What to Eat at Domino’s: Healthy Menu Choices and Nutrition Facts

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A staple of Superbowl parties, late-night study sessions, and Friday night family dinners, Domino’s Pizza is one of the most ubiquitous restaurants throughout the world. Started more than 60 years ago in Michigan by two brothers who took over a small pizza location, Domino's has since expanded to multi-national locations all the while offering a variety of popular, customizable pizza pies.

With its in-demand food, the restaurant has developed an intensely loyal following. For example, Domino's die hards can open their own wedding registry, allowing them to request pizza for a gift instead of your typical kitchen appliances and dishes.  

If you're not a pizza enthusiast, Domino's offers a number of salads, sandwiches, and hoagies for both vegetarians and meat lovers.

What Experts Say

“Dominos serves a variety of pizza, including gluten-free and vegetarian options. To save on calories, fat, carbohydrates, and sodium, it’s best to choose a thin crust slice. Add vegetables for added fiber, vitamins, and minerals.”
Barbie Cervoni, RD, CDE

Navigating the Menu

Domino's has a number of wide-ranging toppings from the standard meat (pepperoni, ham, and sausage) to vegetables (olives, green peppers, and mushrooms, to name a few), as well as different crust types, such as the hand-tossed and handmade pan to crunchy thin and gluten-free crusts.

Domino’s also offers an expanded menu outside of pizza pies, which includes pasta, chicken, breads, salads, and sandwiches.

Most Nutritious Option
  • Small Crunchy Thin Crust ¼ Pizza Per Serving (Pizza)

  • Small Pacific Veggie ¼ Pizza Per Serving (Specialty Pizza)

  • 3 Pieces of Boneless Wings (Chicken)

  • ½ Mediterranean Veggie (Sandwiches)

  • ½ Classic (Hoagies)

  • 1 Dish of Chicken Alfredo (Pasta)

  • Classic Garden Salad (Breads and Sides)

  • Marbled Cookie Brownie (Desserts)

  • 20 oz Dasani Water (Beverage)

Least Nutritious Option
  • XL Hand Tossed 1/8 Pizza Per Serving (Pizza)

  • XL Cali Chicken Bacon Ranch
    Specialty 1/8 Pizza Per Serving (Specialty Pizza)

  • 4 Pieces of Honey BBQ Wings (Chicken)

  • ½ Sandwich Chicken Bacon Ranch (Sandwiches)

  • ½ Buffalo Ranch (Hoagies)

  • 1 Dish of Chicken Carbonara (Pasta)

  • 2 Pieces of Parmesan Bread Twists (Breads and Sides)

  • Chocolate Lava Crunch Cake (Desserts)

  • 20 oz Bottle Sunkist Orange Soda
    (Beverage)

For pizza, the lowest calorie option on the Domino’s menu is a crunchy thin crust pizza with marinara sauce and any of the following toppings that all contain zero calories:

  • Mushrooms
  • Banana peppers
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • Onions
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Spinach
  • Diced tomatoes

For a cheese pizza, these are the calorie counts per serving:

  • Hand tossed crust: 160
  • Pizza sauce: 10
  • Regular cheese: 100

This totals 270 calories for a large slice of cheese pizza.

Overall, the lowest calorie option on the menu is the Classic Garden Salad (1.5 cups with 80 calories) with the Ken's Lite Balsamic with Olive Oil salad dressing (1.5 ounce packet with 100 calories).

Pizza

The (obviously) most popular offering on the restaurant's menu, pizza, can be ordered with the following crust types in sizes small (10"), medium (12"), large (14"), and extra large (16"):

  • Hand Tossed
  • Handmade Pan
  • Crunchy Thin Crust
  • Brooklyn Style
  • Gluten-Free Crust

The variety of pizza sauces provide some creativity with flavors ranging from marinara to alfredo to mango habanero. The toppings are fairly typical of any standard pizza parlor, with various vegetables and meat-based proteins. You can customize your order with any crust, sauce, and toppings of your choosing.

Most Nutritious Option

Small Crunchy Thin ¼ Pizza (Per Serving)

The small crunchy thin pizza serving contains 110 calories, 4.5 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 15 g carbohydrates, 2 g protein, and 40 mg sodium. This is without toppings. You can add zero-calorie vegetable toppings for extra nutrition.

Least Nutritious Option

XL Hand Tossed 1/8 Pizza (Per Serving)

The pizza slice has 210 calories, 3 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 39 g carbohydrates, 7 g protein, and 220 mg sodium.

Specialty Pizza

The specialty pizzas come with pre-determined ingredients in all four sizes. You can order a Memphis BBQ Chicken, Philly Cheese Steak, or Wisconsin 6 Cheese specialty pizza, to name a few. However, you should stick to creating your own pizza with no-calorie toppings for a healthier meal.

Most Nutritious Option

Small Pacific Veggie ¼ Pizza (Per Serving)

The Small Pacific Veggie Specialty pizza has 134 calories, 13 g fat, 6 g saturated fat, 38 g carbohydrates, 13 g protein, and 630 mg sodium.

Least Nutritious Option

XL Cali Chicken Bacon Ranch Specialty 1/8 Pizza (Per Serving)

The XL Cali Chicken Bacon Ranch Specialty pizza has 530 calories, 29 g fat, 11 g saturated fat, 44 g carbohydrates, 22 g protein, and 1,160 mg sodium.

Chicken

As a popular appetizer to a pizza entrée (especially when watching sporting events), Domino’s offers wings. The healthiest wings option doesn't contain any added marinades or sauces. You could use liquid condiments, such as mustard and ketchup, for flavoring, if you prefer.

Most Nutritious Option

3 Pieces of Boneless Wings

A serving of boneless wings has 170 calories, 7 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 18 g carbohydrates, 9 g protein, and 660 mg sodium. If you must have flavored wings, the healthiest option is the Classic Hot Buffalo Specialty Chicken with 190 calories per serving.

Least Nutritious Option

4 Pieces of Honey BBQ Wings

A serving of Honey BBQ wings has 310 calories, 20 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 22 g carbohydrates, 1,511 g protein, and 940 mg sodium.

Sandwiches

Domino’s offers seven types of sandwiches, with one vegetarian option. All nutritional information is based on half a sandwich.

You should save the other half for another meal. Eating an entire sandwich at once leads to the consumption of thousands of milligrams of sodium.

Most Nutritious Option

Mediterranean Veggie ½ Sandwich

Half of a veggie sandwich has 350 calories, 15 g fat, 8 g saturated fat, 38 g carbohydrates, 16 g protein, and 1,210 mg sodium.

Least Nutritious Option

Chicken Bacon Ranch ½ Sandwich

The Chicken Bacon Ranch ½ sandwich contains 440 calories, 22 g fat, 8 g saturated fat, 35 g carbohydrates, 22 g protein, and 1,260 mg sodium.

Hoagies

Like the sandwiches, nutritional information is based on ½ of a hoagie. You should save the other half for another meal.

Most Nutritious Option

Classic ½ Hoagie

The Classic hoagie contains 430 calories, 8 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 40 g carbohydrates, 21 g protein, and 1,130 mg sodium.

Least Nutritious Options

Buffalo Ranch ½ Hoagie

The Buffalo Ranch hoagie contains 530 calories, 30 g fat, 10 g saturated fat, 39 g carbohydrates, 23 g protein, and 1,750 mg sodium.

Pasta

As an establishment offering Italian cuisine, you can also order pasta. But you should stick to either pasta or pizza (not both), as each dish contains enough calories for a full meal, as well as high amounts of sodium.

Most Nutritious Option

1 Dish of Chicken Alfredo

The Chicken Alfredo dish has 600 calories, 29 g fat, 17 g saturated fat, 60 g carbohydrates, 25 g protein, and 1,110 mg sodium. 

Least Nutritious Option

1 Dish of Chicken Carbonara

The Chicken Carbonara has 690 calories, 34 g fat, 19 g saturated fat, 63 g carbohydrates, 30 g protein, and 1,370 mg sodium.

Breads and Sides

Starting your meal off with a healthy salad and can help you avoid consuming excessive pizza slices, and provide a dose of nutritious vegetables. Skipping the bread sides will lower the carb count of your meal.

Most Nutritious Option

Classic Garden Salad

As the most nutritious item on the menu, the Classic Garden Salad has 100 calories, 4 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 8 g carbohydrates, 3 g protein, and 120 mg sodium.

Least Nutritious Option

2 Pieces of Parmesan Bread

The parmesan bread has 230 calories, 11 g fat, 4.5 g saturated fat, 27 g carbohydrates, 5 g protein, and 240 mg sodium. 

Desserts

Domino’s has a limited desserts menu that includes cake, cookies, and a brownie. You can also order cinnamon bread twists for a sweet end to your meal (as you long as you didn't go overboard with pizza or pasta).

Most Nutritious Option

Marbled Cookie Brownie

The brownie option has 200 calories, 12 g fat, 4.5 g saturated fat, 26 g carbohydrates, 2 g protein, and 125 mg sodium.

Least Nutritious Option

Chocolate Lava Crunch Cake

The lava cake has 360 calories, 19 g fat, 10 g saturated fat, 46 g carbohydrates, 4 g protein, and 160 mg sodium.

Beverages

Domino’s offers the standard Coke and orange soda options, as well as Dasani bottled water and Powerade,

Most Nutritious Option

20 oz Dasani Water

The bottled water has 0 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 g carbohydrates, 0 g protein, and 0 mg sodium.

Least Nutritious Option

20 oz Bottle Sunkist Orange Soda
The 20 ounces of orange soda contains 540 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 g carbohydrates, 0 g protein, and 180 mg sodium. Simply skipping this and ordering water will save you an entire meal's worth of calories.

Diet-Specific Options

Despite this carb-rich establishment, you can still stick to a number of specific diets by staying educated on the nutritional information, which you can find on Domino's website.

Patrons following these diets can find appropriate entrees at Domino’s:

  • Low-Sodium
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Low-fat

Low-Sodium

To stave off added salt for a heart-healthy meal, look for the following on the menu:

  • Classic Garden Salad
  • Hand Tossed Crust with Marinara Sauce
  • Gluten-Free Pizza
  • Crunchy Thin Pizza
  • Brooklyn Pizza

Vegetarian

You can follow a vegetarian diet by ordering meatless toppings for your pizza and vegetarian salads and sandwiches. Vegans will find eating at Domino’s challenging, as the pizza crust contains dairy.

Vegetarian options include the following:

  • Pizza with vegetable or cheese toppings, any crust
  • Classic Garden Salad
  • Parmesan Bread Bites
  • Garlic Bread Twists
  • Spinach & Feta Stuffed Cheesy Bread
  • Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich
  • Pasta Primavera

Gluten-Free

Domino’s Gluten-free Crust contains no rye, barley, or wheat, and has a gluten content of less than 20 parts per million. However, the gluten-free crust gets made in the same kitchen as the hand tossed and handmade pan pizzas. Meaning, you could face cross contamination, and you should eat with caution.

Rather than list gluten-free items, these are the foods that contain gluten:

  • Hand Tossed, Thin Crust, Handmade Pan, and Brooklyn Crusts
  • Spinach and Feta Pizza
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • Boneless Chicken
  • Specialty Chicken
  • All Pasta Dishes
  • Chicken Caesar Salad Croutons
  • Classic Garden Salad Croutons
  • Sandwiches
  • Hoagies
  • Bread Twists
  • Parmesan Bread Bites
  • Lava Cake
  • Marbled Cookie Brownie

Low-Fat

Patrons following a low-fat diet for weight loss can find options at Domino’s, such as with the following menu items:

  • Classic Garden Salad
  • Chicken Caesar Salad
  • Spinach and Feta Cheesy Bread
  • Hand Tossed Pizza
  • Gluten-Free Pizza
  • Crunchy Thin Pizza
  • Brooklyn Pizza
  • Boneless Chicken

To keep pizza low fat, order veggie toppings and light or no cheese. Skip white sauces, extra cheese, and meat-based toppings.

Food Allergies and Safety

For anyone with common food allergens and intolerances, such as gluten, tree nuts, soy, and dairy, you need to take necessary precautions with your order. To protect yourself, you can perform the following:

  • Ask questions of the staff about how the food is prepared. You could experience cross contamination in the kitchen. For example, the gluten-free crust is prepared in the same space as the hand crust, and the two could mix.
  • Familiarize yourself with Domino’s allergen information, which you can find on the website. Any major food allergens associated with the establishment’s ingredients are summarized in an easy-to-read chart.
  • Modify menu items. For example, you can still order a specialty pizza, but ask for specific toppings removed. (For example, those who are lactose intolerant can skip cheese and order a thin crust pizza.)

A Word From Verywell

The customizable pizzas at Domino’s allow you to create healthy pies, such as ordering the marinara sauce (that contains only five calories per serving), zero-calorie vegetable toppings, and no cheese on a crunchy thin or gluten-free crust. For patrons following specialty diets and looking to avoid eating pizza altogether, Domino's offers boneless wings, healthy salads, and vegetarian sandwiches.

You can consume a nutritious meal by loading up on veggie toppings, salads without creamy dressings, and sticking to single servings of pizza. This will keep your intake level of carbs, sodium, and saturated fat at bay.

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