Karen Petree Recipe

Runza Casserole

By Karen Petree kpetree

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
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Karen's Story

I quit introducing Cara as my wicked step-daughter after she prepared this dish and shared the recipe with me!


2 lb
finely chopped onions
4 c
fresh chopped cabbage
salt and pepper to taste
2 pkg
refrigerated crescent rolls
1 lb
shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spread one tube of crescent rolls into the bottom of a 9x13x2 pan and bake 7 minutes or until brown.
While that is in the oven, brown the hamburger and onion in a skillet. Then drain.
Drain the grease from the hamburger and add the cabbage. Let it steam for a few minutes.
Add the salt and pepper.
Spread the hamburger/cabbage mix into the pan on top of the baked crescent dough.
Sprinkle the cheese on top of the meat mixture.
Spread the 2nd tube of crescent rolls over the top of the cheese.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, covering with foil the last 10 minutes to soften the crust.

About this Recipe

Other Tag: Quick & Easy

  • Comments

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    Jennifer McConnell Shutterbug81 - Nov 18, 2010
    Karen, My ex- mother in law introduced me to this recipe years ago (have another version of it posted myself). It's a wonderful dish, you can make it as a casserole (as I do, though I use Rhodes bread rolls, haven't tried it with croissant rolls yet) or make them as individual Runzas, the way they were originally made. Love this dish.
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    Karen Petree kpetree - Nov 18, 2010
    My mom used to make them individually in bread dough and they were so heavenly! I love this recipe because it is much easier to prepare in casserole form.
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    Jennifer McConnell Shutterbug81 - Nov 18, 2010
    Yeah, that's why I do them in casserole form. Coat with butter and it's heaven on earth!
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    Stephanie Dodd skeen - Nov 19, 2010
    Jennifer, what is the name of your recipe? I would like to see how they are made with the frozen rolls. Sound yummy@
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    Jennifer McConnell Shutterbug81 - Nov 19, 2010
    Runza (meat pie)

    That's my MIL's recipe. The pic isn't of my dish, it was just to use as an example. The frozen bread dough and the recipe for the fresh dough both come out very thick and fluffy, not thin and pastry like.