Runza Casserole For Two


Tastes like the restaurant but way easier to make! Hamburger and cabbage casserole... and my 4 year old loved it! I've also made this with onion powder, when I forgot to buy an actual onion! Just add a bit to the raw hamburger and then some more when you add the other seasonings.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
2 servings



  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, or as needed

  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup warm water


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 small head cabbage, cored and shredded

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 slices process cheese food (such as Velveeta®), or to taste


  1. Mix flour, butter, sugar, yeast, and salt together in a large bowl; pour in warm water. Stir mixture into a soft ball. Roll dough out on a floured surface; knead until dough is elastic, 3 to 4 minutes. Place dough in a bowl and cover with a towel; allow to rise in a warm and dry area, about 1 hour.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef and onion in the hot skillet until beef is browned and crumbly, 5 to 10 minutes; drain and discard grease. Add cabbage; cook until cabbage is steamed and wilted, about 10 minutes. Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

  4. Split dough in half. Roll each piece to fit an 8x8-inch baking dish. Press one of the crusts into the bottom and up the sides of the baking dish. Spoon hamburger mixture into crust; cover with cheese slices. Cover cheese layer with second crust; pinch edges of both crust together to seal.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Cover casserole with aluminum foil and bake until filling is hot, about 10 minutes more. Allow to sit for about 5 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1348 Calories
70g Fat
115g Carbs
68g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 1348
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 70g 89%
Saturated Fat 37g 184%
Cholesterol 256mg 85%
Sodium 1792mg 78%
Total Carbohydrate 115g 42%
Dietary Fiber 13g 48%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 68g
Vitamin C 136mg 678%
Calcium 513mg 39%
Iron 11mg 59%
Potassium 1446mg 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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