From celebrating its 5,000th store in 1986 to now having more than 16,000 store locations in more than 100 countries worldwide – Pizza Hut is not only one of the largest pizza chains in the world but also one of the best pizza chains in America.
Pizza Hut has been serving unique and creative pizzas since 1958.
In 2020, they were even the first national pizzeria to bring a plant-based meat pizza coast-to-coast.
The pizza company is also popular for its imaginative crusts, from launching the Hand Tossed Traditional Crust in 1988 to introducing the Original Stuffed Crust® in 1995.
Today, you can try Pizza Hut’s five main crusts catering to different tastes and preferences.
Whether you are a Pizza Hut lover already or will only try it for the first time, this article is your source for learning about Pizza Hut crust types.
This article uncovers the facts about the five Pizza Hut crust types, as well as seasonal crusts that are no longer available.
- Hand Tossed Crust
- Thin’ N Crispy Crust®
- Original Pan® Crust
- Original Stuffed Crust®
- Gluten Free Crust
1. Hand Tossed Crust
(Ingredients: Dough: enriched flour (bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, yeast, soybean oil. Contains 2% or less of: salt, vital wheat gluten, datem, sugar, enzymes, ascorbic acid, sucralose. Pan oil: soybean oil, TBHQ added to protect freshness.)
The Hand Tossed crust was introduced in 1988.
It is the traditional style that is a slightly thin to medium crust created by tossing and stretching the dough.
In this way, it removes air bubbles and prevents the crust from expanding too much.
You can order a Hand Tossed crust pizza for large and medium pizza sizes.
Prices for Hand Tossed crust start at $15.49 for a large pizza and $13.49 for a medium pizza.
Moreover, a medium Hand Tossed crust comes in eight slices and has 120 calories per slice, whereas a large Hand Tossed crust has eight slices and 160 calories per slice.
2. Thin’ N Crispy Crust®
Pizza Hut Thin’ N Crispy Crust
(Ingredients: Dough: enriched flour (bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, soybean oil, yeast, salt.)
Pizza Hut’s Thin’ N Crispy Crust® is closest to the typical Italian thin crust.
It is thinner and crispier than Hand Tossed crust.
Since it uses less dough, you can expect the texture to be a lot less like bread and more like a cracker or biscuit in every bite.
With this type of crust, you get to experience the flavorful toppings more.
It comes in medium and large sizes.
Moreover, it has fewer calories than other crusts, with only 100 calories per slice for a medium crust and 125 calories per slice for a large crust.
3. Original Pan® Crust
Pizza hut Original Pan Crust
(Ingredients: Dough: enriched flour (bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, yeast. Contains 2% or less of: salt, soybean oil, vital wheat gluten, sugar, enzymes, ascorbic acid, sodium stearoyl lactylate. Pan oil: soybean oil, TBHQ added to protect freshness.)
Pizza Hut’s Original Pan® Crust is a combination of crispy, soft, and chewy.
Experience the crust’s crispy texture exterior and the soft and chewy center.
It is typically thicker and crispier than the thin and traditional Hand Tossed crust.
Get this crust in three sizes: large, medium, and personal pan pizza sizes.
This crust’s calories per slice are 225 for large, 160 for medium, and 100 for personal.
A Personal Original Pan® Pizza has four slices and starts at $5.69.
Some people may be confused with the Hand Tossed Crust and Original Pan® Crust,
Check out my guide to Hand Tossed Crust VS Original Pan® Crust to know the differences between them.
4. Original Stuffed Crust®
Pizza Hut Original Stuffed Crust
(Ingredients: Dough: enriched flour (bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, yeast, soybean oil. Contains 2% or less of: salt, vital wheat gluten, datem, sugar, enzymes, ascorbic acid, sucralose. Pan oil: soybean oil, TBHQ added to protect freshness. Cheese: mozzarella cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, potassium chloride, enzymes), modified food starch, nonfat milk, flavors.)
Pizza Hut introduced the Original Stuffed Crust® Pizza in 1995.
It is only available in large sizes, with 220 calories per slice.
The inside of the traditional crust is stuffed with 100% real cheese made from whole milk mozzarella.
In every bite, you get a melty gooey cheese experience.
The cost of Original Stuffed Crust® is $3 more, starting at $18.49.
You can choose your sauce and cheese amount, varying from extra, regular, and light.
5. Gluten Free Crust
Pizza Hut Gluten Free Crust
(Ingredients: water, tapioca starch, brown rice flour, non-gmo canola oil, egg whites, evaporated cane sugar, tapioca syrup, tapioca maltodextrin, salt, xanthan gum, yeast, cultured corn syrup solids (natural mold inhibitor), enzymes.)
If you have gluten sensitivities, go for Pizza Hut’s Gluten Free Crust option.
This crust style is made with Udi’s® Gluten-Free Crust.
It is offered to approximately 1/3 of Pizza Hut restaurants in the United States.
You can find out if your preferred restaurant location offers gluten-free crust by entering your zip code or address when you find a store.
You can only order Gluten Free crust in small pizza sizes.
Moreover, a small pizza with Udi’s Gluten-Free Crust is typically 10 inches cut into eight slices, with 60 calories per slice.
A Quick Overview of Pizza Hut Crust Styles
Refer to the table below to help you compare the differences between Pizza Hut crust styles.
The table compares each crust style’s size, price, and calories per slice.
The prices listed below are based on Pizza Hut’s Create Your Own pizza with regular classic marinara sauce and regular cheese.
It is worth noting that Hand Tossed, Thin’ N Crispy Crust®, Original Pan® Crust, and Original Stuffed Crust® are available for all pizza styles.
Gluten Free crust is available for all pizza styles except Backyard BBQ Chicken Pizza, Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Super Supreme Pizza, Hawaiian Chicken Pizza, and The Big New Yorker – Double Pepperoni.
Not to worry, as a variety of pizza styles are created under the Gluten Free pizza range.
Table of Comparison of Pizza Hut Crust Styles
|Crust Style||Size||Price||Calories Per Slice||Pizza Style|
|Hand Tossed Crust||Large||$15.49||160 cal/slice
|Available for all pizza styles
|Thin’ N Crispy Crust®||Large||$15.49||125 cal/slice|
|Original Pan® Crust||Large||$15.49||225 cal/slice|
|Original Stuffed Crust®||Large||$18.49
|Gluten Free Crust||Small||$9.99||60 cal/slice||Available for all pizza styles except:
Available for Gluten Free pizza range
Seasonal Pizza Hut Crusts
Aside from the mainstay crust types, Pizza Hut also offers seasonal or limited-time crusts.
These seasonal crusts are usually edgy, original, and more unique than ever.
Unfortunately, these crusts are no longer available on the menu.
If a new crust style is released, you should try it as soon as possible to avoid missing out on the new flavors.
Here’s a quick rundown of Pizza Hut’s crusts that pizza lovers surely miss and are worth waiting for to come back.
- Detroit-Style – A thick rectangular crust with a crispy and cheesy outer layer.
- The Edge® – A thin and crispy crust with toppings placed even up to the very edge of the crust, giving you more toppings and flavor.
- Hot Dog Stuffed Crust – A crust with about 28 hot dog bites on the inside of the crust.
- Buttery Blend Crust – Not precisely a crust style, but it is a crust flavor that was part of custom options in the past.
Which Pizza Hut Crust Is Your Go-To?
Whether you are into crunchy and crispy or soft and fluffy, there is a crust to meet your expectations.
The prices mentioned in the article are only the base prices without the extra toppings, so remember to check out Pizza Hut toppings to create your custom pizza.
If you are curious about each crust’s nutrition, allergens, or ingredients, use the Nutrition portal to learn more.
Do you have a favorite Pizza Hut crust style?
Share your recommendations in the comments section below!