Pizza Hut Nutrition Facts: Menu Choices & Calories

Best and Worst Health Choices at Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut nutrition facts
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Are you a pizza lover? If you love the cheesy, savory taste of a thin or thick crust pie then there's good news for you. Pizza can be part of your healthy eating plan for weight loss or weight maintenance as long as you make smart Pizza Hut nutrition choices.

Analyzing the Pizza Hut Menu 

The Pizza Hut menu includes much more than just pizza. You'll find salads, pasta dishes and a large selection of wings on the list of offerings. There are also kid-friendly menu items and desserts. But the cornerstone of the Pizza Hut menu is, of course, pizza.

As you decide what to order to stay healthy at Pizza Hut, it is important to keep portion size in mind. The nutrition facts listed on the company's website list the serving size for each type of pizza. The size of each slice varies based on the size of the pie.

For example, if you order a six-inch Personal Pan Pizza then a single serving is one whole pizza pie. If you order a Stuffed Crust Pizza, a single serving is 1/12th of the pie. If you order a small Original Pan Pizza or a Hand Tossed Pizza then a single serving is 1/8th of the pie.

And what if you order a rectangular pizza? Then a single serving is 1/8th of the pizza.

Pizza Hut Nutrition Facts and Calories

Many Pizza Hut diners prefer to order their own pizza in order to get a pie with the toppings that they enjoy. A single slice of a Personal Pan Pizza with Cheese only provides about 150 calories, 6 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat and 17 grams of carbohydrate.  Not bad, right? But a single slice is only one quarter of the pie. If you eat the entire pizza (as many diners do) you'll consume 600 calories and 24 grams of fat as indicated on the Nutrition Facts label pictured.

And what if you add toppings to your pizza? The Meat Lovers Personal Pan Pizza provides 210 calories and 12 grams of fat per serving or 840 calories per pie. A Pepperoni Personal Pan Pizza provides 160 calories and 7 grams of fat per slice or 640 calories per pie.

The Veggie Lover's Personal Pan Pizza provides 140 calories and 5 grams of fat per slice or 560 calories per pizza. But this pizza provides only two grams of saturated fat per serving (or 8 per pizza), much less than the other choices.

Healthy Pizza Hut Nutrition Choices

There are some healthier items on the Pizza Hut menu, but most of them are still relatively high in fat and saturated fat. And they might not be the items that you enjoy.  Most of the cheesy indulgent pies are loaded with fat and calories. But you'll also find a few salads on the menu.  While they are not necessarily low in calories (especially if you add dressing) they are lower in fat and starch than the pizza offerings.

  • An entree-sized Zesty Italian Salad provides 370 calories, 22 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat and 16 grams of protein, without dressing
  • An entree-sized Chicken Garden Salad provides 390 calories, 17 grams of fat, 4 grams of saturated fat and 30 grams of protein, without dressing.
  • An entree-sized Asian Salad provides 330 calories, 15 grams of fat, 3.5 grams of saturated fat and 30 grams of protein, without dressing.

If you add dressing to any of the salads, add either 25-30 calories for a light or fat-free dressing choice or about 200 calories for a full-fat dressing.

Soup is another diet-friendly option at Pizza Hut. A bowl of Creamy Tomato Basil Soup with crackers provides 390 calories, 23 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat and 37 grams of carbohydrate.

If you crave pizza, your best bet is a slice or two of a thinner crust pizza. A slice of a small Thin 'N Crispy Pizza provides just 110 calories, 4 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat and 14 grams of carbohydrate. A single slice of Thin 'N Crispy Veggie Lovers Pizza provides just 100 calories 3.5 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat and 14 grams of carbohydrate.

And what about Pizza Hut's Skinny Slices? Most of them are actually higher in calories than the Thin 'N Crispy choices. For example, a Cheese Skinny Slice provides 210 calories and 7 grams of fat. The Pepperoni Skinny Slice provides 230 calories, 10 grams of fat, 4.5 grams of saturated fat and 25 grams of carbohydrate. 

Least Healthy Pizza Hut Nutrition Choices

Believe it or not, one of the worst items on the Pizza Hut menu is on the kid's menu. The Kid's Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce and Fries provides 910 calories, 58 grams of fat, 10 grams of saturated fat, 67 grams of carbohydrate and a whopping 2220 milligrams of sodium.  

The Kids Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and Meatballs with Garlic Bread provides 820 calories, 43 grams of fat, 73 grams of carbohydrate, 36 grams of protein and 1620 milligrams of sodium. 

And what's the worst thing on the standard menu? There are dozens of choices that are very very high in calories and fat. For example, a single slice of the BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza provides 640 calories, and a single slice of Hawaiian Luau pizza provides 530 pizza. And the pasta choices are very high in fat and calories as well.

No matter what you order at Pizza Hut, you're likely to get more fat, calories, and sodium than you need. If you're trying to keep a healthy diet on track, either make your own healthy pizza at home or visit Pizza Hut and keep portion sizes very small.

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