Nebraska Runza Copycat Recipe

Nebraska Runza Copycat Recipe

If you’ve never had runza you have to try this Nebraska Runza Copycat Recipe!!! Of course, anyone from Nebraska should know this recipe.


If you don’t know what a Runza is, I suggest you either get on the next plane to Nebraska or make this recipe!

Comfort food at it’s best!

I just discovered them a few years ago and they are wonderful! Great comfort food.

This is the same recipe I use (lately I’ve been using Pillsbury hot roll mix for the bread).

One extra tip, to give it the nice crispy top. Beat an egg and brush it on top of each one before baking!

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Nebraska Runza Copycat
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Rising Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins

If you're from Nebraska you know what a runza is!

Course: Sandwiches
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Nebraska Runza Copycat Recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 325 kcal
  • 2 loaves bread dough
  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 1/2 head cabbage chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • salt and pepper
  1. Thaw two loaves of frozen bread dough or make the equivalent amount using your favorite bread recipe.
  2. While dough thaws, make the filling.
  3. Brown the hamburger and drain, then return to pan. Add cabbage and onion and cook down. Salt and pepper to taste (1 tsp pepper recommended).
  4. Let dough rise, then punch down and roll a portion to 1/4" thickness. Cut into 4" x 8" pieces and add about 1/2 cup meat mixture to each.
  5. Fold dough pieces over and seal the edges, then place seam-side-down on a greased cookie sheet.
  6. Let rise 20-30 minutes, then bake in a preheated 375-degree oven for 20 minutes or until brown.
  7. Call Nebraska natives not in attendance and gloat (taunting not advised).


Enjoy this Nebraska Runza Copycat Recipe!

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Recipe based on one by Jen Wiehl
Photo by Jen Wiehl