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5 from 4 votes

Soft Potato Focaccia Bread

The addition of cooked potatoes makes this the softest, most delicious Focaccia Bread you will ever taste. The perfect appetizer!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Rising Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Bread and Pizza, Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: focaccia, focaccia bread, potato focaccia bread
Servings: 3 focaccia
Calories: 655kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen



  • 1 medium potato (150 grams)
  • 2 1/4 cups + 1 tablespoon all purpose flour (300 grams)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons lukewarm water


  • 2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary leaves
  • 2-3 pinches rock salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil


  • 1 small zucchini shredded
  • 1/2 cup firm mozzarella shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Boil the unpeeled potato until tender. Drain, remove skin and mash well or pass through a potato ricer.
  • In the bowl of a stand up mixer add the flour, yeast, honey and salt (place salt away from the yeast) and the mashed potatoes, start to knead (on #2 speed).
  • Continue to knead, add the oil, then pour the water slowly (a slow stream), continue to knead for 3-4 minutes (no higher than #3-4 speed) or until dough is smooth and starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl. Remove to a flat lightly floured surface and knead into a ball. Place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm draft free area for approximately 2 hours or doubled in bulk.
  • Pre-heat oven to 400F (200C). Lightly oil a pizza pan. I used three 7 inch (19cm) pans.
  • Divide dough and place in prepared pans, with finger tips make prints in the dough.
  • To make the rosemary focaccia, sprinkle the dough with rosemary leaves, rock salt and drizzle with olive oil.
    To make the zucchini & cheese focaccia, top the dough with shredded zucchini, sprinkle with oregano and salt, top with shredded cheese and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Bake for approximately 20 minutes until dough is cooked. Serve. Enjoy!


Calories: 655kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 1179mg | Potassium: 568mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 7mg