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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Dry-Rub Grilled Pork Chops over Cannellini Greens

2 reviews

My family was not a huge fan of pork until I tried this pork chops and green beans recipe. Feel free to incorporate your favorite herbs into the dry rub. You can use the rub on boneless skinless chicken breast or other meats, too. —Michael Cirlincione, Stockton, New Jersey

Instant Pot Chili con Carne

2 reviews

Although multicookers can’t replace every tool in the kitchen, they sure are coming close. Chili con carne is one of...


Bonnie’s Chili

This chili is incredibly easy to make, and has a surprising depth of flavor for something that comes together in...


Beefy Minestrone

1 review

I know lots of minestrone recipes don't contain meat, but my husband thinks a meal is only a meal if...


Pressure-Cooker Turkey Chili

I've taken my mother's milder recipe for chili and made it thicker and more robust. It's a favorite, especially in...

Pesto Bean Soup

This is one of my favorite vegetarian recipes, especially on those cold winter evenings. I make large batches and freeze...


Veg Jambalaya

7 reviews

This flavorful entree uses convenient canned beans in place of the meat—and never lets you leave hungry. —Crystal Jo Bruns,...

Kielbasa and Kidney Beans

17 reviews

"This hearty meal-in-one is one of my family's favorites," notes Doreen Kelly of Roslyn, Pennsylvania. "It keeps well in a...


Skillet Cassoulet

22 reviews

This dish is chock-full of flavor, and the little spice from the kielbasa makes a nice hearty combo for a...


Over-the-Rainbow Minestrone

16 reviews

This colorful soup is vegetarian-friendly and full of fresh flavors from a rainbow of vegetables. You can use any multicolored...


Easy White Chicken Chili

20 reviews

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

Summer Squash & White Bean Soup

2 reviews

I love using summer squash in soups. This dish is hearty as is, but stir in chopped ham for an...


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...


Slow-Cooker Potluck Beans

It was the morning of our family potluck and I still needed something to take. I threw together this recipe...


Hearty Beef & Bean Soup

2 reviews

I love cooking, and often share my soups with my co-workers—and they're happy I do. This one is perfect for...


One-Pot Chilighetti

14 reviews

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

Tex-Mex Chili

20 reviews

Need to satisfy big, hearty appetites? Look no further than this Tex-Mex recipe with beef stew meat, plenty...


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...


Lentil White Bean Pilaf

4 reviews

Vegetarians will be happy to see this hearty meatless grain pilaf on the holiday buffet table. I like to make...


Tangy Turkey Tostadas

13 reviews

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


Quick Barbecued Beans

14 reviews

Baked beans are a simple, classic recipe, and cooking them on the grill adds great smoky flavor. —Millie Vickery, Lena,...


Classic Chili

13 reviews

Mom's homemade chili recipe was the best! She knew just the right ingredients to put her 'stamp' on it. I...


Best Ever Beans and Sausage

31 reviews

When my wife asks what she should make for a gathering, she's always told to bring this—and a couple of...


Three-Bean Salad for 3

9 reviews

We make this 3 bean salad all summer long! It's a delicious summer side dish for two. — Barbara Wiggins,...

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Fully Loaded Chili

16 reviews

With lean ground beef, four types of beans and lots of seasonings and toppings, this chili is truly "fully loaded."...


Terrific Turkey Chili

14 reviews

This satisfying medley is full of tomato flavor and also provides a good dose of fiber. To keep it light,...


Lora’s Red Beans & Rice

3 reviews

My dear mother-in-law passed this simple recipe to me. With meats, beans and savory veggies that simmer all day, it's...


Tangy Baked Seven Beans

3 reviews

Everyone needs a go-to side dish for school events, picnics and potlucks. Here's mine. Freeze leftovers for future outings. —Rod...


Vegetarian White Bean Soup

7 reviews

The home economists in our Test Kitchen simmered up this fresh-tasting meatless soup. Hearty with two kinds of beans, it...


Cannellini Bean Hummus

6 reviews

My version of hummus features a delightful nuttiness from tahini, a peanut butter-like paste made from ground sesame seeds. The...