Ever wonder if you can freeze Domino’s Pizza? We have all been there before.
Our hunger got the best of us, we ordered a lot more Domino’s Pizza than we needed, and now we’re sitting and wondering what we’re going to do with all the leftovers.
Sure, you could tuck them in the refrigerator (or even leave them out overnight on the counter) and snack on some cold pizza in the morning. There’s nothing wrong with that.
But you might also want to freeze your Domino’s Pizza to make it last a lot longer. It freezes well (if you know how to thaw it).
In the rest of this detailed guide we run through mostly everything you need to know about freezing Domino’s Pizza, but also about what your frozen and then thawed Domino’s Pizza is going to taste like, how long it can keep frozen, as well as a couple of tips and tricks to thaw it and reheat it correctly so that it tastes just like it would fresh!
Let’s jump right in.
Can You Freeze Dominos Pizza?
Yes! You should know that you can freeze Domino’s Pizza just the same way you would freeze pretty much anything else. However, following the thawing steps below ensure your pizza taste great the next time around!
It’s not going to take long for pizza to get rock hard in the freezer, and a lot of that is because of the water content of the dough, the sauce, and the cheese (as well as any of the toppings).
It might take a couple of hours in the freezer to get stiff and then a couple of hours more to freeze all the way through.
Once that happens, you’re good to go!
Will Frozen Domino’s Pizza Taste Weird?
Of course, it’s important that you freeze your Domino’s Pizza correctly if you want it to taste good when it comes time to thaw and then reheat it.
Just dumping your pizza leftovers into a freezer bag, zipping it closed, and then pitching it into the back of your freezer isn’t going to get the job done (not if you’re serious about maintaining flavor and texture, anyway).
No, instead you’re going to need to get rid of as much air as possible in the freezer bag – and it’s not a bad idea to “double layer” your Domino’s Pizza before it freezes up, either.
The easiest way to get the air out of your freezer bag is to simply squeeze the air out before you zip or squeeze the bag closed.
If you really want to go to the next level you could sink the bag into a bowl of water to let that squeeze the air out for you, keeping both hands free so that you can close the bag itself.
Vacuum sealing your pizza is another option, too. Truth be told, that’s a little bit overkill, though.
As far as double layering is concerned, it’s a good idea to first wrap your pieces of pizza individually in plastic wrap before they go in the bag.
Not only is that going to help keep air out of the pizza bag, but it’s also going to add a little bit of extra insulation into the mix to protect your pizza from freezer burn over the long haul.
Here’s a step-by-step breakdown for the process to help you hit the ground running:
- Let your Domino’s Pizza cool to room temperature
- Make sure it’s sliced up if it didn’t come that way
- Wrap each individual slice in plastic wrap a couple of times, making sure to squeeze tightly
- Seal away your pizza inside airtight containers (freezer bags work best) with air removed
- Put your pizza in the oven laying flat so that it doesn’t get oddly shaped
… And there you have it!
How Long Will Frozen Dominos Taste Good?
While it’s not a bad idea to bust your Domino’s Pizza out of the freezer as early as possible (within the first couple of weeks, anyway), just to maintain freshness, you can really let your pizza sit in the freezer for up to three months or so without things going sideways.
Push your frozen Domino’s Pizza any longer than that, though, and you are starting to play a game of chicken with freezer burn.
As soon as you get to three months (sometimes closer to four or five) the freezer burn is going to creep right through your defenses, busting up the texture and fooling with the flavor of your pizza – even if it would still be technically safe to eat.
Try to eat your frozen Domino’s Pizza within a couple of weeks or within a couple of months at the longest.
How to Thaw and Reheat Domino’s Pizza
Thawing your Domino’s Pizza out is relatively simple and straightforward.
All you really have to do is take each individual frozen slice out of the bag, unwrap it from the plastic wrap, and then allow it to sit out on a counter for a couple of hours to fully defrost.
Depending on the ambient temperature it may take a little while longer – or go a little faster than expected – to get your pizza back to a fully defrosted condition.
What you don’t want to do, though, is run your pizza under warm water to speed the process up or stuff it in the microwave.
Both of those approaches will throw the texture of your pizza off significantly.
Reheating Tips and Tricks
Now that you have thawed Domino’s Pizza on your hands it’s time to heat it up so that you can enjoy it.
The best way to reheat this kind of pizza is to stick it on the stovetop, one piece at a time, in a pan with just a little bit of butter on the bottom – all at low to medium heat.
Put a lid over the top and let the warmed up sauce and cheese steam the rest of the pizza.
You’ll end up with something that has a pretty similar texture to fresh Domino’s Pizza with this approach.
You could also toss the pizza in the oven (that’ll get a little crispier) or give it a quick blast in the microwave (that’s going to fool with the texture a little bit). It’s totally up to you!