Leftover Focaccia "Pizza"

The best way to use leftover focaccia.

1 serving

Time: 20 mins

Ethan ChlebowskiBy Ethan Chlebowski

One of my favorite things to do with leftover focaccia. This pizza may look simple, but it uses the same genius technique when making pambazo: soaking the bread in a sauce and then searing it to develop flavor.

Learn how to make your own focaccia here.

Ethan Chlebowski

Ethan Chlebowski



  • Herb buter

    • butter
      15 ga spoonful
    • dried oregano
      a sprinkle
    • garlic powder
      a sprinkle
    • red pepper flakes
      a sprinkle
  • 'Pizza' components

    • focaccia
      , halved
      1 square
    • marinara
      a few spoonfuls
    • low-moisture mozzarella
      , grated
      a handful
    • parmesan
      , grated
      a sprinkle
    • fresh basil
      , thinly sliced
      a sprinkle


Step 1: Prep the bread & butter

To prep the bread, cut the square in half like a 'bun' into 2 thin pieces. Add the butter, oregano, garlic powder, and red pepper flake to a bowl.

Microwave until melted and mix together.

  • Rub the butter mixture onto the cut side of both pieces of focaccia.

Step 2: Sauce & sear the focaccia

Heat a pan over medium-high heat. Place the focaccia butter side down to crisp for 30-60 seconds.

Flip the focaccia over and add a thin layer of the marinara sauce.

  • Flip the focaccia over and let the sauce to develop deep flavor notes.

Flip the focaccia back over, sauce side up now, and turn off the heat.

Turn on the oven broiler.

Step 3: Add toppings & broil the slice

Add the mozzarella, grated parm, and any other toppings you would like.

Place the focaccia pizza under the broiler until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

  • Garnish with basil and enjoy.


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