Sweet Pepper Focaccia

Focaccia is an Italian flatbread that looks like a bumpy pizza crust. Keep some in the freezer to make quick lunches and easy snacks.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 12

1
round focaccia bread or Italian bread shell (12 inches in diameter)
1/2
cup finely shredded pizza cheese blend (mozzarella and Cheddar cheeses)
1
small bell pepper, coarsely chopped (1/2 cup)
2
medium roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped (2/3 cup)
2
tablespoons Italian dressing
2
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Shredded fresh basil or oregano leaves, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 425º. Place focaccia on ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle evenly with pizza cheese blend. Top with bell pepper and tomatoes. Drizzle with dressing.
  • 2 Bake about 10 minutes or until edge of focaccia is golden brown. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and basil. Cut into wedges.

Expert Tips

Roma tomatoes, also known as Italian or plum tomatoes, are available in red and yellow varieties. They are oval-shaped and generally smaller in size. Roma tomatoes are ideal for cooking because of their meaty texture and rich flavor.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Wedge
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
55),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
450mg
450%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.