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Onion Focaccia Bread

Onion Focaccia Bread is focaccia bread that is topped and baked with caramelized onions and white cheddar cheese for a delicious appetizer.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Onion Focaccia Bread
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 235 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke--iamhomesteader.com



  • 1 cup warm water, 110°F-115°F
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • cups all-purpose flour


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 large yellow onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded



  1. In a large bowl, combine yeast, water, and sugar. Stir and let it rest for 5 minutes.

  2. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, and half the salt.

  3. Pour half the oil mixture into the yeast mixture. Set the remaining oil mixture aside.

  4. Add flour to the oil and yeast mixture and stir to combine.

  5. Add dough to a greased bowl and cover with a tea towel. Let it rest for 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size. While the bread is rising, prepare the caramelized onion topping.


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, add the oil and butter. When hot, add the onions and sugar. Cook until the onions are softened (about 20 minutes).


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.

  2. Pour the reserved oil mixture into the bottom of a 9x11-inch baking dish. Use a pastry brush to coat the dish.

  3. Add the risen dough to the baking dish and work the dough to the edges. Use your fingers to create dimples in the dough.

  4. Top with the other half of salt, shredded cheese, and caramelized onions.

  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown and the cheese has melted. Serve warm.