REVIEW: Pizza Hut Stuffed Cheez-It Pizza

Pizza Hut Stuffed Cheez It Pizza Box

When I learned about Pizza Hut’s Stuffed Cheez-It Pizza, my jaw dropped. My mouth was so agape with astonishment that an entire Stuffed Cheez-It Pizza square could’ve fit into it.

Visually, it’s impressive. It has a Cheez-It cracker crust. It comes in a sweet Cheez-It themed box that I’m going to add to my collection of fast food packaging that my wife will ask me to throw away a month from now. And, the pieces are shaped like GIANT Cheez-It crackers. Pizza Hut did a great job at making them look like the beloved snack, even doing the rigid edges and hole in the middle. And, might I say, they look extra toasty.

Pizza Hut Stuffed Cheez It Pizza Box Inside

Pizza Hut Stuffed Cheez It Pizza Shape

Each pizza comes with four pieces that measure around three inches. It’s available with either cheese or pepperoni and cheese, and comes with a marinara dipping sauce. I went with the meat and cheese option.

When I pulled back the lid, a Cheez-It aroma plume rose from the packaging and shot up my nostrils as if I was huffing a box of the crackers. As for the flavor, the cheesy goodness that we all know and love, unless you love Cheese Nips, comes through in the crust. However, that Cheez-It taste is more prevalent along the edges, but much less so towards the middle. The edges also provide the most crunch. It’s not as mouth vibrating as the actual crackers, but it’s a pleasing chomp.

Pizza Hut Stuffed Cheez It Pizza Filling

The cheese and pepperoni filling isn’t bold enough to take away the spotlight from the Cheez-It crust. To be honest, I’m not sure it enhances the flavor in any way. Plus, its texture was not what I was expecting. I thought the cheese would ooze out somewhat. The filling is so dense that there’s no oozing or stringy cheese; it’s a congealed combination of cheese and pepperoni, which is a little weird when looking at a cross section of it. It looks like fatty raw meat.

Pizza Hut Stuffed Cheez It Pizza Sauce

At first, I questioned the addition of marinara because I didn’t think the cracker’s flavor would come through with the sauce. Thankfully, it still does, and it surprisingly tastes okay with the crust’s flavor, but it’s not tasty enough that I’m going start replacing spaghetti noodles with Cheez-It crackers.

Pizza Hut’s Stuffed Cheez-It Pizza is something I’m happy I tried, but I wouldn’t purchase it again. Pizza is in its name, but to me, they seem more like super fancy cheesy breadsticks. Also, because the filling is so dense, it got a little too rich for me while in the middle of eating a second piece. But, if you love Cheez-It crackers, it’s something you should get one time because it’ll be neat to experience the snack in an unusual form.

Purchased Price: $7.99
Size: N/A
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 square) 240 calories, 15 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 25 milligrams of cholesterol, 430 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, and 9 grams of protein.

*Because I live on a rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, things are a bit pricier here. You’ll probably pay less than I did.

13 thoughts to “REVIEW: Pizza Hut Stuffed Cheez-It Pizza”

  1. So much for my idea that it would taste better toasted, though maybe yours went too far, as my untoasted version with a soft crust/cracker had relatively gooey/stringy cheese, like I remember from the stuffed crust pizza.

    Prep will obviously vary (especially for a new item), but your version looks quite different than mine. Maybe it was because I just had the cheese version.

  2. So if each of the Cheez It squares is 3 inches by 3 inches, that explains why the (presumably normal sized) pizza box has so much empty space, even with what looks like an abnormally large container of marinara sauce in the box. The $7.99 price is less than what I would expect to pay for a pizza that fits that size pizza box, but doesn’t strike me as a great value for the Cheez It pizza.

  3. the lil tran that should never have taken off.. who cares about some flimsy tihn with cheese.. tney should have come upwith sumtihng that actually has bite.. like oreos.. who cares.. go big or go home.. pizza rollers would make sense… like an ggroll with alot of filling.. not just cheese though..smh

  4. I was going to refer to my deity of choice, but then I remembered that this is food for the inebriated; and such consumable offenses become desirable, perhaps even necessary, at 2am.

  5. Tried this tonight, I guess my expectations were too high but I didn’t like it. I was expecting a cheddar-flavored P’zone but the dough they use for this is different. It isn’t crunchy, instead it’s flaky, and that’s a weird texture. I haven’t had a Hot Pocket since I was a kid, but if I had to guess what a microwaved Hot Pocket tasted like, I would guess it’s this. I would rather save a buck and get a P’zone instead than eat another one of these.

  6. I tried the Cheeze-It pizza. It is terrible, plain and simple! A total waste of money and calories and I bet that it won’t be on the menu long.

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