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

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


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...


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...


Baked Chili

13 reviews

This main dish is wonderful the first day and also makes outstanding leftovers. As a student living on my own,...

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Chili con Carne

20 reviews

At chili suppers, this chili con carne recipe always disappears first! It's nice at home, too, since the longer it...


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...


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...


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,...


Hot Five-Bean Salad

1 review

This crowd-pleaser is like a German potato salad made with colorful beans. My mom's been preparing this salad for years—it's...

Spicy Two-Bean Chili

4 reviews

Chili fans will get a kick out of this untraditional recipe. Tomatoes with green chilies, lime juice and kidney and...


Sausage Bean Stew

2 reviews

Meet the Cook: One of the reasons I like quick dinners like this is our two sons, who are 7...


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...


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...


Southwestern Bean Chowder

15 reviews

Even though there is a bit of heat from the spices and green chiles, my young children love this soup...

Six-Bean Casserole

2 reviews

I like starting out with recipe ideas and adding ingredients to make them mine. This bean dish, passed to our...


Italian Vegetable Beef Soup

9 reviews

As a pastor's wife, I never miss a church supper. This vegetable-beef soup is my family's favorite. It's also a...


Meaty Three-Bean Chili

4 reviews

Meet the Cook: Doubling this recipe is automatic for me - just about everyone wants more than one bowl! If...


Chili Skillet

17 reviews

Like most farmers, my husband loves a good hearty chili. With all the vegetables, cheese and meat in it, this...


Spicy Chicken Chili

9 reviews

My recipe was inspired by me being on a low-calorie, low-fat, high fiber diet. I entered it in a chili...


Anytime Turkey Chili

12 reviews

I created this dish to grab the voters’ attention at a chili contest we held in our backyard. With pumpkin,...


Rock’n and Roast’n Chili

1 review

I got the basics of this recipe from a friend at a Super Bowl party and tweaked it from there....


Pepperoni Pizza Chili

26 reviews

We love this on a chilly day. A big bowl warms you right up, and the leftovers freeze well. I...

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French Country Casserole

18 reviews

This delicious dish is great for busy nights when you don't have much time to devote to dinner. It's a...


Southwestern Bean Salad

8 reviews

My daughter gave me the recipe for this hearty, zippy salad. I've used it many times and received compliments. When...


Hearty Red Beans and Rice

4 reviews

I take this dish to many potlucks and never fail to bring home an empty pot. I learned about the...


Bean ‘n’ Burger Pockets

1 review

This recipe started out as an alternative to baked beans—just for a change of taste. One day I decided to...


Contest-Winning Taco Soup

5 reviews

I have to admit that when a good friend gave me this recipe, I wasn't certain I'd like it. But,...


Three Bean Casserole

2 reviews

My husband and I are retired farmers. Our main crop was wheat, and we began growing beans when our son...