Prepared in just 10 minutes, this Easy Focaccia Recipe with Tomatoes requires no kneading and minimal prep work but tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen. Baked in less than 30 minutes it’s a hands-off tomato focaccia recipe perfect for an afternoon snack, pre-dinner appetizer, and more!
Why You’ll Love This Easy Focaccia Recipe
We’re obsessed with focaccia bread! Easy to make, super versatile, and totally delicious, there’s nothing it doesn’t go with. However, this easy tomato focaccia is one of our all-time favorite variations! Here are just a few reasons why:
- It requires no kneading and super minimal prep work.
- Quick to make, it bakes in just 30 minutes and leaves your home smelling amazing.
- Great for
meal prep, it stays fresh for days.
- From soups, to stews, and more, there’s nothing it can’t be served with!
What Is Focaccia?
Pronounced fo-kah-cha, focaccia is a type of Italian flatbread that’s made with similar ingredients as pizza dough and served in both sweet and savory variations. Believed to have originated in the Liguira providence of Italy, focaccia is typically flatted down to roughly ½-1 inch thick and contains indentations all throughout the surface. Made with a base of olive oil, herbs, and cheese, the flatbread is believed to have been a precursor for modern-day pizza but is still enjoyed throughout the world.
Is Focaccia the Same as Pizza Dough?
Although similar focaccia and pizza dough are not quite the same things. The primary difference between the two is the amount of yeast that is added to the dough. For instance, focaccia contains much more yeast than pizza dough which yields a lighter, fluffier texture. Meanwhile, pizza dough contains less yeast, meaning it does not rise as much as resembles something closer to leavened bread.
Ingredients You’ll Need
This easy focaccia recipe comes together with a secret ingredient to make it the fastest, simplest tomato focaccia you’ll ever make! Here’s everything you’ll need:
- Dinner Rolls – Our secret weapon, dinner rolls eliminate the need to create, roll, or knead focaccia dough! We like Rhodes dinner rolls best, but any similar bread rolls will work.
- Cherry Tomatoes – We like to use cherry tomatoes because their small size makes them easy to slice and lends a sweeter flavor than other varieties.
- Oregano – A dash of oregano creates a pizza-like taste you’ll love!
- Salt – Use as much or as little as you’d like to enhance the rest of the ingredients.
- Feta Cheese – The final ingredient in the easy focaccia recipe, feta cheese adds a salty, savory flavor and creamy texture that makes the dish out-of-this-world.
How to Make this Easy Focaccia Recipe with Tomatoes
This easy focaccia is our go-to recipe when we need to whip up dinner in a pinch!
- Prepare the Rolls. Arrange the rolls in a large greased 13×18 sheet pan, leaving roughly ½ inch of empty space between each roll. Brush each roll lightly with olive oil or cooking spray. Cover the rolls with saran wrap, and let the rolls rise for 4-6 hours.
- Add the toppings. Create indentations in the dough with the tips of your fingers. Top the bread with the tomatoes, oregano, salt, and feta.
- Bake and Serve. Place the dish in the oven until the bread is golden brown, keeping a close eye on it so it doesn’t burn. Slice the tomato focaccia into pieces, serve warm, and enjoy!
Feel free to eat this tomato focaccia all on its own. It’s that good! However, if you want to turn it into a meal, try our favorite serving suggestions below!
- Use it as bread for a sandwich.
- Serve it alongside your favorite soup like Minestrone Soup or Roasted Tomato Soup.
- Pair it with your favorite pasta including Pasta Puttanesca and One Pot Pizza Pasta.
- Place it in a bread basket as an appetizer for meals like Baked Feta Salmon, Marry Me Chicken, and Shrimp Bake in Tomato Sauce!
How to Store
This easy focaccia recipe is best served right away while it’s still warm. However, on the unlikely chance that you have leftovers, they can be wrapped in plastic wrap or transferred to an airtight container. Kept at room temperature it will stay fresh for up to 2-3 days.
Or, for a longer-lasting option, slice your focaccia into individual squares, and flash freeze them. To do so, place the pieces on a baking sheet, and place them in the freezer for up to 2 hours. Once the bread is hard and frozen, wrap the pieces in plastic wrap, and keep them frozen for up to 1 month.
More Focaccia and Bread Recipes
If you love carbs as much as we do, you won’t want to miss out on these recipes!
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- No Knead Cheesy Focaccia Bread
- Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe
- Olive Cheese Bread
Easy Focaccia Recipe with Tomatoes
- 36 Rhodes dinner rolls (let rise according to package)
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes (sliced)
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- Salt to taste
- 1 cup feta cheese crumbles
- In a large buttered 13×18 sheet pan, arrange the dinner rolls, leaving approximately ½ inch space between each roll. Brush each roll lightly with olive oil. or cooking spray. Cover the dish with saran wrap, and set the rolls aside for 4-6 hours (or according to the package instructions).
- Preheat the oven to 350° F.
- Using fingertips, press indentations into the top of the dough.
- Sprinkle the tomatoes, oregano, salt, and feta cheese on top.
- Bake for 23-25 minutes or just until the bread is golden brown, keeping a close eye on it so as not to burn.
- Serve warm, and enjoy!
So easy and it made the whole house smell delicious!!
Right? Love the smell!