Skip the Dominos Pizza Menu and make Dominos Pizza dough at home! All you need is a mixing bowl, 6 main ingredients, and a goodie bag (secret ingredients!) This pizza dough recipe out beats all the other pizza crust recipes and is made like the pizza Dominos is known for! 

dominos pizza on a pizza pan with holes

Make a Robust inspired tomato sauce that you can freeze or can anytime you want to make a pizza! We also love BBQ flavored pizza and ranch dressing for bacon and ranch pizzas! Want to make a white sauce? Try our easy alfredo sauce recipe for white pizza!

Why It’s The Best Pizza Dough Recipe?

Pizzerias like Domions make-ahead their pizza dough, which keeps in the refrigerator until ordered for delivery. Pizzerias have all the pizza toppings on hand to whip up a pizza from a ball of dough! Overnight crust creates that impressive New York-Style Pizza Dough, which is key to that chewy crust we all want in a pizza crust!

To develop this pizza dough recipe I used the best of my pizza-making skills from all the other pizza crust recipes I’ve made! So, with some pizza knowledge, I was able to research each ingredient found in the hand-tossed crust and observe how the real dough looks to bring you, this seriously amazing pizza dough recipe! As a result, after I’ve mastered a 50lb pizza dough recipe from a New York Pizzeria Man that I scaled down in this New York-Style Pizza, to only improve a Neapolitan pizza recipe and give you that flavorful pizza dough take-out pizza delivers!

 

Pizzeria Pizza Dough Secrets:

New York Pizza Dough Makers ferment their dough at least 24 hours with 48 hours being the best. Fermentation is just a hands-off process of allowing the dough to sit and ferment in the fridge to develop that pizza flavor we all want. Without it pizza crust isn’t the same and how else would pizza chains run a Pizzeria?

Pizza Makers make massive amounts of dough made with bakers percentages and use a very little amount of yeast to allow the dough to rise slowly and develop texture.

See how I scaled down a 50 lb pizza dough recipe that came straight from a New York-Style Pizza maker. If you want to make a quick pizza dough recipe go make my Fluffy Pizza Crust Recipe.

 

FAQ

How does Domino’s Pizza Make their Dough?

Domino’s Pizza makes 500 lbs of ingredients in each mixing bowl! The 6 main ingredients include flour, water, salt, sugar, yeast, and oil. Then they add a “goodie bag”! I’ve watched How Domions Makes It’s Pizza to develop this pizza dough recipe and used the best of my pizza making skills from all the other pizza crust recipes I’ve made! So, with some pizza knowledge, I was able to research each ingredient found in the hand-tossed crust and observe how the real dough looks to bring you, this seriously amazing pizza dough recipe! So, what’s in the Goodie Bag?

The goodie bag is a mixture of Whey (a dry milk product), maltodextrin (preservative), dextrose (sweetener), and a dough conditioner (enhancer.) Since this is a homemade pizza dough recipe, there will be no preservatives. The sugar works like dextrose and for the dough conditioner, I used baking powder which is proven for awesome dough results as seen in my Fluffy Pizza Crust Recipe (that has been featured on Tasty’s Ultimate Cookbook!) As a result, powdered milk is said to contribute to the browning of the crust. So with these substitutes and knowing how I wanted my pizza dough to look and taste (tacky and thick as seen in the Dominos Pizza video), I’m bringing you the pizza dough recipe that is said to be Better-Than-Dominos Pizza!

Tips for The Best Pizza Dough:

  1. Make pizza dough two days in advance for the best results.
  2. Use cool water for slow fermentation, otherwise, you will activate the yeast and it will rise.
  3. Go for a high gluten flour.
  4. Use low moisture Mozzarella cheese with a blend of other good melting white cheeses.

How To Make Domino’s Pizza Dough Recipe (Copycat):

Dominos Pizza Recipe

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
fermentation: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 8 minutes
Servings: 3 medium pizzas
Author: Alyona's Cooking
Skip the Dominos Pizza Menu and make Dominos Pizza dough at home! All you need is a mixing bowl, 6 main ingredients, and a goodie bag (secret ingredients!) This pizza dough recipe out beats all the other pizza crust recipes and is made like the pizza Dominos is known for! 

Ingredients

Pizza Dough:

  • 1 1/3 cup water (room temperature at 80°F)
  • 1 tsp dry active yeast
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp oil (soybean oil)
  • 3 Tbsp dry milk
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 4 cups bread flour (used King Arthur Special Patent Flour)

Instructions

How To Make Domino's Pizza Dough Copycat Recipe:

  • step one on how to make Dominos pizza dough
    Combine the water, yeast, sugar, salt, and oil in a large mixing bowl.
  • step two on how to make Dominos pizza dough recipe
    Add dry milk, baking powder, and flour.
  • Stir together and knead for 7 minutes (over low speed if using a mixer.)
  • Divide dough into 3 (12 oz) balls.
  • step 5 on how to make dominos pizza dough
    Place into a lightly greased tray and oil tops. Keep refrigerated covered for up to 4 days or freeze.

To Bake Pizza:

  • Dredge each pizza dough ball into 1 cup of cornmeal and stretch to a 12-inch circle.
  • Transfer to a greased pizza pan with holes. Spread 1 cup of tomato sauce over the top leaving a 1-inch border for the crust. Top with your favorite toppings or make a specialty pizza.
  • Bake on the bottom rack of a 500°F oven for 10-12 minutes or until the crust is dark brown. Slice into 8 slices and serve.

Notes

  • To Flavor The Crust: Brush a garlic-infused butter or oil over the crust and sprinkle with additional seasonings like garlic salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, parmesan cheese, or fennel seeds.  
  • Flours- bread flour allows you to stretch out the pizza dough easily due to the gluten content. You can use all-purpose flour instead only increase the kneading time to bring out the gluten.
  • Pizza Pan- Domino's Pizza uses flat pizza disks with holes before they toss the pizza into a conveyor oven. Use any pizza pan. 
  • Cheese- Domino's Pizza uses a blend of Mozzarella and provolone along with some other white blends. Use part-skim Mozzarella.
  • Sauce- look for a robust tomato sauce that is sweet like my Marinara sauce that is flavorful and thick like theirs! 

Nutrition per serving

Serving: 1medium pizzaCalories: 855kcalCarbohydrates: 137gProtein: 22gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 1588mgPotassium: 321mgFiber: 4gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 70IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 111mgIron: 2mg

 

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42 comments

    • Anna

    I decided to try this dough today. The plan was to put it in the fridge for 2 days and let it do it’s thing. But the kids wanted pizza tonight. So one dough ball became pizza tonight.

    I love the dough consistency. It is so smooth. Amazing. I spread it out a little too far though I think. It was a bit flat in the middle. But near the crust it had such a good consistency, flavor, and crunch.

    So the other two dough balls will be used in 2 days with making sure I keep it at a medium pizza size.

    It’s our families favorite crust so far with ones I’ve tried. Looking forward to Saturday night pizza. It can only get better. Thanks!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Oh wonderful, Anna! I’m so glad to hear that! I just did the same for a pizza crust recipe, the children wanted pizza and I baked all four the same day. We make one ball of dough into 2 cheesy breads and supreme pizzas.

    • AMH

    This might be a pizza dough, but it’s not a copycat of Domino’s dough, which contains only flour, water, yeast, oil, sugar and salt. Not sure what prompted you to add milk powder and *gasp* baking powder and then state it’s inspired by Domino’s…

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi,

      Good question! If you watch the video on how Domion’s pizza is made you will see for yourself that they add a “goody bag” to their basic pizza dough. The goody bag was a powdered mix that they don’t share with the public. I used ingredients that I thought best fitted that criteria. And most of all I was pretty satisfied with the results. Try it out.

      Alyona

    • Ricardo Ortega

    Excellent recipe. Very flexible and smooth dough. Can’t wait for tasting it !!!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy it!!

    • Balázs

    How big cup did you use for this? Coukd you tell its volume in dl?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi, 1 1/3 cup of water is around 300ml.

    • A.A

    Hi! Can I use whole milk instead of dry milk?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi, you could but I’d adjust the liquid proportions.

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