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Instant Pot Runza Casserole

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes (plus 5 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


The casserole has seasoned ground beef, onions, cabbage, cheese and crescent rolls. It’s a delicious way to feed your family dinner tonight.   


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 5 cups chopped cabbage
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch + 2 Tbsp cold water
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 (8 oz) small tube of Pillsbury original crescent rolls


  1. Turn Instant Pot to saute setting. When display says HOT add in the beef and onions. Break up the beef and brown it for about 5 minutes. Drain off excess grease. Stir in the seasoned salt and pepper.
  2. Pour in the broth and scrape bottom of pot so that nothing is sticking. Add in the cabbage. 
  3. Cover the Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 5 minutes. When the time is up let the pot sit for 5 minutes and then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid. 
  4. Stir well. Turn Instant Pot to saute setting. In a small bowl stir together the cornstarch and cold water until smooth. Stir the slurry into the the pot to thicken up the sauce. Once thickened turn off the Instant Pot. 
  5. Sprinkle the cheese.
  6. Open the package of crescent rolls and unroll them to lay the dough flat over the top of the meat/cabbage mixture. Some portions of the dough will overlap but mostly it should be in one layer. 
  7. Place air fryer lid on the top of Instant Pot liner. Use the bake button and cook for 9-12 minutes at 325° F, or until rolls are browned on top and cooked through. 
  8. Scoop onto plates and serve.  


If you don’t have an air fryer lid you can bake in the oven. Add the pressure cooked meat/cabbage mixture into an 8×8 inch square baking dish. Unroll the crescent roll dough and place over the top. Bake 35 minutes at 350 degrees or until crescent rolls are golden brown and center is bubbly. Another option is you can bake the crescent rolls separately in the oven according to directions on package and serve on the side of the meat mixture.

  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Instant Pot/Air fryer lid