No-Knead
Focaccia Bread
with Caramelized
Onions

Focaccia Bread with Caramelized Onions served on a stone board

Servings

12

Cal/serving

260

Protein/serving

8G

Total Cook Time

30MIN

Ingredients for No-Knead Focaccia Bread with Caramelized Onions on a wooden countertop

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1½ cups water heated to 120° F
  • 4 tbsp. Cache Valley® Butter, divided
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 pkg. (2¼ tsp.) instant yeast
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¾ tsp. Italian seasoning, divided
  • 1½ cups Cache Valley® 6-Cheese Italian Shredded Cheese, divided
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Steps

  • SPREAD 1 tbsp of olive oil in the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan.
  • PLACE water and 2 tbsp. butter into a small bowl and stir until butter has melted.   
  • PLACE the salt, flour, yeast, garlic powder and ½ tsp. Italian seasoning into the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade.   
  • POUR in water and butter and process for 1 minute or until the mixture forms a dough (it will be somewhat wet).   
  • ADD ½ cup cheese and pulse until the cheese is evenly distributed in the dough.
  • TRANSFER the dough into the oiled pan, pressing until it forms an even layer; cover, and let rise at room temperature for 1 hour until it becomes puffy.
  • MELT the remaining 2 tbsp. butter in a medium-sized non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  • ADD the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes or until golden.
  • STIR in the balsamic vinegar and pinch of salt and continue cooking about 1 minute or until liquid has mostly evaporated. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • PREHEAT oven to 375° F.
  • GENTLY POKE dough all over with your fingertips and drizzle with the remaining 2 tbsp. of olive oil. Arrange onion slices over dough, and sprinkle with remaining ¼ tsp. Italian seasoning and pepper.   
  • BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes until the edges just start turning golden.  Sprinkle remaining 1 cup of cheese over top. Return to oven and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  • REMOVE from oven and wait 5 minutes, then lift out of pan.   
  • SERVE warm.