Bacon Focaccia

Course: Appetizer: Focaccia
Author: Pantry Garden Herbs


  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 cups flour or more if needed
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pkg bacon cooked and crumbled
  • ½ of a red or yellow onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley chopped
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • Fresh ground pepper


  • To prepare dough, combine yeast, 1 teaspoon sugar, and warm water in bowl.
  • Let it sit until it becomes foamy.
  • Stir in olive oil, sale, and enough flour to form a smooth, elastic dough.
  • Let rise until double in size.
  • Punch down the dough and roll out on an oiled pizza pan.
  • Let sit while over warms to 450 degrees.
  • Bake until slightly browned on top, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, brush with oil, and top with bacon, onion, parsley, fresh ground pepper, and cheese.
  • Slip the focaccia off the pan directly on the oven rack so the bottom crust can brown.
  • Bake until cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven by sliding baking sheet under it.
  • Slice into 3″ squares.