Domino’s Pizza is one of the most successful pizza chains in the world and is currently available in 89 countries. Ordering Domino’s is one of the easiest things to do. You can use their zero-click delivery app, or even place your order via Twitter! They also have recurrent promotions that could lead you to buy more than what you’re willing to eat in one sitting. When that happens, you may be thinking about these questions. Can you freeze Domino pizza? How long does Dominos pizza last in the fridge?
You sure can freeze Domino pizza! If you don’t plan to eat it for the next 5 days, then you definitely should, Nevertheless, it’s easier said than done. I’ll be walking you through the steps you should take to freeze the pizza while preserving most of its core flavor.
The first step is to plan ahead. Don’t leave the pizza out sitting at room temperature for more than two hours. But it’s also important to let it cool down, otherwise, you’ll risk thawing accidentally other stuff in the freezer and causing freezer burn to the pizza as well.
Then, decide how you want to freeze it. If you think the pizza can be completely eaten upon thawing, then there’s no need to slice it. Nonetheless, if you’re on your own and feel like eating one or two slices every once in a while, it’s a good idea to freeze individual slices instead. This is important, since you wouldn’t want to thaw a whole pizza unnecessarily just to grab a portion. However you decide to freeze it, you’ll need to wrap the pizza (or the individual slices) in several layers of cling film or plastic wrap, making sure that the pizza won’t get in contact with the freezer’s cold air. After that, pop the pizza into a large freezer container or bag. Depending on the size, you may need to slice the pizza either way, though there are bags that are large enough to stash an extra-large Domino’s pizza.
After all of the above is done, stow the pizza in the freezer, allowing it to lay flat while it freezes. If you’re out of space, you can place the pizza in other positions, but you need to make sure that it’s thoroughly frozen first or it will turn messy.
Unfortunately, most ingredients included in a Domino’s pizza are not very friendly to freezers. It should still be overall enjoyable but don’t expect the pristine consistency and flavor you experienced the first time it came to your door.
If the pizza is guaranteed to suffer in quality during the first freezing, thawing and refreezing will definitely ruin it. If you have not pulled the pizza from the fridge and left it outside for a long time, you could try your luck, though I wouldn’t recommend it. It’s for this reason that it’s better to slice up your pizza beforehand, to prevent this dilemma.
Your Domino pizza should last up to 5 days in the fridge set to 40º F or below. Beyond that time, it will spoil.
In the freezer, it might endure around 3 months at a temperature of 0º or below. It won’t spoil afterward, but the texture and flavor will start to degrade significantly.
You should always opt for defrosting your Domino pizza the slow way. By placing it in the fridge, the moisture released during thawing will slowly be reabsorbed and you’ll be able to revive it somewhat. I wouldn’t really recommend placing it over the counter, as you’ll expose your pizza to the “danger zone” (temperatures between 40º and 140º F) and subsequent bacterial growth. Thawing in the microwave might turn the pizza soggier, but if you can’t wait for the fridge to do its job, you may try defrosting using this method instead and work your way around that.
There’s a method to reheat frozen Domino pizza that is highly effective. You only need to wrap the crust in aluminum foil and preheat the oven to 375º F. Place the pizza in the oven and wait around 12-15 minutes. You will notice that the crust will turn crispier, almost as good as before.
Notwithstanding, it’s always recommended that you thaw the pizza first, or at least partially, since you may risk some ingredients not cooking thoroughly.