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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    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 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

    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 Beef and Beans

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


    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...


    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...


    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...


    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...


    Marinated Vegetable Bean Salad

    2 reviews

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

    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....


    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...


    Super-Duper Chili

    15 reviews

    No one ever guesses the "secret ingredient" in this recipe that I created. A can of mushroom soup is what...


    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...

    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...


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    Ranch Stew

    4 reviews

    My husband, our five children and I have enjoyed this easy-to-make stew for years. We especially love the dumplings. Our...


    Tropical Beans

    Pineapple tidbits lend to this dish's slight sweet-and-sour flavor. I often freeze some in serving-size portions for quick lunches.—Vera Knopp,...


    Family-Favorite Soup

    1 review

    This recipe originally called for chili powder. But one day, I found I didn't have any and used barbecue sauce...


    Hearty Bean Side Dish

    2 reviews

    "In a small, simple ceremony on the farm, my mother, Betty, married Ron Kreiling. I prepared this hearty down-home dish...


    Tomato Bean Salad

    2 reviews

    This salad is packed with tasty surprises. Since it's dressed before serving, it's ideal for a help-yourself buffet.—Marilyn Janssen, Dawson...


    Italian Vegetable Bowl

    I love to fix this hamburger vegetable stew on chilly fall and winter days. The tasty variety of ingredients and...


    Veggie Bean Salad

    A colorful blend of hearty beans and crunchy vegetables is what brings folks back for seconds after they try this...

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    Smoked Sausage and Beans

    1 review

    Kielbasa gives this dish a hearty flavor, and you don't have to spend hours in the kitchen preparing it.—Honore Hudson,...


    Scalloped Potato Chili

    Potatoes area unique addition to ordinary chili. My mom used to serve this when I was growing up. My husband...


    Quick Chunky Chili

    Heidee's meat mixture is the starting point for this nice hearty chili that cooks up in a jiffy. "Choose different...


    Thick Turkey Bean Chili

    1 review

    "When our daughters wouldn't eat the spicy chili beans I prepared, I came up with this milder, slightly sweet version,"...


    Zippy Vegetarian Chili

    3 reviews

    Hominy and garbanzo beans are interesting additions to this zippy chili recipe that uses canned goods from the cupboard. I...


    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...