What Sauces Does Domino’s Have? + Taste Test

What Sauces Does Domino's Have & Taste Test
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If there’s one thing I simply can’t get enough of, it’s pizza. And Domino’s knows best that the only thing better is a pizza with the perfect dipping sauce to pair with each slice. Over the years, Domino’s has really upped its sauce game, now offering numerous different varieties to choose from. Some are classics, while others are unique fusions you must taste to believe. 

Domino’s has these sauces: Garlic Parmesan White Sauce — perfect for dipping breadsticks, the Sweet Mango Habanero Sauce, which has just the right kick of heat. There are also Honey BBQ, Hot Buffalo, Marinara Sauce, Ranch Dressing, and Blue Cheese Dressing.

Ready to find your new favorite? Here’s my official ranking of Domino’s sauces from worst to best.

Domino’s Sauces Ranked

While you can’t really go wrong with either sauce from the list, I have tried ranking them from not-so-great to pretty delicious, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. I didn’t expect much from Domino’s in the sauce department, but some of these were really tasty. 

Overall, while I sometimes prefer making my own pizza sauce at home, I’d definitely order some of these again for a quick pizza night.

Ken’s Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ken's Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing Package

This is one of my least favorites. Don’t get me wrong; I do enjoy a good balsamic vinegar. However, the flavor of this one is overly sweet and acidic for my tastes, with a sharp tang that overpowers the salad. The thick, syrupy texture also seems out of place on a fresh bed of lettuce.

In terms of nutrition, it does have the least calories of all the Domino’s dressings at just 35 calories for a 2-ounce serving. But when I want a salad, I’m looking for a lighter, fresher flavor that enhances the greens instead of masking them.

This Balsamic Vinaigrette would probably pair best with heartier salads containing ingredients that can stand up to its bold flavor, like spinach, tomatoes, red onions, or grilled chicken. If I have to use it, I ask for the dressing on the side so I can add it sparingly and control how much ends up on my salad. 

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Ken’s Caesar Dressing

Ken's Caesar Dressing Package

Personally, Caesar Dressing lands near the bottom of my Domino’s sauce rankings. While I appreciate its creamy and tangy flavor, the strong anchovy notes are quite overwhelming. The pungent fishy aroma reminds me too much of the seafood section at the grocery store.

Some people love the savory umami flavor the anchovies provide, but I find it masks the other ingredients like romaine lettuce, croutons, and parmesan cheese. The creamy mayonnaise base, olive oil, and lemon juice gets lost behind the anchovy punch. For me, a little anchovy goes a long way. I’d prefer hints of it rather than it being the dominant flavor.

If you’re a Caesar Dressing fan, I’d suggest pairing it with Domino’s robust toppings like grilled chicken, bacon, or meatballs to balance the flavor. You’ll also want to ask for light or half the amount of dressing. For the calorie-conscious, a single 2 oz serving packs a whopping 210 calories. [1]

While this may be a classic, I think Domino’s offers more versatile and balanced sauce options to enhance your pizza or salads. But as with all matters of taste, you may wholeheartedly disagree! 

Icing Dipping Sauce

Domino's Sweet Icing Package

The Icing Dip is one of my guilty pleasures. As the name suggests, it’s sweet, like icing or frosting. If you have a sweet tooth, this sauce will satisfy your craving. It’s thick, creamy, made from sugar, water, and corn syrup, and packs a sugary punch.

Each packet contains 250 calories, so I only use half for a personal pizza. Even then, the sweetness is intense — the icing pairs well with dessert pizzas with cinnamon sugar, chocolate, or fruit toppings. 

For savory pizzas, I find it a bit too much, though. If you want to balance the sweetness, try dipping crusts in the icing and then topping it with Parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, or herbs.

The Icing Dip is a fun novelty item, but the high sugar content means it should only be an occasional indulgence in my book.

Blue Cheese Dressing

Domino's Blue Cheese Dressing Package

Domino’s Blue Cheese Dressing is not my favorite, but that doesn’t mean it’s not good, either. However, I find it somewhat bland and lacking the tangy, savory flavor I expect from blue cheese. 

The dressing seems thin and appears not to have enough crumbly blue cheese bits that provide little bursts of flavor in every bite, which some might find bad and some good. When it comes to its nutrition, one serving size contains around 185 calories.

Thickening the dressing slightly with mayonnaise would also give it a creamier, richer texture. But, as it is now, the blue cheese dressing also stands up well to Domino’s heartier toppings like Philly Steak or Buffalo Chicken.

Ken’s Ranch Dressing & Domino’s Ranch Dressing

Domino's Ranch Dressing next to Ken's Ranch Dressing Package

Domino’s Ranch Dressing is my favorite sauce option whenever I want something creamy. Moreover, at 220 calories for a 1.5-ounce serving, the Ranch packs a lot of flavor. [2]

The Ranch has a cool, zesty zip from herbs like dill and chives blended into a mayonnaise and buttermilk base. It’s thick and nicely coats your pizza slices, breadsticks, or chicken wings. For me, the fresh, herby tang is refreshing and complements heavier or spicier pizza toppings like pepperoni, sausage, or jalapeños.

On that note, you can pair all of these with Ken’s Ranch, too, but it works best in a salad.

You really can’t go wrong pairing these two with any of Domino’s menu items. In my opinion, the blend of spices and herbs gives them an edge over other lighter offerings like the Marinara.

Honey BBQ Dipping Cup

Domino's Honey BBQ Sauce Package

The Honey BBQ Sauce is way too sweet for my tastes. With molasses as the second ingredient, the sugary-sweet flavor overpowers any hints of barbecue.

Don’t get me wrong, I like some sweetness in a BBQ sauce, but the Honey BBQ is sweetness overload. The molasses, brown sugar, and honey combine for a cloying effect that’s too much for most savory pizza toppings.

The only toppings I’d pair this sauce with are maybe pineapple, ham, or chicken since their mild flavors won’t compete with the sweetness. But in my opinion, the Honey BBQ sauce is best left as a dipping cup on the side in case you have a sweet tooth.

While 70 calories per serving isn’t bad, it is quite sweet, so it’s not for you if you’re not a fan of such sauces. [3]

Marinara Sauce

Domino's Marinara Sauce Package

Domino’s Marinara sauce is such a versatile sauce! It’s a classic, simple red sauce that goes with everything. Made from vine-ripened tomatoes, olive oil, herbs, and spices, it has a fresh, tangy flavor that isn’t too sweet. I like to dip my garlic breadsticks, cheese bread, and pizza crusts in it. It’s also great for topping chicken parmesan, zucchini noodles, or meatballs.

Marinara Sauce is quite a good choice at only 100 calories per serving. The ingredients are all-natural, without artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. For the quality and taste, you really can’t beat it.

Domino’s Marinara is highly versatile. I use it for pasta, lasagna, calzones, stromboli and panini sandwiches. It adds moisture and a burst of flavor to baked dishes like eggplant parmesan, manicotti, and stuffed shells. I even brush it on grilled portobello mushrooms, zucchini, and eggplant.

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Hot Buffalo Dipping Cup

Domino's Hot Buffalo Sauce Package

The Hot Buffalo Dipping Cup is not for the faint of heart. This sauce packs some serious heat that will light your mouth on fire.

The main ingredients are vinegar, habanero peppers, and buffalo hot sauce. The habanero peppers provide a ton of heat and spice, while the vinegar adds a tangy kick. If you like really spicy food that makes you sweat, you’ll love the intense burn from the habanero peppers in this sauce.

Personally, the Hot Buffalo Dipping Cup is too spicy for my tastes. I can handle some heat, but the habanero peppers take it to another level. The vinegar does help balance it out a bit, but the spice still overpowers everything else. 

This sauce might be perfect for you if you’re a thrill-seeker who loves extremely spicy challenges. For me, I’ll stick to the milder sauces that still have flavor without melting my face off!

The Hot Buffalo Dipping Cup would pair well with Domino’s chicken wings, especially the spicy Sriracha Wings. The heat from the sauce complements the spiciness of the wings.

You could also dip garlic breadsticks, cheesy bread, or chicken tenders in this sauce if you want to add some kick. Just go slowly — a little of this sauce goes a long way!

Sweet Mango Habanero Sauce

Domino's Sweet Mango Habanero Sauce Package

The Sweet Mango Habanero Sauce has the perfect blend of sweet and spicy. The mango flavor comes through immediately, giving it a pleasant tropical twist. As the name suggests, habanero peppers provide heat, but the sweetness balances it out so the spice doesn’t overwhelm.

This sauce is versatile and pairs well with many menu items. I like to dip cheesy breadsticks, chicken wings, and pasta dishes in it. The mango complements the cheese and cuts through richness. For something lighter, the sweet and spicy combination is also great with the chicken bacon ranch salad or the chicken club sandwich.

Calorie-wise, the Sweet Mango Habanero Sauce is only 70 calories for a serving. While it does contain sugar, the amount is modest for the flavor it provides. The ingredients are simple: mangos, habanero peppers, sugar, vinegar, garlic, and spices — no artificial colors or preservatives.

Overall, the Sweet Mango Habanero sauce receives top marks for its balance of flavors, versatility, and natural ingredients.

Garlic Dipping Sauce

Domino's Garlic Sauce Package

The Garlic Dipping sauce is my absolute favorite. 

It provides an authentic garlicky flavor, with ingredients that include butter, soybean oil, garlic, salt, natural flavors, food coloring, and artificial flavors to add a more powerful garlicky zing.

To pair this sauce perfectly, opt for Parmesan Bread Twists or Garlic Bread Twists, while the plain Cheesy Bread is also an excellent flavor complement. However, the sauce is a bit heavy on calories since one cup contains 250 calories. [4]

My favorite Domino’s sauces ended up being the garlic parmesan white sauce — perfect for dipping breadsticks — and the sweet mango habanero sauce, which had just the right kick of heat.

How about you? I would love to know your favorites in the comments below!