18 Must Try Focaccia Topping Ideas

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Focaccia topping ideas that range from savory to sweet and everything in between. I have a list of mouthwatering combinations. From classic combinations like garlic and rosemary to daring takes like apple slices drizzled in caramel, there’s something for everyone on this list.

Focaccia bread cut into squares with a bowl of olives next to the brea.

What is Focaccia?

Focaccia (pronounced fuh-kaa-chuh) is a delicious and versatile Italian flatbread similar in texture to Sicilian pizza dough. It can be topped with various ingredients, making it perfect for any occasion. It is easy to make at home using an easy no knead focaccia bread recipe.

Focaccia is hearty, economical, and easy to make. The toppings are what define its flavor and purpose. Whether you want a savory snack for breakfast, lunch, or dinner or a sweet treat for dessert, there is a focaccia topping out there for you.

The best part is that there are no rules for topping focaccia. You can experiment with different flavor combinations to find what you like best. However, a good rule of thumb is to add 2-3 toppings. More than that and the flavor is lost.

Vegetarian Focaccia Topping Ideas

Focaccia bread topped with cheese and mushrooms.
  1. Classic Margherita: Top your focaccia with a thin layer of tomato sauce, sliced tomatoes, fresh basil, and regular mozzarella cheese. For the most flavorful tomatoes, use vine-ripened tomatoes when they are in season. Tear the leaves by hand instead of chopping them with a knife to make your basil even more fragrant.
  2. Cream Cheese, Spinach, and Artichoke: Combine cream cheese, spinach, artichoke hearts, and seasonings to create a creamy and flavorful topping for your focaccia.
  3. Greek-Inspired: Layer Kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, red onions, and regular feta cheese over your focaccia. Drizzle the focaccia with olive oil and balsamic vinegar before baking.
  4. Mushroom, Caramelized Onion, and Asiago: Sauté mushrooms and onions in olive oil and butter until the mushrooms are browned and the onions are softened. Sprinkle Asiago cheese on top and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Pesto, Cherry Tomatoes, and Goat Cheese: Spread pesto sauce over your focaccia. Scatter halved cherry tomatoes over the pesto sauce. Add a dollop of goat cheese on top of the pesto sauce for a creamier topping before baking.
  6. Roasted Vegetable Medley: Roast your favorite vegetables, such as bell peppers, zucchini, red onions, and mushrooms, until they are tender and slightly caramelized. Before baking, add a sprinkle of Parmesan or Asiago cheese to the roasted vegetables.

Vegan Focaccia Topping Ideas

Focaccia bread topped with garlic and rosemary
  1. Olive Tapenade: A combination of olives, capers, and olive oil, olive tapenade is a briny and savory topping perfect for focaccia.
  2. Roasted Garlic and Rosemary: Roasted garlic cloves and fresh rosemary create a fragrant and savory topping that will elevate your focaccia.
  3. Roasted Red Pepper and Chickpeas: Roasted red pepper strips and roasted chickpeas make a sweet and crunchy topping perfect for those who love a bit of texture.
  4. Sun-Dried Tomato and Arugula: Use rehydrated sun-dried tomatoes or spread sun-dried tomato pesto and top with fresh arugula leaves.
  5. Artichoke Hearts and Roasted Garlic: Artichoke hearts and roasted garlic create a creamy and garlicky topping that is sure to please.
  6. Avocado and Red Pepper Flakes: Slice avocado and sprinkle with red pepper flakes. Drizzle the avocado with olive oil and lemon juice.

Dessert Focaccia Topping Ideas

Foccia with Figs on top.
  1. Apple and Caramel Drizzle: Thinly sliced apples topped with a drizzle of caramel sauce for a timeless dessert combination.
  2. Chocolate Chips and Banana: Melt mini chocolate chips and banana slices in the oven at a low temperature. Remember to keep an eye on the bread; chocolate melts fast!
  3. Cinnamon Sugar– Give focaccia a cinnamon bun flavor with a combination of sugar and cinnamon. Although a cinnamon sugar focaccia can stand independently, you can top it with icing or caramel sauce reminiscent of our favorite shopping mall treat.
  4. Figs and Honey: Thinly slice figs and drizzle honey on top. For vegan honey, try making your own with apple juice!
  5. Pears and Apples: Suppose you want a tart, tangy, sweet flavor; top focaccia bread with apples and pears. Drizzle reduced balsamic glaze on top for extra sweetness!
  6. Strawberries and Nutella: Make focaccia decadent by spreading a thin layer on top of the focaccia. Take it to the next level by sprinkling fresh strawberries on top!

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