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

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...


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...


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...


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...

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,...


Spicy Bean and Beef Pie

30 reviews

My daughter helped me come up with this recipe when we wanted a one-dish meal that was different than a...

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...


White Bean Soup with Escarole

13 reviews

This escarole and bean soup has become a favorite because it uses kitchen staples, it's packed with healthy ingredients and...


Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

19 reviews

Smoked turkey sausage and red pepper flakes add zip to this saucy, slow-cooked version of the New Orleans classic. For...


Hearty Taco Chili

15 reviews

Ranch dressing mix and taco seasoning give extra special flavor to my hearty chili. Folks will come back for seconds....

Spicy Three-Bean Chili

4 reviews

“Even my meat-loving family devours this hearty meatless chili," says Melissa Mendez of Gilbert, Minnesota. "Since it's more fun to...


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...


Hearty Potluck Chili

2 reviews

A co-worker made this hearty and well-seasoned chili for a potluck at work, and I just had to have the...


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,...


Tangy Baked Seven Beans

2 reviews

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

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Contest-Winning Easy Minestrone

41 reviews

This minestrone soup recipe is special to me because it’s one of the few dinners my entire family loves. And...


Spicy Beans with Turkey Sausage

6 reviews

Here's a jambalaya-type dish that comes together in the slow cooker. It's a wonderful way to warm up cold winter...


Meatball Soup

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


Hearty Red Beans & Rice

19 reviews

My husband loves this quick and filling entree. The entire family gobbles this right up! —Sherri Miller, Greencastle, Indiana


One-Pot Chilighetti

12 reviews

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


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...


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Three-Bean Baked Beans

33 reviews

I got this recipe from an aunt and made a couple of changes to suit our tastes. With ground beef...


Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili

4 reviews

I love this slow-cooker turkey chili recipe. Surprise ingredients like coffee and wine give it a rich, deep flavor that...

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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 Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

10 reviews

“I picked up this recipe in California in the ’80s and have been making it ever since. I love it...


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,...


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...


Tex-Mex Chili

20 reviews

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