May 21, 2024

Review: Pizza Hut - Cheeseburger Melt

Pizza Hut's Cheeseburger Melt with Burger Sauce next to a quarter.

Pizza Hut's Cheeseburger Melt features a parmesan-crusted thin crust folded with beef, applewood-smoked bacon, onions, mozzarella, and cheddar. It comes with a new Burger Sauce for dipping.

I paid $7.99 for one.

The Burger Sauce was a creamy, tangy, and sweet, mayo-based sauce with notes of ketchup, mustard, and pickles. As with a lot of "burger sauces," it tasted a lot like Thousand Island. It was well-balanced and added to the burger feel to the proceedings.

Cross-section of Pizza Hut's Cheeseburger Melt.

The crust was crispy with a flaky, layered quality that was crunchy at the surface but with soft slightly oily layers underneath. Inside was a good amount of meat, cheese, and onion.

The onion was very mild with just a touch of sweetness. It was soft and didn't stand out in terms of texture.

The bacon added a slight crispiness and a smoky, salty meaty bite, while the beef had more of a sausage-like bounciness and a mild beef flavor. The combination of the two was enough to provide some meat in every bite of the Melt.

Pizza Hut's Cheeseburger Melt un-folded.

The cheeses were nicely melted but generally lacked a cheese pull. They mostly provided a creaminess without much distinctiveness, which is to say it was pretty standard for big-chain pizza. The parmesan on the crust offered mostly a slightly grainy texture but with little in the flavor department.

Overall, Pizza Hut's Cheeseburger Melt did pretty well on the cheeseburger front although it's a little bit more like a chopped cheese sandwich. I'm glad they did not go the Papa John's route with pickles as the Burger Sauce provided both a tanginess and a surprisingly nuanced flavor.

Nutritional Info - Pizza Hut Cheeseburger Melt with Burger Sauce
Serving Size - 1 melt
Calories - 1180
Fat - 76g (Saturated Fat - 25g)
Sodium - 2290mg
Carbs - 86g (Sugar - 12g)
Protein - 41g

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