Runza Buns


Main Dish
Runza Buns

Primary Media

User Rating

0 out of 5 stars
Rate it:
0 ratings

Recipe Data


Recipe Wellness Badges


Save Options


Popular in Nebraska from restaurants to gas stations, this spin on a traditional Runza bun combines ground beef, veggies, and cheese inside a pillowy cocoon of dough. 

Recipe Tags

Servings and Ingredients

1 (6-oz.) container Hy-Vee Short Cuts chopped tricolored bell peppers
1 c. chopped yellow onion
¾ c. finely chopped baby bella mushrooms
1 lbs. 93% lean ground beef
1 tbsp. Gustare Vita red wine vinegar
2 tsp. Hy-Vee ground mustard
1 ½ tsp. 25% less sodium seasoned salt
2 c. chopped green cabbage
Hy-Vee all-purpose flour, for dusting
2 (13.8-oz.) cans Hy-Vee refrigerated pizza crust
1 c. Hy-Vee shredded pepper Jack cheese
2 tbsp. Hy-Vee unsalted butter, melted

Things To Grab

  • Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray
  • Sharp knife
  • Large cutting board
  • Large nonstick skillet
  • Wooden spoon
  • 2 large rimmed baking pans
  • Parchment paper
  • Rolling pin
  • Pizza cutter
  • Pastry brush


  1. Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray. Cook bell peppers, onion and mushrooms in skillet over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until onion is softened.

  2. Add ground beef, vinegar, mustard and seasoned salt to onion mixture. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until beef is browned (165 degrees), stirring occasionally to break beef into crumbles. Stir in cabbage; cook for 1 to 2 minutes more or until cabbage is slightly wilted. Remove from heat; cool slightly.

  3. Place oven racks in the upper and lower third of the oven; preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line 2 large rimmed baking pans with parchment paper; set aside.

  4. Lightly flour a large piece of parchment paper. Unroll 1 pizza crust dough on floured parchment; roll dough to a 12x10½-in. rectangle. Cut dough into 3 (10½x4-in.) rectangles using a pizza cutter. Repeat with remaining pizza crust dough.

  5. Place cheese in center of each dough rectangle; spread to within 3 in. of short-side edges and to within ¼ in. of long-side edges. Spread beef mixture on top of cheese, using about ¾ cup for each. Bring short sides of dough up and over filling; pinch edges together to seal. Then pinch side edges together to seal. Place filled buns, seam sides down, in prepared baking pans; slightly tuck side seams underneath. Lightly spray tops of filled buns with nonstick spray.

  6. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until buns are golden brown, switching baking pans on oven racks halfway through. Brush hot buns with melted butter before serving. Serve warm.

Nutrition facts


600 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 20g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg
  • Sodium: 1170mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 71g
  • Protein: 31g

Daily Values

Iron 30%
Calcium 10%
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 15%