Nov 14, 2013

Review: Pizza Hut - 3-Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza

Pizza Hut's 3-Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza is the chain's newest pizza innovation. It's similar to Stuffed Crust Pizza but features pockets of white cheddar, mozzarella, and provolone rather than a smooth ring of enclosed mozzarella.

I picked up a large pizza topped with Italian sausage for $12.

I'm pretty sure they make the pizza with the same dough as their Hand-Tossed and original Stuffed Crust, but the pizza I got had a really nice, crispy shell to the crust. The thin-crispy layer gave way to a soft, chewy crumb underneath and the overall effect felt more like pizza than the breadstick crust I'm used to from Pizza Hut.

The crust is stuffed maybe a quarter-to-halfway full of melted cheese. I'm not sure if can be stuffed full of cheese after baking though since heating solid cheese would cause it to expand and stretch the dough out. It's still plenty enough cheese in every bite.

It still ends up tasting a lot like the plain mozzarella of the original Stuffed Crust though. The cheese blend might be a bit more salty but is mostly mozzarella that comes through with very little in the way of white cheddar or provolone notes. If they really wanted to make something different from the original Stuffed Crust, they should have added some Italian seasoning or garlic butter to the cheese.

The rest of the pizza was pretty much as standard Hand-Tossed Pizza Hut pizza. Which is to say it was thin and soft and fairly spare in saucing. They did not skimp on the sausage and the coverage was pretty generous. The sausage was decent with a light herbiness to it.

Overall, I enjoyed Pizza Hut's 3-Cheese Stuffed Crust for the thin, crispy shell of the end crust which may or may not be by design. Other than that, I liked it because I like Pizza Hut's original Stuffed Crust and the 3-Cheese Stuffed Crust is much the same.

Nutritional Info - Pizza Hut 14" Italian Sausage 3-Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza
Seving Size - 1 slice
Calories - 370 (from Fat - 170)
Fat - 19g (Saturated Fat - 9g)
Sodium - 880mg
Carbs - 34g (Sugar - 1g)
Protein - 16g