Easy Socca Bread

socca bread with cream cheese and tomatoes

5 from 3 reviews

Socca Bread is a warm, crispy chickpea flatbread, made in less than 30 minutes!  Serve with a slather of cream cheese and burst tomatoes.


  • ¾ cup chickpea flour
  • ¾ cup + 2 T water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

For the Herb Whipped Cream Cheese

  • 4 ounces of whipped cream cheese
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • Fresh or dried herbs like basil, thyme, parsley, rosemary, etc.

For serving:



  1. Preheat oven to 450° F.
  2. Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil into a 10 inch cast iron skillet (or other oven safe pan) and let it heat up while you mix up the socca batter (about 5 minutes).
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together chickpea flour, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, and water.
  4. Pour the batter into the hot skillet and swirl lightly so it comes up the sides of the pan just a little bit.
  5. Bake for 15 – 18 minutes until golden brown and crispy around the edges.
  6. While the Socca bakes, make the Herb Whipped Cream Cheese by whisking the cream cheese, salt, pepper, and herbs together until smooth.  Set aside.
  7. Serve Socca Bread hot with a spread of whipped cream cheese and a scoop of Instant Pot Burst Tomatoes.


  • If you don’t have a cast-iron skillet, any flat, shallow, 8-10 inch oven-safe dish will work.  Make sure your dish/pan is oven safe to 450°F.
  • The recipe can be doubled.  I suggest cooking half of the batter at a time or using a larger 12 – 14 inch skillet to make sure you get those thin, crispy edges. 
  • To cut down on the amount of oil used, spray the pan with nonstick oil and omit the extra tablespoon of oil used to coat the pan.  It won’t be quite as brown and crispy, but it’s still delicious.
  • Use “whipped” cream cheese in a tub if you can find it, not a block of cream cheese.  If all you can find is regular cream cheese, just add a splash of milk and whisk until it’s soft and spreadable.
  • Socca bread can be served in a variety of ways.  See the post for more ideas.
  • Note:  Nutrition facts are for the Socca Bread only.

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