Homemade Domino’s Pan Pizza Recipe

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Popular American restaurant chain Domino’s Pizza wasn’t really well-known for their pan pizza. But when this dish made its debut on their menu in 2012, it was an instant hit! It has now become a staple in their menu. So with our recipe, we show just how to make your own Homemade Domino’s Pan Pizza. The listed steps may need some basic culinary knowledge, but we’re sure that with our clear instructions, you’ll be mastering this recipe in no time. After all, this pizza dish is the perfect meal to serve for family dinners and get-together celebrations.

What kind of a pizza are you cooking in this recipe really? Well, pan pizzas usually refer to a medium-thick crust pizza that uses a pizza pan when baking. Its golden crust is fluffy yet crispy due to the oil used to coat the cookware. And it was Pizza Hut, another big pizza restaurant based in America, that first made it popular back in the 1960s. It became such a hit that various other pizza restaurants tried their hand at this dish. And one of the successful ones was Domino’s, who managed to bring something different to this beloved pizza dish. Their take on this classic pizza dish is famous for having a crispy, buttery crust. Loaded with cheese and its toppings spread to the edges, Domino’s Pan pizzas are sheer indulgence. 

This homemade Domino’s-inspired pizza is just the right meal to bring life to any party or celebration. There’s nothing like good ol’ pizza, after all. Our Spaghetti Squash With Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe is also an amazing complement to this delicious dish!

How To Make Homemade Domino’s Pan Pizza

With its thick, crispy crust and soft dough oozing with cheese and topped with your favorite pizza toppings, this recipe is sure to lift anyone’s spirits up. Follow this recipe and you can recreate your own Homemade Domino’s Pan Pizza dish!

  • ¼ cup dry milk powder
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 2 ¼ tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 ⅓ cups warm water (about 110 degrees F)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable or canola oil
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • cooking spray ( for greasing the pan)
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 30 slices pepperoni (or any preferred pizza toppings like mushroom, sausage or black olives)
  • 5 oz mozzarella cheese (grated)
  1. Put dry milk, sugar, yeast and warm water in a large bowl. Stir. If a stand mixer is available, you may use its bowl.

  2. Let sit for about 2 minutes.

  3. Add vegetable or canola oil, then stir again.

  4. Add flour and salt into the bowl. Stir until it begins forming into a ball.

  5. If using a mixer, use the dough hook to knead the dough. Knead on medium speed for about 8 minutes until a smooth dough forms and sides of the bowl are cleaned.

  6. If working by hand, use a clean and lightly floured surface. Knead dough by hand for about 10 minutes until a smooth, elastic dough forms.

  7. Divide dough into 2 balls.

  8. Add 3 ounces of oil in two 12-inch (or 10-inch) nonstick or cast iron skillets. Make sure oil is spread evenly and up the sides of each skillet.

  9. Spread dough out to about the same size of the skillets using fingers or (if needed) a rolling pin.

  10. If dough snaps back, cover it with plastic wrap and let it rest for about 10 to 15 minutes more. Then, stretch again.

  11. Place dough in the pizza pan. This time, it no longer has to go all the way to the sides since it will grow during rise time.

  12. Cover pizza pan with a lid or plastic wrap. Let it rise in a warm place for 1 to 1 ½ hours.

  13. During the last 20 minutes of rise time, preheat oven to 500 degrees F.

  14. Top dough with your preferred tomato sauce and pizza toppings.

  15. Place skillets in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

  16. Let it cool, and then serve! Enjoy.

How To Make Homemade Domino's Pan Pizza

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With its thick, crispy crust and soft dough oozing with cheese and topped with your favorite pizza toppings, this recipe is sure to lift anyone’s spirits up. Follow this recipe and you can recreate your own Homemade Domino’s Pan Pizza dish!

Preparation Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs 45 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup dry milk powder
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 2 ¼ tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 ⅓ cups warm water, about 110 degrees F
  • 2 tbsp vegetable or canola oil
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • cooking spray, for greasing the pan
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 30 slices pepperoni, or any preferred pizza toppings like mushroom, sausage or black olives
  • 5 oz mozzarella cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. Put dry milk, sugar, yeast and warm water in a large bowl. Stir. If a stand mixer is available, you may use its bowl.

  2. Let sit for about 2 minutes.

  3. Add vegetable or canola oil, then stir again.

  4. Add flour and salt into the bowl. Stir until it begins forming into a ball.

  5. If using a mixer, use the dough hook to knead the dough. Knead on medium speed for about 8 minutes until a smooth dough forms and sides of the bowl are cleaned.

  6. If working by hand, use a clean and lightly floured surface. Knead dough by hand for about 10 minutes until a smooth, elastic dough forms.

  7. Divide dough into 2 balls.

  8. Add 3 ounces of oil in two 12-inch (or 10-inch) nonstick or cast iron skillets. Make sure oil is spread evenly and up the sides of each skillet.

  9. Spread dough out to about the same size of the skillets using fingers or (if needed) a rolling pin.

  10. If dough snaps back, cover it with plastic wrap and let it rest for about 10 to 15 minutes more. Then, stretch again.

  11. Place dough in the pizza pan. This time, it no longer has to go all the way to the sides since it will grow during rise time.

  12. Cover pizza pan with a lid or plastic wrap. Let it rise in a warm place for 1 to 1 ½ hours.

  13. During the last 20 minutes of rise time, preheat oven to 500 degrees F.

  14. Top dough with your preferred tomato sauce and pizza toppings.

  15. Place skillets in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

  16. Let it cool, and then serve! Enjoy.

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Nutrition

  • Calcium: 103mg
  • Calories: 253kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 36g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 190mg
  • Protein: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 383mg
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 226IU
  • Vitamin C: 2mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

What’s the difference between pan pizza and hand-tossed pizza?

The former is a deep-dish pizza with a thicker crust compared to latter’s thinner and crispier ones. The latter’s dough is tossed in the air until soft. Meanwhile, the former’s dough is pressed into the pan to get its circular shape. Some people might enjoy a hand-tossed pizza more, while others may like the fluffier crust of a pan pizza better.

What pizza toppings should I use?

Domino’s sells variations that have pepperonis, mushrooms, and meat toppings. You can use the same ingredients for a more faithful recreation of the dish. However, with this recipe you are free to experiment with any type of pizza toppings you like. Take this chance to eat the pizza topping-combination of your dreams!

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Conclusion

You won’t need to call up Domino’s anymore when you’ve learned how to master our Homemade Pan Pizza Recipe. This dish is great to serve at parties, thanks to how tasty and filling to the stomach it is. Your homemade touch will also make your eating experience better since you can recreate the iconic pizza dish in a way that will suit your personal palate!

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