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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White Bean Bisque

Cute parmesan crisps make a zippy topping for this rich, full-flavored soup from Linda Miranda of Wakefield, Rhode Island. "We love the Italian sausage garnish," she says.

Bean Cabbage Soup

1 review

I used to love my Italian grandmother's homemade minestrone. She was very particular about ingredients and where she bought them....


Soup for Two

1 review

This comforting and colorful soup from field editor Margery Bryan of Royal City, Washington is loaded with old-fashioned goodness. The...


White Bean Sausage Soup

2 reviews

This is such a delicious and flavorful soup. It is sure to warm up any winter night and is so...


Southwest Pork and Bean Salad

"This salad is tasty on its own," writes Lynn Biscott of Toronto, Ontario, "but we also like it as a...

Mexican Steak and Beans

Edie Farm of Farmington, New Mexico heads south of the border for her entree. "This stovetop dish is easy to...


Southwest Chili con Carne

6 reviews

You'll only need one skillet and 20 minutes to whip up this hearty, slightly spicy Chili Con Carne. —Marline Emmal...

Kidney Bean Tuna Salad

3 reviews

This light, nutritious entree salad for two comes from Sandra Fisher of Kent, Washington. It's especially pretty served on a...


Hearty Baked Beans for Two

2 reviews

Old-fashioned baked-bean flavor gets jazzed up with garlic, brown sugar and mustard in our Test Kitchen’s easy, downsized version of...


Sweet-Sour Bean Salad

THIS DISH is a great substitute for a green salad and a little more filling. We especially enjoy it with...


White Beans and Spinach

5 reviews

This skillet side is a variation of a recipe I received from my Italian mother. I've prepared spinach this way...

Kidney Bean Salad

2 reviews

My daughter's friend made this as a side dish, but it's hearty enough to enjoy as a light lunch or...


Kidney Bean Casserole

1 review

I don’t recall its origin, but I've had this Kidney Bean Casserole recipe for many years. A Triscuit cracker crust...