How To Make Pizza With Focaccia Bread

How To Make Pizza With Focaccia Bread is an easy tutorial to make a pizza on a cast-iron pan with your favorite pizza ingredient.

Can Focaccia Bread Be Used To Make A Pizza?

Focaccia dough is an easy to make dough, and it can be made with different toppings, from the simple focaccia to making art with it by adding to it all kinds of vegetables to create an outstanding bread.

When people start making focaccia bread, every baker might fall in love on how easy it is to make this dough, and when you need to prepare a meal for your family, this easy to make dough will give you a hand to prepare a very tasty pizza.

What Is The Difference Between Pizza and Focaccia Dough?

Both, focaccia and pizza doughs are made with the same ingredients: flour, water, yeast, some sugar, some salt and some olive oil. But the difference is the focaccia dough has more yeast than the pizza dough, this will make the foaccia to proof more and make the pizza dough crispy and thicker.

How To Make Pizza With Focaccia Bread

The Focaccia Bread dough is so versatile that you can make it with different toppings, and it has been used also to make pizza with it, today we’ll be sharing how to make a simple pepperoni pizza with focaccia dough.

I must mention that after making this pizza for my family, everyone loved it!


  • 1 Focaccia dough
  • 1 Homemade tomato sauce
  • Peperonni
  • Pizza cheese
  • Olive oil

Making Pizza With Focaccia Bread

1 How To Make Focaccia Dough

On this tutorial you will find the steps to follow to make the Focaccia Dough, on this tutorial you will see on the images I made two pizzas with different toppings, the focaccia dough will be good to make one large pizza or one medium and one small.

Follow the steps to make the focaccia dough and let it raise for the first time for one hour, then punch the dough, and let it raise for the second time for about 30 minutes, this will add more flavor to the dough.

2 How To Shape The Focaccia

Cut the dough on two portions, one bigger than the other.

This time I used the cast-iron pan to make the pizza, and parchment paper.

Put some drops of olive oil in the cast-iron pan and place a parchment paper over the oil, this will keep the parchment paper from moving while you work with the foaccia dough.

Put one tablespoon of olive oil over the parchment paper and use a kitchen small brush to brush the oil on the paper, put the facaccia dough on the paper and with your two hands, punch gently on the dough to make it big as the cast-iron pan.

Cover the iron-cast pan with a clean kitchen towel and let the dough to proof for 30 minutes.

How To Make Pizza With Focaccia Bread

3 How To Make The Focaccia Pizza

When the dough has proof for 30 minutes, take off the kitchen towel and add the cool tomato sauce on top of the focaccia dough, spread it with the help of a wooden kitchen spoon, don’t push the dough.

Spread over the tomato sauce, add some cheese, and add the pepperoni, cover the pepperoni with enough pizza cheese.

How To Make Pizza With Focaccia Bread

4 How To Bake The Focaccia Pizza

Preheat the oven to 410 F, the oven should be hot when you start preparing the pizza (step 3).

When the pizza is ready with all the toppings, it should go into the hot oven for 14 minutes.

Note: You need to check the baking time in your oven, not all ovens work the same.

How To Make Pizza With Focaccia Bread

When the pizza is ready, take the focaccia pizza out of the oven, and let it cool off for about 5 to 8 minutes before eating, as the cast-iron pan can keep food hot for a longer time.

Another good idea is to take the focaccia pizza on a wood board or on a plate, and let it cool off for 5 minutes before having it.

Note: If there are any kids at home while you’re making the focaccia pizza, always keep the hot cast-iron pans far from kids so they cannot reach it, and always keep a kitchen towel on the handle to prevent anyone that touches the handle to get burned.

Let the cast-iron pan cool off out of reach from anyone before washing it.

How To Make Focaccia Caramelized Onion Topping?

How To Make Pizza With Focaccia Bread

To make a focaccia with caramelized onion topping, you will need to cut one big onion or two small onions in slices, fry the onion slices on a frying pan with 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter on low to medium heat.

Stir the onions frequently with a wooden spoon and a pinch of salt and some pepper, cook the onions until they start getting soft and some color.

Let the onions to cool off completely.

Prepare the focaccia as the instructions above to point 3.

Add some shredded cheese on top of the foaccia first, then add the caramelized onions on top, and cover the onions with some more shredded cheese.

Note: While the focaccia is baked in the oven, the onions will get more color and more flavor, that is the reason why you should stop cooking the onions on the stove as soon as they get soft and with some color.

Bake the Focaccia with the caramelized onions topping in a hot oven for 14 minutes.

Check on the focaccia often while is in the oven, don’t forget ovens might work differently from home to home.

Take off the focaccia from the oven, and let it cool off for at least 5 minutes before serving.

We are sure the caramelized onion topping will be one of your favorites when making a focaccia for your family or for your friends.

More Focaccia Recipes To Make:

How To Make Pizza With Focaccia Dough, Closing Thoughts.

Making focaccia at home is a simple and easy way to make a tasty homemade bread at home, is easy and it always taste so good, that we are sure it will be your favorite type of bread to make at home.

When you discover the great flavor focaccia can add to a pizza, this is a double win for simple bread recipe to make at home.

We hope you like the idea to make your pizza at home with focaccia dough, let us know how it went on a comment, we love to hear from our readers.

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How To Make Pizza With Focaccia Bread

7 thoughts on “How To Make Pizza With Focaccia Bread

  1. I love a thicker pizza dough and the picture here is really making my mouth water. I also love caramelized onions, so I really want to give that version a try. I actually wonder if I could add the caramelized onions to the pizza dough instead of putting them on top of the cheese and pepperoni slices.

    1. Hi Alicia, yes you can try to make a pizza dough with caramelized onions as a topping, I’m sure it will go great. 

  2. For those who like to be creative in the kitchen, this is a great article.  How To Make Pizza With Focaccia Dough tells you step by step everything you need to do to make this pizza.  Just reading about it makes my mouth water.  I will share this with a friend of mine who does like to cook.

  3. I would never have thought to make a pizza with focaccia bread, but it seems totally doable and also very tasty! I have made regular pizza myself before, but never with this bread. Would you happen to have a link to making the focaccia dough yourself or do you buy it in a supermarket or bakkery? Thanks!

    1. Hi Lizzy, there is a link to the focaccia dough on the ingredients list, it’s the same recipe we used to make the pepperoni pizza and the caramelized onions topping for the focaccia.

  4. From one pizza lover to another, let me just start off by saying that I love a good quality pizza!  While I am certainly not the type to make my own pizza at home (I may have to try this recipe however), this seems like an easy recipe for those such as myself who do not have any home made pizza experience.

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