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How to Make Garlic Focaccia Bread Recipe

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Make this savory and delicious Focaccia Garlic Bread to go with all of your meals. It’s buttery, has the perfect amount of garlic, and a touch of fresh parsley to complete it. Garlic Focaccia Bread is so easy to make!

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There is nothing better than some good old-fashioned comfort food like my cheesy stuffed shells with spinach. And what goes wonderful with that meal? This focaccia bread, of course!

Pasta, steak, chicken, veggies, and all sorts of stuff go well with this garlic bread loaf. That’s why I am so excited to be sharing the recipe with you! It’s not going to disappoint. Learn how to make garlic bread loaf with homemade focaccia bread.

🥖 Why You Are Going To Love This Bread

  • It’s finger-licking good
  • Bakes in just 25 minutes
  • You can let it rise overnight for meal prepping
  • Yummy garlic flavor in every bite
  • Goes with most meals
  • Wonderful for a crowd
  • Makes a great gift for new moms or neighbors
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🧈 Ingredients

  • Oil
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Yeast
  • Egg
  • Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Parsley
  • Pepper
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🧄 Instructions

Make the Dough | Combine the milk, oil, yeast, and sugar in a bowl. Add the egg and whisk until combined. Sprinkle in salt and seasonings. Fold in the flour using a spatula and mix until elastic.

Let it Raise | Using a cloth, cover the garlic bread, and allow it to rise for 30 minutes. Turn on the oven and add parchment paper to a baking sheet. Add a sprinkle of flour.

Bake the Bread | Put the dough onto the baking sheet and flatten it into a circle. (it doesn’t need to be perfect) Add small pieces of butter and add salt and pepper on top. Bake for 25 minutes and add chopped parsley on top.

👩‍🍳 Expert Tips

  • There is no need to fuss over the shape of the circle. You will be cutting it before serving anyway, and it looks better when it’s sort of rough.
  • Don’t add all the flour at once. Just add a little bit at a time, then mix.
  • If you don’t let the bread rise before baking it, it’s not going to turn out right. It’s going to be too dense and not delicious like it should be.
  • Don’t overbake the garlic bread loaf, or it will be dried out and won’t taste very good.

🍞 Recipe FAQs

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Garlic Focaccia Bread

Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Learn How to Make Garlic Focaccia Bread! A great garlic bread loaf you can serve next to pasta, chicken, pork, or any other dinner creation. A golden brown focaccia bread that is filled with savory garlic flavor in every bite.


  • ¼ Cup oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 ¾ Cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed into small pieces
  • Parsley and pepper to taste


  1. In a bowl you are going to add in your oil, milk, yeast, and sugar. Add in the egg and whisk until it is fully incorporated.
  2. Add in your garlic powder, onion powder and salt.
  3. Slowly incorporate the flour, using a spatula to mix it up. You wand to stir the dough until it is fully combined and an elastic texture. This takes around 2 minutes.
  4. In a greased bowl you will place the dough and cover with a cloth and let rise for 30 minutes.
  5. One the dough has risen you will roll out the dough on a parchment paper pan and push to flatten it out. It doesn't have to be perfect.
  6. Add on the butter in small pieces all over the bread. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until the bread is golden brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chopped parsley.
  8. Serve up this garlic focaccia bread warm.


You can make this bread overnight, and store it in the fridge. The texture will be a bit chewier.

Feel free to swap out the spices to create a whole new flavor of bread to slice and serve.

The shape doesn't need to be perfect in this homemade focaccia bread. It is meant to have a rustic look.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 209mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading. Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.

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