Appetizers & Side Dishes

Easy Cheese Focaccia

Prep Time: 45 min  |  Cook Time: 22 min  |  Servings: 22 apps  |  Calories: 127
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Easy Cheese Focaccia
Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
22 min
22 apps

Make this bread from scratch using our foolproof recipe that uses only the finest of ingredients and guarantees that perfectly authentic taste you crave. The secret? Olive oil, crumbled bacon, rosemary and just the right amount of Sargento® Shredded Colby-Jack Cheese - Fine Cut to give our focaccia bread a rich, tasty texture.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 pkg. fast-acting dry yeast
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper, divided
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Colby-Jack Cheese - Fine Cut
  • 4 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary
  1. Combine flours, yeast, sugar, salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in large bowl. Stir in hot water and 2 tablespoons oil, forming a soft dough. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
  2. Grease large baking sheet. With flour-covered hands, press dough into 14x12-inch flat oval on baking sheet.
  3. Combine Colby-Jack cheese, bacon, egg, rosemary and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Spoon evenly over dough.
  4. Bake in preheated 400°F oven 20 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cut crosswise into 8 slices; cut each slice into 3-inch pieces. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Serving Size 22 apps

Calories 127

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 6.20g 9%
Sat. Fat 2.70g 14%
Mono Unsat. Fat 2.70g
Poly Unsat. Fat 0.50g
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 197mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 4RE
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 73mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%