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The Best and Worst Menu Items at Little Caesars

We asked a registered dietitian to rank the entire Little Caesars menu so you don't have to.
The Best and Worst Menu Items at Little CaesarsCourtesy of Little Caesars

Ordering pizza at Little Caesars doesn’t have to take an unhealthy turn, as a registered dietitian breaks down the best and worst options available on the menu.

Ordering pizza from Little Caesars can definitely help when you need a quick food fix, as this popular pizza chain offers a variety of fast and fulfilling pies that won’t break the bank. However, it’s important to choose your pizza with caution at Little Caesars so that you don’t also break your health goals with a ton of sodium, calories, and fat. To help you order the right items, we spoke to registered dietitian Summer Yule, MS, RDN, about the best and worst deep-dish, classic, and “Extramostbestest” pies available on the menu. She also weighed in on the chicken wings and side dishes you should choose (or avoid) the next time you are looking to indulge in a fast-food night.

Extramostbestest Pizzas

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Best: Extramostbestest Cheese

Little caesars extra most bestest cheese

2,270 calories, 87 g fat (44 g saturated fat), 4,490 mg sodium, 253 g carbs (13 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 121 g protein

“This is my top pick for the Extramostbestest pizzas,” Yule says, adding that this pizza is lowest in sodium and one of the lowest in trans fat and calories on the Extramostbestest menu.

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Best: Extramostbestest Veggie

Little caesars extra most bestest veggie

2,290 calories, 85 g fat (39 g saturated fat), 5,400 mg sodium, 273 g carbs (21 g fiber, 23 g sugar), 105 g protein

This pie is considerably higher in fiber than the other choices in the category, and as Yule explains, “This pizza is one of the few ways to get some vegetables in at Little Caesars.”

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Best: Extramostbestest Hula Hawaiian (Ham Version)

Little caesars extra most bestest hula hawaiian ham

2,210 calories, 72 g fat (34 g saturated fat), 5,060 mg sodium, 276 g carbs (14 g fiber, 32 g sugar), 117 g protein

Out of all the pies featured in the Extramostbestest pizza line, Yule notes that this Hawaiian-inspired pizza is lowest in calories and saturated fat, and second-lowest in sodium (even though it contains ham).

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Best: Extramostbestest Thin Crust Pepperoni

Little caesars extra most bestest thin crust pepperoni

2,180 calories, 133 g fat (52 g saturated fat), 4,460 mg sodium, 149 g carbs (9 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 96 g protein

“If you would like a pepperoni pizza, Yule suggests that choosing the thin crust over all the pepperoni pizza options (classic, deep dish, and Extramostbestest) will save you up to 590 calories.

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Worst: Extramostbestest Pepperoni

Little caesars extra most bestest pepperoni

2,470 calories, 112 g fat (48 g saturated fat), 5,570 mg sodium, 251 g carbs (13 g fiber, 14 g sugar),117 g protein

“The pepperoni pizza is the highest in trans fat out of the choices available in this Extramostbestest line,” Yule says.

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Worst: Extramostbestest Sausage

Little caesars classic italian

2,650 calories, 128 g fat (53 g saturated fat), 5,860 mg sodium, 252 g carbs (13 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 126 g protein

Another pie to avoid, Yule explains that this item is very high in calories, saturated fat, and sodium.

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Worst: Extramostbestest 3 Meat Treat

Little caesars extra most bestest 3 meat treat

3,020 calories, 162 g fat (67 g saturated fat), 7,110 mg sodium, 253 g carbs (13 g fiber, 14 g sugar), 140 g protein

Of all of the pizzas available in the Extramostbestest line, Yule points out this pizza is highest in calories, sodium, and saturated fat.

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Worst: Extramostbestest Stuffed Crust Pepperoni

Little caesars extra most bestest stuffed crust pepperoni

3,030 calories, 158 g fat (71 g saturated fat), 7,180 mg sodium, 259 g carbs (13 g fiber, 14 g sugar), 146 g protein

“Adding a stuffed crust tacks on an additional 560 calories and 1,610 milligrams of sodium to your pizza,” Yule says. She advises skipping the stuffed crust and choosing the thin crust version instead.

Hot-N-Ready Caesar Wings

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Best: Oven Roasted Caesar Wings

Little caesars oven roasted caesar wings

510 calories, 35 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 1,740 mg sodium, 3 g carbs (0 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 47 g protein

Though none of the wing options is appropriate for those on low-sodium diets, Yule says this is her top menu pick (aside from the salads) for those on low-carb diets.

10

Best: Buffalo Caesar Wings

Little caesars buffalo caesar wings

510 calories, 35 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 3,780 mg sodium, 3 g carbs (0 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 47 g protein

“These buffalo wings are my second-place pick for a person on a low-carb diet who is looking for options at Little Caesars,” Yule explains. The reason she put them second is because of the high sodium content, which exceeds the Dietary Guidelines recommendations for the day.

11

Best: Garlic Parmesan Caesar Wings

Little caesars garlic parmesan caesar wings

660 calories, 49 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 2,510 mg sodium, 7 g carbs (0 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 49 g protein

“These wings have 49 grams of filling protein and no sugars,” Yule says. However, they are higher in calories and saturated fat than the oven-roasted and buffalo wing options, she adds.

12

Worst: BBQ Caesar Wings

Little caesars bbq caesar wings

620 calories, 35 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 2,300 mg sodium, 32 g carbs (0 g fiber, 24 g sugar), 48 g protein

If you were to look only at the calorie count, you might think these wings were a bit healthier than the Garlic Parmesan ones. But as Yule points out, “These are the only wing option to contain sugar from the added sauce.” And it’s a lot of sugar.

Classic Pizzas

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Best: Classic Cheese

Little caesars classic cheese

1,950 calories, 65 g fat (31 g saturated fat), 3,680 mg sodium, 248 g carbs (12 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 95 g protein

“This pie has the lowest amount of calories, saturated fat, and sodium out of all the Hot-N-Ready Classic Round Pizza options,” Yule says. Not surprising since the others are pepperoni, sausage, and the meat-and-veggie Ultimate Supreme.

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Best: Classic Sausage

Little caesars classic italian

2,160 calories, 85 g fat (37 g saturated fat), 4,350 mg sodium, 249 g carbs (12 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 104 g protein

“This pizza comes in second place in terms of [the lowest] calories, saturated fat, and sodium,” Yule explains. For a healthier choice, she advises skipping the sausage and topping your pie with some vegetables instead. Making this switch will increase the phytochemical content and fiber, she says.

15

Worst: Ultimate Supreme

Little caesars ultimate supreme

2,680 calories, 124 g fat (52 g saturated fat), 6,190 mg sodium, 268 g carbs (17 g fiber, 22 g sugar), 126 g protein

“This pizza option is the highest in calories, saturated fat, and sodium out of all of the Hot-N-Ready Classic Round Pizza options,” Yule says.

16

Worst: Classic Pepperoni

Little caesars classic pepperoni

2,210 calories, 90 g fat (39 g saturated fat), 4,660 mg sodium, 249 g carbs (13 g fiber, 13 g sugar), 105 g protein

“Of all the pies listed in the Hot-N-Ready Classic Round Pizza line, this pizza is second highest in terms of calories, saturated fat, and sodium,” Yule says. If you’d like a pepperoni pizza, she recommends ordering one with thin crust instead.

Deep!Deep!Dish Pizzas

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Best: Hot-N-Ready Deep!Deep! Dish Cheese

Little caesars deep dish cheese

2,500 calories, 85 g fat (41 g saturated fat), 4,170 mg sodium, 317 g carbs (16 g fiber, 14 g sugar), 118 g protein

“This pizza wins a spot on the best list for being the deep-dish pie with the fewest calories and lowest sodium and saturated fat,” Yule says.

18

Best: Deep!Deep! Dish Veggie

Little caesars deep dish veggie

2,720 calories, 98 g fat (46 g saturated fat), 5,560 mg sodium, 334 g carbs (22 g fiber, 22 g sugar), 123 g protein

Of all the pizzas listed in the Deep! Deep! Dish Specialty Pizza category, Yule picks this pie because it is is on the lower end in terms of calories and sodium.

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Best: Deep!Deep! Hula Hawaiian (Ham)

Little caesars deep dish hula hawaiian

2,790 calories, 90 g fat (43 g saturated fat), 5,720 mg sodium, 358 g carbs (18 g fiber, 45 g sugar), 140 g protein

“This is my second-place choice in the Deep! Deep! Dish Specialty Pizza category, since it is only slightly higher in calories and sodium than the veggie option,” Yule says.

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Worst: Deep!Deep! Dish Ultimate Supreme

Little caesars deep dish ultimate supreme

3,150 calories, 137 g fat (60 g saturated fat), 336 g carbs (22 g fiber, 23 g sugar), 144 g protein

“The Deep!Deep! Dish Ultimate Supreme is second highest in the Deep!Deep! Dish line for calories, sodium, and saturated fat, earning it a firm spot on the worst list,” Yule explains.

21

Worst: Deep!Deep! Dish 3 Meat Treat

Little caesars deep dish 3 meat treat

3,370 calories, 165 g fat (70 g saturated fat), 6,990 mg sodium, 321 g carbs (16 g carbs, 16 g sugar), 153 g protein

“At 3,370 calories for the entire pizza, the Deep!Deep! Dish 3 Meat Treat has the highest calorie content of any pizza on this list,” Yule explains. It also contains more than twice the Dietary Guidelines limit for daily sodium intake, she adds.

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Worst: Deep!Deep! Dish Sausage

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2,790 calories, 111 g fat (50 g saturated fat), 5,090 mg sodium, 319 g carbs (16 g fiber, 14 g sugar), 130 g protein

“This pizza is one of the highest-calorie options in the Deep! Deep! Dish category,” Yule says. The addition of the sausage adds very little additional protein per slice over the plain cheese option, she notes.

Signature Favorites

23

Best: Crazy Combo

Little caesars crazy combo

840 calories, 22 g fat (4.5 g saturated fat), 1,820 mg sodium, 135 g carbs (6 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 26 g protein

“Of all the signature favorites options, the Crazy Combo is the lowest in calories and is also low in sugar,” Yule explains. If you are looking to get a signature favorite, I would split this item with a group, she recommends.

24

Best: Crazy Bread

Little caesars crazy bread

800 calories, 22 g fat (4.5 g saturated fat), 1,290 mg sodium, 128 g carbs (5 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 25 g protein

“This item appears to be the lowest in calories and sodium in its category, without containing all of the sugar that’s in the Crazy Bites,” Yule suggests.

25

Worst: Cinnamon Crazy Bites

Little caesars cinnamon crazy bites

1,820 calories, 91 g fat (22 g saturated fat), 1,470 mg sodium, 235 g carbs (11 g fiber, 112 g sugar), 22 g protein

“This dessert makes the worst list because it is loaded with empty calories in the form of refined flour, added sugar, and saturated fat,” Yule says.

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Worst: Italian Cheese Bread

Little caesars italian cheese bread

1,340 calories, 54 g fat (23 g saturated fat), 2,200 mg sodium, 155 g carbs (7 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 59 g protein

Since most pizzas at Little Caesars fall around 2,200 calories (and they all have 8 slices), one breadstick contains the same amount of calories as a half slice of pizza,” Yule says. The pizzas that are around 2,200 calories are going to have around 275 calories per slice. Half of that is 137.5, just about equivalent to a breadstick.

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