Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

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

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.
Most Helpful

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!

hbinhb December 20, 2011

I originally got this recipe from my mother-in-law, but have since lost the recipe. was very excited to see that a few people actually posted this recipe and can't wait to make it again! the only thing my mother-in-law's recipe adds is a little worcestershire.

CookinMama304 October 17, 2010

We love this casserole. I didn't have mozarella on hand so I used mild cheddar. Interesting, we both thought it tasted kind of like White Castle cheeseburgers only not greasy. It was easy and very good - leftovers heated up well.

s.fink.whiteley August 17, 2008