Pan pizzas are relatively a new thing for Domino’s. The idea came on back in 2012 but it was an instant hit with their customers. Unlike your traditional pizza, the pan pizza is first hand-pressed into a pan then baked until it reaches that crispy perfection.
Try recreating Domino’s pan pizza in the comfort of your own home by following these simple steps! It’s easy and delicious, and most importantly, you won’t need to wait for your order for a long time.
Serve this pan pizza dish for snacks or picnics or for a simple get-together. This dish lets you experience what you love about Domino’s without actually getting into the hassle getting in line.
How To Make Homemade Domino's Pan Pizza
- 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder see note for substituting regular milk
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
- 1 1/3 cup warm water about 110ºF
- 2 tbsp vegetable or canola oil
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 6 oz vegetable or canola oil for greasing the pan
- your favorite sauce
- your favorite toppings
- Put the dry milk, sugar, yeast and warm water in a large bowl and stir together. If you have a stand mixer, use that bowl.
- Let sit for about 2 minutes.
- Add 2 tbsp of vegetable or canola oil and stir again.
- Add the flour and the salt into the bowl and stir until it begins forming into a ball.
- If you are using a mixer, fit it with the dough hook and knead on medium speed for about 8 minutes until a smooth dough forms and it cleans the sides of the bowl.
- If kneading by hand, turn out onto a clean and lightly floured work surface.
- Knead by hand for about 10 minutes until a smooth elastic dough forms.
- Divide dough into two balls. In two 12" (or 10") nonstick or cast iron skillets, put 3 oz of oil in each, making sure it is spread evenly and up the sides.
- Spread the dough out to about the size of the skillets using your fingers or if you need to, a rolling pin.
- If the dough is snapping back quite a bit, cover it with plastic wrap and let it rest for about 10-15 minutes.
- Then stretch again.
- Place the dough in the skillets (it doesn't have to go all the way to the sides, it will grow during rise time).
- Cover the skillets with a lid or plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for at least 1 hour and up to an hour and a half.
- During the last 20 minutes of rise time, preheat the oven to 500ºF.
- Top the dough with your favorite sauce and toppings.
- Place the skillets over high heat on the stovetop for about 2 minutes. This will heat up the skillet and get the bottom of the dough crispy.
- Place the skillets in the oven and bake until golden brown and crispy. This should take about 15 minutes, but watch it closely.
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Commonly Asked Questions
What’s the difference between pan pizza and hand-tossed pizza?
Pan pizza is a more deep-dish pizza that has a thicker crust. Meanwhile, hand-tossed pizza’s crust is thinner and crispier. Some people might enjoy hand-tossed pizza more, whereas others may prefer the fluffier crust of a pan pizza instead.
Pan pizza is great to serve at parties thanks to how filling it is. With a homemade touch, you'll be able to recreate Domino's famous pan pizza in a way that will directly cater to your own tastes and pizza preferences!