The nostalgia you need right now? Making Pizza Hut at home.

May 22

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Ah, Pizza Hut. The name alone conjures up a symphony of childhood memories: little fingers covered in grease, the huge red roof, that iconic red-and-white checkered table, and the sheer joy of a perfectly cooked Pizza Hut classic like the crispy pan pizza or that satisfyingly doughy stuffed crust.

One experience that's probably etched in our memories is rushing through our reading (Harry Potter, anybody?) so we could participate in the Hut's kids' program, "BOOK IT!" Remember how if you read a certain number of books you'd get a free personal pan pizza? And who could forget those plastic red Coca-Cola cups or the salad bar with the fancy stained-glass cover?

Take a DIY trip down memory lane with the best Pizza Hut eats and recreate those classics at home. We're making it easy to crank up the nostalgia with these recipes and deals on pizza ovens. 

The Craveable Pizza Hut Classics

Remember the vibes more than the menu details? Only know anything about the place thanks to "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell"? Let us help you out:

  • The Pan Pizza: This is the OG — the undisputed king of Pizza Hut's menu. That buttery, crispy crust cradling a bed of tangy tomato sauce and melty cheese? Pure heaven in every bite.
  • Stuffed Crust: A game-changer in the pizza world. Who knew crusts could be anything more than an edible handle?
  • Meat Lover's: A carnivore's dream. Pepperoni, Italian sausage, bacon, ham the meatiest works!
  • Cheesy Breadsticks: These became the ultimate pizza sidekicks. Perfect on their own or for dipping in leftover sauce.
  • The original Pizza Hut Hot Wings (not WingStreet!): They make it on the list because no Pizza Hut trip was complete without some newfangled hot wings. There's even a whole subreddit about trying to recreate them at home, with one commenter saying that they think they were a rebranded black bag of frozen Tyson Buffalo hot wings!

Favorite Copycat Pizza Hut Recipes

Revamping the comforting food, relaxed mood, and sense of togetherness from those Pizza Hut outings is one way to start a new tradition at home. These are the recipes that made our list of copycats to get you there.

Pizza Baking, Three Ways

Now that we've sufficiently reminisced about Pizza Hut's golden age, let's roll up our sleeves, clear off the countertop, and get down to the fun stuff.

Making those restaurant-quality Pizza Hut favorites requires the right tools. Here are a few home pizza oven options to fuel your nostalgic adventures and make your house smell as delicious as it did when you walked into a Pizza Hut on a Friday night 'fitted up in your Tommy Hilfiger jeans and high-top Converse.

A Multitasker With a Pizza Oven and Rotisserie

This multitasking marvel is a convection oven with a built-in pizza drawer and rotisserie option.

The pizza drawer can hold pies up to 12 inches and reaches scorching temperatures, perfect for replicating that delightfully crispy and golden Pizza Hut crust.

The convection setting ensures even cooking, while the rotisserie function lets you make juicy chickens, roasts, quesadillas, and more on non-pizza days.

It's available for $209.99, which is 30% less than the regular $300 price.

The First & Only Convection Oven with a Built-In Pizza Drawer + Rotisserie

Gemelli Home Oven - Convection Oven with Built-In Pizza Drawer and Rotisserie

The First & Only Convection Oven with a Built-In Pizza Drawer + Rotisserie

$209.99$299.99
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An Indoor and Outdoor Electric Pizza Oven

This countertop oven offers six preset options for pizza lovers to enjoy, including Brick Oven, Thin Crust, New York Style, Neapolitan, and Pan Pizza.

Its compact size makes it perfect for both indoor and outdoor use, so you can enjoy that delicious flavor wherever the pizza party takes you! It's one of the hottest pizza ovens available (literally!) since its temperature ranges from 170ºF up to 750ºF.

Feeling too lazy to recreate a Pizza Hut classic after work? Pop a frozen pizza in this oven and cook it to perfection.

This electric pizza oven is on sale for $389.99 (reg. $599).

Enjoy Home-Made Pizza with This Oven’s Dual Heating Elements & 6 Easy to Use Functions

Gemelli Home Indoor/Outdoor Electric Pizza Oven

Enjoy Home-Made Pizza with This Oven’s Dual Heating Elements & 6 Easy to Use Functions

$389.99$599.99
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An Outdoor Wood Pellet Pizza Oven and Grill

Feeling fancy? Channel your inner pizzaiolo with this show-stopping option from Wolfgang Puck.

Wood pellet ovens deliver amazing heat control, allowing you to experiment with gourmet pizzas and other wood-fired creations. This particular pizza oven is designed to meet any foodies' need, letting users bring pizza night outside.

It's able to cook 12-inch pizza pies in just 90 seconds. Frozen pies can also be cooked quickly, in 4 minutes or under, though it depends on how thick the crust is!

Plus, it doubles as a grill for the ultimate outdoor cooking experience. You can even use it to try and recreate those famous original Pizza Hut wings.

The Wolfgang Puck wood pellet pizza oven's $129.99 price tag is over half off the usual cost of $279.

Enjoy Mouthwatering Pizza & More! With This Oven’s Quick Heating Feature + Tasteful Recipes

Wolfgang Puck Outdoor Wood Pellet Pizza Oven & Grill

Enjoy Mouthwatering Pizza & More! With This Oven’s Quick Heating Feature + Tasteful Recipes

$129.99$279.99
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Bring Back the Good Vibes When You Make Pizza Hut at Home

Pizza Hut was the go-to place for family dinners, post-game celebrations, and special occasions. While we might not be able to go back in time, with a little effort and planning, we can bring some of that magic of the '80s and '90s into our own homes!

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