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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    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 our favorite dishes to re-create in them. This cooks up fast but tastes like it simmered all day! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    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...


    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...


    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...

    Margie’s Chili

    6 reviews

    This is the perfect recipe for busy weeknights. I simply spice up canned tomato soup to create a flavorful...


    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...

    Tuscan Bean and Olive Spread

    Wonderful flavors of garlic, rosemary and basil blend in this hearty spread! Lucky enough to have leftovers? Serve it with...


    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...


    Quick Chunky Chili

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


    Pasta with Greens N Beans

    In East Rochester, New York, it takes Kathleen Majewski just minutes to get this fast and flavorful pasta combination on...

    Microwave Minestrone

    2 reviews

    "This hearty soup is packed with vegetables and pasta," remarks Emma Magielda of Amsterdam, New York. "By the time I...


    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...


    Corn and Bean Soup

    1 review

    "For lunch or dinner on a chilly day, this fresh-tasting colorful vegetable soup really hits the spot," comments Betty Andrzejewski...


    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...


    Southwestern Bean Soup

    5 reviews

    When a friend needs a night off from cooking, I throw together this one-pot meal. I deliver it with tortilla...

    Italian Peasant Soup

    15 reviews

    My father shared this recipe with me, and I use it when I need a hearty, healthy meal. It's my...


    Kidney Bean Vegetable Soup

    1 review

    "My family loves this vegetable soup," pens Lillian Palko from her Napa, California home. Chock-full of kidney beans, celery, spinach,...


    Three-Bean Barley Salad

    Kidney beans, black beans and garbanzo beans deliciously combine in this hearty salad.—Pat Miller, North Fork, California


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    Zippy Pork Chili Verde

    1 review

    Leftover pork adds heartiness to this zippy chili from Jo Oliverius of Alpine, California. "It's great on a cool night...


    Garlic Bean Dip

    1 review

    There isn't a bean that my family does not like. In fact, I serve one kind or another almost every...


    Chili Bean Soup

    From Kingman, Arizona, Mary Felty sent this zesty soup. "It's quick to fix yet it tastes like it simmered all...


    Artichoke Bean Salad

    2 reviews

    "You can stir up this colorful bean salad in no time," assures Dixie Terry Goreville, Illinois. Two kinds of canned...


    Kidney Bean Sausage Supper

    1 review

    I'm always looking for nutritious and tasty meals that do not take a lot to time to prepare," says Carol...

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    Contest-Winning Three-Bean Soup

    10 reviews

    This chili-like soup is delicious and very low in fat. Salsa, cumin and chili powder gave it plenty of flavor...


    Italian Bean Soup

    12 reviews

    This budget-friendly bean soup with orzo, potato and veggies is so hearty, you won’t even notice it’s meatless. —Gilda Lester,...


    Avocado Bean Dip

    4 reviews

    I love guacamole! But I add beans to boost the amount of fiber in this version. It has a texture...


    Basil White Bean Dip

    We're big fans of hummus, but my son is allergic. I came up with this bean dip, and it’s turned...


    Colorful Bean & Barley with Almonds Salad

    Jazz up any table setting with this tasty combination of colorful veggies, beans and nuts.
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    Beef Fajita Salad

    4 reviews

    This easy salad features colorful peppers, beans, tomato and tender strips of beef. The beef marinates for only 10 minutes,...