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

    2 reviews

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


    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...


    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...

    Pesto Bean Soup

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


    Veggie Nicoise Salad

    14 reviews

    More and more people in my workplace are becoming vegetarians. When we cook or eat together, the focus is on...


    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...


    Sausage Skillet Supper

    7 reviews

    This simple and satisfying main dish is a favorite of my family's. It is prepared in no time!—Mildred Sherrer, Fort...


    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...

    Pasta Fagioli al Forno

    4 reviews

    The name of this Italian-inspired dish means "baked pasta with beans." But my busy family translates it as "super satisfying...


    Mexi-Mac Casserole

    9 reviews

    I typically have most of the ingredients for this dish in my pantry. Green chiles give it a little bite,...


    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...


    Hearty Sausage Minestrone

    9 reviews

    As a teacher, I appreciate quick and easy recipes. If I make this for just my husband and me, we...


    Turkey Sausage Bean Soup

    This recipe is from my great-grandmother, though I've added a few ingredients to make it my own. Serve it with...


    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...

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    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...


    Hearty Chicken Casserole

    10 reviews

    Bring the flavors of the Southwest to the table with this delectable high-fiber dish from Jenny Ebert of Eau Claire,...


    Meatball Soup

    This meatball soup recipe is a hearty meal. It's great for chilly days. —Sue Miller, Walworth, Wisconsin


    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...