Homemade Runza (Meat and Cabbage Pockets)

Homemade Runza Recipe | KansasCityMamas.com

Nebraska is a little weird.

We have a weird college football mascot.

We do pointy-finger waves when we see people on gravel roads.

And everyone in the state is knowledgable about a weird meat and cabbage pocket called a Runza.

But until a year ago, I would have to take a small road trip to get my Runza fix, so I worked, and worked, and worked until I found a recipe that mimics the beloved Nebraska sandwich.

(PS: This is not a bierock. No matter what anyone tells you. They are different.)

What about you? Do you have a favorite recipe from home? Share it with us via the comments or on the Kansas City Mamas Facebook Page.

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.

Comments

  1. Michelle says:

    Thanks for this recipe. We take a small cooler with us to visit my fam in Omaha so we can stop and get frozen Runza’s and bring them back to KC with us.

  2. Becky Perrett says:

    Did you know Runza opened a location in Mission, Kansas (KC) last year? You don’t have to make your own – just visit 6751 Johnson Drive.

    • Becky – Thanks. I knew about the new location (there is also one in Lawrence), however I will still probably make my own since I’m cheap and like having them on demand.

  3. Thanks for sharing , Kelly ! This is so ironic because I just tried this tasty little sandwich after driving by their new location off Johnson drive (yes , they are now local!!) Thats a bit of a drive ( not as far as Nebraska , at least), so I will be excited to try whipping up my own batch!!

  4. There is a Runza fastfood restaurant in Mission! It is on Johnson Drive next to Hobby Lobby.

    • I know. It’s so nice to have it close. However, I will probably still make my own because I’m cheap (and slightly lazy).

  5. Christina says:

    My now husband slaved to come up with homemade Runzas to bring to my house in San Antonio for a NU/OU game watch party (our first sort of date). They were awesome and a sweet memory for me and I can’t wait to share your recipe with him to compare approaches. I do have to ask, now that I live up here, do ya’ll know there is now a Runza in Mission on Johnson Dr. now? It is right by my office so I must be living right! Still fun to know how to make them at home, though. But, either way, no more cooler trips to NE required! :)

  6. I’ve also cheated and used frozen dinner roll dough instead of making the dough from scratch.

    • I’ve done that too. But I have to admit that this dough is better. It’s softer and a bit sweeter. Really it is just yumminess in flour form.

Kansas City Mamas

Free Email Updates

Save more money and never miss a deal. Subscribe to the
Kansas City Mamas Email Newsletter.

You'll receive the latest posts in your email box once per day.
(And I promise...I won't spam you.)