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Taste Test: Pizza Hut's Tuscani Pastas

Taste Test: Pizza Hut's Tuscani Pastas

Earlier this year, Pizza Hut played a trick on the country by claiming it had changed its name to Pasta Hut. Although the name change turned out to be an advertising prank, the pizza delivery chain did roll out a new line of Tuscani Pastas ($12.99). After trying out Domino's new line of subs, I decided that to be fair, I'd give Pizza Hut's pastas a try, too. To find out how the chain's new offerings tasted,


Much like we felt Domino's subs tasted like pizza, PartySugar and I thought Pizza Hut's pastas actually looked like pizza. I did a double take on the Meaty Marinara, as it looked like a standard cheese pizza!

Meaty Marinara: This pasta arrived with slightly burnt edges, and was the least appetizing to look at. Thank goodness its name includes the word "meat," since the dish actually looks like it's vegetarian: The pasta, marinara, and meat are on underneath a thick layer of melted mozzarella. The sauce tasted more like pizza sauce than pasta sauce, but this option, with its tomato base, seemed the healthiest of the three.

Creamy Chicken Alfredo: Although the chicken strips were tender and meaty, this was my least favorite of the pastas. The congealed Alfredo sauce was representative of why I usually hesitate to order Alfredo.

Premium Bacon Mac 'N Cheese: This was the best of the pastas, with its smooth, creamy Velveeta-like texture and crisp and meaty bits of smoky bacon.

Beware that these pastas are certainly not light. After tasting a sample of each, I felt satisfied for hours. Later, I had a few more bites of each, and I felt thirsty, bloated, and a little sick. However, if you're already inclined to order delivery from Pizza Hut, there's no harm in ordering a pasta instead — my vote goes to the Premium Bacon Mac 'N Cheese (2 a.m. after a night on the town, anyone?). Have you been tried out Pizza Hut's pastas? If so, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Creamy Chicken Alfredo

Meaty Marinara

Premium Bacon Mac 'N Cheese
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freakin freakin 6 years
Ordered the Meaty Marinara as part of a bigger combo, I doubt I would ever buy pasta specifically due to the weight gain from it. I will say that I was surprised by the taste, I did lower my expectations and expected something kinda basic but it had a nice taste to it. Unfortunately there was definitely something going on that kept the dish from actually impressing. I'm guessing the ingredients either weren't the freshest or this pasta wasn't freshly made when they sent it to me. But it's hard to completely screw up a tomato sauce based dish, and they didn't. I enjoyed it for the most part but would probably try something different on the off chance I ever ordered pasta from Pizza Hut again.
bingbingboom bingbingboom 8 years
We tried the chicken alfredo pasta over the weekend and it was surprisingly yummy. It gave me a food koma after, but it wasn't that bad for taste.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
I actually kinda liked the Chicken Alfredo. It was pretty much what I expected. I would order this on "lazy night" though.
Audrey1974 Audrey1974 8 years
I enjoyed the chicken alfredo. It needed more pepper for me, but I had a little with a salad. I wanted to try the mac & cheese, but I'm not a fan of bacon! :)
devils devils 8 years
I never liked Pizza the one near my house (or maybe everyones?) was so dirty. They finally closed it. but I"d be REALLY very hesitant about ever buying some sort of pasta from there.... and honestly the photos don't make it look very appetizing.. at least not to me.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Meaty Marinara- 1/4 of an order has 510 calories, 220 from fat, 24 grams of Fat 1 trans fat 1310 g of sodium 48 carbs, 10 grams sugar Chicken alfredo- 1/4 order has 630 calories , 200 from fat, 33 total fat grams, 10 mg cholesterol,1250 grams sodium, 56 carbs. Bacon Mac and Cheese- 1/4 order. 520 calories, 200 from Fat 24 grams total fat, 1 trans, 80 g Cholesterol, 1170 sodium, 54 carbs. Disgusting.
roxyb roxyb 8 years
Meh, seems like a waste of calories/fat that should be used on something yummy!
ayyeung18 ayyeung18 8 years
None of them sound particularly appetizing to me, just because they're coming from Pizza Hut. It'd probably be simple enough to make your own versions at home that would be a lot tastier and far less fatty.
Chaoticfury Chaoticfury 8 years
I don't like Pizza Hut at all. The mac and cheese sounds good, but I'll use my Velveeta and crumble some bacon in there.
SeptemberLights SeptemberLights 8 years
How bout I just add some crumbled bacon to some Velveeta shells and cheese and call it good for 3-4$ ???
misogi misogi 8 years
I've tried the chicken alfredo dish a few times, and I like it. I only get that "bloated, and a little sick" feeling after eating too much, because the food isn't light. The marinara pasta has almost no meat in it, so I think it's basically a rip-off. But I really want to try the macaroni and cheese...I don't mind fatty foods at all, if you didn't notice. :D
AbbyHintz AbbyHintz 8 years
I tried the bacon mac and cheese. It was just OK.
suziryder suziryder 8 years
Blech, none for me, thanks.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 8 years
I'm with Yum... the only one I liked was the bacon mac and cheese. We brought this in for work and the other two are all but inedible in my opinion. I had better food in the Navy. :P
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
I bet they would be great.......after a little reefer madness!
jopperma jopperma 8 years
I thought the pasta was WAY overcooked (too mushy!)when I had it and would never order it for myself simply because I could make much better pasta at home for about 1/8 of the cost.
silverpenny013 silverpenny013 8 years
We've ordered them for lunch at work before, and I think they're actually pretty tasty. I liked the marinara one the best (it does kind of look like a pizza at first), and the mac and cheese was really good too. The thing about it is that the pasta is so heavy, you really can only have a little bit. Maybe that's a good thing though because they are clearly not the healthiest food around.
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
To be honest, they just look like macaroni and cheese. If someone brought them over to my place for dinner, I would try it, but I wouldn't buy them on my own.
gooniette gooniette 8 years
There is way too much sodium in these pastas. I tried it once and an hour later my ears were ringing from the blood pressure. Never again.
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