This no-knead focaccia doesn’t require homemade dough, all you need is store-bought frozen Rhodes dinner rolls for any easy focaccia hack!
What is Focaccia Bread
Focaccia (pronounced fo-kah-cha) is a flat bread similar to pizza dough that you can make either sweet or savory. It originates in the providence of Liguria in Italy. Liguria is the best known region for their classic focaccia, which is called “classica” in Genoa. Typically it is flattened to about 1/2 to 1 inch thick, with indentations throughout the whole surface. Focaccia bread has a lot of herbs and olive oil with cheese and other toppings as a garnish.
How To Make Focaccia
Like any other bread, focaccia is simply with water, flour, yeast, and oil. First, you let the dough rise for several hours, and sometimes overnight. Second, stretch the dough into a large rectangular shape in a greased baking dish with olive oil. Lastly, the fun part of making focaccia, which is drizzling olive oil on top of the dough and creating indentations with your fingers. Sprinkle the top with your favorite herbs and salt.
How to Keep Focaccia Fresh
Since this bread has tomatoes, olives and cheese, we recommend consuming it the same day. If you end up having leftovers (if that’s possible!) store in an air tight container or bag in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. We like to reheat in the oven or
Why we LOVE this focaccia hack
As you read, focaccia definitely requires a few steps, that’s why we love using frozen dinner rolls. Start of by thawing the bread in a greased 13×9 baking dish, once the bread rises (about 4-5 hours), comes the fun part! Add olive oil, make the indentations and top with tomatoes, olives, herbs, fresh basil and fresh mozzarella cheese. The beauty of this recipe, is not having to wait overnight for this bread, no kneading, and no need to keep using multiple dishes. Moreover, it’s made in one baking dish, you can’t beat that!
No Knead Focaccia Bread Art
- 14-16 frozen Rhodes dinner rolls
- 8 oz cherry tomatoes (quartered)
- 4 oz pitted and sliced kalamata olives
- 4 oz fresh mozzarella cheese pearls/balls
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- 2 tsp oregano
- 1 tbsp black sesame seeds
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- In a large buttered 13×9 baking dish arrange 14-16 frozen dinner rolls, leaving approximately 1/2 inch space between each roll. Lightly brush each frozen roll with a little bit of olive oil. Cover with saran wrap and light rise for 4-6 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Once the bread has risen to double remove the saran wrap.
- Now comes the fun part of making focaccia, drizzle with olive oil on top of the dough and creating indentations with your fingers.
- Top the bread with tomatoes, olives, fresh basil, and herbs. Give it a little sprinkle of salt and pepper to the top. Get creative and make a pretty design with the toppings!
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until bread is golden brown. Careful not to overbake! Serve warm.
Other recipes using Rhodes Frozen Dinner Rolls
Spinach and Artichoke Bread Ring
Spinach and Artichoke Bread Boats
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Oh Nevermind! found the dish on here… thanks
Can you tell me where to purchase that beautiful white ceramic bakeware that the focaccia is baked in? I can’t find it anywhere!
I have made a number of times and it’s easy and a winner
It’s so good😍 I literally ate the whole tray. I did have to copy it a bit longer, with some foil on top.
The Rhodes frozen dinner rolls I’m recipe are they the regular frosted dinner rolls or the Rhodes yeast frozen dinner rolls
They are just the regular (Thaw, rise, and bake) frozen dinner rolls. NOT the bake-n-serv!
I think the problem people are having with it taking longer to cook is that a casserole type baking dish is not the best choice. A baking dish will overcook the top, and leave the middle/bottom doughy. You really should use a rimmed baking sheet, so the bottom can cook quicker… Like traditional focaccia bread. You can also bake the crust for 5 minutes before adding more olive oil and the toppings.
I’ve made this a few times and its so delicious! I always need to bake it longer otherwise the middle is really doughy. Do you know why this is happening? Should I raise the temp?
Yes, try baking it longer. If the outside starts to brown too much, covered it with aluminum foil.
I made this to go with an Italian-themed Christmas Eve dinner and it turned out so well! I made a holly design with tomatoes and basil leaves and added the dried oregano, mozzarella pearls and black sesame seeds per your example. Such a great idea and there are endless possibilities with this one! Thank you!
Mine is in the oven now to go with leftovers- can’t wait to try it and I’ll let you know how it goes!
Thank you for thus wonderful recipe!! So easy and delicious!
Super easy and very tasty! It was a big hit. I did have too cook it a bit longer than instructed in the recipe but I may have just added too many toppings. Either way will definitely be making this again!
Cannot wait to try this – you need to make a correction, however…Liguria is a province in Italy, not a city. There is no such thing as the city of Liguria
What would you recommend serving alongside this? Can’t wait to try it!
You can serve this with our Bruschetta Baked Chicken!
So easy and beyond delicious . It’s was gone in 5 min. Everyone came back for more. Should have made 2 or 3 pans.
YES! Our batch was gone in no time too and had to make another the next day! So glad you guys liked it!