Runza Casserole

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Denver cooks

This tastes very similar to runzas, but takes a fraction of the time and effort to make.

Top Review by hbinhb

I lived in Lincoln, NE for about 5 years and always loved Runzas. Now, living in CA, I remembered a friend making a Runza casserole and found this recipe. My boyfriend had never had a Runza and kept asking, a WHAT? He loved it, as did I. The only thing I added was about 1/4-1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese that I had on hand and needed to use up. This was too much for just the 2 of us, and next time, I'll halve the recipe. Thank you for a great recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs hamburger
  • 2 finely chopped onions
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 1 lb shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Brown the hamburger and onion in a skillet. Then drain.
  3. Put cabbage on top and cover to steam for a few minutes.
  4. Add the salt and pepper. To taste.
  5. Add soup.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Separate into pieces and spread 1 tube of the crescent rolls over the bottom of a 9x13x2" pan.
  8. Spread the hamburger/cabbage mixture on top of the crescent dough.
  9. Sprinkle the cheese on top of the meat mixture.
  10. Separate the 2nd tube of crescents, put the dough pieces on top of the cheese.
  11. Bake for 35 - 40 minutes, covering with foil the last 10 minutes to soften the crust.

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