These focaccia toppings make the already light, airy, and scrumptious bread even more irresistible.
From garlic and herb to cheese and onion, you really can’t go wrong.
Best Focaccia Topping Ideas
In case you’re not familiar with it, focaccia is a thick and fluffy bread similar to pizza dough.
It’s chewy on the inside, crispy on the outside, and delicious from top to bottom.
Since it’s typically thick, it can hold a lot of toppings.
And while you’ll often see it with nothing more than oil and salt (and lots of it!), there are plenty of extras you can add to make it even tastier.
Turn it into a pizza with fresh tomatoes and cheese, or go for a flatbread vibe with roasted pears and onions.
With these focaccia toppings, you can turn this insanely addictive bread into a simple appetizer, a filling breakfast, or a comforting side for dinner.
Focaccia dough is easy to infuse with flavors too. Add pesto or pumpkin to open up a whole new world of topping options.
Ready to get baking? I know I am, and these focaccia toppings are calling my name!
Let’s get to it.
Garlic and herbs are a super delicious and simple way to flavor focaccia – or any bread, for that matter.
The flavors seep into the dough with the olive oil, making it wonderfully fragrant.
Garlic can be pretty strong, so go with your heart and add as much or as little as you prefer.
When it comes to herbs, rosemary, thyme, and basil are a fabulous combination.
This focaccia could be a meal on its own, or it’s terrific as an appetizer too.
Topped with pizza sauce, cheese, and pepperoni, it’s like a classic pizza, only much thicker!
The dough is filled with Italian seasonings, too, so you get lovely flavor at every level.
And, of course, you can change the toppings to fit your pizza and dietary preferences.
This is an Italian mash-up I can get behind.
While salad on pizza may not sound great, I promise this is to die for. It’s colorful and loaded with freshness.
Plus, you’ll use chunks of mozzarella, which turn into pockets of creamy goodness as it bakes.
Add a drizzle of balsamic to get the full effect.
Did someone say cheese and garlic? I’m in.
It sounds simple, and it really is. But have you ever had anything better than cheesy garlic bread?
This would be great with pasta. I live for carbs on carbs!
This bright and fresh focaccia is the perfect choice for lunch or a picnic. It’s so good you can even eat it cold the next day.
It’s like pizza but better because it’s covered with lemon-drenched asparagus that’s crisp and crazy-flavorful.
Arrange them on the focaccia however you wish, or let your creative juices flow.
This focaccia is an unexpected yet fantastic variation.
I think most of us can agree that bacon makes everything better, right?
Those amazing salty and savory flavors melt into the focaccia in this recipe, and the texture is incredible.
A sprinkle of sea salt on top is the perfect finishing touch.
Now just imagine how this would taste as a sandwich. I’m thinking avocado, grilled chicken, chipotle mayo, and more bacon!
This crowd favorite combination gets a delicious twist with this focaccia recipe.
Chopped artichoke and wilted spinach are the stars, but the feta will keep you coming back for more.
It’s creamy, salty, and just what you need on top of that thick and fluffy bread.
This is a delicious focaccia for any occasion. But I especially like it as something satisfying to serve with soup.
This recipe is packed with flavorful and unique ingredients. It’s hearty and piled high, so it’s a great appetizer to boot.
Potato pizza is actually a pretty popular dish in Italy. And while this focaccia is similar, it also has crispy pancetta and tangy blue cheese.
The flavors are really tasty together and make this a special focaccia recipe.
This sourdough focaccia topped with a cheese and onion mixture that melts over the top is next-level amazing.
It’s totally yummy and jam-packed with flavor.
The sourdough gives the focaccia a nice tang, and the onions and cheddar are rich and savory.
When served warm, this ooey, gooey, cheesy delight is impossible to resist.
This Mediterranean-inspired focaccia will leave you dreaming of dinners in Greece.
Salty olives, fresh tomatoes, and tangy feta cheese all work together to create a deliciously balanced focaccia bread.
This would be delicious with a hearty salad or just on its own as a snack with a cold beer.
Don’t forget to use a really good Mediterranean olive oil for this one. Trust me, it’s worth it!
This focaccia is covered in tapenade, so you know it’s brimming with incredible flavors and textures.
There are plenty of juicy tomatoes that give a pop of freshness. But it’s the salty, buttery, and tangy olive and eggplant spread that brings it all home.
This focaccia is one that you have to try. The purple top is beautiful, and the bread is so tasty.
This focaccia is a little different because it is grilled instead of baked. That means the caramelized onions are REALLY caramelized to perfection.
The garlic butter and fresh herbs add even more layers of flavor, making this pretty darn heavenly.
Serve it as a side dish, snack, or appetizer. Just be sure to make extra because it won’t last long!
This focaccia has tons of toppings piled high with flavor, texture, and fantastic color.
Creamy goat cheese, crunchy pistachios, and earthy rosemary are a match made in focaccia heaven.
It’s hearty, tasty, and stunning.
This recipe is something extraordinary.
Delicious airy focaccia baked to perfection is delicious on its own. But when you slather it with herby ricotta and roasted, juicy, caramelized cherry tomatoes?
I’m already drooling!
This is an incredible focaccia recipe. Serve it as a side dish or as a whole lunch with a salad on the side.
Parmesan and rosemary-crusted focaccia is reminiscent of cheesy pizza dough but infinitely better.
It’s salty, garlicky, herbaceous, and perfect for a sandwich or dipping into olive oil.
This recipe is simple but more than satisfying.
This stunning focaccia bread is covered in thinly sliced summer squash and zucchini.
The yellow and green coins become sweeter and more flavorful in the oven. And while the color isn’t vibrant, it’s still a show-stopper.
Plus, the texture of the cooked squash is spectacular. Do not overlook this seemingly simple recipe.
17. Pesto Focaccia
Focaccia is usually pretty tasty as is, but this focaccia dough is on another level. It’s light, airy, and filled with bright and fresh pesto.
This green bread has delicious basil flavor through and through. But it’s also topped with delectable garlic and herbs.
Does it get any better?
Simple and full of flavor, this focaccia with olives will impress any guest.
The best part of this recipe, in my opinion, is the brine. Instead of just olive oil on top, this has a brine that is incredible.
It adds a fantastic flavor to the bread, which has olives scattered over the top like a minefield of flavor bombs.
This is one recipe to keep on hand for years to come.
This chewy and crispy focaccia has exceptional flavor. After all, roasted garlic and sun-dried tomatoes are a delectable duo.
The garlic turns sweet and rich when roasted, and sun-dried tomatoes add a bright pop of flavor.
We’ve had plenty of vegetarian-friendly focaccia toppings so far that make ideal sides, but this is a meal on its own.
You’ll cook shrimp with chorizo and peas in a sauce that’s pure heaven.
Serve it on top of focaccia and let it soak up all that flavor! This is a near-perfect lunch recipe, but it’s hearty enough for dinner, too.
Focaccia is already similar to pizza dough, so why not make a pizza?
This version is vegan and only uses six ingredients. Not to mention, it’s super delicious, and you can add any topping you like.
Try adding some nutritional yeast to get that classic cheesy flavor.
This is a pretty unique take on focaccia. Topped with tons of tender and sweet leeks, it’s bright, oniony, and scrumptious.
Creamy, salty feta cheese and buttery pine nuts complement the leeks in the best way.
My only issue with this is the lack of caramelization. So, I cooked the leeks and then cooked them again with the bread.
That way, they turned slightly crispy and even more flavorful.
This flavor-packed focaccia is stacked to the max with beautiful ingredients.
Herbed cream cheese and tomatoes are roasted on top of the focaccia, so the juices and flavor seep into the bread.
Then, you’ll nestle the smoked salmon and cucumbers lovingly over the top.
This is an excellent focaccia to enjoy anywhere, any time of day.
Bread with cheese and veggies is something I’ll always agree to.
Between the broccoli, tomato, and mushrooms, this recipe is bright, crunchy, and delish.
Throw in some mozzarella cheese, and I’m in heaven.
25. Sausage Focaccia
Have you ever had a sausage sandwich loaded with peppers and onions in a thick hoagie?
Yeah, it’s pretty much sandwich paradise.
Now imagine those yummy fillings on top of thick and airy focaccia.
Try it once, and you’ll never go back.
If you’ve never tried pear and blue cheese, you’re really missing out!
The lightly sweet and buttery fruit pairs so well with the sharp cheese and savory onions.
Slice them thinly, so they roast, and be prepared to fall in love!
This focaccia is definitely different than the others on this list.
First, the bread is sweet and lightly spiced with fall flavors. Then, rather than herbs and salty meat, it’s topped with buttery walnuts and dreamy Gruyère.
This makes a delicious snack for the colder months. And it’s incredibly tasty with some roasted pumpkin on top.
This bread has a pleasant pop of sweetness and juicy texture from the grapes. But, of course, they’re softer when they’re roasted.
And if you’re not roasting grapes, you really should be!
The sweet flavors pair wonderfully with the woody rosemary, and it’s all made better with a base of thick bread.
Pair it with cheeses, meats, and wine.
Sardenaira is a traditional Italian focaccia on which all of the toppings work in total harmony.
It’s topped with an anchovy-infused tomato sauce that’s ridiculously tasty.
There’s also olives and capers sprinkled on top for a salty flavor that’s irresistible
One bite, and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to an Italian Trattoria.
Fluffy, rosemary focaccia stacked with creamy, tangy goat cheese and topped with roast beef.
Sounds incredible, huh? But it doesn’t end there!
Finish it off with caramelized onion slices for the perfect touch of sweetness. Oh, and go ahead and sprinkle some thyme on top for good measure.
This is a truly impressive bite. It’s so good, you might not want to share!
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