouTube them) to Barcelona to skincare to Jeff Sessions and more so much.  And oh my gosh, I laugh with them until my cheeks hurt so much.

So much love for this crew.  ?

Anyway, suffice it to say, it was yet another memorable night thanks to our fearless organizer.  And it also ended up being a fantastic meal, thanks to this ultra-easy soup recipe, my favorite Costco kale salad, tons of delicious ALDI cheese and crackers, and this ultra-comforting rosemary focaccia bread recipe, which I can’t seem to stop making lately.

Fresh rosemary is the starring ingredient in this delicious focaccia recipe! |

Like, seriously.  I made this bread three times last week, and still loved every last bite of it.  ?

I mean, let’s be real, I forever and always love just about any bread that is served warm and fresh right out of the oven.  But there’s something extra magical about warm, comforting, decadent focaccia bread.  Especially this recipe, which is kicked up a major notch with lots of fresh rosemary, extra drizzles of olive oil, and a generous sprinkle of flaked sea salt.  Oh my heavens, it seriously is all of my bread dreams come true.

And the best part?

It’s so easy to make!

The dough for this focaccia bread recipe is easy to make, and tastes so delicious when baked up to golden perfection. |

Just whip up a simple batch of dough.  (Trust me, even if you’re new to working with yeast, the instructions below will walk you through each and every step.  You’ve got this!)  Then once it has risen, and then proofed, and then been rolled out onto a baking sheet…

Seriously the BEST recipe for homemade focaccia! It's sprinkled with lots of fresh rosemary and sea salt, drizzled with yummy olive oil, and baked to golden perfection. |

…use your fingers to poke the heck out of the dough (which creates yummy little pockets for the olive oil to pool, and also prevents your dough from rising too high while baking).  Then drizzle lots of olive oil on top, and sprinkle the dough with fresh rosemary leaves and flaked sea salt.  Bake it for about 20 minutes, or until everything’s nice and golden.

This delicious Rosemary Focaccia Bread is perfect for any good Italian dinner! |

Then give it onnnnnne more healthy drizzle of olive oil, for good measure.  Slice it up…serve…

Seriously the BEST focaccia bread recipe I have ever tried! And it's incredibly easy to make. |

…and enjoy.

Seriously, I haven’t had this many requests from friends (and from Barclay) for a recipe to show up on the blog in awhile.  So without further ado, here it is!  Hope that you enjoy it as much as we did, and hope that you can share it with some of your favorite people too.  ?


Rosemary Focaccia Bread

  • Prep Time: 75 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 95 minutes
  • Yield: 8 -12 servings 1x


This Rosemary Focaccia Bread recipe is ultra-comforting and delicious, and kicked up a notch with the addition of lots of fresh rosemary and flaked sea salt.



  • 1 1/3 cup warm water (about 110°F*)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar or honey
  • 1 (0.25 ounce) package active-dry yeast
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 2 teaspoonflaked sea salt
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • flaked sea salt


  1. Add warm water (*about 110°F, which you can measure with a thermometer if you want to be sure it’s the right temp) and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer with the dough attachment, and stir to combine.  Sprinkle the yeast on top of the water.  Give the yeast a quick stir to mix it in with the water.  Then let it sit for 5-10 minute until the yeast is foamy.
  2. Turn the mixer onto low speed, and add gradually flour, olive oil and salt.  Increase speed to medium-low, and continue mixing the dough for 5 minutes.  (If the dough is too sticky and isn’t pulling away from the sides of the bowl, add in an extra 1/4 cup flour while it is mixing.)
  3. Remove dough from the mixing bowl, and use your hands to shape it into a ball.  Grease the mixing bowl (or a separate bowl) with olive oil or cooking spray, then place the dough ball back in the bowl and cover it with a damp towel.  Place in a warm location (I set mine by the window) and let it rise for 45-60 minutes, or until the dough has nearly doubled in size.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°F.  Turn the dough onto a floured surface, and roll it out into a large circle or rectangle until that the dough is about 1/2-inch thick*.  Cover the dough with a greased piece of plastic wrap, and let the dough continue to rise for another 20 minutes.
  5. Remove the plastic wrap, and transfer the dough to a large baking sheet.  Use your fingers to poke deep dents (seriously, poke all the way down to the baking sheet!) all over the surface of the dough.  Then drizzle a tablespoon or two of olive oil evenly all over the top of the dough, and sprinkle evenly with the fresh rosemary needles and sea salt.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the dough is slightly golden and cooked through.  Remove from the oven, and drizzle with a little more olive oil if desired.
  7. Slice, and serve warm.


*Different people have different preferences on the thickness of their focaccia.  I err on liking a thicker bread, so if you want yours thinner, just roll it out a little more.  It will rise up considerably while baking.  :)

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171 comments on “Rosemary Focaccia Bread”

  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious. There’s nothing more I can say. The guideways perfect and the whole family loved it.

  2. 5 stars
    This is by far the BEST focaccia recipe I’ve made… and I’ve tried several. My husband and daughter go nuts for this! Thanks for making me look like a pro in the kitchen 😘

  3. 5 stars
    This bread is sooooooooo delicious and soooooooo easy to make!! Seriously. I never make bread. I’m a better than average cook, but I never bake bread. This recipe is beyond simple – the KitchenAid does most of the work. And, I’ve made it soooooooo many times now. Make a loaf and it’s gone – people cannot stop eating it and/or raving about it. It is a HIT!!!!

  4. 5 stars
    This was the best bread recipe I have ever made.

  5. 5 stars
    Excellent!! I have been wanting to try to make it since we returned from Italy and this recipe did not disappoint. Thank you!!

  6. 5 stars
    Super delicious, easy to make and always a hit with whoever we share it with!

  7. 5 stars
    Best focaccia recipe! I made it for an appetizer to our bbq last night – gone in seconds. The dough is absolutely perfect.I didn’t alter the recipe at all.

  8. 5 stars
    Best bread I’ve made, thank you so much for this recipe .!! Made it in my 10 inch cast iron skillet. Delish!! will make this again and again…

  9. 5 stars
    This is an excellent recipe! I made a double batch last week to take to two separate meetings, and both groups gave rave reviews. Someone even asked for the recipe, so I sent them this link! Thank you for the recipe! I think a high quality olive oil makes a big delicious impact on the taste of the bread.

  10. 5 stars
    2nd time I’m making this in a week, it’s that good! Used bread flour rather than all purpose but not sure if that makes a difference. Make this bread. You won’t be disappointed!

    • Oh my gosh this bread is amazing! Other than banana bread, this is my first ever bread attempt! It was so easy and came together exactly as the recipe stated. Will definitely make this again!

  11. 5 stars
    I made Fucaccia Bread for the first time last week and after searching out many recipes on line I choose this recipe to make. I must say this recipe was very simple and easy to follow . The fucaccia bread turned out amazing. I would recommend this recipe . It was delicious and I will make this recipe again.

  12. 5 stars
    Every. Single. Recipe…I have tried of yours has been AH-MA-ZING
    I just harvested my rosemary and was about to dehydrate it all when I saw this…
    Will make today! Looking forward to the flavors

  13. 5 stars
    Just made this. Awesome! Best focaccia recipe I have found.

  14. 5 stars
    I had to make bread for my Nutrition class (clever of the Professor), and had a craving for focaccia. This was perfect! Easy to make the night before, made my home smell like heaven, and when I turned it in for class, everyone went back to it for seconds. The recipe was large enough for me to bring home leftovers, so my fiancé and I paired it with an Italian meal and wine. Truly perfect and I can’t wait to make again, thank you!

  15. 5 stars
    Very good and very easy recipe! I have found that I prefer the taste with a little extra salt added in to the dough. I do 2 very heaping teaspoons. I also add parmesan cheese and rosemary to the dough during the initial mixing and also on top before it goes in to bake. It’s so tender and perfect! Thanks for a great recipe!

  16. 5 stars
    This is the best bread recipe I’ve ever made. Thank you so much for sharing this!

  17. I love this recipe! I’ve made it at least half a dozen times and it turns out great every time. I recently stated using it as a pizza crust – bake it almost all the way done, take it out of the oven and put pizza toppings on, then return to the oven for another five minutes or so. SO GOOD!!

  18. Just outstanding. I have been disappointed in focacchia recipes many times, but this was just what I was searching for- thick, soft, crunchy crust. . I’m making it for the Thanksgiving breadbasket.

  19. I should mention I followed the directions , but mixed it in my bread machine rather than a stand mixer- then shaped it and baked as directed.

  20. Yum! Made this this morning. The amounts were perfect. Make sure you have a good olive oil, otherwise it won’t taste right!

  21. Wow! Fantastic recipe…I’m brand new to baking bread and this turned out perfectly for me!

  22. I have attempted many recipes for focaccia, and this one is by far the best. 10/10 delicious

  23. Thank you

  24. Okay, I’m just throwing out all my other Focaccia recipes… My husband went wild over the taste and texture. Perfect!!

  25. This was the best focaccia I’ve ever made! Outstanding recipe.

  26. Made this last night! This was so easy and yum. My dents however weren’t so prominent after the bread was ready.. will poke it more the next time :P
    Have made bread only once before many years ago. Had been looking for a fail safe and easy one.. and this seemed just about right. Thanks so much for the recipe. And keep them coming!