All Pizza Hut Crust Types You Should Know
Pizza is a favorite food for most people. There are many types of pizza crusts to choose from, including the classic thin and crispy New York style.
In addition to this, there are also thick and fluffy deep dish pizzas as well as thin and chewy Neapolitan-style pizzas. This list includes all 14 Pizza Hut crust types – with temporary or seasonal included!
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List of 18 Pizza Hut Crust Types with Detailed Seasonal Information
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1. Cheesy Bites Crust (Seasonal)
Muffin pan style pizza crust loaded with cheese in every bite. Topped with our classic marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese blend. Cut into 32 pieces per order. Goes well with any of our sauces or toppings!
This bite-sized pizza crust is simple and easy to eat. It is perfect for children and any sized group, because it’s easy to share and fun to eat. People can choose their own sauce or toppings to put on this crust too!
2. Hand-Tossed Traditional Crust (Available All Year)
Our original recipe thin and crispy pizza crust, available all year long. Our classic red sauce is piled on top of freshly shredded mozzarella cheese.
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3. New York Style Crust (Available All Year)
Our original recipe thin and crispy pizza crust topped with our spicy tomato-based “red hot” sauce, sliced onions and mozzarella cheese blend. For an even spicier experience, try adding Pepperoni!
4. Thin & Crispy Crust (Available All Year)
A delicious combination of fresh California grown tomatoes are blended with garlic before being spread over our original recipe thin and crisp pizza crust and topped with mozzarella cheese.
5.The Stuffed Crust (Available All Year)
A delicious hot hand-tossed, melted three cheese blend is stuffed into our crust and topped with a marinara sauce. You’ve just found a new favorite!
7. Thin & Crispy Toasted Pepperoni Crust (Seasonal)
We start with our classic thin and crisp pizza crust loaded with pepperoni flavor from specially selected flavors then
6. Pan Pizza Crust (Available All Year)
You asked for it, so we made it! Our pan style pizza has all the same flavors as a full size, but in a portion controlled single serving pizza – perfect for sharing or enjoying solo – grab one today at your local Pizza Hut restaurant.
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7. Hand-Tossed Pan Pizza Crust (Available Seasonally)
Like our original pan pizza with all the great taste of traditional hand tossed pizza! The mozzarella cheese baked into the crust adds a special touch. Thin and crispy dough topped with our creamy pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and your choice of toppings.
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8. Deep Dish Crust (Seasonal)
A delicious combination of fresh California grown tomatoes are blended with garlic before being spread over our deep dish crust and topped with mozzarella cheese. Topped with a blend of Italian cheeses and savory pepperoni, sausage and pork.
9. New York Style Thin Crust (Seasonal)
Our original recipe thin and crispy pizza crust topped with our spicy tomato-based “red hot” sauce, sliced onions and mozzarella cheese blend. For an even spicier experience, try adding Pepperoni!
The red sauce is spread over the dough giving you vibrant flavor in every bite! Perfect for parties or large gatherings when served by the slice. Goes well with any of our sauces or toppings! Let us know what your favorite combination is!
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10. Pan Pizzeria Crust (Seasonal)
Like our Classic Pan Pizza with all the great taste of traditional hand tossed pizza! The mozzarella cheese baked into the crust adds a special touch.
Thin and crispy dough topped with our creamy marinara, mozzarella cheese and your choice of toppings. Go for it—try both our cheesy bites crust and this one to compare them side-by-side!
11.. Veggie Lover’s Deep Dish Crust (Seasonal)
A delicious combination of fresh California grown tomatoes are blended with garlic before being spread over our veggie lover’s deep dish crust and topped with mozzarella cheese. Topped with a blend of Italian cheeses and savory pepperoni, sausage and pork.
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12. Hawaiian Style Crust (Seasonal)
A delicious combination of our homemade sweet and tangy barbeque sauce topped with ham, Italian sausage, bell peppers, onions, pineapple and mozzarella cheese. This is a great combination of flavors that will have you coming back again and again!
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13. Four Cheese Gourmet Crust (Available All Year)
Like our Gourmet Cheese Pizza, but with even more of the delicious four cheese blend.
Toss some cheesy bites crust on your order to see what you’ve been missing! This is another great pizza choice for parties or large gatherings when served by the slice. Goes well with any of our sauces or toppings! Let us know what your favorite combination is!
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14. Meaty Crust (Seasonal)
Like our original recipe thin and crispy pizza crust piled high with ham, pepperoni, sausage and mozzarella cheese. Forget about counting calories – this hearty pie has enough protein and flavor to satisfy anyone!
Further reading: How Many Calories Does A Slice Of Pizza Have?
15. Cheese and Tomato Crust (Available All Year)
A delicious combination of our creamy tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. Topped with our classic red hot! This is a great way to add some spice to your order! Go for it—try both our cheesy bites crust and this one to compare them side-by-side!
16. Favourite 5 Pizza Crust (Seasonal)
A delicious combination of fresh California grown tomatoes are blended with garlic before being spread over a blend of Italian cheeses layered between two contrasting flavors – spicy “red hot” and creamy alfredo. Topped with a blend of Italian cheeses and savory pepperoni, sausage and pork.
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17. Gluten Free Crust (Available All Year)
A delicious combination our mozzarella cheese baked into thin gluten free crust topped with tomato sauce, zucchini & red onions. Once again we give your taste buds a delicious treat at Pizza Hut! With its unique blend of spices and herbs, this has become one of our most popular pizzas in all the land!
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18. Buffalo Wing Crust (Seasonal)
A delicious combination of our white creamy sauce topped with buffalo style chicken, mozzarella cheese and cheddar for your tasting pleasure! This is a great way to add some spice to your order! Goes well with any of our sauces or toppings! Let us know what your favorite combination is!
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Which Pizza Hut Crust Is The Best?
The best one will depend on what you are looking for in a crust. The restaurant tries to cater to different palates. The crusts are made in different ways for different customer tastes and preferences.
In the next section you will know how you can tell which Pizza Hut pizza crust is being served to you, so that you get the right pizza experience every time.
7 Main Pizza Hut Crust Types & Its Variations
1. Hand Tossed Crust
This is Pizza Hut’s original crust, and though it might not be my personal favorite, it deserves credit where credit is due.
It has a nice crispy crunch on the outside with that signature soft doughy center that somehow magically gets more doughy each time you bite into it no matter how many times you’ve ordered this crust before (I don’t know how this works either).
That being said I can see why some people like this one better than any other, but for me I prefer the newer Crispy Crust or even their Stuffed Crust over this one.
However if you are ever visiting Pizza Hut during those special times when they have the mini stuffed pizza with this crust you absolutely must try it out, as my taste buds explode from joy each time I order one.
2. Crispy Crust
This is a variety of their Hand Tossed crust that has been baked to perfection which gives it a nice chewy crunchy center and a crispy outside.
As for me this is my favorite type of Pizza Hut crust by far, but if you have any sort of lactose intolerance then I would advise against getting this or their Stuffed Crust as most people who are lactose intolerant won’t be happy with either of these being beneath them in their stomachs after eating too much 🙁
Also earlier this month Pizza Hut launched an original recipe (whatever that means) version of the Crispy Crust with white pizza toppings which I absolutely love, and will probably eat more than I should if my family doesn’t stop buying it for me.
3. Stuffed Crust
This is basically your Hand Tossed crust wrapped around a wonderfully hidden center of cheese (I imagine this would be what being in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory would feel like).
They have recently started offering stuffed crusts on both their original recipe pizzas as well as their new oven baked ones so there are plenty to choose from all with different levels of richness.
Also they just recently added bacon to their stuffed crust lineup which gives you an extra layer of flavor for all those bacon lovers out there!
4. The Edge
This pizza crust is basically like if their Hand Tossed and Stuffed Crusts had a baby, which probably happens all the time in Pizza Hut’s test kitchens (at least I hope it does).
It has that crispy outside texture of the Crispy Crust with the added richness of their stuffed crust inside. If you can’t decide between these two favorites then why not just go for this one?
This is definitely my 2nd favorite kind of Pizza Hut crust (tied with Original Recipe) because it combines everything I love about both kinds into one supremely holier than thou pizza experience!
They have been promoting their new oven baked pizzas as having “The edge” too which give you that wonderful crunchy-chewy goodness that I love so much. Try it out today!
5. Thin ‘N Crispy
This is basically their Hand Tossed crust with all the flavor of their oven baked pizzas, which sounds like an absolutely fantastic idea to me!
If you are looking for something crispy & crunchy in the list of Pizza Hut crust types but want more than just a thin crust then this might be worth trying out as they have both cheese & pepperoni flavors (and probably sausage ones too).
Even though there aren’t any stuffed crusts in the Thin ‘N Crispy lineup I’m pretty sure you’ll find something you like here if you don’t mind giving up your heart-stopping cholesterol boost it delivers every time you take a bite into one of these bad boys.
6. Stuffed Crust Hand Tossed
This is Pizza Hut’s answer to Little Caesars’ “Hot n’ Ready” Stuffed Crust line-up which basically means it’s the same thing as their Stuffed Crust but you can get it Hand Tossed instead of having to order one of their oven baked pizza.
So if you want to try out stuffed crust but don’t have people at home willing to wait around for your pizza then this option might be perfect for you.
They also offer this kind of crust on both original recipe & new oven baked pizzas (and probably even more varieties by now).
7. The Edge Hand Tossed
Another variety of the previous entry in this Pizza Hut crust types list (and probably one of the most interesting ones), it’s basically like handing tossed crust (the crispy kind) with the delicious cheesy goodness that their Stuffed Crust provides.
I’m not sure if this is part of their oven baked lineup or if it’s just another variety of stuffed crust, but regardless you should try to get your hands on one sometime for a nice mix-up in textures & flavors.
10 Favorite Temporary Or Seasonal Pizza Hut Crust Types
1. Holiday Crust
This is their normal Hand Tossed crust, but with the addition of some festive holiday toppings on top (like M&M’s or candy canes) which makes for a very interesting & tasty experience. They seem to only offer this kind of pizza during the holidays, but if they’re offering it then why not give it a try?
I’m not sure if there are any kinds of stuffed crusts that come in this flavor, but I’ll keep you updated when something comes up about them!
2. Pepperoni Pan Pizza
This pizzas combines everything that makes regular pan pizza so great into one glorious experience! You get all that nice crispy bread from both their Hand Tossed and Thin ‘N Crispy crusts, but you also get a nice layer of pepperoni on top which can add a whole new dimension to your next pizza experience.
I’m not sure if they have any kind of stuffed crust available for this type or not, but it seems like a very interesting idea and might be worth trying in the future.
3. Triple Treat
This is a seasonal offering from Pizza Hut that combines 3 different flavors in one pizza to make an experience unlike any other! You get their Hand Tossed crust with Cheese Triangles & Cheese Breadsticks topped with Pepperoni & Cheesy Breadstick Dipping Sauce.
The only thing I dislike about this one is the fact that they advertise these breadsticks as having mozzarella cheese , which just seems wrong, but I’m sure it’s just a mistake in the advertisement.
4. Spinach Alfredo
This is Pizza Hut’s flavor-of-the-month for October 2013 which uses their Oven Baked crust with Alfredo sauce instead of part of their Stuffed Crust lineup.
If you are looking to try something new & different then this might be worth trying out at some point since it’s probably not very common yet (and therefore probably not well known by most pizza fans.)
5. Crazy Cheesy Crust Pizza
This one was apparently introduced around 2009 or 2010, which if that is indeed true then I must have missed it somehow! Anyways, what you get here is essentially the same thing as their normal Hand Tossed crust but with a surprising amount of cheese on top to make for a very interesting treat.
I’m not sure if they have any other varieties of stuffed crust available for this type or not, but it’s definitely worth trying out somewhere at some point!
6. Pepperoni Brick Oven Pizza
This is a nice alternative to their normal pepperoni pizzas by offering you a thin layer of crispy bread underneath instead of the usual doughy version that most other pizza chains use.
It seems like you can order this one as both an original recipe and Thin ‘N Crispy pizza which is quite interesting since those kinds usually only come with their Stuffed Crust lineup (which would kind of defeat the purpose here), but I guess it’s worth a try if you really want to find out.
7. Pepperoni Pizza Sandwich
This one is similar to the Brick Oven version, but instead of thin bread they make their Hand Tossed crust imitate both sides of this double-decker treat!
It’s definitely quite interesting for them to take somewhat of a risk with something like this since it might not be well received at first, but I think it could be pretty popular if they advertise it properly and give people the right incentives to give it a try.
8. Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza
This pizza is kind of hard to describe so I’ll put my own analysis down here: “This is what happens when you cram bacon & cheeseburgers into your pizza crust and make a delicious snack out of it. Granted, it doesn’t taste anything like a cheeseburger or bacon, but you can still tell that those are the main flavors that they’re going for.”
In any case, I wouldn’t be surprised if this one is also available as part of their Stuffed Crust lineup which means you’ll get to choose from one very interesting flavor combination.
9. Pizzasaurus Rex
This pizza was apparently introduced in 2011 and contains Pepperoni bits & detachable arms so you can eat without having to worry about getting your hands dirty!
It’s definitely an interesting idea and since there doesn’t seem to be much competition for this kind of thing then maybe Pizza Hut will release more pizzas with these kinds of features in the future.
I’m not sure if they did or not though, but that’s really for you to find out on your own (if you’re into that sort of thing.)
10. Tex Mex Pizza
Well here we have a pizza with the perfect combination of flavors: Cheese, Tomato Sauce & Taco Meat!
These seem like such normal foods that it’s actually quite surprising to see them put together like this, but maybe the developers knew something we didn’t and were spot on about what people enjoy eating since it is available as part of their Stuffed Crust lineup.
Either way, it still seems very interesting for some reason so I hope more pizzas with similar ideas will show up in the future.
History of Pizza Hut
The first Pizza Hut restaurant opened on June 15, 1958. Since then the company has operated more than 7,300 restaurants in 105 countries and territories around the world.
Pizza Hut is an American restaurant chain and international franchise that offers different styles of pizzas along with side dishes & desserts. The parent company is Yum! Brands, Inc., which is headquartered in Plano, Texas, United States…
Pizza Hut’s international presence includes Canada and Mexico in North America, India (not to be confused with the unrelated pizza chain Pizza Hat) in Asia, Australia, Vietnam & United Arab Emirates in Oceania .
What is the buttery crust at Pizza Hut?
Ans: Pizza Hut’s buttery crust is a crisp, flaky yeast dough that has been brushed with a generous portion of garlic-infused melted butter before being baked to a golden brown.
The taste and texture of the crust make it unique from other Pizza Hut pizzas.
Is there any difference between Pizza Huts in Australia & England?
Ans: In Australia, they use less salt in their food than what Americans have experienced. The shape of the boxes are also slightly smaller. Finally, Australians have not seen stuffed crust or hand-tossed pizza variations yet. They do offer a veggie pizza variant.
What are the four different types of crust Pizza Hut has?
The 4 Pizza Hut crust types are original, pan, thin ‘n crispy and hand-tossed.
Original – This is your basic cheese or pepperoni Pizza Hut pizza that comes in a 16″ size. It’s made with their signature buttery crust. Original-style crust pizzas bake up softer than other styles to provide a rich, flavorful base for our vast array of toppings.
Pan – A deep dish-style crust available in 12″, 14″, and 16″ sizes which provides extra crunch along the rim while being soft & chewy in the middle.
Hand-Tossed – Largely adopted by consumers looking for something between traditional pan style and thin n crispy, hand-tossed crust offers layers of buttery flavor with every bite.
Thin ‘n Crispy – A super crunchy, thin style sauce-to-cheese ratio that has the taste of a Chicago Style pizza without all the work. Thick or thin, Pizza Hut pizza dough is made fresh daily.
What are the different types of cheese used at Pizza Hut?
American Blend Cheese is their standard type of cheese used to cover your favorite toppings when ordering pizzas from them or in delivery.
The second type is Triple Mozzarella Blend which gives an even richer taste by adding more mozzarella, provolone and cheddar topping on top of it.
The third variation is Parmesan Blend which basically consists of grated parmesan and romano to match your taste buds.
What is the best pizza crust and cheese made at Pizza Hut?
While it does depend on personal preference when talking about Pizza Hut crust types, pan crust + American blend cheese has been voted as their best selling combination for years now.
How much salt do they use in their pizzas?
The amount of salt varies depending on different regions as well as what types of foods (pizzas/pastas) are ordered from them. Salt levels have been gradually reduced over the last few years due to health concerns regarding sodium intake.
For comparison, a slice of their thick-crust pepperoni pizza contains aboutmg of sodium while a slice of thin-crust pepperoni pizza contains about mg of sodium.
Do they use real onions and mushrooms to make their pizzas?
Ans: Yes. They do use real, actual mushrooms and onions on their pizza bases where possible/available at that store. This is one of the many reasons why their pizzas taste good.
Which crust is thicker Pizza Hut?
Ans: Pizza Hut’s thin ‘n crispy crust is thinner than their original and pan-style pizza crust. It was described as having a “crispy, crunchy texture” by The Age newspaper in 2007.
How much does an American pizza from Pizza Hut weigh?
Ans: 500 gm to 600 gm depending on the store or location where you bought it from. The specific weight depends on how many toppings you added onto your order as well as what type of the crust it has been made from.
Is hand tossed thicker crust?
Ans: The hand-tossed crust is slightly thicker than the thin n crispy and original. It was described as having a “crispy, crunchy texture” by The Age newspaper in 2007.
How many calories are there in a slice of Pizza Hut pizza?
Ans: A slice has between 250 to 500 calories depending on the amount of cheese and sauce they put on it as well as your toppings added onto it.
There is high cholesterol and sodium content within their pizzas so people with high blood pressure or heart problems should be careful when eating their pizzas.
What size pizza does Pizza Hut serve?
Ans: They have 7 different sizes which include Personal Pan (10″), Small (12″), Medium (14″), Large (16″), X-Large (18″), XX-Large (20″) and XXXL 26″ Pizza.
What is a pan pizza?
Ans: The Pan crust style has a slightly thicker crust than their thin n crispy/original which gives it a deeper dish texture. It is higher in calorie count due to its buttery flavor and softer texture.
How many slices does an XL pizza from pizza hut have?
Ans: In general, there are 12 to 18 pieces in one Pizza Hut XL size depending on how big the slice is cut into when placing the toppings onto the base. You can read more.
What are the Pizza Hut Wing flavors?
Ans: They have many wing flavors with their most popular being BBQ, Buffalo and the classic Hot Wings.
The one you are most likely to find at Pizza Huts are the buffalo wings since that is their most stocked item among all of their spicy products/flavors.
How long do pizzas from Pizza Hut keep?
Ans: They should be eaten as soon as you order them, there is no actual time frame set in which they should be consumed either. However, since it does depend on what toppings you ordered and how fresh or well-kept that store was at the time of cooking your pizza then there are certain things to take into consideration.
For example, if you ordered pepperoni and mushrooms chances are that those were the first toppings made (since those are usually second/third most ordered) and thus will still be relatively fresh due to small quantity of people who order them unlike say chicken which is often ordered in large quantities so it will take longer to be made.
What is the difference between deep dish and thin crust Pizza Hut?
In general, there are two main differences in both styles of crust which are that thin has been compared to being crunchier while deep dish tends to have more cheese on top of the crust as well as on the bottom of your pizza pie.
Deep Dish pizzas tend to have more cheese than pan pizzas, while thin crust pizzas are generally crispier than deep-dish varieties.
The term “thick crust pizza” is often used by many restaurants in Australia to describe pan style or traditional pan style pizza rather than their thicker variety of hand tossed/deep dish. That’s why there is confusion when asking for a thick crust using these terms.
Which is better fresh pan or classic hand tossed?
Ans: It depends on the individual who is eating it, generally you would get a stronger more fiery flavor from a spicy pepperoni pizza if ordered from an original/thin n crispy base so if you love spice this would be for you.
However, a pan style will have a fluffy and more doughy texture to it so if you prefer things softer and with less bite then you’ll enjoy their classic hand tossed more.
Does Pizza Hut use different sauces?
Ans: Yes they do, each different style has a unique sauce base to it. In Australia they have Hot n spicy which comes with a thicker tomato based sauce and in the US they have their classic hot which is also made from a tomato base but has extra spices in it for more flavor.
What is thin crust?
Ans: Thin crust refers to a pizza that is thinner and has a crispier texture than focaccia bread. The term “thin crust” dates back to the early 1950s in Chicago, when Frank and Sam founded their pizzeria known as Uno’s Pizzeria (now there are over 300 Uno’s).
Prior to this time, pizzas were often viewed as an ethnic food of Italian origin; however, the founders of Uno’s began marketing their restaurant as an alternative to the existing Italian restaurants in Chicago at the time.
This tactic worked and allowed them to grow their business even further by word of mouth throughout surrounding neighborhoods and city suburbs.
They began selling large numbers 50-inch (127 cm) pizzas which they originally called “pizzas-by-the-foot” until a neighbor suggested that they call them by the name we know now as – Thin Crust.
Final words about Pizza Hut Crust Types
With 18 Pizza Hut crust types, 2 sizes, and 4 sauces to choose from at Pizza Hut, there is sure to be something for everyone.
From the Hot Dog Bites topping that only comes in a 9-inch pizza size or during their limited time promotion of March Madness basketball tournament on ESPN3 (during which they offered free pizzas with any purchase) to the thicker Sicilian crust option available year round; you can’t go wrong when it comes to ordering your next pizza!
Whether you want an extra crispy thin crust like our original pan pizza or prefer one of our many flavors like garlic butter breadstick or honey sriracha BBQ chicken, they have what you need.
Pizza Hut strives to provide the perfect pizza every time, which is why they offer 18 different Pizza Hut crust types. Whether you’re looking for a soft and chewy thin crust or crispy pan pizza, we’ve got something that will satisfy your craving!
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