However much we love cooking, a takeaway is a treat and most of us love a pizza, whether it is loaded with different cheeses or has salami and different meats on it. Domino’s is a very popular pizza takeaway, but the question is, can you freeze your leftovers?
The chances are high that you might overorder as there are so many delicious pizzas on offer, not to mention garlic bread, so what do you do with the leftovers? The answer is simple. Freeze what you have left. If you have ordered too many pizzas, you can freeze one whole, but if you have slices leftover, you can just freeze them individually. It’s all very easy as long as you wrap the pizza securely in cling film.
How To Freeze Domino’s Pizza
You will have to be aware that the pizza won’t taste quite the same when defrosted and reheated, but if you follow our instructions, you should still get a tasty pizza.
1. Cool down the pizza.
It is important not to leave the pizza out for longer than two hours as after that time, bacteria can start to form.
2. Portion out the pizza.
It is always best to cut the pizza into slices so that you can just defrost as much as you need. However, if you buy an extra pizza and plan to eat it all with your family on another night, you can freeze it whole.
3. Wrap the pizza.
Whether you are freezing the pizza whole or in slices, you will need to wrap it in a few layers of cling film. Wrap the slices individually. Make sure that the pizza is wrapped securely so that air doesn’t get to it as this can cause freezer burn. The pizza is still safe to eat but it might lose taste and texture.
4. Put the pizza in freezer bags or airtight containers.
If you are using freezer bags, ensure that you squeeze out as much air as possible. It is possible to buy freezer bags that are large enough to take a whole pizza. However, it can be better to freeze the pizza in a container as you won’t have to worry about it being squashed by other items in the freezer.
5. Put the bags or containers in the freezer.
It is a good idea to put a label on the bag or container with the date you put it in the freezer so that you don’t keep it in the freezer longer than it should be. If you are using freezer bags, lay them flat on top of other items in the freezer.
Tips For Freezing Domino’s Pizza
- Cool down the pizza first. If you put the pizza in the freezer warm, it can bring up the temperature and other food may start to defrost and spoil.
- It is a good idea to choose to freeze the pizza in slices as you can stack them on top of each other in the freezer.
- Make sure that you wrap the pizza or pizza slices numerous times in cling film so that air doesn’t get in.
For How Long Can You Freeze Domino’s Pizza?
Domino’s pizzas and in fact, any other takeaway pizzas can be kept in the freezer for up to three months. After this time, the taste and texture will change, and while it won’t be unsafe to eat, it won’t be as delicious.
How Do You Defrost Domino’s Pizza?
The best way to defrost pizza is to defrost it slowly in the fridge. You can defrost it on your countertop as long as you don’t leave it out for longer than two hours. It isn’t advisable to defrost and reheat pizza in the microwave as this can make it go soggy.
Can You Refreeze Domino’s Pizza?
We don’t advise refreezing Domino’s pizza or any other pizza for that matter. This is because when you freeze, defrost, and then refreeze, the second thaw will break down more cells, leaching out moisture. When you finally come to eat the pizza, it will probably be soggy and tasteless.
Is It a Good Idea To Freeze Domino’s Pizza?
Yes, we think it is as it is a good way not to waste pizza that you can’t eat all at once. You will have to be aware that it won’t have quite the same taste and texture. However, it will still be good to eat. It is best to freeze it in slices so that you just defrost as much pizza as you need for one meal. If you do this, you won’t waste any pizza.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hopefully, you now know how to freeze a Domino’s pizza and in fact any other pizza, but in case you want to know more, we have answered a few questions here.
Can you freeze Domino’s pizza with meat?
Yes, of course. There is no problem freezing pizza that has meat such as salami as a topping.
Can you freeze Domino’s garlic bread?
Domino’s use the same dough to make their garlic bread (see also ‘How to Freeze and Defrost Bread?‘) so you can follow the same steps we have suggested you use to freeze their pizza.
Can you freeze pizza wedges?
Perhaps you don’t know what a pizza wedge is. Well, it is the ultimate marriage between a pizza and a sandwich. Instead of using bread to hold in the fillings, pizza dough is used. As to freezing, it all depends on what the filling is. You will need to look up if you can freeze the particular filling. For example, if your filling is steak, you can freeze it. Cheese can be frozen but the texture will change considerably and probably won’t be as tasty.
Can you freeze Domino’s potato wedges?
Yes, you can. The best way to freeze them is to flash freeze them first without them touching each other. Then you can transfer them into a freezer bag. They shouldn’t stick together so you can remove as many as you need for a meal. Remember to squeeze as much air as possible out of the bag so that freezer burn doesn’t occur.