Caramelized Onion & Rosemary Focaccia

Caramelized Onion & Rosemary Focaccia - AmandasCookin.comWith as much bread as I have baked you would think that I’d have made a focaccia by now. But no. Not until yesterday when I decided that the gloomy day outside my kitchen window was perfect bread baking weather. Well, focaccia baking weather that is.

Caramelized Onion & Rosemary Focaccia - AmandasCookin.comI had been meaning to try this seemingly simple Rosemary Focaccia recipe from Sargento, especially since I already had the mozzarella cheese on hand. They suggest using Shredded Parmesan Cheese but I had their Italian Pasta cheese left over from my 7 Cheese Garlic Spread, so I used that instead.

Their recipe calls for a pound of frozen bread dough, but I made my pizza dough instead and measured out a pound to use for this. It worked beautifully! I’m sure if you have a favorite bread or pizza dough it would work just fine too.

Caramelized Onion & Rosemary Focaccia steps - AmandasCookin.comThe instructions said to bake for 18 minutes. Mine baked for 15 and was a bit on the done side, but that could have been because I use a ManPans pizza pan, which really retains heat. I’ve adjusted the instructions to say 12-18 minutes, start checking at 12!

This tasted great and it was really easy to make. I could definitely see adapting this for other ingredients. :) Enjoy!

Caramelized Onion & Rosemary Focaccia

Rating: 51

Caramelized Onion & Rosemary Focaccia


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped, or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 lb. frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) Sargento® Fine Cut Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Sargento® Chef Blends™ Shredded Italian Pasta Cheese with Authentic Seasonings


  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, cook 18 minutes or until carmelized and golden brown; stirring frequently. Stir in garlic and rosemary; cook 1 minute.
  2. Pat or roll dough onto greased baking sheet forming a 12-inch circle; let rise in warm place 10 minutes.
  3. Make impressions with your fingers in surface of dough and spread evenly with onion mixture. Top with cheeses.
  4. Bake in preheated 400°F oven 18 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into wedges or sticks; serve warm or at room temperature.

Sargento did compensate me for the time I dedicated to making this recipe and putting this post together for you, however my opinions on flavor and preparation are 100% mine. :)

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9 Responses to Caramelized Onion & Rosemary Focaccia

  1. 1

    So simple and easy to make and looks absolutely AMAZING! Can’t wait! thank you for sharing!

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    Loooove focaccia! Your recipe, with the caramelized onions and rosemary, sounds quite yummy!

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    Katrina says:

    Ooh, you had me at caramelized onion! ;) Really, just rosemary and cheese sounds good!

  5. 5

    Looks delicious! Perfect thing to make on a dreary, overcast day.

  6. 6

    That looks SO delicious!!! Seriously, my mouth watered just looking at it!

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    Lynna says:

    this looks wonderful and delicious!

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