Domino’s Pasta Bowl

by John on May 3, 2009 · 9 comments

After a while of telling myself I would try Domino’s new pasta in a bread bowl menu item, I finally managed to pick one up the other day(ordered it on-line so I could save a dollar.  cha-ching!).   They offer chicken Carbonara, Italian Sausage Marinara, Chicken Alfredo, Pasta Primavera or Three Cheese Mac-n-Cheese.  While these are all normally delicious pastas, something about Domino’s versions scared me.  The thing that scared me most was receiving a pasta made with pizza sauce.  I ended up taking the “create your own” option, which works out because I am somewhat of a control freak.

I scrolled through the options and was actually somewhat impressed.  There seem to be a lot of options that aren’t just pizza items, but ingredients that you would actually find in a pasta.  They also give you the option of adding a “light” amount or a “normal” amount for all sauces and ingredients.  I ended up choosing a bowl with alfredo sauce, light spinach, normal “premium” chicken, and feta cheese to top it off.  After ordering from the wrong Domino’s, being told I ordered from the wrong Domino’s by the people at the wrong Domino’s, and a short drive, I was finally with my bread bowl.

What I got seemed to be about half the size of what Domino’s is advertising.  I knew that it wouldn’t look exactly the same as what I was shown, but this was a little ridiculous.  The bread bowl is thick and not shallow, leaving little room to fill with pasta.  I would say that you are looking at 80% bread bowl, 7% pasta, and 13% cheese.  Hopefully I did that math right.  If not, I’m a non-profit blogger.  Not a mathematician.  Moving on..  The bread wasn’t very tasty, and I actually ended up throwing about half of it away.  It tastes like Domino’s pizza dough which I am assuming is exactly what it is.

The amount of ingredients actually put into the bowl was very disappointing to me.  I said light spinach, but it was must have been a mystery to me that light meant 6 pieces of spinach.  The spinach you are looking at right now is all the spinach that I got.  There’s nothing mixed into the pasta.  The amount of cheese they add to these things is insane, and I never thought I would say those words in my life.  I love cheese, but there comes a point where there is TOO MUCH CHEESE.  Maybe I was stupid to add feta to something with alfredo sauce,  but I needed some kind of cheese in there and cheddar wasn’t going to cut it for me.

When inserting my fork, the first thing I noticed in this pasta was the lack of pasta.  I would estimate that I received 12 noodles.  This is slightly disheartening when you remember that these are being advertised as pasta bowls.  If this was named a “Slop of Cheesy Goodness in a Bread Bowl”, I would have to say that Domino’s is really giving you what is advertised.  I can’t confirm it, but I believe that I gained 4 pounds from this meal.

In summary, this bowl wasn’t awful.  It just wasn’t satisfying and I would probably never order it again.  It’s worth a try, and maybe one of the bowls will be better than mine.

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anonymoose May 4, 2009 at 8:52 am

i’m assuming you meant “premium CHICKEN” when you said ordered “premium children” in your pasta bowl. ;)

John May 4, 2009 at 9:00 am

Wow, good catch. Typo was corrected.

wouldibuyitagain May 4, 2009 at 8:31 pm

I don’t think that I will try this based on the third picture. Cheese jiz bomb… gross. A lot of people are saying that it is better than they thought it would be, so who knows.

John May 5, 2009 at 8:06 am

Eh, I wouldn’t really call it terrible. It just wasn’t something I would eat again. I wasn’t thrilled with the concept in the first place, but I had to give it a try.

Hazel December 15, 2009 at 6:29 pm

First I really appreciated the article because we couldn’t decide what we wanted. We opted out of the out of the non-pasta bread bowl thing tonight. I cracked up when I read the first comment about the typo relative to ‘Premium Children instead of Premium Chicken’… Brings a whole new meaning to ‘Canni-bowl-ism’…. LOL

MattyMurderousAZ™ January 3, 2010 at 7:22 pm

so you guys support the slaughter of millions of chickens?

gonohrettabernodette February 21, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Why are you complaining so much? That looks tasty! I understand the false advertisement, but that’s inevitable. I’d be happy with that order. Tons of gooey cheese and herbed bread? I’m getting hungry just looking at the pictures… food porn.

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