Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Slow-Cooker Minestrone

4 reviews

There's nothing quite like the comfort of warm homemade soup, and it's even better when your slow cooker does most of the work for you! This slow-cooker minestrone is easy to put together but has all the flavor of a high-effort dish. —Erin Raatjes, New Lenox, Illinois

Sweet Potato Chili with Turkey

4 reviews

My slow-cooker chili is packed with flavor. Swapping ground turkey for ground beef lightens it up, and sweet potato puree...


Pressure-Cooker Black Bean Soup

Life can get really crazy with young children, but I never want to compromise when it comes to cooking. This...


Pressure-Cooker Greek-Style Lentil Soup

1 review

This is a nice warming soup on a chilly day. Lentils are so good for you, too! —Mary Smith, Columbia,...


Pressure-Cooker Black-Eyed Peas with Ham

1 review

Here's a regional favorite I grew to love after moving to the South, pressure-cooker black-eyed peas. You'll never want to...

Pressure-Cooker Beefy Cabbage Bean Stew

1 review

While we were on a small-group quilting retreat, one of my friends made this wonderful recipe for dinner. We all...


Pressure-Cooker Cajun-Style Beans and Sausage

3 reviews

Beans and rice make the perfect meal because they're well-balanced, an excellent source of protein, and easy to prepare. Sausage...

Smoky Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

10 reviews

My hearty, delicious, nutrient-packed vegetarian dish is amazingly healthy. Everyone I've made it for has loved it—even carnivores! I always...


Chicken and Lentil Chili

I like to make a simple, hearty slow-cooked recipe at least once a week. You can mix this up the...


White Bean and Chicken Chili

3 reviews

To create this yummy white chili, I adapted three different recipes. It’s mild, so everyone can dig in. People who...


Tomato & Garlic Butter Bean Dinner

4 reviews

On the days I get home late and just want a warm meal, I stir together tomatoes, garlic and butter...

Brazilian Pork & Black Bean Stew

1 review

During high school, I spent a year in Brazil and fell in love with the culture and food. One of...


Flavorful Southwestern Chili

3 reviews

“This filling, hearty recipe comes from my grandmother,” writes Jenny Greear from Huntington, West Virginia. “It’s full of flavor, freezes...


Jen’s Baked Beans

5 reviews

My daughters wanted baked beans, so I gave homemade ones a shot. With mustard, molasses and a dash of heat,...


Hearty Minestrone

5 reviews

“This is my all-time favorite soup. I love make big batches and freeze some for later. This hearty dish reminds...


Patio Pintos

4 reviews

Any time Mom had the gang over for dinner, she made these pinto beans. Once she made a batch for...

Great Northern Bean Stew

19 reviews

This thick and hearty stew with great northern beans is sure to chase the winter chills away. —Mildred Sherrer, Fort...


Beef and Bean Burritos

9 reviews

This recipe made it through the pickiest taste testers: my kids! They absolutely hate beans, but love, love, love these...


Easy White Chicken Chili

18 reviews

Chili is one of our best cold-weather strategies. We use chicken and white beans for a twist on the regular...


Sausage & Kale Lentil Stew

5 reviews

I made a pot of this awesome soup when visiting my sister and her family. Now, I'll bring it along...


One-Pot Chilighetti

12 reviews

Grab your stockpot for my meal-in-one chili and spaghetti. I’ve got a large family, and this hearty pasta takes care...


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Grandma’s Pea Soup

6 reviews

My grandma's pea soup recipe was a family favorite. What makes it different from any other pea soups I have...


Mexican Pork & Pinto Beans

3 reviews

We've lived in Arizona for decades, so Mexican-style cooking has become the same as "Arizona-style cooking" for us. Nothing tastes...


Healthy Greek Bean Dip

This crowd-pleasing appetizer is healthy to boot! Folks will love to eat their veggies when they can dip them in...

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Cheddar Bean Burritos

4 reviews

My family goes meatless several nights a week, and this recipe is one of our favorites.
I usually puree...


Southwest Enchilada Bake

8 reviews

The whole family will love this comforting, cheese-topped, stick-to-your-ribs casserole. It has just the right touch of heat. —Dixie Terry,...


Hearty Pork & Black Bean Nachos

3 reviews

My husband and I are both graduate students right now, so we don't have a lot of time to cook...


Chunky Sausage Lentil Soup

4 reviews

Lentils are an inexpensive but nutritious power food, and these days, a hot, filling and flavorful family meal at a...


Upstate Minestrone Soup

20 reviews

If you love vegetables, you'll find this minestrone especially satisfying. Keep the recipe in mind when you have a bounty...


Tangy Turkey Tostadas

12 reviews

I'm a health fitness specialist and personal trainer, so I know how important it is to make smart food choices...