REVIEW: Domino’s Stuffed Cheesy Bread (Cheese, Spinach & Feta, and Bacon & Jalapeno)

Written by | December 12, 2011

Topics: 5 Rating, 7 Rating, 8 Rating, Domino's, Fast Food

Domino's Stuffed Cheesy Bread

It’s a wonderful time for cheese lovers. Cheesy Christmas music is playing everywhere, Cheeseheads can purchase shares of the NFL champion Green Bay Packers, and Domino’s recently introduced their new Stuffed Cheesy Breads. While watching another Packers victory as well as the 60 Minutes segment on Michael Bublé’s Christmas special, my roommates and I decided to make it 3-for-3 on the cheesiness for the day and ordered all three Stuffed Cheesy Breads varieties: Spinach & Feta, Bacon & Jalapeno, and Cheese only.

The Stuffed Cheesy Breads looked like big calzones with garlic and cheese seasoning on top. One order had eight pieces, with each piece weighing in at 140-160 calories. Normally we’d be concerned about such high caloric intake, but since it took us so much energy to sit on the couch in our underwear and watch football that day, we felt completely justified in carbo-loading before the rigorous evening TV lineup. I had expected the orders to come with marinara sauce, and I was disappointed to find out that wasn’t the case. But sometimes life throws you curveballs, and all you can do is roll with the punches and mix your sports metaphors, so we dove right in sans dipping sauces.

Domino's Stuffed Cheesy Bread Inaards

Domino’s claims each Stuffed Cheesy Bread contains as much cheese as their medium pizza. The pieces on the ends, then, were akin to the pizza crust, as no cheese was actually inside the two end pieces. The remaining six pieces really were quite cheesy. The gooey mozzarella and cheddar mix on the inside played well with the different texture and taste of the crusty Romano cheese seasoning on the outside. Similarly, the top of the bread had an appropriate amount of crunch, while the inside was soft and doughy (though occasionally too doughy). The bottom of some pieces got to be a bit soggy and grew soggier as we slowly made our way through each Stuffed Cheesy Bread.

Domino's Stuffed Cheesy Bread Varieties

jalapeño

The Cheese Only one was fine but quickly became boring, especially in the absence of any dipping sauces. I won’t ever order it again if only because the other two varieties were clearly tastier. The Spinach & Feta Stuffed Cheesy Bread contained a reasonable amount of both titular ingredients, and the sharp, salty tanginess of the feta really shined. I only wish the feta had been spread more evenly throughout the order. The Bacon & Jalapeno one had a hefty amount of both ingredients, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that the bacon came in actual strips and the jalapeño came in whole slices that gave the Cheesy Bread a real spicy heat. I suppose I don’t have any Bacon & Jalapeno-specific complaints, unless you count the fact that Domino’s doesn’t use a tilde in their spelling of jalapeño (in which case, you and I would probably make great friends, but possibly only because you’ve driven away all your other friends with your grammatical nitpicking).

One final thought: This might sound silly to a lot of you, but it kind of bothers me not to know what role these Stuffed Cheesy Breads should play in a meal. Is it a side dish or is it a main dish? Breadsticks are clearly appetizers, but ordering bread stuffed with the cheese of a medium pizza to serve as the appetizer to an actual pizza feels like a convenient semantic loophole for fat people to exploit. (Note: I may be one of these fat people.) If you don’t particularly care about the identity crises of your foods, just go out and get cheesy this December. Take a Lactaid supplement, turn up the Michael Bublé Christmas album, and order a couple Domino’s Stuffed Cheesy Breads.

(Nutrition Facts – Cheese – 140 calories, 6 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 420 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, and 6 grams of protein. Spinach & Feta – 140 calories, 6 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 260 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, and 6 grams of protein. Bacon & Jalapeno – 160 calories, 7 grams of fat, 3.5 grams of saturated fat, 350 milligrams of sodium, 17 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, and 7 grams of protein.)

Other Domino’s Stuffed Cheesy Bread reviews:
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dillonpapst (YouTube)
Poor Food and Wine

Item: Domino’s Stuffed Cheesy Bread (Cheese, Spinach & Feta, and Bacon & Jalapeno)
Price: $5.99 each
Purchased at: Domino’s
Rating: 5 out of 10 (Cheese Only)
Rating: 7 out of 10 (Spinach & Feta)
Rating: 8 out of 10 (Bacon & Jalapeno)
Pros: Really cheesy. Nice contrast between gooey mozzarella and cheddar on the inside, crusty Romano on the outside. Top of bread has crunch, inside of bread is soft and doughy. Spinach & Feta had good amount of spinach and feta. Bacon & Jalapeno had tons of bacon and jalapeños. Bacon came in strips. Jalapeños came in whole slices, which added some nice heat.
Cons: Bottom of some pieces grew soggy. Two of eight pieces had no cheese inside. Didn’t come with marinara sauce. Cheese Only got boring fast. Feta could have been more evenly spread. Domino’s doesn’t use a tilde when spelling jalapeño. Grammar nitpicking. Semantic loopholes. My roommate is going to be mad when he reads I think Michael Bublé’s music is cheesy.






16 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Nathan says:

    I kind of want to try the bacon and jalapeno one. I usually just stick with papajohns since I like their pizza the best but these look really good

  2. Old Fogey Paul says:

    The Old Fogey loves cheese! I think they all sound pretty good, but give me bacon and jalapeno any day!

  3. Thomas says:

    I actually thought they looked bad (the shot with all 3).

    I love cheese though, so I may have to try one of these. But is it better than just getting a pizza? I guess it depends on sauce vs amount of cheesefor me.

  4. JP says:

    You can order marinara or ranch or a couple of other sauces… costs like 69 cents each though for like 5 ounces.

  5. Ali says:

    The boyfriend and I tried the bacon and jalapeno option last night. The jalapeno was good, but I didn’t really taste much of the bacon. I ponied up the 65 cents or whatever it was for marinara sauce, and they accidentally gave us two, so hey, bonus. I probably wouldn’t get it again, but it was OK as a test.

  6. jwoolman says:

    Definitely it’s a meal… You’re just kidding yourself if you think it’s an appetizer!

    I always liked the old cheese bread sticks, so I’ll be interested in getting these some time. They’re a lot pricier now and also there’s a minimum and I’d have to buy two- back in olden times, could get just one of the old version for about half what they’re selling these for.

    Since if I wanted sauce I’d get a pizza – I also always save the sauce for something else, just stick it in the freezer. Do the same thing with the sauce that comes in those boxes of TGIF mozzarella sticks. Of course, not being much of a cook, I now have several years worth of the sauce packages from TGIF and rediscover them while packing everything for the porch during my annual big-freezer-defrost-when-the-outside-temp-goes-single-digits. Amazingly enough, they still taste ok.

  7. Lumie says:

    They should make a version with pepperoni.

    oh wait…

  8. You don't say? says:

    That looks incredible!

    Great review, and hopefully I’ll pick one of these up soon!

  9. Josh says:

    The stuffed cheesy bread is horrendous…cooked too much on the outside to balance melting the cheese on the inside. The original cheesy bread is far superior, but now discontinued for this new travesty. The original cheesy bread had a distinct taste which is now lost with this “improved” version. It’ll be soon before Dominos realizes the people want the old cheesy bread back. Then Dominos can bring it back and call it Cheesy Bread Classic.

  10. shannon says:

    I ordered the cheese cheesy bread and it was pretty disappointing –looked nothing like the commercial, soggy on the bottom, came with no dipping sauce, and when you counted the fact of how large the empty end pieces are there is really only about 50% of the bread that has cheese in it. I wouldn’t pay 5.99 for this again.

  11. We had quite a different experience with our order from Domino’s. But our Domino’s is a joke. http://www.fastfoodgeek.com/2011/12/everyone-has-been-there-before.html

  12. Bill says:

    It was not that good not that much more chese a higher price now and you now pay for the dipping TV needs to go to the store and film the real deal and see how bad it is

  13. Tim says:

    Hahaha. I didn’t really realize this was party food so the first time I ordered it I ate the whole thing with one of the pasta bowls. Later did it again but with the small pizza.

    I’m 5’10″ and 130 lbs but damn do I deserve to be fat.

  14. Peja says:

    Hi actaully i work at dominoes and you can customize them with whatever you like ;)
    Im eating a philly cheese steak with bacon stuffed cheesy bread and blue cheese dip ..
    AMAZINGGGGG! REAL MEAL

  15. Lila says:

    A friend of mine got your cheesy bread and there was barely on cheese on it or in it. So the stuffed cheesy bread was short cheese inside and out it was just bread with about a quarter cup of cheese on top.



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