New 3-Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza from Pizza Hut
By now you know that Pizza Hut has upped the ante in the stuffed crust pizza game with a new 3-Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza coming on October 20th. Actually, is Pizza Hut the only one doing Stuffed Crust Pizza these days? I know Little Caesars had one at some point, but I think the idea of cheese stuffed into pizza crust has been met with scrutiny over who really came up with it. At any rate, it’s going to be difficult to go back to simple mozzarella stuffed crust once 3-Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza hits Pizza Hut locations nationwide in a few weeks. I tried it early, keep reading to find out if your local Pizza Hut already has the new 3-Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza.
Back in 1995, the Original Stuffed Crust Pizza from Pizza Hut made its debut and set company sales records. Since then we’ve seen Stuffed Crust innovations such as Crazy Cheesy Crust Pizza (cheese filled dough pockets), Stuffed Crust Gold (original Stuffed Crust Pizza with cheddar cheese baked onto the outer crust and a ring of cheese stuffed inside the crust), and Ultimate Stuffed Crust Pizza (cheese and toppings rolled inside the crust). Nearly 20 years later, a couple of new cheeses will be joining mozzarella to create a richer blend of flavors to the stuffed pizza crust. With 3-Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza, Pizza Hut has added white cheddar and provolone cheese. The crust is Pizza Hut’s Hand-Tossed Style and will be priced at $12.00 for a one-topping pizza.
So I recently sampled the new pizza and if you are near one of three specific restaurants, you can get your hands on 3-Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza right now. Pizza Hut records show that these three restaurants have sold more original Stuffed Crust Pizza than any other locations in the country so they have the new pizza already:
- 3094a Story Road, San Jose, California
- 3052 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem, Oregon
- 9200 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland
Visit 3CheeseStuffed.com to tweet your hometown and hashtag your #[CityST] and #3CheeseStuffed for an entry to get your location the new pizza early.
The city with the most tweets will be announced Thursday, October 10th. Coincidentally the city I grew up in is currently in the lead.
My thoughts on new 3-Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza… well after initially going with the backwards first bite my preference of saving best for last kicked in. I’ve never been a big fan of Pizza Hut products and that leans more towards my disdain for their pan style pizza (for which I might be in the small minority). To even things out slightly, I thought the Firebaked Flatbreads were pretty decent and I have an unhealthy love for Pizza Hut P’Zones. As for 3-Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza, I liked it.
There is evidence of my fondness for white cheddar scattered through the pages of GrubGrade history and I think it was a great choice with this new pizza. It’s a milder white cheddar, but has just enough bite to actually stand out amongst the trio of cheeses. Mozzarella alone never cut it for me personally with the original Stuffed Crust Pizza and capping the blend with provolone and white cheddar made for a more well-rounded flavor. The melt of the cheese was just right and I loved the outer crust enough to want 3-Cheese Stuffed Crust and forget the pizza altogether. Each slice of the pizza contains two cheese morsels stuffed into the crust which makes everything nice and even.
I do wish there were some accompanying dipping sauces made standard with this new pizza, but I guess that will have to wait for future alterations to the promotion. If you like the original Stuffed Crust Pizza, there’s a good chance you won’t miss it once you try new 3-Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza. I never cared much for the original, but the newcomer stands out for me.