Focaccia appetizers are savory starters you can serve at your next party, or family get together. Focaccia bread is a thick bread you can flavor with herbs, spices, and cheese.
You can use focaccia bread as a base to create an appetizer with toppings, including caramelized onions, brie, goat cheese, etc.
Focaccia bread is one the of the best breads for dipping due to it’s sturdy makeup.
You can dip focaccia bread into more than just olive and vinegar, here are 32 things to dip focaccia bread in.
Oil and Vinegar Focaccia Bread
Oil and vinegar focaccia bread is a classic, simple appetizer.
You can warm up the focaccia bread in the oven for a couple of minutes right before serving. Slice the focaccia bread into large, long pieces.
For the dipping plate, cover it in extra virgin olive oil.
You can add balsamic vinegar for a more tart flavoring that pairs well with olive oil.
Another option is to add balsamic reduction to the olive oil for a sweeter dipping sauce as an appetizer.
You can get a ton of different flavors of balsamic reduction, including garlic, strawberry, fig, etc.
Try out a couple at your local farmers market to see what flavor you would prefer.
Pizza Focaccia Breadsticks
Pizza focaccia breadsticks are served with warm pizza sauce for dipping.
Focaccia bread is made fresh, and then topped with olive oil and a sprinkle of garlic powder prior to baking.
The bread is baked in the oven until the edges are crispy and golden brown.
After it comes out of the oven, the focaccia bread is topped with shredded mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese.
The cheese is broiled until it’s a bubbling and brown.
Garnish with fresh basil leaves, and serve the focaccia bread appetizer warm, right out of the oven.
Serve the focaccia appetizer with your favorite warmed up pizza sauce, and enjoy!
Focaccia Bread topped with Cranberries and Brie
Focaccia bread can be uncooked, or cooked to make this appetizer.
First you’ll want to make your focaccia bread, and then put it in a pan ready for the toppings.
Caramelized onions are made by cooking onions in olive oil, or butter, and sprinkling a bit of salt and pepper on them. Add in a bit of balsamic vinegar to coat them at the end of the cooking time. The onions are finished when they are golden in color.
Top the focaccia bread with the a drizzle of olive oil, caramelized onions, slices of brie cheese, and fresh cranberries.
Add a couple of sprigs of rosemary and fresh ground pepper on top.
The focaccia bread is ready to be baked in the oven until the cheese has melted.
The focaccia bread should have crispy golden edges when it’s finished baking.
When you’re ready to serve it, cut the bread by slicing it, or cut it into cubes for easy serving.
Focaccia Bread topped with Goat Cheese and Roast Beef
Focaccia bread is first cut into small squares for serving, but they should be big enough for all of your toppings.
Caramelized onions are made by sautéing onions in a frying pan with olive oil and minced garlic.
Once the onions have fully cooked, and most of the moisture has evaporated, dry white wine is added to the pan, along with fresh thyme.
The onions are caramelized with the savory flavors of olive oil, garlic, wine, and thyme.
To assemble the focaccia appetizer, goat cheese is crumbled in a layer on top of the squares of focaccia.
Roast beef slices are added on top of the goat cheese.
Finally, the caramelized onions are added to top off the focaccia appetizer.
Garnish the appetizer with a couple sprigs of rosemary and thyme.
Garlic and Cheese Focaccia Bread
Garlic and cheese focaccia bread is a cheesy focaccia bread, paired with a garlic and cheese dipping sauce.
Focaccia bread is made, and then topped with olive oil and parmesan cheese. The cheese will be bubbly and brown when it’s finished cooking.
The dipping sauce is made by mixing together olive oil, minced garlic, a couple red pepper flakes, and finely grated parmesan cheese.
Cut the focaccia bread into long slices and serve it warm. Enjoy the focaccia bread with the delicious cheesy garlic oil for dipping.