Kidney Bean Recipes

Kidney beans are a staple ingredient in chili, but they’re so much more versatile than that. Check out our recipes with kidney beans for creative (and easy!) ideas.

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      Pressure-Cooker Andouille Red Beans and Rice

      Once my husband's favorite New Orleans takeout closed, I challenged myself to develop a tasty red beans and rice recipe that I could make at home. This pressure-cooker version is hearty and satisfies his Cajun cravings. —Jennifer Schwarzkopf, Oregon, Wisconsin

      Dry-Rub Grilled Pork Chops over Cannellini Greens

      My family was not a huge fan of pork until I tried this pork chops and green beans recipe. Feel...


      Vegetarian Chili

      Vegetarian skillet chili screams comfort food to me. This recipe makes me feel warm and fuzzy, and it's loved by...


      Instant Pot Chili con Carne

      1 review

      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...

      Pressure-Cooker Manchester Stew

      While in college, I studied abroad. A vegetarian at the time, I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious and diverse...


      Pressure-Cooker Beef and Beans

      This deliciously spicy steak and beans over rice will have friends asking for more. It's a favorite in my recipe...


      Pesto Bean Soup

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


      Ham and White Bean Soup

      I came up with this recipe when I wanted to make dinner in the slow cooker but didn't have time...

      Herbed Tuna and White Bean Salad

      1 review

      This is a quick and delicious salad that can be made special for guests—or yourself—by grilling fresh tuna steaks instead...


      Kielbasa and Beans

      When I was a bachelor, I really began experimenting with cooking. This casserole is a recipe I created back then...


      Cannellini Bean Hummus

      4 reviews

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


      Ground Beef Chili

      31 reviews

      Everyone who tastes my chili comments that it is restaurant-quality. It's especially good with homemade corn bread. I have always...


      Marinated Vegetable Bean Salad

      2 reviews

      Canned beans make this colorful salad hearty...and bottled Italian dressing is an easy and tasty topper.

      White Turkey Chili

      17 reviews

      Here's proof that chili doesn't have to be red. I combined several recipes and changed flavors until the recipe was...


      White Bean Bisque

      Cute parmesan crisps make a zippy topping for this rich, full-flavored soup from Linda Miranda of Wakefield, Rhode Island. "We...


      Sweet Potato Kale Soup

      2 reviews

      If you're looking for a healthier dish with a difference, try this recipe from Tamar Holmes of San Diego, California....


      Flavorful Meatball Soup

      1 review

      Rebecca Phipps shares a favorite entree soup from her kitchen in Rural Hall, North Carolina. “My husband and I are...


      Cincinnati Chili

      17 reviews

      Cinnamon and cocoa give a rich brown color to hearty Cincinnati chili. This dish will warm you up on a...


      Emily’s Bean Soup

      7 reviews

      This is a wonderful fall or winter meal, served with thick slices of warm homemade bread. The recipe evolved over...


      Classic Chili

      11 reviews

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


      Italian Meatball ‘n’ Bean Soup

      2 reviews

      This is a taste sensation the whole family will love.—Amanda Bowyer, Caldwell, Idaho

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      Potato Minestrone

      9 reviews

      Let the aroma of this savory soup waft through your home while you get ready for the holidays. I only...


      White Beans & Bow Ties

      1 review

      When we have fresh veggies, we toss them with pasta shapes like penne or bow ties. For add-ins, think heirloom...


      Pasta Fagioli

      4 reviews

      My older relatives brought this recipe from Italy and made it often as I was growing up . It is...


      Turkey Chili

      9 reviews

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


      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...


      Big-Batch Bean Soup

      When I was a cook in the service, I learned all I could from the cooks in the gallery. This...