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Domino’s Garlic Parmesan Sauce Recipe

Perfect for pizza, pasta, or dipping!

Claire Onidi By
Claire Onidi
Passionate about food and pastries since always, Claire spends most of her time in the kitchen to develop new recipes. She is French but lived many years abroad.
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Updated January 23, 2023

Pizza hasn’t been the same since the arrival of Domino’s Garlic Parmesan Sauce. This decadently creamy sauce brings extra cheesiness to every bite, and makes eating the crust fun!

Domino_s Garlic Parmesan Sauce

Everyone loves pizza, and Domino’s might be the most popular fast-food pizzeria of all. This restaurant was founded in 1960 by two brothers, and has now grown to 14,400 stores worldwide!

Domino’s changes its menu all the time, and this delicious garlic parmesan sauce was added to the lineup in 2020. This versatile sauce began as a chicken wing dip, but has transformed into one of their most popular pizza bases!

I wanted to enjoy the flavor of this sauce when I make pizza at home. So I found the perfect copycat recipe that tastes just like Domino’s!

I like to pair this garlic parmesan sauce with pizza toppings like chicken, spinach, and onions. You can also use this sauce to make the most delicious alfredo pasta!

Skip the delivery and try homemade pizza with this creamy parmesan garlic sauce instead!

All About This Creamy Garlic Parmesan Sauce Ingredients

Butter

Butter is made from the proteins and fats of churned cream.

At room temperature, it is solid and can be used as a spread for sandwiches. It can also be used as a fat in baked goods like pies and cakes.

Melted butter is a prominent ingredient in many sauces, especially in French cuisine. It’s famously used to thicken and add richness to sauces like hollandaise and alfredo.

You can also whisk cold butter into sauces at the end to get a wonderful shine.

Vegetable Oil

Vegetable oil is one of the most neutral-tasting cooking oils. This makes it perfect to use in salad dressings or for frying.

Canola, peanut, and olive oil are all considered vegetable oils. However, a bottle labeled “vegetable oil” at the grocery store is usually made with soybeans.

Because this oil has virtually no taste, odor, or color, it makes a great base for sauces. In this recipe, I add vegetable oil to help thicken the sauce and add fat for flavor.

Parmesan Cheese

Crumbly cheeses like Parmigiano-Reggiano are designed for grating. They’re even given the name “grana” in Italian, meaning “granular”.

In Italian cuisine, parmesan cheese is typically grated over pasta or added to sauces and risotto. You can also add shredded parmesan cheese to salads for an intense cheesy flavor.

I even stir the parmesan cheese rinds into broths and sauces to add extra creaminess!

Garlic Powder

In Italian cuisine garlic, butter, and parmesan cheese are often cooked together. They provide the perfect balance of rich, salty, and savory.

Garlic powder is a great alternative to fresh garlic. You can even use fresh and powdered garlic together for a more intense flavor.

For this recipe, I recommend starting with a small pinch of garlic powder. Taste the sauce then add more if needed so you don’t end up with an overwhelming garlic flavor.

Seasonings

Oregano and parsley are staple herbs in Italian cooking. I’m using dried herbs for this sauce because they have a stronger flavor than their fresh counterparts.

If you have Italian seasoning in your cupboard, feel free to use that instead. And if you want a little kick to your garlic parmesan sauce, try adding dried red pepper flakes as well.

Easy Tips for the Best Dominos Garlic Parmesan Sauce


  • Don’t overheat the butter! A hot water bath will soften up your butter without turning it into a liquid.

  • Add cornstarch to your garlic parmesan sauce if it needs help thickening up. Start with a tablespoon and gently stir the cornstarch into the sauce until it dissolves.


Domino_s Garlic Parmesan Sauce recipe

Dominos Garlic Parmesan Sauce Recipe

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time0 min
  • Total Time1h 10 min
  • ServingsN/A
  • Yield3 cups of sauce

Level: Easy

Chilling: 1h

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Method


  1. Soften the Butter

    If your home is warm, you can simply leave the butter at room temperature for an hour to soften.

    Another trick is to add hot water to a glass bowl. Once the bowl is nice and warm, dump out the water and cover your butter with it.

    The residual heat from the bowl will soften your butter perfectly!

  2. Add Ingredients to the Mixing Bowl

    Add the softened butter, vegetable oil, seasonings, and grated parmesan cheese to a medium bowl.

  3. Whisk

    Whisk the ingredients together until they form a sauce.

  4. Chill to Thicken

    Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place the garlic parmesan sauce in the fridge to thicken for 1 hour. Once the sauce is firm, use it as a pizza sauce, a dipping sauce, or a pasta sauce!


Domino_s Garlic Parmesan Sauce serve

Recipe Variations


  • I’ve chosen to use oregano and parsley, but you can use whatever Italian seasoning you prefer. Thyme, basil, rosemary, and marjoram will all provide that fresh, earthy Italian flavor!

  • I used garlic powder since it blends easily into a sauce. However, fresh garlic has a more pungent flavor that can take your sauce to the next level. You can even sauté the minced garlic in butter to release more of that rich, savory taste. Another option is to roast the garlic in some tinfoil for 30-40 minutes, then blend it with your sauce.

  • Craving a bit more tang in this garlic parmesan white sauce? Halve the amount of vegetable oil in the recipe and replace it with mayonnaise or sour cream!

Storing And Freezing Garlic Parmesan Sauce

Generally, dairy products like milk and alfredo sauce do not freeze well. Cheese products on the other hand, tend to hold up quite well in the freezer.

If you want to make a big batch of this creamy garlic sauce to freeze, I recommend doing a freezer trial first. Place a small quantity in an airtight container and see how it does after 24 hours.

If the sauce hasn’t separated, go ahead and freeze the rest. You can store garlic parmesan sauce for up to six months in the freezer.

Use an airtight container or freezer bag for storage. It’s best to freeze this garlic parmesan sauce in individual portions so you only have to defrost what you need.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
  • 509Calories
  • 59.8g Fat
  • 0.8g Carbs
  • 3gProtein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: per 1/4 cup serving of sauce
Amount per serving
Calories509
% Daily Value*
Total Fat59.8g 77%
Saturated Fat24.7g 123%
Cholesterol86mg 29%
Sodium719mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate0.8g 0%
Dietary Fiber0.2g 1%
Total Sugars0.2g
Protein3g
Vitamin C23mcg 116%
Calcium98mg 8%
Iron0mg 1%
Potassium26mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.
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