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Focaccia (Jalapeño Cheese and Tomato Herb)

  • Author: Brittany Mueller
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 sheet pan (12-18 servings) 1x
  • Category: Breads
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Vegan


Easy sheet pan focaccia with two different topping combinations: Jalapeño & (Vegan) Cheese and Tomato, Herb & Garlic.




  • 1½ cups (375 ml) warm water
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) salt
  • 4½ cups (540 grams) all-purpose flour
  • Olive oil, as needed


Jalapeño & Cheese Option (1 full sheet pan)

  • 1 cup (140 grams) pickled (tamed) jalapeños
  • ½ cup (45 grams) vegan cheese shreds (I used Daiya)
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • Optional: vegan Parmesan, to taste
  • Sea salt, to taste

Tomato & Herb Option (1 full sheet pan)

  • 1 cup (160 grams) halved grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • Fresh or dried Italian herbs (oregano, thyme, rosemary, basil, etc.), to taste
  • Sea salt, to taste


  1. In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine warm water, sugar, yeast, salt, and ¾ of the all-purpose flour. Mix to combine. Knead (by hand or in a stand mixer with a dough hook) until the dough is smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes), add remaining flour as needed to keep the dough from sticking.
  2. Coat the dough ball with olive oil and place it in a large bowl covered with a damp kitchen towel. Leave to rise until doubled in size (about 1 hour).
  3. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Drizzle the parchment paper with olive oil.
  4. After the dough doubles in size, punch it down. Flatten and stretch the dough to fit your sheet pan. Cover lightly with a sheet of plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in size (about 40 minutes).
  5. While the dough rises, preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C) and prepare toppings.
  6. After the dough has risen, add your choice of toppings. Use your fingers to thoroughly dimple the dough, pressing the toppings into the bread. Drizzle with olive oil and season with sea salt.
  7. Bake focaccia until golden brown, about 25-30 minutes.


Ingredient amounts for toppings options are for 1 full sheet pan. If you want to make 1/2 and 1/2, half the ingredient amounts.

Keywords: focaccia, vegan focaccia, jalapeño cheese focaccia, tomato herb focaccia