Sicilian Focaccia

This recipe reminds me of the Sicilian pizza we have enjoyed for years. This is quick and easy to make, using premade pizza dough. Feel free to substitute your favorite cheese for the provolone, if desired.

2 Recipes Pizza Dough (
See recipe)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Kosher Salt, Dried Italian Seasoning
1 ½ Cups Mild Provolone, Shredded
2 Cups Crushed Tomatoes

Spray a large 12” round pan (2” deep) with nonstick cooking spray. Place two recipes of pizza dough in the pan. Let the dough rise for about ½ hour, then push the dough down to cover the bottom of the pan. Press the dough down with your fingers so the dough becomes dimpled. Let the dough rise for approx. 1 hour and press again. When ready, sprinkle extra virgin olive oil on top of the risen dough. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of kosher salt and dried Italian herbs to cover the top. Spread approx. 1 cup of crushed tomatoes on top of the dough. Place in a preheated 350 degree oven, and cook for approx. 30-40 minutes, until cooked through and golden brown. After removing from the oven, top with the shredded provolone and dollop with additional crushed tomatoes. Return to the 350 degree oven and bake for approx. 15 minutes, until the cheese has melted. Remove from the pan and place on a dry surface to ensure that any moisture on the bottom of the focaccia is absorbed.