Easy Skillet Bread for Weeknights

By Holly Giles | Recipes

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Easy Skillet Bread Recipe

I love a piece of good crusty bread. Skillet bread is very similar to focaccia from an Italian restaurant. Do you remember the Macaroni Grill? I think it was my favorite place just for the bread.

Quick weeknight skillet bread is my version of the focaccia at Macaroni Grill. Except, it can be made super quick for your weeknight supper. You can crave it at two o’clock pm and have it on the dinner table. It is that easy.

How to use an Iron skillet

I bake this in a 10-inch iron skillet. This proves to make the crust of the bread crispy. In addition, you only need a handful of ingredients to make this skillet bread tonight. A total of two hours is all you need to serve this delicious bread to your family. It is the perfect accompaniment to soup, chicken, and any pasta dish.

dough for skillet bread


2 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast

2 cups of lukewarm water

1/2 Tablespoon salt

4 cups of all-purpose flour

olive oil and/or butter

1 teaspoon dried or fresh rosemary, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning


  • Combine yeast and warm water in a large bowl.
  • Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, add 1 cup of flour and salt. Stir until combined.
  • Incorporate the rest of the flour, one cup at a time, along with the rosemary, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
  • Do not overmix. Just blend the flour and seasoning until mixed.
  • Cover with a cloth and let rise for 1 hour.


  • Oil or butter the bottom of the skillet. Sprinkle some flour over the top of the dough.
  • Do not punch down the dough.
  • Roll the dough into the skillet. With floured hands and shape it into a disk. Pushing close to the edges of the skillet. It will be sticky!


  • Cover with a towel and let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 4oo degrees.
  • Drizzle a little oil or butter over the top of the dough. Sprinkle with a little more salt and rosemary.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown on top.
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Enjoy skillet bread

Enjoy your skillet bread with supper. If you are lucky you might have a little left over the next day. This bread works well to make sandwiches with too. It gives sandwiches a gourmet touch.



About the Author

Holly Giles is a wife, mother, and storyteller. As an author and Florida Master Naturalist, she writes about heritage homemaking skills, motherhood, and why Florida offers the best hidden natural gems to explore as a family.